The show emphasizes mentoring and training as a means to improve a dancer's technique -- and their life. Competition is important, but it isn't cutthroat. Dancing is presented as a positive way to manage stress and exhibit power.
Some dancers have a penchant for skimpy costumes, and the choreography is sexy and powerful.
Rare use of words like "damn," etc.
In one episode, the dancers do a commercial for the Kenmore Intuition vacuum. They also compete to dance with Lady Gaga on her "Monster Ball" tour.