MDC3 brought an emotional performance. (Trae Patton/NBC)

"World of Dance" Recap Week 11: Last Stop Before the Finals

The remaining six acts finally had their first chance to dance on the "World of Dance" stage—and for four of them, it would be their last. The judges had their work cut out for them, but knew they had to search for what Neyo dubbed the "World of Dance" million-dollar standard. Here are the two acts rounding out the top four, plus one more that received a standing "O" from the judges.


The contemporary hip hop group from the Netherlands came back with a vengeance this week after nearly being eliminated during the duels. Their incredibly musical choreography combined elements of tutting, krumping, and breaking, and was deemed "moving art" by Neyo. J.Lo declared the group could be dangerous if they made it to the finals, and a score of 96.3 sent them through.

Jake and Chau

It was a battle of the contemporary groups for the remaining spot in the finals. Jake and Chau were ready to risk it all, performing one jaw-dropping turn-into-extension-into-lift-into-back tuck sequence that could have seriously injured someone if it weren't done so flawlessly. The duo's silky transitions, impressive partnering, and heartwarming chemistry earned them a score of 95.3, which left them sitting comfortably in the top two for most of the night, until…


Comp circuit darlings MDC3 brought an emotionally raw piece, based on the fight against cancer faced by the mother of one of the dancers. The story and technical execution were spot-on, and there wasn't a dry eye left onstage, in the audience, or behind the judge's table. With a score of 96.7, MDC3 took the top spot of the night, edging Jake and Chau out of the top two and sending them home.

The stage is set, and now it's Jefferson y Adrianita, Géométrie Variable, Oxygen, and MDC3 left to compete in the finals for the "World of Dance" title and, of course, the million-dollar prize. Tune in tonight (!!) for the season finale.

Latest Posts

Photo by Rachel Neville

Jasmine Cruz is Your 2020 Cover Model Search Winner!

Once in a long while, the Dance Spirit team meets a dancer who seems to have had it together since birth. When we first noticed Jasmine Cruz, nearly a decade ago, she was a tiny dynamo with dazzling ballet facility and striking self-possession. Over the years, we've watched her grow into a versatile, thoughtful artist, building on and deepening those innate gifts. From the beginning, she seemed destined for stardom; now, thanks to her countless hours of hard work—and your thousands upon thousands of votes!—she's a Dance Spirit cover star.

We're thrilled to celebrate Jasmine as our 2020 Cover Model Search winner. Just before she began her freshman year at the University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Jasmine caught us up on how she danced through a summer in quarantine—and her goals, dance-related and otherwise, for the future.

Keep Reading SHOW LESS
Dr. Selina Shah works with dancer Amanda Farris (Alain McLaughlin, courtesy Selina Shah)

The Truth About Soreness: Answers to All Your Burning Questions

We all know the feeling: You wake up the day after class or rehearsal just to find that you literally. cannot. move. To answer all your burning (pun intended!) questions about the way-too-relatable topic of soreness, Dance Spirit enlisted the experts: board-certified sports medicine specialist Dr. Selina Shah, and Michelle Rodriguez, MPT and physical therapist to Broadway shows like Carousel and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Keep Reading SHOW LESS
TikTok star Niana Guerrero films a TikTok (courtesy Guerrero)

A Day in the Life of a TikTok Star

Niana Guerrero is only 14, but she already boasts 12.6 million TikTok followers—the kind of internet fanbase most people twice her age can only dream of. Of course, keeping up with her millions (and millions, and millions) of fans isn't easy. We spent a day with Niana to see what it really takes to be a TikTok star. —As told to Cadence Neenan

Keep Reading SHOW LESS

Editors' Picks

Enter the Cover Model Search