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World of Dance

World of Dance

Photo Credit:  Trae Patton/NBC
  • Premiered: 
    May 30, 2017
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: dance

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Jenna Dewan Tatum, WORLD OF DANCE is a one-hour dance competition series where the winner receives a life-altering grand prize of $1 million, with these three judges: NE-YO, Derek Hough, and executive producer Jennifer Lopez. The series brings the world's elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and athleticism. Solo artists will compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance, including hip hop, krumping, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, clogging, stomping and more. Handpicked from qualifying events around the nation and thousands of online submissions, competitors are divided into three divisions: Junior (any size act under 16 years old), Upper (groups of 1-4, over 16 years) and Team (groups of 5+, over 16 years). After an initial audition round, divisions face off in duels, until only one of each is left standing. A panel of experts score the acts using a precise point system developed by World of Dance, using the following criteria: Routine, Execution, Presentation, and Crowd Appeal. The finale sees the winners from each division duke it out for $1 million and the title "Best in the World."
Ballet dancer extraordinaire Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal ballerina in the history of American Ballet Theatre, joins as guest judge on the July 18 and July 25 episodes of WORLD OF DANCE. Copeland joins for round three of the competition, "The Cut," where the competitors face the deepest and most intense cut of the season. More than half of the acts will be sent home, and only the top two acts from each division will move on to the Division Final.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio
  • In association with Nuyorican Productions
  • In association with World of Dance