What a great piece by Kristyn Burtt on the “World Of Dance” Press Day at Dance Network. She writes of how the show is going to take dance to a new level. The piece also has quotes from Derek as well which you can in part below. Also NOTE: there wasn’t enough time for the judges to do a dance number, but, within the first half hour of the show, we are going to laugh, cry, and dance.
“There has to be respect for one another and a joy to be around each other,” Lopez explains. “I think we have that. We’re lucky. I’ve pulled together my dream team. These were my first three choices.”
It won’t be harmonious every moment, though. Hough warned that they did disagree from time to time.
“There’s definitely disagreements where somebody went through or in the scoring,” he reveals. “We had different opinions on certain things. There were little mini-battles happening.”
The one disappointing note to the new series is that there wasn’t enough time to shoot a dance number with all of the judges. World of Dance was pre-taped this winter. They hope to rectify that situation if there’s a second season.
However, Lopez promised that the show comes right from an authentic place — her dancer’s heart.
She sums up, “I guarantee within the first half hour of the show, you are going to laugh, you’re going to cry and you’re going to dance.”
More at Dance Network.