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VIDEO: Find Out Which Dance Acts Survived the Duels on WORLD OF DANCE

VIDEO: Find Out Which Dance Acts Survived the Duels on WORLD OF DANCE

NBC's hit dance competition series "World of Dance" is led by a judging team of extraordinary dance superstars - Jennifer LOPEZ (who also serves as an executive producer), Derek Hough, NE-YO and host Scott Evans.

The series, from Universal Television Alternative Studio and Nuyorican Productions, gives dancers the platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a life-altering grand prize of $1 million.

Below are the dance acts that advanced past the Duels round tonight on NBC's "World of Dance."

Ellie & Ava

Division: Junior

Hometown: Woodbury, MN

Members: 2

Ages: 13-15

Style: Contemporary

These sisters come from a dance family that goes back generations and are part of the famous Larkin Dance Studio, where they trained alongside WORLD OF DANCE Season 1 and 2 alum, Eva Igo. Competing together for only a year, the duo has quickly risen to the top and recently placed first overall at the 2018 Hall of Fame Dance National Competition.

Performance:

Song: "Because of You"

Funkanometry

Division: Junior

Hometown: Vancouver Island, Canada

Members: 2

Ages: 15-16

Style: Hip-Hop

This hip-hop duo is coming to WORLD OF DANCE with a strong competition background and tons of personality. The duo recently won the Just Dance Challenge, one of Vancouver Island's biggest dance competitions, and went undefeated in all choreography competitions from 2017-2018.

Performance:

Song: "Betta Watch Yo Self"

Moving 4ward

Division: Junior

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Members: 4

Ages: 14-17

Style: Contemporary

This contemporary dance team has won countless National and International awards across the competition circuit as a team representing their HOME TOWN studio, Elite Danceworx. They are representing as the first all-male contemporary junior act to perform on the WORLD OF DANCE stage.

Performance:

Song: "Chasing Cars"

Julian & Charlize

Division: Junior

Hometown: Manalapan, NJ & Los Angeles, CA

Members: 2

Ages: 17

Style: Hip-Hop

Despite their young age, both Julian & Charlize are already widely respected figures within the International dance scene and have accrued a huge social media following, over 800K on Instagram. Still high school students, both Julian & Charlize have been honored to teach dance all over the world. Charlize has even danced at the SUPER BOWL Halftime show with Missy Elliott and Julian performed on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with Pharrell.

Performance:

Song: "New Level"

Lauren Yakima

Division: Junior

Hometown: Northville, MI

Members: 1

Ages: 17

Style: Contemporary

Learning from her older sister, Amy Yakima, Lauren has become a fierce and powerful contemporary dancer. Since winning her first national title at age five, she has collected numerous other competition awards and titles including Hollywood Vibe National Junior Dancer of the Year and National Mini Elite West Coast Dance Explosion.

Performance:

Song: "Escalate"

REDEMPTION ROUND

Kayla Mak

Division: Junior

Hometown: Rye Brook, NY

Members: 1

Ages: 15

Style: Contemporary Ballet

Trained in both classical and contemporary styles, Kayla has racked up an impressive amount of accolades in the competition world, including being a finalist at the Youth America Grand Prix, the largest and most prestigious ballet competition. She also starred as Clara in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Duels Performance:

Song: "Paint It Black"

Redemption Performance:

Song: "Battle Scars"



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