NBC's 'World of Dance' Unveils 47 Acts Set To Compete For $1 Million

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After thousands of dance acts from the around the globe entered for a chance to compete for a $1 million prize, "World of Dance" has chosen its 47 contestants for its NBC competition series premiering in May.

The 10-episode series, which is being judged by Jennifer Lopez, "Dancing with the Stars" pro Derek Hough, and singer Ne-Yo and hosted by actress Jenna Dewan Tatum, was created in partnership with the global brand World of Dance.



Solo dancers, duos, and crews will be pitted against each other regardless of their dance style. The acts slated for the show's May 30 premiere range from numerous disciplines, including hip-hop, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping, and more.

These competitors are instead divided by the three divisions: Junior (any size act, 17 years old and under), Upper (groups of 1-4, 18 and older) and Team (groups of five or more, 18 and older).

The competition consists of five rounds: Qualifiers, Duels, The Cut, Divisional Finals and the Grand Final.

Here's a look at the acts scheduled to compete in the "World of Dance:"

CONTESTANTS
Junior Division
801 Squad, Ballroom/Jazz, Oren, UT
Alaman, Tap, Los Angeles, CA
Boys of Temecula, Jazz, Temecula, CA
D'Angelo & Amanda, Ballroom, Miami, FL
Diana Pombo, Contemporary, Miami, FL
Eva Igo, Contemporary, Inver Grove Heights, MN
Immabeast, Hip-Hop, Los Angeles, CA
JJ & Joey, Hip-Hop, Johnson, RI
Kaeli and Brandon, Ballet, Ashburn, VA
Kyntay, Hip-Hop, Memphis, TN
Mini Request, Hip-Hop, New Zealand
The Lab, Hip-Hop, Los Angeles, CA
The Maya Boys, Breakdance, Phoenix, AZ
The Mihacevich Sisters, Contemporary, Brunswick, OH
The Posse, Contemporary, San Jose, CA

Upper Division
Al Taw'am, Hip-Hop, Twin Cities, MN
DNA, Ballroom, New York, NY
Femme Fatale, Popping, Los Angeles, CA
Fik-shun, Hip-Hop, Las Vegas, NV
Keone & Mari, Urban Dance, San Diego, CA
Kings Unite, Hip-Hop, Los Angeles, CA
Kyle Van Newkirk, Tap, Morrill, NE
Les Twins, Hip-Hop, Paris, France
Luka and Jenalyn Cabaret, Ballroom, Toronto, Canada
Nick Daniels, Contemporary, Miami, FL
Pasion, Flamenco, Santa Barbara, CA
Quick Style, Hip-Hop, Oslo, Norway
Slavek and Juliet, Ballet, Phoenix, AZ
The Nitty Grittyz, Tap, Los Angeles, CA
Trent Jeray, Memphis Jookin, Memphis, TN
Vibration, Bellydance, Miami, FL

Team Division
Chapkis Dance Family, Hip-Hop, Bay Area, CA
Fuze, Ballroom Fusion, Los Angeles, CA
Ian Eastwood and The Young Lions, Jazz/Funk, Los Angeles, CA
Jabbawockeez, Hip-Hop, Sacramento, CA
Kinjaz, Urban Dance, Los Angeles, CA
Miami All Stars, Ballroom, Miami, FL
NXT LVL, Clogging, Myrtle Beach, SC
P.L.A.Y, Contemporary, New York, NY
Prodijig Irish, Step Dance, Cork, Ireland
Rhythmatic, Tap, New York, NY
Rouge, Hip-Hop/Jazz, Los Angeles, CA
Royal Flux, Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Stroll Groove, Step Dance, Los Angeles, CA
Super Cr3w, Breakdance, Las Vegas, NV
Swing Latino, Salsa, Cali, Colombia
The Kingdom Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Los Angeles, CA

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