Devon Werkheiser, formerly Ned Bigby from Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide,” is a super busy dude. From his weekly web series “Devon’s Life Survival Guide,” to working on new music, to acting in new films — like the upcoming Sundown — it’s amazing he has time for another project.
Now, the 25-year-old is the host of Dance-Off Juniors, a new competition that’ll begin streaming April 20 on Verizon’s go90 app.
Each week, three kid dancers will compete for a $5,000 cash prize. They’ll be judged by a panel of celebs, à la American Idol, including Alyson Stoner, Ladia Yates, Steffanina (who’s also the series mentor), and MTV’s own Todrick Hall.
When asked about the project, Werkheiser told MTV News, “I’m really excited for everyone to see Dance-Off Juniors. Our judges are some of the best in the business. Matt Steffanina is a beast! And these kids, they throw down. They are talented, impressive dancers. I mean, have you ever seen a ten-year-old girl break dance better than any grown person you’ve ever seen? You’re about to.”
Now I’m just picturing tons of mini Alyson Stoners from her Missy Elliot days, tearing it up.
According to Mashable, “The show is one of the 25 original series DanceOn is making exclusively for go90 as part of its previously announced partnership.”
Dance-Off Juniors’s first season will consist of 10 episodes, each 20 minutes long, with new ones airing on Wednesdays starting April 20.
For those of you unfamiliar with go90, it’s a free app, available on both the App Store and Google Play. While anyone in the U.S. can download it, unfortunately some of the content is available to Verizon Wireless customers only.
Check out the trailer, narrated by Werkheiser himself.