It's Official: There's Another Dance Comp TV Show in the Works
Just announced: NBC has given the thumbs up to a new dance competition series produced by none other than Jennifer Lopez! Called “World of Dance,” this powerhouse competition is going to cover all the bases with categories for Juniors (ages 8-16, groups of 1-20 people), Uppers (ages 17 and older, groups of 1-4 people) and Teams (ages 17 and older, groups of 5-20 people), as well as a huge range of genres including everything from krumping to clogging. And it’s no joke—the winner of the series will collect a cool 1 million dollar prize.
World of Dance is the organization that's been giving artists a huge platform (think more than 30 million monthly views on their YouTube and Facebook videos) since 2008. They now also host events and contests around the world. Lopez describes WOD as “an organization that has had an immeasurable impact on the dance community,” and we love that she's bringing all of this dance-love to an even bigger audience on the small screen.
“Dance has always been my passion. It's raw, it's emotional, it's healing," said Lopez in a statement introducing the series. She goes on to describe this show as "Broadcast television's biggest, fiercest, most talent-heavy dance competition ever seen." It's not yet clear whether or not JLo will be making any on-camera appearances throughout the show (but we’re crossing our fingers). Oh, and did we mention that Nappytabs will be involved as well? We’re officially pumped.
It's been a great year for dance on television—ICYMI, World of Dance is actually the second dance show that NBC has approved this year, the first being another dance competition in which Step-Up superstar Jenna Dewan Tatum will executive produce, as well as serve as judge and mentor. Honestly, the limit to the number of dance TV shows needed does not exist, so keep ‘em coming, TV networks!
World of Dance is in the process of casting now. Check out the details here, because who couldn’t use a million dollars and maybe even a chance to meet Jennifer Lopez?!