"Dance Kids ATL" to Premiere on TLC
July 3, 2013

Sean Bankhead rehearses the group.

What do you get when you put devoted young hip-hoppers in a renowned training studio? Crazy, hard-hitting talent. And that’s what you’ll see on “Dance Kids ATL,” a new reality show that promises to serve up some serious moves by pint-sized prodigies.

The series’ pilot episode follows pre-professional dancers ages 9–16 as they prepare for the first competition of the season at Atlanta’s Dance 411 Studios. Celebrity choreographer Sean Bankhead gives students some tough moves—and tough love. Luckily, these kids aren’t afraid to work hard. In the teaser video (below), one tenacious 9-year-old describes Dance 411 as “the dance studio of America,” because alumni have gone on to work with commercial stars like Chris Brown and Usher. He adds, “I see myself going to the top.”

Will dance coach Tracey Berry feel the pressure to measure up to big personalities like Abby Lee Miller on “Dance Moms”? Will the looming, self-described “momager” watching rehearsal from the hallway stir up trouble? And most importantly, what kind of skills do these young, sassy movers have up their sleeves? Tune in to TLC on July 24 at 10/9c to find out!

Photo credit TLC

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