Nigel Lythgoe Premieres New Dance Reality Series

November 28, 2001

Leave it to Nigel to utilize all available outlets in his quest to bring dance to a wider audience. His latest project is Dance School Diaries, a web-based reality series that follows four Southern California dancers as they prepare for Youth America Grand Prix. 

The show will air each Friday, and there will be 14 episodes from July 18 to mid-September. The producers are also planning to release additional content throughout the show’s run. 

Though the billing is a bit dramatic—it’s unlikely that doing poorly, or just not dancing your best, at YAGP will “break” your career—it’s always interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look at any aspect of the ballet world.


See the trailer below.