WoD Season 3 Contestant Profiles – House of Tap

Hmmm…the mystery performers. WoD lists them in the Junior Division and that they’re from Santa Ana and San Diego. I can’t find too much about House of Tap except a facebook page which says:

House of Tap is a traveling tap experience celebrating the magic of tap! House of Tap is affiliated with the House of Tap pre-professional youth company.

There are a few videos on youtube which purport to be part of the “House of Tap Project” but I’m not having a lot of success finding more info. It does appear that their artistic director, Josh Nixon, is dancing with Chloe Arnold, who is friends with Derek Hough, one of the World of Dance judges, so..

February 19, 2019 I Written By

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WoD Season 3 Contestant Profile – Mia and Audrey

Figured it was time to start working on these, despite my busy schedule. I’m also not sure how much info I’ll be able to find on a lot of these dancers. By all means, if you have more info, let me know in the comments!! Mia and Audrey are up first, from the Junior Division. They are a female hip hop duo from Seattle and Chicago.

Here’s a great compilation video:

Mia and Audrey is how they’re listed for WoD but they are Mia Mugs (Mugavero) & Audrey Lane-Partlow

Mia Instagram

Audrey Instagram

February 18, 2019 I Written By

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Jennifer Lopez and the World of Dance Judges Present the Season 3 Premiere

A nice glimpse of all three of our lovely judges! Nice jeans, Derek Hough. And hey, Scott Evans!

February 14, 2019 I Written By

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NBC Unveils World of Dance Season 3 Art

Also known as promo materials for the new season. 🙂 Go to Hollywood Life to see the new, gorgeous art work and read about the new season. I’ve put a short excerpt below.

But season 3 is taking the competition to a whole new level. The score to get from The Qualifiers to The Duels is getting raised from an 80 to an 85. In The Duels, the judges added what’s called the Redemptions, where the two highest-scoring acts that did not win their head-to-head routine get one last chance to compete for a spot in The Cut. These changes are key, right?!

“This new season has some jaw-dropping performances and we’re seeing acts do stunts and moves that we’ve never seen before,” Jennifer said in a statement. “I’m excited that we’re giving these gifted dancers and athletes an opportunity and platform to shine as brightly as they deserve, for an unparalleled third season in a row!”

February 7, 2019 I Written By

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Ne-Yo and Derek Hough Talk World of Dance Season 3 to Knockturnal (Video)

Knockturnal interviews a bunch of NBC stars at the recent press day. Derek and Ne-Yo can be seen in the video below starting at the 3 minute mark.

February 5, 2019 I Written By

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Parade Magazine Introduces World of Dance Season 3 Contestants!!

This is a nice article which introduces 15 of the 54 acts that will be competing on the upcoming season. I’ve put a short excerpt below, but click the link to read the whole article in Parade. Most of us will recognize this first group – every season they’ve had people competing on the show.

Dancetown Divas

Hometown: Miami, FL
Members: 15
Ages: 12-15
Style: Ballroom
Division: Junior Team
Bio: The Dancetown Divas, put together by choreographer Manny Castro, originate from the same Miami dance studio as World of Dance alumni Miami All-Stars and D’Angelo & Amanda from Season 1 and Jonas & Ruby and The Untouchables from Season 2. Individually, these girls have accomplished a lot, and they’re looking to prove that they belong on the big stage.

Derion & Madison

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Members: 2
Ages: 23-28
Style: Contemporary
Division: Upper
Bio: This duo of extremely athletic dancers are known for doing the unexpected in their self-choreographed dance routines. They met while touring with Diavolo and instantly became fast friends, describing themselves as “twins separated at birth.” Their unique style, technique and ability to pull off the impossible, all while making it look easy, makes them a force to be reckoned with.

January 31, 2019 I Written By

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Derek Hough and Ne-Yo Hit the NBC Mid-Season Press Junket with NEW Details about World of Dance

World of Dance season 3 – if you thought the competition was tough before, they’re taking it to the next level!!
Here’s a fun bit from Extra with Derek and Ne-Yo:

Here’s Derek and Ne-Yo again…this time talking about a “redemption round” which sounds like a good idea…right now. 🙂

January 25, 2019 I Written By

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World of Dance Reveals the Dancers Competing on Season 3!!

I’m super tied up with family stuff, but I will try to do profiles of contestants over the coming days. For now, check out Hype Magazine for a list of all the competitors. Do you know any of them??

NBC’s hit dance competition series “World of Dance” announced its 54 acts across multiple genres, ages and dance styles for Season 3 today. This season the competition is fiercer than ever with a new group of world-class competitors ready to showcase their talents to win a life-altering grand prize of $1 million (one of the highest prize amounts ever for a reality competition series).

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Season 3 will highlight some of the most talented dancers and dance teams in the world including:

Julian & Charlize – This hip-hop junior duo has danced alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. Charlize performed at the Super Bowl halftime show with Missy Elliott while Julian performed on “Saturday Night Live” with Pharrell Williams.

Radiance – This all-female contemporary powerhouse team is choreographed by one of Jennifer Lopez’s dancers, Rudy Abreu.

Kayla Mak – This contemporary ballet dancer has racked up some impressive accolades including being a finalist at the Youth America Grand Prix, the largest and most prestigious ballet competition, and starring as Clara in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Siudy Flamenco – This renowned Flamenco team has graced many of the world’s biggest stages, such as the Latin Grammy Awards, the L.A. Philharmonic and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Poppin John – Well-known and respected across the dance community for his popping animation, he has amassed over 200 million views across his many videos on YouTube.

The Kings – This upper team has won almost every competition India has to offer, including “India’s Got Talent” and boasts some of the most sought after choreographers in Bollywood.

All of the competitors are listed at the link!!

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Who is Set to Compete on World of Dance Season 3??

I’m sure many of you have seen the new promo for World of Dance Season 3 that came out a few days before Christmas (when I was on vacay). Between that video and twitter, we have a few ideas as to who some of the competitors are – I am NOT good at naming dance teams from this video, but there are other eagle eyes out there who are. Here’s the promo:

Not the face, JLo, not the face… 🙂 Anyway, can you pick out any of the dancers in the promo?? They look amazing. Here are a couple that have been named thus far:

So, Kings United (India), All Ready (Korea) and Jorge Valcárcel/Jonathan Troncoso (Peru) are three of our competitors this upcoming season. Kings United are a male hip hop team from India – World Hip Hop Dance Champions in fact! Since there are several of them, they are likely in the “Upper Team” category. I think, provided they don’t change the categories again.

Kings United Wiki
Kings United Instagram
Kings United Facebook
Kings United YouTube

All Ready appears to be a female duo from Korea. I don’t see a stated style on their facebook page, but they definitely have a very strong ballroom/latin vibe and they have a Salsa competition post.. Derek is going to love this duo – fantastic dancing, from what I’ve seen.

All Ready Instagram
All Ready Facebook

The third tweet says, when translated, that two Peruvian dancers “captivated” JLo while competing on the upcoming season. It links to an article about the dancers, specifically Jorge Valcárcel, which says:

Jorge Valcárcel is a prominent Peruvian dancer, was crowned as world champion of dance competitions in different genres such as salsa , danced in El Gran Show by Gisela Valcárcel and is currently in full preparation for the competition in Los Angeles, United States, along with Jonathan Troncoso.

These two are pretty amazing Salsa dancers!! Unfortunately, I’m not sure which social media belongs to them.

December 30, 2018 I Written By

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Update on New World of Dance Host Scott Evans

Previously, when I posted that Derek Hough had told us who the new host was, I linked to the wrong Scott Evans. Which is why it didn’t make sense that he was the host of a dance competition. World of Dance tweeted the correct Scott Evans…

And I’m still not sure why he’s the host. 🙂 He is an Access Hollywood correspondent, so he’s a more natural fit than the other Scott Evans when it comes to hosting….but does he have any actual dance experience in the way that Jenna does?? No idea. Jenna was such a great host because she had a very nurturing personality. Perhaps Scott will as well.

December 29, 2018 I Written By

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