New CBS Original Series, “Come Dance With Me” premieres Friday, 4/15.

Get ready to dance! The new #ComeDanceWithMe series debuts April 15 at 7 p.m. on CBS with talented child dancers and their untrained family partners competing with other duos!

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CBS today announced COME DANCE WITH ME, the new family dance competition series, will premiere Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. on your local CBS8. From creators and executive producers Chris O’Donnell, LL COOL J (stars of CBS’ NCIS: LOS ANGELES) and 3 Ball Productions, COME DANCE WITH ME features exceptionally talented young dancers from across the country who invite a family member not trained who supported their dance dreams of being their partner, for the chance to strut for a grand prize. These untrained family members include a preschool teacher, doctor, social worker, and engineer, among others, who quit their daily jobs to tie up their dancing shoes and learn endless choreography for their children. O’Donnell and LL COOL J also serve as executive producers on the series.

GRAMMY® award-winning songwriter Philip Lawrence hosts the series which features music from popular artists across all genres. The competition judges include one of Hollywood’s most prolific dancers and actresses, Jenna Dewan; renowned professional dancer Dexter Mayfield; and famed hip hop choreographer Tricia Miranda.

Each week on COME DANCE WITH ME, budding kids – ages 9-15 – will share their love of dance with their supportive, albeit untrained, adult family members. The duos will embark on uplifting and emotional journeys to learn and perform challenging routines, with the help of professional choreographers. All dance partners will perform a fierce new routine each week in hopes of getting the highest scores from the judges, so they can continue in the competition.

Throughout the season, each duo will learn and perform different dance styles, from hip hop and ballroom to contemporary and theater, among others. Each judge can award up to 10 points per team for their routine, based on technique, team chemistry and showmanship. At the end of each night, the two lowest-scoring teams will face off in a free dance, and the judges will determine which team is eliminated and which will continue in the competition. At the end of the season, only one team will win the grand prize of $100,000.

“COME DANCE WITH ME is a fun show with a big heart,” said executive producers Chris O’Donnell and LL COOL J. “The show is about being creative, having fun and bringing families together through dance. We can’t wait to see what these kids and parents have in store for America!

The new #ComeDanceWithMe series debuts April 15 at 7 p.m. on CBS with talented child dancers and their untrained family partners competing against other duos! Check out this preview HERE.

Colleen D. Ervin