Today Lindsey Stirling released a new video for her new Single “The Arena”. What’s even more awesome is that Dancing With The Stars’ Derek Hough is in it and what a masterpiece it is!! You can watch it below. For more on Derek and all of his current projects, see Pure Derek Hough.
ABC has announced its fall premiere dates with “Dancing With the Stars” kicking off it’s 23rd season on September 12, 2016. The first results show will take place on September 20th. You can read more ABC Premiere dates for the Fall season at The Wrap.
Waking up to some sad dancing news this morning. According to the BBC, Gleb Savchneko won’t be dancing on Strictly Come Dancing this up coming season because of family commitments. Gleb also confirmed the news at twitter (more below). As you know from previous reports, Tristan MacManus won’t be dancing as well Aliona Vilani, Kristina Rihanoff, and Ola Jordan. Wow, lots of changes and not sure what to think? 🙁 🙁 To read on the new Strictly Come Dancing Pro line up for the 2016 Season, see the BBC. Strictly Spoiler also has written a piece on this news (thanks David!).
We’re dusting off our dancing shoes to reveal our professional dancer line up for 2016 which includes three brand new dancers alongside the return of viewers’ favourites.
New to the fold are world-class Latin and Ballroom dance experts – World Champion Katya Jones, Ukrainian Champion Oksana Platero and top Spanish dance professional Gorka Marquez.
Returning to the Strictly dance floor are our male dancers, Anton du Beke, Brendan Cole, Kevin Clifton, Pasha Kovalev, Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice; and fabulous female dancers are Karen Clifton, Natalie Lowe, Joanne Clifton, Janette Manrara and Oti Mabuse.
Strictly extends its thanks to Tristan MacManus and also to Aliona Vilani, Kristina Rihanoff, Ola Jordan who announced at the end of last series that they wouldn’t be returning to the show, and finally to Gleb Savchenko who has decided that due to family commitments he will not be appearing in the next series.
Gleb said: “I thoroughly enjoyed taking part on the last series of Strictly Come Dancing and especially the way that the UK gave me such a warm welcome but due to family commitments I won’t be returning to the show for the next series – I’ll definitely be tuning in though.”
I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the last series of Strictly Come Dancing & especially the way that the UK gave me such a warm welcome…
— GLEB SAVCHENKO (@Gleb_Savchenko) June 28, 2016
— GLEB SAVCHENKO (@Gleb_Savchenko) June 28, 2016
Not sure how true this is, but, the Daily Mail is reporting Len Goodman has landed a $3.3million deal to return to Dancing With The Stars in the US. I like Len, but, I wonder what this means for Julianne Hough (if true)? I really wanted to see her return to the Judges table. I also have a hard time believing they’d pay him $3.3 Million. Read on and let us know what you think (if true).
Len Goodman has reportedly signed a £3.3M deal to return to Dancing With The Stars.
The 72-year-old judge will return to his position as head judge on the panel, with a brand new pay deal.
According to reports US executives enticed the star back to the show with an offer that was too good to turn down.
A friend told The Sun: ‘Len genuinely wanted to take a step back and enjoy a bit more free time. But he still has the energy of a man half his age so he thought why not. And the money is a bonus.’
MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Len Goodman for comment.
The Kent-born dancing pro has starred on Strictly Come Dancing’s American adaptation since it started on ABC in 2005, taking a quick break for season 21.
At the end of 2014 Len, who split his time between LA and London, told Digital Spy: ‘Next year, I’m not going to do the flying backwards and forwards.’
To read the full article, see Daily Mail.
What a show in Dallas!!! Fan @HeyjoHeyyo called Mark Ballas and BC Jean “magic” together in their new “Head High” tour. You can read more of her thoughts in the photos and videos below. Beautiful! Be watching her Instagram as she may post more.
Maks And Val Chmerkovskiy “Our Way” Reviews & Photos, Dancing Expresses Their Story In Ways Words Could Not Have
Just a couple of reviews on Maks And Val Chmerkovskiy’s “Our Way” Tour. The WAE said the venue was completely full. They report “the performance was a beautiful story, told in a unique and fitting way.”. Here is a little more….
The two charismatic brothers with a passion for dance came together in their autobiographical show, “Maks and Val: Our Way.” The duo visited Wilmington as part of a 48-city tour. The theater was packed, with not a seat left empty.
Bright lights, moving stage props and fog machines added ambience. Large monitors played video clips throughout of Maks, Val and their father, while visuals and graphics added interest to the performance. Val even showcased his violin talents, while Maks and a group of dancers performed to his music.
The show’s first setting was in Ukraine, where the brothers grew up and first started taking dance classes. Moving forward, the family moves to Brooklyn, where the Chmerkovskiy family immigrated in 1994 in search of the American dream. The show continued on, depicting the struggles the family faced in a new country.
Although Maks and Val were sure to add comedy and seduction to the show, they took a more serious approach when emphasizing the importance of family in their upbringing. “This show is the story of our family,” said Val. Maks added, “Our family is the nucleus of who we are.”
Lighthearted jokes and comedic skits were integrated throughout the show in order to soften tough moments and engage the audience. One lucky woman, Tina, was even invited onto the stage for a sexy dance with Maks.
During the finale, Val performed the last number, solo. Even in that large, noisy room, you could hear his feet passionately tapping against the dance floor.
More at The WAE including some beautiful shots of Val and Maks.
Also, Richmond.com has published a piece that describes what the show is about. Here’s a little take (I think we posted something similar. I can’t remember for sure now).
The two acknowledge they have arguments like other siblings, and that they are very different personally, but they always fall back on the values their parents instilled in them.
“That’s the massive point: family first,” Maks said. After they see the show, “I want parents to look at their kids and say, ‘See, this is what I want your relationship with your sibling to be like.’ ”
The brothers will share the stage with 10 top professional dancers with skills in styles that range from hip-hop to ballroom.
“We want to do for ballroom what the play ‘Hamilton’ is doing for Broadway — provide a fresh perspective,” Val said.
During their careers, the brothers have each made a name for themselves.
“After being on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ I went from being Maks’ little brother to Valentin,” Val said. “It’s not me plus one or him plus one. We could each have our own production, but that doesn’t make sense to us.
“This might be the last time we get to perform together before we move on in our lives. This is a great opportunity to have a dream come true. Not a lot of siblings get to work in the same field together. How lucky are we?”
More at Richmond.com.
And aren’t these some beautiful pics. The first one warms my heart.
Dancing With The Stars Edyta Sliwinksa Graces Red Carpet At The Premiere Of ‘Beautiful – The Carole King Musical’
Last night, Edyta Sliwinksa attended the Premiere Of ‘Beautiful – The Carole King Musical’ and looking beautiful as always. Photos courtesy of Getty Images. Click on them to see more.
Warning: this post is jam packed. Below is a new ABC News Interview with Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy. Have you seen the Maks Mob videos? If not, see them here. Broadway World also has some cool fitness and nutrition tips from Maks. You can also watch some performances below from Maks and Val’s “Our Way” tour courtesy of a few nice fans in the audience (I’m loving the performance with Val playing his Violin. The 7 Years performance is so cool too.) Also below are some fun photos. Would you like to see the “Our Way” tour in real time? If so, see this link.
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Just a heads up on these two lovelies. Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber and Emma Slater will be teaching a fun group dance class in Los Angeles on June 29th. Here is more info. Oh, if I olny lived a little closer.
— Emma Slater (@EmmaSlaterDance) June 23, 2016
Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and BC Jean continue to rock their new “Head High” Tour. I’m loving the reactions and pictures from fans below. Also below is a snapchat and an interview with PopZine Online. You can also watch some new interviews and performances at SA Live and News 4 San Antonio. Dallas and Houston, you’re next! For ticket information to see Alexander Jean on tour, see Adventures In Wonderland or AlexanderJean.net.
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