Jenny from the Block aka JLo aka Jennifer Lopez will be producing a new series on NBC called World of Dance, TV Series Finale reports.
The dance competition series will bring the world’s elite dancers together so that they can compete in battles that incorporates artistry, precision, and athleticism. The winner will receive a life-changing grand prize of $1 million.
In the show, solo artists will compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance such as hip hop, salsa, krumping, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, clogging, stomping, and more. NBC has already ordered 10 episodes for World of Dance.
In regards to the show, Meredith Ahr, President of Universal Television Alternative Studios stated “Dance rivals any sport for its ability to produce world-class athletes and powerful performances that entertain, inspire and unite people from all walks of life. The unmatched credibility that the World of Dance organization has achieved so quickly speaks to the high standard they have set for their community, which is based on authentic expression, diversity and innovation. Those core values, paired with one of dance’s greatest success stories and role models, Jennifer Lopez, are sure to give viewers a front row seat as dance is taken to the next level.”
So far, some dancers have been handpicked around the nation from online submissions and from qualifying events. Competitors will be into three categories: Junior (any size act under 16 years old), Upper (groups of 1-4, over 16 years) and Team (groups of 5+, over 16 years). First dancers will participate in an audition round then the people in these categories will face off in duels, until one of each division is left.
There will be a panel of experts scoring the acts through a point system developed by World of Dance, with the following criteria: Routine, Execution, Presentation, and Crowd Appeal. The grand finale will feature the winners from each division battling it out for $1 million and the title “Best in the World.”
Lopez, the versatile entertainer shared her excitement for World of Dance by saying “This will be a fierce talent-heavy dance competition that embraces the raw emotion and excitement that dance represents. I am excited to work with World of Dance, an organization that has had an immeasurable impact on the dance community, to give all dancers an enormous platform where their dreams can be realized.”
Along with Lopez, other executive-producers include Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, David Gonzalez, Matthew Everitt and Al Hassas. World of Dance will be produced by Universal Television Alternative Studios in association with Nuyorican Productions.
If you have what it takes to be the “Best in the World” and want to compete in the upcoming dance series, register here.
As of now, there’s no premiere date set for World of Dance.