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Here's the Season 2 Cast of "World of Dance"—Including Some Faves from Last Season

Who's about to face this beautiful judging panel? (NBC)

It's baaaack! Season 2 of NBC's "World of Dance" will return to living rooms everywhere on May 29. Also baaaack? Well, judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, and Ne-Yo, and host Jenna Dewan, for starters. But some fan favorites from last season's stellar cast will also take to the show's stage again. And they'll be facing off against a slew of new competitors—although many of those faces will probably be familiar to dance-world folks, too.


This season will feature no fewer than 75 (!) acts, divided into four categories: Junior (under 17 years old, 1-4 dancers), Junior Team (new this year—under 17 years old, 5-15 dancers), Upper (18 years and older, 1-4 dancers), and Upper Team (18 years and older, 5-15 dancers). Returning from last season are the fabulous Eva Igo, The Lab, and Royal Flux. And the rest of the lineup is studded with standouts, including ballet prodigy Kaeli Ware, hip-hop virtousi Sean Lew and Kaycee Rice, contemporary queen Madison Brown, ballroom duo Ruby Castro and Jonas Terleckas, and the ever-impressive Dragon House Crew.

Here's the full list:

JUNIOR

3 Xtreme, Hip Hop group from Bergen County, New Jersey

Avery & Marcus, Contemporary/Ballet duo from San Clemente, California, & Scottsdale, Arizona

Charity & Andres, Contemporary duo from Springville, Utah

Daniel & Mishella, Ballroom duo from Los Angeles, California

Elektro Elite, Hip Hop group from Gilbert, Arizona

Eva Igo, Contemporary dancer from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

FRESHH, Hip Hop group from Vancouver, Canada

The Gentlemen, Hip Hop duo from Fairfield, California

Jaxon Willard, Contemporary dancer from American Fork, Utah

Jonas & Ruby, Ballroom duo from Miami, Florida

Josh & Taylor, Hip Hop duo from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Kaeli Ware, Contemporary Ballet dancer from Herndon, Virginia

Lil Motormouth, Popping Animation dancer from Vacaville, California

Lucas Marinetto, Tap dancer from Leesburg, Virginia

LULAS (Love U Like A Sister), Hip Hop duo from Sacramento, California, & Edmonton Canada

Madison Brown, Contemporary dancer from Wellington, Florida

Sean & Kaycee, Hip Hop Fusion duo from Los Angeles, California

Second To None, Tap group from San Diego, California

Victoria Caban, Flamenco dancer from Jersey City, New Jersey (pictured below)

Vivian Ruiz, Contemporary dancer from Miami, Florida


JUNIOR TEAM

Cubcakes Dance Crew, Hip Hop group from Orange County, California

Dem Raider Boyz, Step team from Greenbelt, Maryland

Dollhouse Dance Factory, Hip Hop group from Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Expressenz, Contemporary group from Indianapolis, Indiana

Fabulous Sisters, Urban Dance team from Tokyo, Japan

FLIP, Hip Hop/Urban Dance group from Levis, Quebec, Canada

GirlCool, Jazz/Fusion group from Los Angeles, California

Iowa Girlz, Contemporary group from Pleasant Hill, Iowa

The Lab, Hip Hop group from West Covina, California

LilKillaz Crew, Break Dance group from Minsk, Belarus

Meant 2 Be, Hip Hop group from Gilbert, Arizona

The Pulse, Ballroom group from Orem, Utah

Quad Squad, Contemporary group from Anaheim Hills, California

RASCALS, Hip Hop group from Waipahu, Hawaii

The Rock Company, Contemporary group from Las Vegas, Nevada

Tribe Unleashed, Hip Hop group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tustin Dance Team, Hip Hop group from Tustin, California

The Untouchables, Ballroom group from Miami, Florida


UPPER

6 Feet Deep, Urban Dance group from Phoenix, Arizona

Alisa & Joseph, Urban Dance duo from Estonia & Greece

Angyil, Popping dancer from Kansas, Missouri

Ashley & Zack, Contemporary duo from Los Angeles, California

BDash & Konkrete, Krump duo from Los Angeles, California

DNA, Ballroom duo from New York, New York

Dragon House, Animation group from Atlanta, Georgia

Elektro Botz, Popping group from Tempe, Arizona

Hilty & Bosch, Locking duo from Osaka, Japan

Karen y Ricardo, Latin Cabaret duo from Santiago, Chile

L & J, Contemporary duo from Calgary, Canada & Paris, France

Luka & Jenalyn, Cabaret Ballroom duo from Toronto, Canada

MarInspired, Contemporary duo from Los Angeles, California

Michael Dameski, Contemporary dancer from Sydney, Australia

Morning Of Owl, Breakdance group Suwon, South Korea

Pasha & Daniella, Ballroom duo from New York, New York

St Kingz, Hip Hop/Comedy group from Tokyo, Japan


UPPER TEAM

The Bradas, Hip Hop group from Auckland, New Zealand

Brooklyn Dancesport Club, Ballroom group from New York, New York

Brotherhood, Hip Hop group from Vancouver, Canada

Club House, Fusion/Swing group from Los Angeles, California

Connection, Hip Hop group from Chihuahua, Mexico

Desi Hoppers, Hip Hop group from Mumbai, India

Embodiment, Contemporary group from Los Angeles, California

Funkywunks, Hip Hop group from Orlando, Florida

The Jam Project, Tap group from Washington, DC

LD Dance Company, Samba group from Houston, Texas

Lock N lol, Hip Hop/Locking group from Seoul, South Korea

Marissa & The Heartbreakers, Heels group from Los Angeles, California

Opus Dance collective, Contemporary group from Toronto, Ontario

Poreotics, Hip Hop group from Los Angeles, California

Pursuit, Contemporary group from Los Angeles, California

Royal Flux, Contemporary group from Los Angeles, California

The Ruggeds, Break Dance group from Amsterdam, Netherlands

S-Rank, Hip Hop group from Los Angeles, California

Silver Beat, Afrodance group from Rwanda, Africa / London, United Kingdom

ThaMOST, Hip Hop group from San Diego, California

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