First up tonight was the Cubcakes Dance Crew who were chalk full of energy, cuteness and, as they said, faces. The hip-hop dancers gave a tight performances filled with flips and tricks and were totally on par with the crews of dancers who were so much older than them! One of the girls even did a split and cranked her neck into an even deeper split — the judges went wild. The ladies are heading to the duels and we’re right there with Derek Hough and ready to just call World of Dance, World of Cuteness!
Luka and Jenalyn were on World of Dance season 1 and were cut when the judges felt there wasn’t enough “dance” in their stunt-filled routine. We’re excited to see these two back and dancing ballroom! The Toronto natives stayed with their contemporary vibes while bringing in some ballroom steps and their signature tricks and lifts. The judges were thrilled to see them back, but Derek wasn’t a huge fan of Luka’s body roll. LOL. Ne-Yo added that Luka looked like he was straining, but J.Lo disagreed! Luckily, this pair will be dueling after receiving an 87!
The Jam Project from Washington, DC took the stage with a one-of-a kind tap performance! The self-proclaimed ‘Magic Mikes’ of tap had a unique style that wasn’t your typical with the bowties or jackets, but a more boy band type feel that was energetic, fun and sexy! “You’re selling me right now!” Derek exclaimed, as he’s a tapper himself. He gave some suggestions to create something more complex, and J.Lo and Ne-Yo agreed and asked them to bring all of the legacy tap has into the routine next time around. The Jam Project will have the opportunity to do that, receiving an 83 from the judges!