|World of Dance|
World of Dance title card
|Presented by||Jenna Dewan|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Running time||60-120 minutes|
World of Dance
Universal Television Alternative
|Distributor||NBCUniversal Television Distribution|
|Original release||May 30, 2017 - present|
World of Dance is an American reality competition television series, hosted by Jenna Dewan and executive produced by Jennifer Lopez. The series features dance performers, including solo acts and larger groups, representing any style of dance, competing for a grand prize of $1 million. The contestants are scored by judges Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough.
The series was created in partnership with preeminent global dance brand, World of Dance, which produces dance competitions and dance lifestyle events in more than 25 countries, spanning the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. Videos captured from these events have driven more than 1 billion views online.
The series' first season premiered on NBC on May 30, 2017, as a complement to America's Got Talent. On June 29, 2017, World of Dance was renewed for a second season, and was renewed for a third in May 2018.
While the format for season 2 remained relatively unchanged, there were a few slight alterations. Season 2 received a 16-episode order, six more than the ten-episode first season. Additionally, this season, a fourth category, Junior Team, was added for acts under 18 with 5 or more members. The qualifier rounds are cut down from a two minutes to an one-minute routine. The Duels are cut down from two minutes to a ´80 seconds´-routine. The top three highest-scoring acts in The Cut from each division will move on to the Divisional Final, in last season it was just the top two.
In preparation for season two, handpicked competitors, being talented in any styles of dancing, from qualifying events around the nation and thousands of online submissions, are divided into four divisions: Junior (groups of 1-4, under 18), Upper (groups of 1-4, 18 and older), Junior Team (groups of 5+, under 18) and Upper Team (groups of 5+, 18 and older). In some cases dancers who didn't apply were directly contacted by the producers or their agents.
The elimination process of the contestants are in four rounds:
In The World Final all four division champions will compete for the $1,000,000 USD grand prize. It is expected that the concept of last season is copied; every contestant will perform twice in two separate rounds. The average score of both rounds by each contestant will make their final score. The contestant(s) with the highest final score will be crowned World of Dance champion 2018 and will win the $1,000,000 USD grand prize.
The judges are scoring in 5 categories. Each category is worth 20 points, with a perfect score of 100:
Jennifer Lopez, who serves as both executive producer and judge, felt that the series would be a return to her roots; Lopez had achieved early fame as a member of In Living Colors dance crew, The Fly Girls. She explained that dance had been her "first form of artistic expression", and that the series "reminded me of all the reasons why I love dance and why I wanted to do this in the first place".
The series premiere was originally scheduled for May 8, 2017 (as a lead-out for The Voice), but was pushed back to May 30, 2017 to serve as a lead-out for the season premiere of America's Got Talent. On June 29, 2017, NBC renewed the series for a second season, which will premiere on May 29, 2018--once again complimenting the next season of America's Got Talent. In May 2018, prior to its season 2 premiere, World of Dance was renewed for a third season.
|Premiere||Finale||Winner||Runner-up||Third place||Fourth place|
|1||May 30, 2017||August 8, 2017||10||$1,000,000||Les Twins||Eva Igo||Swing Latino||-||Jenna Dewan||Ne-Yo||Jennifer Lopez||Derek Hough|
|2||May 29, 2018||September 12, 2018||16||The Lab||Michael Dameski||Charity & Andres||S-Rank|
There will also be an upcoming Thailand version of the show on One31