More Tantalizing Info About J. Lo's "World of Dance"

Waiting for Jennifer Lopez's "World of Dance" to premiere is like waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. On the one hand, the anticipation is part of the fun; on the other, OMG SANTA[/J. LO] JUST GET HERE ALREADY.

We're beyond excited to see what amazingness the NBC show, set to air this spring, has in store for us. And that's only more true now that we've heard the latest "WOD" details. Here's what you need to know:

-Jenna Dewan Tatum will be not just the host, but also a mentor to the dancers. YESSSS MORE JENNA!

-And J. Lo herself will also wear several hats: judge, mentor and executive producer. Busy lady.

-Solo dancers will compete alongside duos and crews. Interesting!

-Dance categories will include hip hop, krumping, popping, locking, ballet, breakdancing, ballroom and stomping. Sounds like there'll be more people repping #TeamStreet than #TeamStage.

-The dancers have already been selected. Which means we officially can't audition, sadface.

-The prize, as we've mentioned, will be $1 million dollars. But we're mentioning it again, because ONE. MILLION. DOLLARS.

-And the champion will be called "Best in the World." Fancy!

-There's a brand-new preview out. Take a look:

#1millionrea$ons to show up and leave it out #onthefloor. #Worldofdance comes to @NBC this spring!

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