On Pointe: Season 1

On Pointe: Season 1

On Pointe: Season 1

A six-part docu-series that captures a season in the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York City.

2020USADisney
Documentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
18 December 2020

Getting In

The school year begins at the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York City.

EPISODE 1.2
18 December 2020

Casting & Competition

Casting for George Balanchine's The Nutcracker begins, and students begin professional training.

EPISODE 1.3
18 December 2020

Practice Makes Perfect

Rehearsals begin for George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, as students are put through their paces.

EPISODE 1.4
18 December 2020

Sacrifice & Support

Opening night approaches for the young dancers. The older students face new challenges.

EPISODE 1.5
18 December 2020

Stepping Up

Younger dancers prepare for dress rehearsals. An older student receives a surprising announcement.

EPISODE 1.6
18 December 2020

Showtime!

Opening night arrives. A student wins an award from Lincoln Center. SAB closes due to COVID-19.

On Pointe: Season 1 / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

Doesn’t have the emotional heft of, say, Cheer... But it is uplifting, nevertheless.

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Decider

Decider

Despite our objections, On Pointe is still an interesting look at something we usually only see on scripted TV shows, exaggerated to dramatic effect.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

It's a bit of a disappointment to find that On Pointe doesn't contain enough tension to fill a toe shoe.

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