(Universal City, CA–May 30, 2018) On Tuesday, May 29th, Season Two of NBC’s World of Dance, staring Jennifer Lopez, premiered, and featured High Tech freshman Victoria Caban of Jersey City competing on the show, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
In the premiere episode (see link), Caban speaks about the recent devastation from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the show features her dancing, of course:
NBC’s hit dance competition series, World of Dance, led by a judging team of dance superstars Jennifer Lopez (an executive producer), Derek Hough, and NE-YO, provides dancers with a national platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a life-altering grand prize of $1,000,000.
In partnership with global dance brand World of Dance, the series brings the world’s elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision, and athleticism. Solo dancers compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance, including hip-hop, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping, and more.
The contestants, handpicked from qualifying events around the nation and thousands of online submissions, compete in four divisions: Junior (17 years-old and under, one to four dancers), Junior Team (17 years-old and under, five to 15 dancers), Upper (18 years-old and older, one to four dancers), Upper Team (18 years-old and older, five to 15 dancers). The show’s panel of experts scores the acts by 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 winners from each division compete against each other for the grand prize.