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Dancing with the Stars Season 22 – PRO WATCH!!

It’s that time of year again and who knows what kind of funky will go down this season. Will Derek finally hang up his DWTS shoes? Will Artem get hosed again in favor of the ever annoying Val? Will Sasha finally get his chance? Will Sharna continue to follow in the wrong footsteps, making unwise statements? Who will take Allison’s spot? These questions and more will hopefully be answered soon. :-)

I don’t want to hear about Jenna being dance captain. I think that is likely decided among the dancers themselves and I doubt it has any significance in regard to the show – maybe she’ll be a pro, maybe she won’t. Derek and Julianne’s dance captain was someone you’ve likely never heard of. So what?

Kristyn Burtt claims that the pros have been told rehearsals start on February 22 – it remains to be seen if that is true or if it actually happens. Last season was so…fluid…that we’ll have to wait and see. I do think we’ll start to hear stuff from those with a lack of ability to keep their mouths shut. :-) There are some Derek fans that worry his media sweep happening next week will include an announcement about his status. The media sweep is because of Disneyland 60 – if an announcement happens, it will likely be that he’s out. If he says nothing or hems and haws, it might be that he’s in. He’s a tough call, as usual.

The lists below reflect who was a pro last season and who wasn’t. I don’t really think Louis will be back because Paula asked specifically for him. Kym? Who knows?

Male Pros
Val – ??
Tony – ??
Mark – ??
Artem – ??
Keo – ??
Derek – ??
Louis – ??

Female Pros
Sharna – ??
Peta – ??
Emma – ??
Witney – ??
Allison – OUT (due to Pregnancy)
Karina – ??

Status of Former Pros
Gleb Savchenko – Strictly Come Dancing
Tristan MacManus – Strictly Come Dancing
Anna Trebunskaya – ??
Kym Johnson – ??
Lacey Schwimmer – ??
Cheryl Burke – Out – committed to another network
Maksim Chmerkovskiy – retired

The Troupe
Lindsay Arnold – ??
Sasha Farber – ??
Henry Byalikov – ??
Jenna Johnson – ??
Brittany Cherry – ??
Alan Bersten – ??
Hayley Ebert – ??
New male troupe member – ??

February 10, 2016 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Kym Johnson Teaches Dances Lessons and Promotes New Book – Video, HQ Photos

Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson talked with the CW6 In San Diego about her new book and taught some dance lessons too. You can watch the fun interview here. Thanks to Andrea for sending. Also, below you can also see some new photos from a book signing in San Diego. Isn’t she and Robert Herjavec sweet? I love them. To order Kym’s book, see ReganArts.com and make sure you use the discount code “PUREDWTS” to get $7.00 off the purchase price.

February 14, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Video Highlights of ‘Shall We Dance’ On Ice With Dancing With The Stars Pros And More

@Idolxfactor1 was able to catch some video highlights of Paul Mitchell’s Shall We Dance that aired on ABC yesterday. Below are a few videos. To see more, go to Idol XFactor here. Thanks Al! I missed it and cant wait to watch!

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 22 – Confirmation on Jodie Sweetin’s Participation

I’ll take this as confirmation. I had my doubts when Candace was talking like she was going to be on the show, but this kinda settles it for me. We first reported on her wanting to dance back in Season *12*, if you can believe it! Back then she wanted to dance with either Derek or Maks. Latest report from us was just a few weeks ago. DWTSGossip found this little tidbit first. Guess we know who Val’s dancing with. Our article from Season 12 indicated that she’s been dancing since she was three.

ETA: Need to read my own notes better. As I said back then, she’s a ringer if she continued dance lessons into adulthood. Dancing as a child isn’t enough to get the ringer tag. But dancing with Val may be telling enough. :-)

February 13, 2016 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

PureDWTS Pros Sasha Farber And Derek Hough Express Their Love For Teaching Dance

I love when the Pros are so compassionate about dancing ….and teaching it as well. Below Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber and Derek Hough express how they feel about it. I was so touched, I had to do a post. Also, if you’d like to see more of Derek teaching in Ohio last night, see this post at Pure Derek Hough.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Pro Mark Ballas And BC Jean Grace Red Carpet At OK! Magazine’s Pre-Grammy Party

Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and Finace BC Jean attended OK! Magazine’s Pre-Grammy party last night. I’m loving BC’s boots. Photos below courtesy of Getty Images. Video by Maximo TV.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Brittany Cherry Reflects On The Tour, Answers Questions From Fans

It’s hard to believe the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour is over! Brittany Cherry answered questions about it and more with fans. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording….

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dmitry Chaplin, Anna Trebunskaya, Oksana Dmytrenko To Star In “Dancing With The Movies” With Shirley Jones

According to Broadway World, former Dancing With The Stars Pros Dmitry Chaplin and Anna Trebunskaya along with Troupe member Oksana Dmytrenko will star in a new musical stage production called “Dancing With The Movies”. Actress Shirley Jones will also be hosting and performing….

It’s the world premiere of the new dance stage sensation, DANCING WITH THE MOVIES. Hollywood’s biggest musical moments recreated and reinvented with a new, exciting twist. The world premiere will take place at the Texan Theatre, Greenville, TX, on Saturday, Feb 20 and Sunday Feb 21. Guest starring in this powerhouse production will be Academy Award winner, Shirley Jones, star of such classics as Oklahoma!, Carousel and The Music Man.

Ms. Jones will be hosting and performing a special number with her son, TV and movie actor, Patrick Cassidy. Seven of TV and stage’s top choreographers bring to life the classic movie dances of yesterday with a fresh new vision!

Starring Dancing With The Stars Celebrity Pros, Dmitry Chaplin and Anna Trebunskaya, along with Dancing With The Stars cast members Oksana Dmytrenko, Anya Fuchs, Magda Fialek, Kiki Nyemchek and Brent Borbon and So You Think You Can Dance top finalists, including: Legacy, Jonathan Platero, Randi Lynn Strong and Nick Garcia and combining forces with singing stars from American Idol: Vonzell Solomon and Von Smith.

For more information, see Broadway World.

February 12, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Peta Murgatroyd Talks On Her Wedding Plans With Maksim Chmerkovksiy, Sharna Burgess Chimes In

Below you can watch Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd talk on her engagement to Maksim Chmerkovksiy with US Weekly. Sharna Burgess also chimes in with her thoughts.

Also, and speaking of Maks, he and Val are going on tour this summer. If you’d like tickets, see this link.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber Dance Promo For ‘Swiffer Duster’ – Video

Have you all seen this fun “Swiffer Duster” promo with Sasha Farber? He posted the video below at twitter. This is the best. Check it out and Go Sasha! #IWantMore #SwifferDusterAndSashaFarber

February 11, 2016 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Reminder: See ‘Dancing Pros Live’ With Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke, Gleb Savchenko, And Elena Samodanova

Just a reminder for those living or planning to visit the Niagara Falls area! You can see Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke, Gleb Savchenko, and Elena Samodanova in “Dancing Pros Live” at the Fallsview Casino Resort from February 18th-25th. For tickets and a fun video promo, see this link. I saw this show last year and I highly recommend it as dancers from all over the world dance in it.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.