An American reality-competition series "LIVE TO DANCE" features one of the most inclusive talent searches ever on television. Paula Abdul serves as executive producer, mentor and lead expert of the series. . The premiere episode of "LIVE TO DANCE" follows dancers from across the country auditioning for Abdul and the series' experts in specially constructed Dance Domes that were built in both New York and Los Angeles to host the auditions. At the end of the premiere episode, a group of dancers from all styles, backgrounds and ages will be selected for the "LIVE TO DANCE" cast. A group of dancers are then chosen who the experts feel deserve a second look. These dancers have one final opportunity to compete in a "dance-off," to earn a coveted spot in the "LIVE TO DANCE" cast. Those contestants who make it through the "dance-off" travel to Los Angeles, rounding out the final cast of 18 dance acts. The first six dance acts compete against each other LIVE with two acts advancing. After a total of three rounds, the six dance acts that have advanced will compete against one another in the grand finale, where they will battle for the right to be crowned "LIVE TO DANCE" champion and awarded a $500,000 prize.