Top 4 Dance Competition TV Shows
1. World of Dance
World of Dance is a dance competition show. The show is produced by Jennifer Lopez. The contestants compete for a grand prize of $1 million dollars. They are scored by three judges: Jeniffer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough. World of Dance is a brand the holds dance competitions and events in over 25 different countries.
Dancers from all over the world audition to be part of the show. The contestants are hand picked and are divided into 4 categories: Junior(groups with 4 or less, under 18 yrs), Upper(groups with 4 or less, 18+ Yrs), Junior Team(groups with 5 or more, under 18 yrs), and Upper Team(groups with 5 or more, 18+ yrs).
2. So You Think You Can Dance
So You Think You Can Dance is a dance competition show. The show was created producers of American Idol, It was created by American Idol producers Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller. The TV show premiered in 2005 and had over 10 million viewers.
Dancers with different dance styles from all over the world audition to showcase their dancing skills. The dancers are tested in additional rounds of auditions to see how well they adapt to different styles of dance. Then a few dancers are selected as finalist and move on to perform solo acts, duets, and team performances on live TV.
3. Dancing with the Stars
Dancing with the Stars is dance competition show that premiered in 2005. It is one of the most watched dance TV shows. The hosts of the show are Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. The judges of the show are Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba.
The show has celebrities pair up with a professional dancer. The celebrities learn dance routines and the pair then performs dances that are predetermined dances and compete for the highest score from the judges. The pair that receives the lowest score and votes is eliminated each week. The remaining pair wins the competition.
4. America’s Best Dance Crew
America’s Best Dance Crew (ABDC) is a dance competition show where dance crews from around the world compete against each other to be crowned “America’s Best Dance Crew”. The show premiered in 2008 on MTV and aired for 8 seasons. The show was created by Randy Jackson, by the former American Idol judge. The 3 judges were Randy Jackson, Hip Hop artist Lil Mama, and JC Chasez.
The dance crews showcase their dance skills to compete for a grand prize of $100,000. The crews are given a challenge each week and are different for each dance crew. The host Mario Lopez announces which crews are safe and which crews will battle each other to be saved from elimination. The dance crews perform their dance routines and the judges vote for the crew that will not be eliminated and move on to the next round. Each week one crew is eliminated until only one winner is left.