World of Dance Q&A
Thousands auditioned from across the world, but Kim Massay Dance Production’s group, Intention, was selected to be one of the 14 junior teams competing on Season 3 of NBC’s World of Dance. Outlook visited with the owner and coach, Kim Massay to learn more about their experience competing on a television show.
How did you find out about auditions?
We were called by World of Dance after they saw one of our videos on YouTube, and they asked us to fly to Atlanta for an audition four days later with two routines.
What was the audition process like?
It started in July in Atlanta. Every two weeks we would have another audition process that we would have to go through, whether it would be phone interviews, Skype phone calls or videography things of Oklahoma. We found out that we made the show in September, and we went to LA the first of October to perform and film the show. We were there for most of the month of October.
How long did you prepare?
Once we found out we were on the show, we had about 2 1/2 weeks to prepare a routine for the first filming. We would send them copies every few days, and they would send their feedback right back to us for things we needed to correct and change.
What was the experience like?
The experience was amazing – to be out there on the world of dance stage with all the other groups from around the world, in every style of dance there is – was amazing. To learn the ins and outs of a TV show filming, to be around the judges, and to meet the dancers was an experience we will never forget. Just the opportunity to appear on the show was the win. They had thousands and thousands of junior groups audition. When we went there, it
Which judge was the most intimidating and why?
The most intimidating judge was probably J-Lo because she is such an icon, but our favorite judge was Derek Hough. They were all as nice as could be.
What did you learn from this experience?
We learned teamwork, discipline and how a TV show is created. We also met wonderful friends from all around the world and had the experience of a lifetime.
What’s the next step?
Onward and upward. We are still competing across the United States with our team, Intention. We are going to try to be back on World of Dance again. We thank Edmond and Oklahoma for all of the support they have given us through this journey. We are so grateful.
For more information on Intention or Kim Massay Dance Productions visit www.kimmassaydance.com