New Dance Competition ‘Come Dance With Me’ Will Premiere April 15

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The premiere of the new dance competition show Come Dance With Me is set for spring. CBS announced that the new show, executive produced by LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell will premiere on April 15. The family dance competition will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.


Come Dance With Me will feature exceptionally talented young dancers from across the country. The young dancers will invite one family member who has supported their dance dreams to be their partner, for a chance to win the $100,000 grand prize. The twist? The invited guests are not trained dancers.

Each episode will show aspiring dancers, ranging from 9-15 years old, and their love for dance. Among the invited untrained dancers will be a preschool teacher, a doctor, a social worker, and an engineer. Other contestants have left their day jobs to learn endless choreography all for their children.

The dance partners will perform a new routine each week in hopes of earning top scores from the judges, so they can continue in the competition. Throughout the season, each duo will learn and perform different styles of dance. Contestants will learn hip hop, ballroom, contemporary, and theatrical. Each judge can award up to 10 points per team for their routine, on the criteria of technique, team chemistry, and showmanship.


At the end of each night, the two lowest-scoring teams will battle each other in a freestyle dance-off, and the judges will determine which team is eliminated and which will continue in the competition.

‘Come Dance With Me’ Judges

The new show will feature songs from some of today’s biggest music stars. Grammy Award winning songwriter Philip Lawrence will host the series. Judges of the competition include, Jenna Dewan, professional celebrity dancer Dexter Mayfield, as well as renowned hip hop choreographer Tricia Miranda.

LL CooL J and O’Donnell have been co-stars on NCIS: Los Angeles since 2009. The hit show is currently on its thirteenth season with a new season expected to be renewed soon.


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