NBC, Universal Television Alternative Studios and Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions are partnering to present a new televised dance competition called “World of Dance.” The 10-episode series will bring together dancers from various dance disciplines to compete for a chance to win one million dollars.
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 epic finale sees the winners from each division duke it out for $1 million and the title “Best in the World.”
Lopez will be serving as Executive Producer, along with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, David Gonzalez, Matthew Everitt and Al Hassas with emmy Award-winning choreographers Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo, best known as Nappytabs rounding out the crew.
No word on whether or not Lopez will actually appear on the show so in the meantime, flip the pages for some of our favorite shots of Jenny From the Block.