Jennifer Lopez Talks “World of Dance” (Video)

Just some little blurbs from the World of Dance event the other night – Derek, Jenna and JLo all talk about the show.

September 21, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Derek Hough talks Dancing with Jennifer Lopez and World of Dance Season 2

Cross posted from www.purederekhough.com:

Well, this is from a little while ago, but it is time stamped today. So, we may not have seen it before – or someone could have taken it from someone else and reposted – who knows? But just in case, here it is again. 🙂

September 8, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Score A Free Ticket To See Tapings Of World Of Dance Season 2

Would you like to watch the tapings of World Of Dance Season 2? If so, check the link below…

September 1, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

Nappytabs in NYC with a Sneak Peek at World of Dance Season 2 Auditions!!

This is video from Nappytabs instastory, I assume, and once you get past their adorable son you’ll see several acts auditioning for season 2 of World of Dance!!

August 19, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Derek Hough Talks On World Of Dance Season 2 And More

In this new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Derek Hough talks on his Emmy wins and nominations. He also talks on World Of Dance and what he hopes for Season 2. He thinks it will be even better than Season 1. See why below. I love his ideas…

August 18, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

World Of Dance Announces 14 City Live Tour

Don’t miss seeing the “World Of Dance” Tour this Fall. The show will visits 14 cities beginning October 17, 2017. Below is more in detail from SYS. For scheduling and ticket information, see World Of Dance.

World of Dance Live offers breathtaking dance skills which represent the spirit of originality, expression, and dedication. The WOD mission is to break down barriers, promote community goodwill, and is a commitment to the dancers and the fans beyond what happens on any given stage.

WOD Live consists of engaging and interactive 90-minute dance showcases which include the hottest stars and dance icons from YouTube and television, a signature host, talent meet and greets and autograph sessions. WOD Live brings World of Dance to life, attracting some of the most celebrated dancers and fans from across the globe, crossing boundaries, and bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together through the universal language of dance. Showcases include dance troupes, soloists, duets, and youth groups with multiple genre performances which include hip hop, ballet, contemporary, and ballroom.

The tour is produced by World of Dance, the premier brand in dance entertainment. World of Dance offers successful multi-level platforms which gives a stage to the world’s most influential dancers and adds yet another avenue for dancers to showcase their talent while letting audiences around the country engage and see the artistry up close.

“We are proud to introduce the WOD Live tour that provides dynamic showcases by the dance industry’s elite dancers touring 14 cities around the country celebrating creative expression in all its forms. Join us for high energy, spectacular shows designed to get the audience engaged and on their feet,” said Dave Gonzalez, President of World of Dance.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

Another Division Added To ‘World Of Dance’ Season 2

In a new interview with Derek Hough on August 3rd, we learned there will be longer episodes in Season of “World Of Dance” which means they can dive into the contestants lives more and have more performances (yay!). Now, we’re learning on another new little tidbit for World Of Dance Season 2. According to the office site, there are FOUR divisions not three like in the previous season.

NBC, Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez, and the premiere dance brand, World of Dance, are bringing you the second season of the world’s biggest dance series. The show will feature the most talented and innovative dancers of all styles and ages from across the entire globe.

Open to soloists, duos, trios, and groups, the best dancers on the planet will hit the stage to battle it out for ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Top qualifiers in four divisions; Junior, Upper, Junior Team, and Team will go head to head on their quest to win it all!

Interesting. For more information on the Division Ages and Sizes, the Audition process, and how contestants can register to compete, see this World Of Dance Casting link.

August 11, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

NBC’s World of Dance – Looking Forward to Season TWO, What Would YOU Fix?

It’s funny. I have a twitter search for World of Dance so every week I see people claiming it’s “rigged” or “fixed” or the “judges suck”.  It’s always fans of people or groups who were eliminated.  Is this what our society has come to: when things don’t go your way, it’s all fixed or rigged? I guess when you look at the White House…well, that mentality trickles down into everyone after a while, unless you keep your brain engaged and really THINK about the issues that surround the country. That mentality is VERY immature. But I’m not here to debate politics, only a silly dance show.  And the squeaky wheels on twitter are often mental midgets in any case. 😉

Is World of Dance “fixed”??  No, I don’t believe so – not in the real definition of that word in this context: meaning that when the show was cast, they already knew who the winner was going to be. THAT would be “fixed”. Is it produced and manipulated? Of course – it’s TELEVISION. If you go into watching a show like this and don’t expect some sort of manipulation then you’re just being naïve.  The editors and producers job is to make a TV show that people want to watch and for that there needs to be a bit of drama and suspense – they’ve learned that from other dance shows.  It has to be entertaining! And honestly, righteous indignation over your favorite being eliminated shows you CARED. That you’re invested. Mission accomplished.

Do the judges have favorites which may make them biased in one direction or another?? Probably. They’re human beings. That’s how human beings work. Don’t YOU have a favorite?  I have several. Otherwise, what the hell’s the point? People have favorites. Judges are people too. This is not hard to figure out.  Does one judge pick people she wants to work with in the future and score them better than others? Well, seems likely – but that’s all part of them being her “favorites”.  Is it crappy? Yep.  Of course. That’s why there are three of them.  To get your way, you have to be obvious – and take the heat. 😉 Read more..

August 4, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

“World of Dance” Renewed for a Second Season!!

Congratulations to Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, Ne-Yo, Nappytabs and all the amazing dancers on this season – you’ve been renewed. 🙂 Per Variety (click the link to read the whole article):

“I am so proud to not only star, but produce a show that is so close to my heart,” Lopez said. “I am so happy that ‘World of Dance’ has resonated with audiences and we are able to put dancers on the pedestal they deserve. I cannot wait to continue this journey and my partnership with NBC.”

The show is currently averaging a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 11 million viewers overall in Live+7, according to Nielsen data. It is the number one new series of the summer in both key ratings measures, as well as the summer’s number entertainment series in both measures, behind only fellow NBC series “America’s Got Talent.”

Ahem…these are DWTS numbers despite being on during the summer time when viewership is down overall. The Demo is BETTER than DWTS has ever been. Just sayin’.

ETA: Derek’s happy. 🙂

June 29, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

World Of Dance Kyle Van Newkirk Interviewed On His Dance Against Les Twins And More

Did you know Emmy winning choreographer Tessandra Chavez helped Kyle Van Newkirk with his routine this week with Les Twins. Read this take from a new interview with Kristyn Burtt of Dance Network.

Van Newkirk started from scratch again and again. He added the cane and eventually went through five versions of his dance. He sent the video of his rehearsals to his mother, Morigerato and Janas. He was worried enough about the piece that he couldn’t even sleep until watching Fred Astaire’s “Firecracker Dance” from the 1942 film Holiday Inn and Puttin’ on the Ritz that he found his inspiration.

“I had taken apart that piece about a year before, so I was able to utilize some of the cane work because I knew I could have fluid movement in the dance,” he shares. “I thought it would be a great addition.”

He was able to work with supervising choreographer Tessandra Chavez, who made some suggestions and Van Newkirk went back to rehearse and finalize the movement.

“I knew if I was going up against Les Twins, I had to give 200%,” he says. “When it happened, I was nervous, but as excited as can be. I was completely in the zone.”

To read more, see Dance Network.

June 28, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.