“World of Dance"
Season Premiere Tuesday, February 26 at 9 PM ET/PT on NBC
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The contestants are handpicked from qualifying events around the nation and thousands of online submissions. The competitors are divided into four divisions: Junior (17 years old and under, 1-4 dancers), Junior Team (17 years old and under, 5-15 dancers), Upper (18 years old and older, 1-4 dancers), Upper Team (18 years old and older, 5-15 dancers). Our panel of experts score the acts using a precise point system developed by World of Dance, using the following criteria: Performance, Technique, Choreography, Creativity and Presentation. The competition consists of five rounds: Qualifiers, Duels, The Cut, Divisional Final and the World Final. In the first four rounds, dancers only compete within their division, but in the World Final - the winner from each division will compete against each other for the grand prize.
New for season three, the score to get from The Qualifiers to The Duels has been raised from an 80 to an 85, meaning many contestants from past seasons wouldn’t have even made it through the first round this season. In The Duels round, judges have also added a round of Redemption. In this round, the two highest scoring acts that lost their head-to-head routine get one last chance to compete for the final open slot to proceed to the next round in the competition.