Warman dancer, 15 year old Dayton Paradis, will showcase his talent on one of the world’s biggest stages, NBC’s competition show World of Dance, Season 4. His Hip Hop trio, Itty Bitty Crew, is one of 34 acts from around the globe competing for the grand prize of $1 million and the title of best dancers in the world. The judging panel consists of show executive producer Jennifer Lopez along with Derek Hough and Ne-Yo, with Scott Evans set to host the series.
The time and dedication put in was worth it when Dayton was chosen to be part of the Itty Bitty Crew trio by Eye Candy Company studio director and choreographer Vince Akinyode. “It was a shock to me that I was asked to dance with Ayden and Ethan because I see them as amazingly talented, so it was really awesome to be able to dance with them,” Dayton says. The trio went on to participate in the World of Dance Season 4 audition process. “When we got the call that we were going to be on the show, it was so exciting! To think I would be dancing on the same stage as previous contestants who went on to become famous, and who I look up to, was pretty crazy!”
Dayton describes his experience while the show was filming earlier this year as a busy and somewhat stressful process, but fun and exciting. He and his family had to keep the experience under wraps until earlier this month. “Until May 6th we weren’t allowed to talk about it at all, so I was basically lying to all my friends about why I was away and what I was doing, so it was fun to be able to finally tell them! But I still have to stay under restrictions being that it is pre-recorded. I can’t spoil anything or explain how we did or how anyone else did,” Dayton explains. “I know roughly what will happen on the show, but I don’t know when anything is happening or how they will showcase it, so it’s a big surprise for me, too.”
Be sure to set your PVR or tune in to cheer on our very own Dayton Paradis in The Itty Bitty Crew trio on World of Dance! The super-talented trio set themselves apart with stripes of colour in their hair. You’ll be able to pick out Dayton as his will be green. The twins, Ayden and Ethan, will sport red and blue, respectively. The season 4 premiere airs Tuesday, May 26 on NBC at 8 p.m. Don’t miss it!
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