NBC World of Dance host Jennifer Lopez says “The world’s best dancers”

Premiere, dance competition series offers a $1 million prize, at 10pm ET/PT

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/5/30 – “We’re looking for the world’s best dancers, or best dancer.” says World of Dance judge Jennifer Lopez “It’s different because it provides an opportunity that never was there before.”


“There was so little room for growth, to make a name for yourself or any money” says Lopez. “This gives the dancers an opportunity to make a name for themselves, become a personality, become a celebrity, to make some real money, which doesn’t exists in the dance world.”

World of Dance series brings the world’s elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and athleticism. Solo dancers will compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance, including hip-hop, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping and more.

The host will be the actress and world-class dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum, in the company of all-Star Judges: Jennifer Lopez, NE-YO and Derek Hough, who will be in charge of the competition.

The show will have 3 divisions: Junior (any size act, 17 years old and under), Upper (groups of 1- 4, 18 and older) and Team (groups of 5+, 18 and older). And the judges will score the groups with a point system based on the following: Performance, Technique, Choreography, Creativity and Presentation. The competition consists of five rounds: Qualifiers, Duels, The Cut, Divisional Final and the World Final. In the first four rounds, dancers only compete within their division, but in the World Final – the winner from each division will compete against each other for the grand prize.

World of Dance is the world’s largest international urban dance competition. It has 8 million subscribers.

Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas & Benny Medina executive producers for Nuyorican Productions. Executive producers Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, David Gonzalez, Matthew Everitt and Al Hassas. for Universal Television Alternative Studio.

Twitter: @NBCWorldofDance@NBC, @JLo@NeYoCompound@derekhough@jennadewan

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