Writer and Director John Chu explains the concept behind the show:
The best way to explain it is it’s an online dance adventure. It’s sort of a superheroes web series but the story is told through dance. Their superpower is dance, but the best part of it is that there are no special effects. There’s no wire work. Their superpower is actually real, and they are actual real people doing their thing. There’s mythology behind every character and you learn the mythology of how they discover their powers and how they meet each other to become to the most elite dance crew in the world.
It’s such a changing thing because the series itself is so unique because it’s very balletic and sort of operatic. It’s a mythology. There’s magic, there’s fantasy, there’s a different world. There are bad guys, there’s good guys, and it’s all told through dance. The language of the story is told through dance, so it’s a hard thing to explain to people until they actually get to see it.
Personally, I love dance and I love superheroes, so this is going to be all kinds of awesome. I’m off to watch teh first two episodes right now.