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Dance Moms: Season 1 (2011)




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A reality series following a competitive-dance instructor, her young students and their pushy moms.


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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

As a look into what could be an interesting world, "children's dance competitions," the series falls short.

June 18, 2015 | Full Review…

The new worst show on television debuted Wednesday night... an ugly docu-circus featuring a megaton bully of a Pittsburgh dance instructor, the little princesses she costumes as lunatic street whores, and a quorum of strenuously pathetic stage mothers.

June 18, 2015 | Full Review…
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Inexorably transfixing, whether you're taking names or taking notes.

June 18, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Ultimately this is just another example of sensationalized reality TV, made more offensive by its willingness to thrust kids into the spotlight, but it's still bound to draw viewers who like to watch controversy unfold.

June 18, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I was pleasantly surprised to see a reality series that follows a tough-as-nails dance teacher, Abby Lee Miller, who owns a dance school in Pittsburgh, as she instructs kids who end up winning a lot of competitions.

June 18, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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