12 Dance Movies and Shows to Stream Over Winter Break

December 20, 2017

Winter break has finally arrived! When you’re not busy hanging out with your family or finishing up Nutcracker performances, we know you’ll make time for some good old-fashioned binge-watching. And Netflix and Hulu have you covered, with a wide array of dance films and shows to add to your queue. Here are our top picks.


High Strung

A hip-hop violinist and classical ballet dancer join forces to compete in a life-changing contest.

Lift Me Up

A young woman uses the power of dance to overcome the pain of her mother’s passing and the overbearing ways of her step-father.

Ballet 422

A behind-the-scenes look at the New York City Ballet and the creation of Paz de la Jolla, choreographed by Justin Peck.

Desert Dancer

An Iranian dancer refuses to give up his passion after a ban is placed on dance.

A Ballerina’s Tale

This documentary follows Misty Copeland as she ascends to ballet icon status.

Dancin’: It’s On!

A privileged girl from Beverly Hills (played by Witney Carson) falls unexpectedly in love with a dishwasher (Chehon Wespi-Tschopp). Their differences melt away when they’re dancing.

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

An up-close-and-personal look at New York City Ballet legend Wendy Whelan as she confronts a difficult injury and redefines her career.

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

If you’re in a holiday mood, the Rockettes have you covered.


“Dance Academy”

In this big-hearted Australian series, Tara Webster has no idea what’s in store when she follows her dancing dreams by attending Sydney’s National Academy of Dance.


A chronicle of “ballet bad boy” Sergei Polunin’s rise to stardom—and how it almost destroyed him.


Hooray, the sadly short-lived TV series is back!

“Dance Moms”

Whatever your feelings about the infamous Abby Lee Miller, “Dance Moms” is crazily addictive.