The 10 Most Jaw-Dropping Moments from NBC's "World of Dance"

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We can't wait to see what amazingness "World of Dance" Season 3, which premieres February 26 on NBC, has in store. (Especially since its insanely stacked talent roster includes some of our all-time favorite dancers.) But while you're waiting for the new season to air, take a look at this video compilation of the top 10 "wow" moments from last year's "WOD," which will leave your jaw on the FLOOR.


Unsurprisingly, the vid is heavy on clips from performances by large crews, since, generally speaking, the bigger the group, the more impressive the flips and tricks. But it also gives a spot to powerful soloist Michael Dameski (aka the 2014 winner of "So You Think You Can Dance" Australia). And—mild spoiler alert!—the number-one slot goes to fantabulous salsa duo Karen y Ricardo.

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(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:

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James Whiteside (Jayme Thornton for Dance Magazine)

Say you're perpetually impeccable designer Thom Browne. Say you're planning your Spring 2020 Paris menswear show along a "Versailles country club" theme. Say you want a world-class danseur to open the show with some kind of appropriately fabulous choreography.

Who do you call? James Whiteside, of course. On Saturday, the American Ballet Theatre principal—wearing pointe shoes and a glorious pinstriped tutu—kicked off Browne's presentation at the École des Beaux-Arts with a 15-minute, show-stealing solo. Whiteside choreographed the piece himself, with the help of detailed notes from the designer.

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