“Come Dance With Me” preview: will a new form of dance be a challenge for the teams?

The first episode of “Come Dance With Me” aired April 15 on CBS, and what an absolute spectacle it was! The awesome new reality dance competition surely has a unique mix of talented kids who practice a variety of dance forms. So what are the dance teams up to next week?

The preview clip at the fag ending of the premiere episode featured a new dance challenge; the teams step out of their comfort zone to jazz things up a bit! Will this new form of dance be a cup of tea for everyone or rather a challenge?


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Whether it’s ballet, hip-hop, freestyle or contemporary dance, every child on the 11 dance teams not only started their dance training at a very young age, but also seemed to master their respective strengths.

That said, jazz, a dance form that may be foreign to some, combines both African and European dance styles. What sets this style apart from more common dance forms is its lively vibe, coupled with the improvisation that is a key aspect of the choreography.

So far we know that the contestants on the show, Kennedy Rae Thompson and Avery Khoundara are trained jazz dancers. Therefore, it goes without saying that they have a head start on this part of the show, and why wouldn’t they? In Kennedy’s case, she began her jazz journey at the age of three. The dance enthusiast has won several accolades, including third place among a hundred performers at the Imagine Dance Challenge.

An equally strong opponent will be Avery, who won Master Dance of America, a Ballet, Jazz & Tap Intensive, in 2020. On top of that, the little man also picked up the Outstanding Dancer award at NYCDA Phoenix.

Looks like we have to play a waiting game to see how this challenge plays out. Turn on your Jazz and listen to yourself!

Watch new episodes of “Come Dance With Me” every Friday, at 8/7c, only on CBS.

Colleen D. Ervin