NBC, Universal Television Alternative Studios and Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Productions are stepping onto the dance floor with a 10-episode order for "World of Dance," an unparalleled dance competition series where the winner receives a life-altering grand prize of $1 million.
In partnership with preeminent global dance brand World of Dance, the series brings the world's elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and athleticism. Solo artists compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance, including hip-hop, krumping, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, clogging, stomping and more.
Handpicked from qualifying events around the nation and thousands of online submissions, competitors are divided into three divisions: Junior (any size act under 16 years old), Upper (groups of 1-4, over 16 years old) and Team (groups of 5+, over 16 years old). After an initial audition round, divisions face off in duels, until only one of each is left standing. A panel of experts scores the acts using a precise point system developed by World of Dance, using the following criteria: routine, execution, presentation and crowd appeal. The epic finale sees the winners from each division duke it out for $1 million and the title "Best in the World."