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Dance is a hot commodity these days when it comes to film and television. The CW Network is the next in line to tap into this market with their six-episode reality series Breaking Pointe. The show promises to take viewers into the “cutthroat world” of ballet, filled with “rivalry and relationships.” It sounds more like a soap opera rather than the inner workings of a major ballet company located in Salt Lake City, UT. Yet, I think we’ve all experienced some of these dramatic, made-for-TV moments throughout our careers.

Tuesday, the New York Times gave a fair amount of coverage to the show and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued. Therefore, in the spirit of satisfying my curiosity and in the hopes to engage in conversation with other dancers, I’ll be staying in tonight to watch the spectacle and form my own thoughts. Kicking off Dd’s summer project, Dance on TV, I’ll tweet live throughout the premiere and post a recap tomorrow morning. As always, I want to hear others’ opinions.

Join in on the conversation tonight via Twitter with the hashtag #BreakingPointe! Happy television viewing!

Written by Stephanie Wolf

Stephanie Wolf

An Atlanta native, Stephanie Wolf has performed professionally with the Minnesota Ballet, James Sewell Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado). She has a BA in Liberal Studies from St. Mary’s College of California. Her writing has been published in national and regional media outlets, including Dance Informa, Indianapolis Star, and the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Currently, Stephanie lives in Denver, where she is a public radio producer and reporter. She loves bluegrass, cooking, Netflix, and owls.