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Dance TV shows are some of the most entertaining programs on the air right now. Recent years have brought in a crop of competitive dance shows, reality series that follow professional dancers in their daily lives. Want some drama and comedy mixed in with your dancers? The shows feature all kinds of different dance styles, including ballet, ballroom, and hip hop. For fans of dancing in all its many forms, dance competitions can be a great escape. This list of dancing TV show names includes many of the most well-known dance TV shows on the air, but it is by no means complete. Feel free to add any and all of your favorite dance-related shows, and vote for your favorites that are already listed.

What are the best dance TV shows? Television dance shows' popularity continues to soar. One great example: ABC's Dancing With the Stars, which pairs celebrities with professional dance partners, has consistently been among the highest rated network programs in recent years. The celebrity/professional pair competes for the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. The show is actually based on the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing. Other popular TV dance shows that feature competition include FOX's So You Think You Can Dance and Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew on MTV.

Dance reality TV shows include Lifetime's Dance Moms, which follows the lives of young dancers, and the mothers that push them (sometimes, too hard). The CW's Breaking Pointe follows members of Salt Lake City's Ballet West, as they endure the challenges of dancing for a professional company.

Which dance TV show is the best? That's up to you to decide, with your votes!

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The Next Step is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
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The Next Step is a Canadian teen drama series shot in a reality television style. The show was created by Frank van Keeken. The series focuses on a group of dancers who attend The Next Step ...more

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Dance Academy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
ZDF, ABC3, ABC1
Dance Academy is an Australian teen-oriented television drama produced by Werner Film Productions in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and ZDF. Series one premiered on 31 ...more

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So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
Fox Broadcasting Company
So You Think You Can Dance is an American televised dance competition show that airs on Fox in the United States and is the flagship series of the international So You Think You Can Dance ...more

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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
CTV Television Network, American Broadcasting Company
Dancing with the Stars is an American dance competition show airing since 2005 on ABC in the United States, and CTV/CTV Two in Canada. The show is the American version of the British television ...more

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Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
Lifetime Television
Dance Moms is an American reality television series that debuted on Lifetime on July 13, 2011. Created by Collins Avenue Productions, it is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Abby Lee Dance ...more

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Bring It! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
ArienneJay added
Bring It! (Lifetime, 2014) is an American dance reality television series. In Jackson, Mississippi, Coach Dianna "Miss D" Williams and her Dancing Dolls compete against other rival

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Bunheads is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
ABC Family
Bunheads is an American comedy-drama television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and Lamar Damon, that aired on ABC Family from June 11, 2012 to February 25, 2013. Starring Sutton Foster, ...more

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Hit the Floor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
inneedofaheroe added
Hit the Floor, originally titled Bounce, is an American drama television series on VH1 series, created by James LaRosa. The series follows Ahsha, a girl who joins the NBA Cheerleading team the ...more

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America's Best Dance Crew is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
MTV, MuchMusic
America's Best Dance Crew, often abbreviated as ABDC, is an American competitive dance reality television series that features both national and international dance crews. The show was produced ...more

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Shake It Up is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
BrandonGarner added Disney Channel
Shake It Up is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel in the United States from November 7, 2010 to November 10, 2013. Created by Chris Thompson and starring Bella Thorne and ...more

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D 4 Dance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
Hippiegal added Mazhavil Manorama
D 4 Dance (Mazhavil Manorama, 2014) is an Indian dance reality television series. Contestants compete to win a large monetary prize, under the eye of mentors.

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Flesh and Bone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Starz
Flesh and Bone (Starz, 2015) is an American drama television miniseries created by Moira Walley-Beckett. The eight-episode limited series follows founder and temperamental artistic director of ...more

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World of Dance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
World of Dance (NBC, 2017) is an American reality dance competition series, hosted by Jenna Dewan Tatum. Judged by Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough, dance performers, including solo acts ...more

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Breaking Pointe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
The CW Television Network
Breaking Pointe is an American reality television series that premiered on May 31, 2012, on The CW. It goes behind the scenes at Ballet West, a ballet company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...more

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Fame is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
NBC
Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987. The show is based on the 1980 motion picture of the same name. Using a mixture of drama and music, it followed ...more

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Dance Moms: Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
JacklynBrown added Lifetime Television
Dance Moms: Miami was an American reality television series on Lifetime that aired from April 3, 2012, to May 29, 2012. It is a spin-off of Dance Moms.

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Dance India Dance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
suneeth-sanny added
Dance India Dance is an Indian dance competition show that airs on Zee TV in the India, produced by UTV Software Communications and has become India's largest dance-based reality show. The show ...more

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Soul Train is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
slaft added Centric
Soul Train is an American musical variety television program, which aired in syndication from 1971 until 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, ...more

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American Bandstand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
slaft added USA Network, WPVI-TV, American Broadcasting Company
American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as ...more

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Strictly Come Dancing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
BBC One, BBC HD
Strictly Come Dancing is a British television show, featuring celebrities with professional dance partners competing in Ballroom and Latin dances. The title of the show suggests a continuation ...more

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Got to Dance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
AngelicaPickles added Sky1
Got to Dance, originally titled Just Dance, is a British dance competition that was broadcast on Sky 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 20 December 2009 to 28 December 2014. Auditions for ...more

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Dance Fever is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
slaft added
Dance Fever is an American musical variety series that aired weekly in syndication from January 1979 to September 1987. The series was created and produced by Merv Griffin and written by Tony ...more

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Step Up: High Water is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
saucecat added
Step Up: High Water (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American drama web television series created by Holly Sorenson, based on the film series. When twins Tal (Petrice Jones) and Janelle (Lauryn ...more

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Solid Gold is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
Solid Gold is an American syndicated music television series which debuted on September 13, 1980. Like many other shows of its genre, such as American Bandstand, Solid Gold featured musical ...more

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Amici di Maria De Filippi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dance TV Shows
ruth_psaila added
Amici di Maria De Filippi is an Italian talent show hosted by Maria De Filippi. Amici is a singing and dancing school involving a class of about 20 students, specially chosen, with between 18 ...more