- Summary: The docuseries follows Justin Johnson, (who is better known from appearances on RuPaul's Drag Race as Alyssa Edwards), as he deals with running his dance studio in Texas where he prepares his young charges for the competitive dance season.
- Genre(s): Reality, News/Documentary, Documentary
- Season 1 premiere date: Oct 5, 2018
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Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Few characters challenge Johnson for dominance or even parity in the first two installments of “Dancing Queen,” and as it goes on, it’d be nice to get a bit more texture of the Beyond Belief community. ... That interplay between earnest parents and the serious side of a fun-loving queen makes for TV that edges up to inspirational. But it’s also just fun.
From scenes of heartbroken tweenagers to music-video-style footage of Edwards' performances, the show makes for uneven but still magnetic reality TV. [5 Oct 2018, p.41]
There's always a certain stunted, hokey filmic language to "unscripted" television, but these girls and their moms too obviously reveal the cracks of being produced. They try desperately to foist themselves into archetypes: the Crazy Mom, the Fragile Dreamer, the Plucky Upstart. ... Dancing Queen is incandescent when the narrative focuses on Johnson's personal journey.