World of Dance Contestant List Revealed (Some You’ll Recognize)

WORLD OF DANCE -- "World of Dance Red Carpet" -- Pictured: (l-r) Derek Hough, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Jenna Dewan Tatum -- (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)

The Jennifer Lopez produced World of Dance is premiering Monday, May 8 from 10-11 p.m. and will move to Tuesdays at 10 p.m. starting May 30.

NBC has now revealed the 47 elite dance acts competing for a life-altering grand prize of $1 million and title of “Best in the World.” The 10-episode series will give dancers the platform to showcase their talents, led by a judging team of dance superstars — Jennifer Lopez (who also serves as an executive producer), Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum.

Handpicked from qualifying events around the nation and thousands of online submissions, competitors are divided into three divisions: Junior (any size act, 17 years old and under), Upper (groups of 1-4, 18 and older) and Team (groups of 5+, 18 and older).

Some of the competitors should seem familiar. According to People magazine:

With an already-impressive resume under their belt, many of the groups have hit stardom level having worked with some of music’s biggest legends, such as group The Lab performing with Justin Bieber and Keone & Mari choreographing one of the pop star’s music videos, Parisian-born twin brothers Les Twins performing on stage alongside Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Missy Elliott, and the JabbaWockeeZ, who have amassed large success with their Las Vegas residency shows.

Additionally, So You Think You Can Dance season 10 co-winner, Fik-Shun is one of the competitors! And you may remember Miami All-Stars from America’s Got Talent. Also, before becoming a successful Las Vegas act, JabbaWockeeZ won the first season of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, produced by Randy Jackson.

ETA: Also D’Angelo &Amanda won Pauler Abdul’s short-lived competition show Live to Dance and Super Cr3w won season 2 of America’s Best Dance Crew.

Check out the full list of contestants below.

CONTESTANTS

Junior Division

  • 801 Squad – Ballroom/Jazz Oren, UT – #801Squad
  • Alaman – Tap – Los Angeles, CA  – @alamonster
  • Boys of Temecula – Jazz – Temecula, CA – @boysoftemecula
  • D’Angelo & Amanda – Ballroom – Miami, FL  – @amanda_carbajales @dangelocasteo
  • Diana Pombo – Contemporary – Miami, FL – @diana_sofia11
  • Eva Igo – Contemporary – Inver Grove Heights, MN – @evaigo2002
  • Immabeast – Hip Hop – Los Angeles, CA – @immabeastco
  • JJ & Joey – Hip Hop – Johnson, RI – @joeya161616 @jj_pincince
  • Kaeli and Brandon – Ballet – Ashburn, VA – @brandon_talbot @kaeliware5678
  • Kyntay – Hip Hop – Memphis, TN – @kyntayofficial
  • Mini Request – Hip Hop – New Zealand – @palacedancestudio
  • The Lab – Hip Hop – Los Angeles, CA – @inthelab247
  • The Maya Boys – Breakdance – Phoenix, AZ – @themayaboys
  • The Mihacevich Sisters – Contemporary – Brunswick, OH – @mihacevichsisters
  • The Posse – Contemporary – San Jose, CA – @possedancecompany

Upper Division

  • Al Taw’am – Hip Hop Twin Cities, MN – @iman_and_khadijah
  • DNA – Ballroom – New York, NY – @denys_antonina
  • Femme Fatale – Popping – Los Angeles, CA – #femmefatale
  • Fik-shun – Hip Hop – Las Vegas, NV – @dance10fikshun
  • Keone & Mari – Urban Dance – San Diego, CA – @[email protected]
  • Kings Unite – Hip Hop – Los Angeles, CA – #kingsunite
  • Kyle Van Newkirk – Tap – Morrill, NE – @kyle_vanny
  • Les Twins – Hip Hop – Paris, France – @officiallestwins
  • Luka and Jenalyn – Cabaret Ballroom – Toronto, Canada – @luka.jenalyn
  • Nick Daniels – Contemporary – Miami, FL – @nicklepac
  • Pasión Flamenco – Santa Barbara, CA – @timonunez_offcial
  • Quick Style – Hip Hop – Oslo, Norway – @thequickstyle
  • Slavek and Juliet – Ballet Phoenix, AZ – @julietdoherty @slawek_wozniak
  • The Nitty Grittyz – Tap – Los Angeles, CA – #thenittygrittyz
  • Trent Jeray – Memphis Jookin – Memphis, TN – @trentjookin901
  • Vibration – Bellydance – Miami, FL – #vibration

Team Division

  • Chapkis Dance Family – Hip Hop Bay Area, CA @chapkisdance
  • Fuze Ballroom – Fusion – Los Angeles, CA – @alansalazar
  • Ian Eastwood and The Young Lions – Jazz Funk – Los Angeles, CA @ian_eastwood @young_lions_dance
  • Jabbawockeez – Hip Hop – Sacramento, CA – @jabbawockeez
  • Kinjaz – Urban Dance – Los Angeles, CA – @kinjaz
  • Miami All Stars – Ballroom – Miami, FL – @dancetownmiami
  • NXT LVL – Clogging – Myrtle Beach, SC – @allthatclogging
  • P.L.A.Y – Contemporary – New York, NY – @p.l.a.ydancecollective
  • Prodijig – Irish Step – Cork, Ireland – @prdjiig_official
  • Rhythmatic Tap – New York, NY – @rhythmatictapco
  • Rouge – Hip Hop/Jazz – Los Angeles, CA – #rogue
  • Royal Flux – Contemporary – Los Angeles, CA – @royalfluxdance
  • Stroll Groove – Stepping – Los Angeles, CA – @strollgroove
  • Super Cr3w – Breakdance – Las Vegas, NV – @supercr3w
  • Swing Latino – Salsa – Cali, Colombia – @swinglatinocali
  • The Kingdom – Dancehall/Hip Hop – Los Angeles, CA – #thekingdom

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