12 exciting series about dancing

They say that dance is the secret language of the soul, and the performer can reach the viewer’s heart without saying a word. What you have to go through for the sake of enthusiastic applause and what is hidden behind the artist’s perfected movements will be shown in spectacular and incendiary series about dances. The heroes of the show will shed a lot of sweat and tears before becoming professional dancers. But they will also force you to follow yourself, tapping the rhythm with your foot and not taking your eyes off.

Fragile Creatures (2020)

In an elite ballet school in Chicago, an accident occurred – one of the pupils fell from the roof. The management turns a blind eye to the obvious oddities of what happened and writes everything off as an accident. At this time, a new talented dancer Neveya enters the educational institution. Without realizing it, the girl finds herself in a world of behind-the-scenes games, secrets, lies and fierce rivalry.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Tiny Pretty Things

Genre:
Thriller, drama, detective

Actors:
Kylie Jefferson, Brennan Klost, Barton Cowperthwaite…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 5.9

Age restrictions:
18+


Fossey/Verdon (2019)

Foreign biographical mini-series about dancers will allow the viewer to look behind the scenes of show business and the creative profession. The biopic is dedicated to choreographer Bob Fossey and his muse, dancer Gwen Verdon. Each episode is a separate musical number and the difficult life story of each of the characters until the moment they meet. The plot tells how people equal in their talent managed to create many brilliant things in tandem.

Original title:  
Fosse/Verdon

Genre:  
Drama, biography, music

Actors:  
Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Norbert Leo Batz…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.9

Age restrictions:  
16+


Find me in Paris (2018 – 2020) 2018

With the help of a magical artifact, young dancer Lena Grisky is suddenly transported from 1905 into the 21st century. Here the girl is trying to adapt to the existing realities. She enters the same educational institution where she studied in her historical era – the Ballet Company of the Paris Opera. And her beloved, who remained in the past, is trying to find an opportunity to return Lena home.

Original title:
Find Me in Paris

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, comedy

Actors:
Jessica Lord, Rick Young, Caitlin-Rose Lacey…

Country:
France, Germany

Rating:
IMDb – 7.1


Birch (2018)

The events of the melodrama develop in the mid-1980s. At the junction of two eras, the girls from the famous Beryozka ensemble are desperately fighting for a place in the sun. In the center of the plot are three heroines who dream of breaking into a famous show. Filled with bright hopes, the girls fall into the world of fierce competition and envy. And what awaits them on the way to success – you will find out by watching the Russian series about dance schools and dancers who give themselves to creativity without a trace.

Genre:
Melodrama

Actors:
Lyubov Konstantinova, Olga Bobkova, Alena Kolomina …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 5.5

Age restrictions:
18+


Flesh and Bones (2015)

The highly rated drama series will tell the story of a talented young heroine, Claire, whose past is clouded by a dark secret. Having a chance to build a career in the New York ballet school, the girl moves from a quiet town to a metropolis. her wishes and dreams collide with a harsh, gloomy reality, where the backstage of the outwardly glamorous, but vicious world of modern ballet opens up to a provincial.

Original title:
Flesh and Bone

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Sarah Hay, Ben Daniels, Emily Tyra …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.9

Age restrictions:
18+


Come on, keep it up! (2015)

The youth South Korean drama will continue the list of the best series about dancers. The plot follows the lives of five high school students from an elite school . in Seoul. Special laws reign here – it is very difficult for those who are not good enough and lag behind in grades. To “survive”, outsiders create a dance group. But one day the director decides that the school needs a cheerleading section, where the lagging students will unite with the more successful ones. So guys with different goals, temperaments and characters are in the same team.

Original title:  
Balchikhage gogo

Genre:  
Drama, comedy, sports

Actors:  
Cha Hag-young, Choi Dong-moon, In Gyo-jin…

Country:  
South Korea

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.4


Light it up! (2013 – 2018) 2013

In the center of the plot is the naive Asha Hayes. Deciding to follow in her mother’s footsteps, the girl joins the Los Angeles Devils basketball cheerleading team. The benevolent heroine does not know how to weave intrigue at all, so she will have a hard time in the world of girlish showdowns that flare up behind the scenes of beautiful sports . In addition, the team leader immediately disliked Asha, sensing a strong competitor in her.

Original title:  
Hit the Floor

Genre:  
Drama, Romance

Actors:  
Katherine Bayless, McKinley Freeman, Lil J…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.1


Ballerinas (2012 – 2013) 2012

A family series about ballet and life in a small town is worth watching for fans of youth comedy-drama stories . A career in Las Vegas has ceased to please Michelle. To get out of the swamp, the girl agrees to marry her admirer and moves to the province. Soon, the newly-made spouse dies, and Michelle inherits the dance floor and all his savings. The heroine decides to start teaching dance, but her mother-in-law, who does not like her, who works at the same ballet school, constantly interferes with her.

Original title:
Bunheads

Genre:
Drama, romance, comedy

Actors:
Sutton Foster, Caitlin Jenkins, Julia Golden Telles …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
12+


Dance Academy (2010 – 2013) 2010

The series will introduce the viewer to six young dancers. The guys pulled out a lucky ticket and entered the National Academy of Dance in Australia. Ambitious, courageous and open teenagers are ready to devote all their time to the art of ballet. After a year of exhausting everyday classes at the machine tool, they will have to pass the selection and show what they are worth. Which of the heroes will be able to fulfill their dream, and who will go the distance?

Original title:
Dance Academy

Genre:
Drama, romance, family

Actors:
Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit, Dena Kaplan …

Country:
Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:
12+


Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (2010 – 2012) 2010

An interesting project where dance is one of the main characters, and dancers are not just artists, but plastic, dexterous, fast and virtuoso superheroes . Each episode introduces the viewer to one of the heroes who will meet in the final battle. A revolution is coming, and all dancers will choose between good and evil and will be divided into two camps. They have to fight for world dance domination, where the strongest will win.

Original title:
The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers

Genre:
Action, music, detective

Actors:
Roger Aaron Brown, Chadd Smith, Aja George…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 6.9


Dance Fever (2010 – 2013) 2010

Two best friends CC and Rocky have been fond of music and dancing since childhood. The girls learn about recruitment to a popular show and understand that this is their chance to make themselves known and become professional dancers. The heroines pass the audition and their dreams really start to come true. In parallel, friends will solve school problems, get out of difficult situations, fall in love and experience interesting adventures .

Original Title :
Shake It Up

Genre:
Comedy, Family

Actors:
Bella Thorne, Zendaya, Davis Cleveland…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 5.0

Age Restrictions :
6+


Dancing under the stars (2002 – 2005) 2002

Arranz Academy is the place where all young talented dancers dream to enter. After all, with a diploma from this educational institution, you can become part of the most popular, ambitious and daring projects. However, studying at the academy is not easy. Constant competition, intrigue, the strictness of teachers and hard daily work can turn into a serious obstacle on the way of students to achieve their dreams.

Original title:
Un paso adelante

Genre:
Musical, drama, melodrama

Actors:
Beatriz Luengo, Miguel Angel Muñoz, Erica Sans…

Country:
Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 6.3


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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