Who would've thought that a show where professional dancers teach celebrities with little to no dance experience to dance would last for 21 seasons? The show's longevity attributes to many things, but the top 5 reasons are convincing enough.
1. The Positivity
How many shows can you turn on today based on a reality format that exude so much positivity? The judges are friendly and give constructive feedback. The audience cheers even when Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys slips, twice, in a routine. When people get eliminated it usually ends up with tears and a short speech on how much the show has affected their lives and all the friends they've made.
2. The Creativity
Mark Ballas is notorious for his outrageously creative choreography. The costumes, the lighting, each routine is like something out of a Broadway production. With every couple doing different styles of dancing throughout the show, there's never an episode where you feel like you're watching the same dance.
3. Everyone Loves Dancing
Even if you're not a dancer, it's hard to not appreciate someone who can. There's a song for everyone that gets their foot tapping or their fingers drumming. Dancing With The Stars allows us to relate on a number levels. For those that can dance, you can relate and appreciate the professionals and their journey. For those who can't dance, watching the likes of Gary Busey try to Tango can only make you feel like you might actually be a better dancer than you think.
4. The Personal Touches
This season Bindi Irwin was on the show and (spoiler alert) won the whole thing. She was a consistent contender in the show and the week where we get a glimpse into the important times in the Stars lives, she talked about her father, Steve Irwin, who passed away when she was only a child. Dry eyes were not possible in the ballroom or on any couch in America for that matter. The show remains personal and engaging in a genuine way.
5. The Professionals
Before DWTS if you asked someone to name a professional dancer it would've been pretty impossible to find someone who wasn't a part of the dancing world to answer that question. Now names like Derek Hough and Whitney Carson are household names. Each dancer has a unique personality and comes across as totally human with superhuman dancing abilities.
These 5 elements really are what make Dancing With The Stars so successful and if they continue to use them, no one should have to go without a show about dancing anytime soon. Have a different top 5 reasons why you think DWTS works? Contact us and tell us yours!