World of Dance

About the Show

NBC's new dance competition series "World of Dance" is led by a judging team of extraordinary dance superstars - Jennifer Lopez (who also serves as an executive producer), Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum.
The 10-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studio and Nuyorican Productions will give dancers the platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a life-altering grand prize of $1 million.
In partnership with preeminent global dance brand World of Dance, the 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.
Handpicked from qualifying events around the nation and thousands of online submissions, competitors are divided into three 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). Our panel of experts scores the acts using a precise point system developed by World of Dance, using the following criteria: Performance, Technique, Choreography, Creativity and Presentation. The competition consists of five rounds: Qualifiers, Duels, The Cut, Divisional Finals and the Grand Final. In the first four rounds, dancers only compete within their division, but in the Grand Final the winner from each division will compete against each other for the grand prize.
World of Dance is among the most trusted and fastest growing dance and music entertainment brands, combining a successful digital platform of more than eight million subscribers with the world's largest international urban dance competition. What began in 2008 as a single event is now a continent-spanning, tour de force of human spirit and sick dance moves. The World of Dance Tour attracts YouTube stars, industry icons and tens of thousands of fans to events in more than 25 countries, spanning the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia. The inspiring performance videos captured from these events drive 30 million monthly views online, making World of Dance the largest dance entertainment channel on YouTube. No language barriers. No animosity. Just pure, awe-inspiring movement.
Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina will executive produce for Nuyorican Productions. Also executive producing are Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, David Gonzalez, Matthew Everitt and Al Hassas. The series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Nuyorican Productions and World of Dance.



801 Squad


Boys of Temecula

D'Angelo and Amanda

Diana Pombo

Eva Igo


JJ & Joey

Kaeli and Brandon


Mini ReQuest

The Lab

The Maya Boys

The Mihacevich Sisters



Al Taw'am


Femme Fatale


Keone & Mari

Kings United

Kyle Van Newkirk

Les Twins

Luka & Jenalyn

Nick Daniels


Quick Style

Slavek and Juliet

The Nitty Grittyz

Trent Jeray



Chapkis Dance Family


Ian Eastwood and the Young Lions



Miami All Stars






Royal Flux

Stroll Groove

Super Cr3w

Swing Latino

The Kingdom


Series Premiere

Tuesday, May 30 at 10/9c

Day & Time
Tuesdays at 10/9c

Jennifer Lopez, NE-YO, Derek Hough

Jenna Dewan Tatum

Executive Producers

Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, Alex Katz, David Gonzalez, Matthew Everitt and Al Hassas

Co-Executive Producers
Clair Breen, Tabitha D'umo, Napoleon D'umo

Supervising Producers
Dan Norris, Kelley Parker, Brian Updyke

Executive in Charge of Production
Wylleen May

Line Producer
Reilly Oliver

Alex Rudzinski

Supervising Casting Director
Michelle McNulty

Production Designer
Florian Wieder, Dave Edwards

Backstage Production Designer
James Connelly

Costume Designer
Marina Toybina

District 78

Los Angeles, California

Produced By
Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Nuyorican Productions and World of Dance