It has been quite the year for dance littles. First, "So You Think You Can Dance" announced its new format, which will feature competitors between the ages of 8 and 13 (we crashed the NYC auditions and the talent was insane!), and now Ellen DeGeneres’ newly released "tWitch and Allison's Kids Dance Challenge" allows kids ages 10–14 to compete for a performance slot on "The Ellen Show."
The 8-episode online series features our fave husband-and-wife-duo tWitch and Allison as judges, mentors and, unsurprisingly, really great hosts. They'll choose 6 young dancers out of submissions from all over the world, then split them into two teams: Team tWitch and Team Allison. The two teams will be given various choreography challenges and one star dancer from each team will be picked to compete against each other in a final dance battle. The last dancer standing gets to perform live on Ellen's show!
Episode 1 dropped today over on Ellentube and we're already in love with 11-year-old hip-hopper Romeo Blanco who joined #TeamtWitch. And tWitch already dished up some fab mentor wisdom about perseverance. We also saw tons of familiar faces in the preview footage (Oh hey, former cover stars Kaycee Rice and Gabe De Guzman, and comp queen McKenzie Morales!). So, long story short, we're officially hooked.
See for yourself: