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DWTS 2011 – The Dancing With The Stars Pro Dancers Party It Up & More In Las Vegas (Photos)

If you are a serious Dancing With The Stars fan and would love to visit Las Vegas, the time to do so might be after a Dancing With The Stars Season has ended? This past week, various news outlets from Las Vegas and the pros have been reporting on some of their fun in the sun and playing in the hotels and casinos. Such as….

Kym and Dmitry at the LAVO. Here the striking two are checking out a performance by Pharcyde Wednesday night. Dmitry was said to have danced to the sounds of DJ Crooked later in the night while Kym watched from a balcony.

Below is Maks celebrating at Encore Beach Club’s 1 year Anniversary by the pool side at the beginning of last week.

But, what a week of sun makes. HERE is Maks all tanned up for Wet Republic’s Hot Bodies Pool Party yesterday. Adding: Even more shots of Maks HERE! Way hot…I think I need a towel. :)

Maks also took part in the JCK Jewelry Convention while he was in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Check out the links in these tweets to see some of his new “MAKSIM” line which will be available soon on Amazon.


At “JCK” jewelery convention. VERY excited about the ‘MAKSIM’ line! Everything looks awesome! http://say.ly/uaNnDR
@MaksimC
Maksim Chmerkovskiy


More pictures of our product! It’s a men’s line, but women could certainly rock it!!! http://say.ly/fflnE2
@MaksimC
Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Mark Ballas paid Las Vegas a visit as well to promote his new album. Below he takes a little time out to celebrate his birthday again with friends at the Liquid Pool. Apparently, there were some great Dancing with the Stars theme moments such as a birthday cake that looked like a mirror ball trophy. ‘Happy Birthday Mark’ was written on the side.

And the fun doesn’t stop there. Below are Peta and Karina partying at the Tao with Nicole Murphy and Michael Strahan. Damian Whitewood was there as well who called them his “lifeguards”.

Later in the evening, Karina wore an equally sexy outfit to host a party at the Tao night club.

Lastly, here is Cheryl hanging out with Jack Ketsoyan at the Palazzo celebrating her birthday yesterday. She looks fantastic, doesn’t she? This picture will make my Dad’s day again.

What a fun time! Who wants to pay Las Vegas a visit after the Season 13 Finale is over? :)

June 5, 2011 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.

Pure DWTS 12 – Karina Smirnoff Talks About Her Playboy Shoot, Her New Dance Studio, And More

Many of our dancing pros are currently in Las Vegas relaxing and having fun, giving to causes, helping with shows, performing in some of them, or doing some promotion for their personal adventures. Such is true for Karina Smirnoff who attended a beauty and spa convention promoting her Collection for Girlactik. Doug Elfman of The Las Vegas Review caught up with her for a little interview where they talk about Karina’s photo spread for the May issue of Playboy which she was glad to have the opportunity to do. Hugh Hefner says Karina’s Playboy spread will be one of the publication’s best of the year. Karina also discusses her new dance studio in California where she hopes to develop her “own Dancing With The Stars professionals” in the next few years. Here are a couple of takes from The Las Vegas Review.

As for her May layout in Playboy, she’s received a lot of positive response and praise for the “classy” and “artistic” shoot.

“I’m super-excited about it,” she said. It’s a “dream come true” to join the Playboy-cover-girl likes of Marilyn Monroe and Charlize Theron.

“After you do something like this, and years go by, you have an opportunity to look back and say, ‘That was me. I did that.’

“That’s really awesome.”

Smirnoff, in a playful mood, asked whether I would follow her lead and pose nude for photo shoots soon.

“No,” I said, “but I would do one every day if I were you.”

“Ha,” she said. “Well, maybe that’s something we could potentially work out.”

While in Vegas, a spa and beauty convention will feature her Karina Smirnoff Collection for Girlactik. She also has a Karina Smirnoff boot line through Bearpaw and a “Shape Up With Karina Smirnoff” fitness-dance DVD.

Soon, she’s auditioning kids of all ages at her dance studio in California.

“I want to develop my own ‘Dancing With the Stars’ professionals in a few years.”

Karina works hard. No doubt about it. If you are in Vegas, you can see Karina today (Saturday) at the Tao Beach and Tao Nightclub.

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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.

DWTS 12 – Kirstie Alley Wows Crowds In Boston!!

What I love about Kirstie Alley so much since being a fan and her doing Dancing With The Stars is how she personally relates to all walks of life where ever she goes whether she’s working, whether it’s out and about, or whether she’s at twitter, etc.. You don’t have to be rich and famous for her to reach out and such was the case when she created quite the “stir” at a train stop in Boston this week. She lit up the Ritz Carlton as well. Below is a take from the Boston Herald for what happened. You can see a new picture of Kirstie at the link as well with a lucky fan.

Kirstie, who appears to be hooked on ballroom dancing, created quite the stir amongst the star-struck in South Station, where she hopped off the Acela and was greeted by rounds of applause by “DWTS” fans.

“She looked great,” South Station concierge Kevin Greene told the Track. “She lost so much weight for the show. She was talking to people and posing for photos. She was really very nice.”

Alley spent most of her time in Boston holed up at the Ritz where, after dining with professional dancer Serge Onikan in Jer-Ne, she asked the staff set up a private dance studio for them in one of the ballrooms. Oh, really now???

“Hotel setting up dance floor just for me and my private dancer in the ballroom . . . it’s raining men hallelujah!” she tweeted the other day.

An accompanying Twitpic shows a rather fit — and younger — man with Alley, who is obviously wearing her dancing shoes. Hotel spokesman Steve Pellegrino said he had no idea why the TV star came to town. But we do know Alley and Serge will appear tomorrow night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC for Dance With Me Studios’ “All the Right Moves Summer Invitational.”

Stay tuned! We hope to have some coverage of Maks and Kirstie dancing from his studio today in New York City!

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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.