During the third qualifying round of the TV competition World of Dance, judges Ne-Yo, JLo, and Derek Hough watched the married ballroom dancing duo DNA. The D stands for Denys (Drozdyuk) and the A stands for Antonina (Skobina). WOD ballroom dancer judge Derek Hough was delighted with their performance which integrated a number of dance styles (ballet, contemporary). Ne-Yo told them, “That was the sexiest waltz I’ve seen.” JLo added, “This is what I want ballroom to look like.” DNA received an impressive score of 87.
If DNA’s performance at the 2017 World of Dance competition in Los Angeles is any indicator of their forthcoming performances on the TV show WOD, get ready to see more fusion. At the annual competition, DNA performed a hip hop heavy routine to Michael Jackson‘s song “Smooth Criminal.” (See below.) World of Dance airs Tuesdays at 10pm on NBC. Reruns air Saturday at 8pm.