On the occasion of International Dance Day 2014, here are the reality shows that have rocked Indian Television in recent times and the subtle good that they are doing. Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Dance India Dance, India's Dancing Superstars, Just Dance, India's Got Talent, Nach Baliye and the list goes on, the whole list of dance shows strive to bring out the dancing talent hidden in India and let the viewers decide who is best at the talent.
Each of the above mentioned dance reality shows give any person a chance to showcase their talent so they would get a chance at proving themselves to the world, irrespective of their social and financial backgrounds. History has shown that talent has the chance to go unnoticed and without strong family background or money the chances of a talent prospiring was mostly meek.
The dance reality shows has brought out spectacular dancers and dance groups to the open in recent times, like MJ5 from India's Dancing Superstars, Akshat Singh from India's Got Talent, Naadyog Dance Troupe from India's Got Talent, Lauren Gottlieb from Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Shradhha from Dance India Dance Super Moms and how can we forget Croc-Roaz (Raghav) and Dharmesh from Dance India Dance.
These shows give these talents a platform and an opportunity to prove themselves by showcasing their talent. Most often the shows have different formats for different category of contestants. There are shows just for the moms in India, for the young talent, children below 15, husband and wives, combination of parents and kids or just for adults, thus giving them a fare chance at competing against their contemporaries.
Most often these shows are accused of lacking genuineness. It is also said that the popularity of the contestants overpowers the talent. It is also said that these shows are a platform for movie promotions more than the promotion of the talent.
Though true to a large extent, the reality still remains that these shows might get the popular to win but still gives the others a chance to showcase their talent which might go unnoticed otherwise.