The Best Dance Competition Shows Ever Made

Over 300 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Dance Competition Shows Ever Made
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Vote up the most enjoyable competitive television series where the contestants put their dance moves to the test.
Latest additions: Dancing Queens, Dance 100, Dance Monsters: A Dance Competition
Most divisive: Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann

The best competitive reality shows make you feel like dancing - well, the dancing competition shows, anyway. It’s almost impossible to turn on a television these days and not find a reality television program of some kind and of the most popular genres in the field is the dance competition show. These are programs made to challenge people’s skills at dancing and various other choreographed moves to see who is the best competitor of them all!

Many dance competition shows combine an amateur with a professional, which tends to make for great programming. Shows like So You Think You Can Dance? and Dancing with the Stars are two popular competitive series that show the world just how nuanced and creative dancing can be. The UK especially seems to love dance competition series, with shows like Strictly Come Dancing lasting for well over a decade.

There truly are tons of examples of this genre, but not all dancing competition shows are as good as the moves seen on screen. There’s so much to choose from, but there are a few series that are considerably better than others thanks to the intense competition found in each episode. This list highlights the very television best dance competitions so don't forget to vote up your favorite while you’re here.

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