DWTS 12 – Maksim Chmerkovskiy Teaching Kirstie Alley The Pattern And How To “Feel” The Waltz

Maks has posted a new blog at TV Guide. As most of you know, he and Kirstie are in Chicago, but, somehow he found the time to write. He talks about his and Kirstie’s fall this past week and how he is ok. He also talks about their new dance (the Waltz) coming up. More below. Be sure to read the link for the full blog as he talks of Wendy’s elimination and his Dad too.

…You just have to have enough will to finish and to do your thing. It’s not about not making mistakes; it’s about working through them. People expect us not to fall, but everybody falls. Everybody slips left and right all the time. It’s nothing new. But I am not surprised that it became such a big deal just because it’s Kirstie. Still, it shouldn’t be a big deal. I’m over it; Kirstie’s over it. I’m not sure when the show will stop replaying it though! Hopefully soon! I think we’ll see it at least once on Monday: “Last week, Kirstie and Maks…”

Kirstie and I have been in Chicago this week for Oprah, which was an amazing and very special experience. We’re having a great time here. We’re here with a bunch of people and have been out and about. Kirstie has a lot of energy for life and a lot of passion. She wants to enjoy every moment and I’m trying to keep up! I have not had deep-dish pizza yet, but I will try to get some before we leave.

Our next dance is the waltz. It’s classical week, so we’ll have a singer who will sing during our performance. It’s going to turn into a bit more of a show rather than being a straightforward dancing competition. The orchestra is going to be bigger and everything is going to be grand. It’s something new and fresh. There are a lot of little elements. Since we’ve been in Chicago, we’re trying to make do with what we’ve got here. Kirstie is doing well. Like with the fall, I’m not teaching her to dance; I’m teaching her how to be a dancer. She was able to recover because we have a clear understanding of our jobs and what we’re supposed to do. That’s how we’re approaching the waltz. I’m not just teaching her the pattern of the waltz, but I’m also teaching her how to feel it. If everything works, we can relax and adjust to the little changes production throws at us.