The Way You Move

With Their 'World Of Dance' Audition, Jabbawockeez Prove That They're Still At The Top Of Their Game

"Why are we here? Because we’re still growing."

The Jabbawockeez are already one of America's biggest acts — but now they want to take on the entire world. The dance crew auditioned for World of Dance last night, and proved that they're still at the top of their craft and can do more than just the tricks that we've come to love them for.

Nearly a decade after winning the debut season of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew way back in 2008, the group — who currently have their own show in Las Vegas — took to the stage on the new NBC series and showed that, in addition to their signature isolations, they have groove.

As for the judges, Ne-Yo thought it was technically "super clean," it was "rhythmic," and he "didn't mind" that it was a departure for them and that in the end, "it worked." Derek Hough gave them props for paying attention to the small details that can give a routine so much impact but ultimately missed their go-to style. Jennifer Lopez was super fired up on the other hand and praised them for being "risky," saying they everyone gave a "master class in how to kill it without breaking a sweat."

The conversation then turned to why the Jabbawockeez were there in the first place. Their simple answer? They still have something left to prove.

"Why are we here? Because we're still growing," one member of the crew said. "It never stops. We come from nothing, we do this, we live this, and we only want to grow."

"The best artists in the world never think that they're done or never think that they've arrived. They're always evolving," Lopez said in agreement. "That's how I see myself."

Check out the Jabbawockeez in action here:

Cover image via Trae Patton / NBC

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