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DWTS Nancy Grace’s Dancing Special From Dance With Me Studios Part 2 (Full Video)

In case you missed Part 2 of Nancy Grace’s “Dancing Special” last night on her show, here it is in full special thanks to Grinya’s Entertainment.


Happy New Year's From 'Dance With Me' Studios -… by GrinyasEntertainment

What do you think? I thought Part 2 was better than Part 1. I loved how they spotlighted the little dancers! They were so good. I loved how they included the full cast of this past season in it in some way, not just the dancers present at Dance With Me Studios with Nancy! I also loved Val playing his violin (and the retrospective with Mark Ballas) and the kiss on Nancy’s cheek from Maks after they danced (they would have made a cool couple to watch last season like he and Kirstie). Great show!!

And again, if you missed Part 1, be sure to see it here.

Great shows!! I hope Nancy will continue to cover Dancing With The Stars in the future. I’d love to see more TV coverage of what goes on at Dance With Me Studio’s as well. Fascinating!!

December 31, 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 Dancing With The Stars – Just a Couple Of Reminders & A Future Note

Just a couple of reminders! Don’t forget to watch the Nancy Grace Show on the HLN network at 8:00pm ET for Part 2 of her “Dancing Special” tonight. If you missed Part 1, be sure to see it here. It was a gas and I’m betting tonight will be too! If nothing else, it’s great for those suffering from DWTS withdrawals. 8O Nancy tweeted that the show will have “Child dance phenoms” as well….


Tonight! Brand new dancing show w/ child dance phenoms!! http://t.co/5yBb6NHe
@NancyGraceHLN
Nancy Grace

Also, Dancing With The Stars Champ J.R. Martinez is the Grand Marshal of the 123rd Tournament Of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA. If interested, you’ll be able to watch the parade go down LIVE on ABC and NBC at 11:00am ET on Monday, January 2nd. If you’d like to watch it commercial free and in 3D, you’ll be able to view it on the HGTV channel at the same time. In the meantime, TV Guide has a little interview with J.R. where he talks on the honor of doing it and why (his answer might shock you. lol). He also mentions Dancing With The Stars and his future plans in acting.

On a future note and if you live or would like to travel to New York, Mark Ballas is giving a one night concert at The Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, NY on January 27th at 8:00pm. You can read more about the concert at Playbill as well as how you can obtain tickets.

December 30, 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.

Edyta Sliwinska Writes Her First Blog On How She Got Picked To Do Dancing With The Stars

Edyta Sliwinska and her hubby, Alec Mazo have started a new facebook page called “Dancing Pros” in promotion with their stage show “Dance Temptation”. As previously reported, the two plan to hit the road again with it again next summer. Yesterday, Edyta wrote her first blog. In the blog she writes about how she got picked to do Dancing With The Stars. Below is a take about the process….

Everyone in the dance world knew about the British show ‘Strictly come dancing;’ it was hugely popular, so when I heard that it will be produced in America, I immediately submitted my resume, videos, pictures, magazines scraps, you name it. By the way if you are thinking of becoming a professional dancer, you should have all of the materials together and ready to go. You never know when the opportunity might knock to your door. In my case it happened in May 2005 and I was so ready for it. I considered all other options (I think I went a little too far thinking I could be a lawyer). Somewhere deep inside I knew I loved dancing. I was invited for an audition to Los Angeles. The producers already knew that I’m a good dancer, or at least good enough for what they were looking for, from all the videos, competition results and so on. Now they had to make sure I had the right personality to play the part. And here came a lengthy interview with hours of question. It was like a real interrogation with the only difference being that I wasn’t asked to tell the truth but to give a few different answers, the more outrageous then better. I had to deliver these snippets ‘in my own way’, but after a while I was so confused I forgot what ‘my own way’ was. They needed to typecast me somehow. My head was spinning; I had to be charming, sexy, competitive, arrogant… Uh, it was my first taste of what television was about. Later I understood that on TV, personality is just as important as skills. In fact I know a former world champion who didn’t get on the show because she was too shy and didn’t look interesting enough on camera. She is an amazing dancer, someone I’ve looked up to for years. Back to the audition, the next in the process was a short dance lesson to examine our teaching skills. That was easy considering my experience with kids in my SF dance studio. If you can teach a 5 year old you can teach anyone.

“Personality” has so much to do with a part on Dancing With The Stars, maybe even more than dancing ability itself?

More fascinating Dancing With The Stars things from Edyta here. They’ve posted some pictures from Dance Temptation as well at their facebook page which you can view one above. Beautiful!! I miss seeing Edyta dancing so much!! She will always be one of my favorite female dancers!

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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.

Rob Kardashian Dishes On Dancing With The Stars & To Host New Years Eve Party

Rob Kardashian will be hosting his own New Year’s Eve Party in Las Vegas for those living in the area (John? :) ) at the Tyrst Night Club. Leading up to the event, the Las Vegas Sun interviewed him. Did you know Rob knew Cheryl before he danced on the show? He talks of it below as well as his journey for when the competitive side of himself started kicking in….

The Kats Report: In watching you dance on the show, it seems you got along particularly well with Cheryl Burke.
Rob Kardashian: Oh, yeah. I knew her from before. I had some friends who have done the show, so it wasn’t at all an awkward experience. It was really very comfortable, and, for me, that’s everything, to feel comfortable in what I’m doing in front of so many people. She’s a great girl.

TKR: Had you watched the show very much before you were asked to be on it?
RK: No. Never.

TKR: What were your expectations when you started considering taking part?
RK: I just really didn’t care (laughs), that was my whole thing, just to have fun with everything, and I did, because it is a show, and it’s a fun performance. But at the end of the day, it also is a competition. I started to take it seriously, but mostly I just wanted to have fun with everything.

TKR: At what point did your competitive nature kick in?
RK: I started to begin to realize that I actually can do this as the weeks moved forward, like maybe by Week 5 or Week 6, when I did my tango. That’s when I actually realized that I could actually do this, and that’s when the competitive nature kicked in … the tango is tough, but I really enjoyed it.

TKR: Were you genuinely disappointed not to have won the championship.
RK: I feel I went as far as I could have gone. I would have loved to have won, obviously, but J.R. definitely deserved it. I did the best I could do and ended with a perfect score, when coming into it I never would have imagined myself even making it to the finals.

Great interview! Lots more including his New Years Eve resolutions at the Las Vegas Sun.

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Reunion For The Game Show Network (Official Photo Released)

What a cool photo this turned out to be, hmmm? I thought it captured each personality well. Special thanks to Entertainment Weekly for posting it. Be sure to read the little write up they have with it if you haven’t yet. It’s fun!

Don’t forget, the Dancing With The Stars reruns (starting with Season 4) will begin January 21st at 6:00pm ET on the Game Show Network. Let’s hope there are more pics and promos with this shoot in mind released in the near future.

ADDING: Go to the Game Show Network to see a new promo (2nd video at the link). Thanks to PureDWTS reader Gitte for the heads up!

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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.

Pure DWTS Questionnaire: Looking Back On 2011

Being we are about to wrap up 2011, we thought it might be fun to look back on the last two seasons of Dancing With The Stars to get your “favorite” and ‘best of” thoughts. As always, answer to your best ability or for whatever comes to mind first in the comments section. Also, try to answer with only one choice for most of these questions, but, you can name a few honorable mentions for each too if you want. Ok, let’s get started….

1. Taking into account the last two seasons of Dancing With The Stars in 2011, who do you think deserves an award for Top Female Pro?

2. From the last two seasons of Dancing With The Stars in 2011, who do you think deserves an award for Top Male Pro?

3. Now taking your top two picks from above, which pro deserves the Vanguard Professional Dancer Award for 2011?

4. Taking into account the last two seasons of Dancing With The Stars in 2011, who were your top 3 favorite couples? Rate them in order as well.

5. The celebrity dancer to surprise me the most in 2011 was ________________________.

6. The celebrity dancer to tug on my heart strings the most in 2011 was _________________________.

7. The Most “Entertaining” Celebrity Dancer of 2011 was ________________________.

8. The “Best” Celebrity Dancer of 2011 was _________________________.

Good luck! I’ll post my answers in the comments section. Thanks always for your fun participation and here’s to Dancing With The Stars in 2012. Happy New Year All! ;) xxx

December 29, 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.

DWTS Ralph Macchio To Attend Karina Smirnoff’s New Year’s Bash In New York City

Just a reminder that Karina is hosting a New Year’s Eve Bash at the Bowlmor in Times Square, New York on Saturday night. Cooler yet is the New York Post is reporting Ralph Macchio will be attending and hitting the dance floor with Karina. If interested in attending, below are a few ticket details that we reported a couple of weeks ago. You can read more and see pics of this hot new night club at Joonbug.com.

A ticket includes:

•A 5 hour premium open bar
•A world renowned DJ spinning sets of hip hop, dance, 80’s and rock on a state of the art sound
•Festive NYE party favors
•Champagne toast at midnight
•Live NYE 2012 countdown
…and a joonbug.com photographer present to capture all the merrymaking (and mischief making) one night can handle. Your very own paparazzi!

Looks fun! If I only lived a little closer! :)

ADDING: Joonbug.com has interviewed Karina leading up to this event. She discusses Dancing With The Stars, her partners, all of her upcoming projects, and more. You can read the full interview at the link. Below is a take of her talking about her greatest accomplishments so far….

KS: It’s hard to find one moment that I’m most proud of. I definitely cherish being the only female dancer who made the World Professional Final with 4 different partners. I’m super proud to have been US National Professional Champion for 7 years overall. And I’m extra super proud to have won my first Mirror Ball Trophy on this season of Dancing With The Stars!

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas Contributes Song For “Shine On” Charity Album

Mark Ballas along with other musicians and producers have joined forces by producing a charity album that aims to bring hope to children with cancer in Japan and their families. The album is called “Shine On Volume One“. Other musicians and producers include Donna Burke, Rob Chiarelli, Gordon Goodwin, and Julian Lennon to name a few. Of the project, Mark said….

“I got involved with the project because two of the Producers on my HurtLoveBox CD were very involved. It started when Michael Becker invited Rob Chiarelli to be a part of the Tyler Foundation project and Rob was excited to co-produce 3 songs with him. Rob then ask me to get involved and I thought the project was important to support .”

Mark sings “The Sun Always Shines”. You can read a glowing review on the album and Mark’s work at Yahoo Voices which includes a picture of him in the recording studio. If you’d like to help donate to this cause and would like this album for your collection, you can download it at iTunes here: Shine On! Vol. 1 - Various Artists . Here is a link to download “The Sun Always Shines” The Sun Always Shines - Shine On! Vol. 1 .

December 28, 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.

DWTS Julianne Hough Rocks It Out In New “Rock Of Ages” Trailer & Covers Prestige Magazine

Have you seen the “Rock Of Ages” trailer with former Dancing With The Stars pro Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, and Alec Baldwin? If not, you can view it below. Note how it has some previews of Julianne dancing in it (among other things! :) )! Powerful Hough stuff as always! “Rock Of Ages” has a tentative June 1st, 2012 release date.

Speaking of Julianne, she’s covering the December issue of Prestige magazine. Cover below. You can view more pictures of the shoot with her and catch what she says about “Dancing With The Stars” at Style Bistro.

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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.

Former President Clinton Talks About Dancing With The Stars On The Rachel Ray Show

Former President Bill Clinton was a guest on the Rachel Ray show today. One of the audience members asked him if he’d ever do Dancing With The Stars. He said they asked him once, but, he said no since he wouldn’t have the time to train. Coincidently, Hillary asked him recently if he’d like to take dance lessons which he’d like. He’d love to master the “Tango”. You can see a video here of him talking about it.

I wish he’d reconsider. Bill Clinton would be fun to see dance on the Dancing With The Stars!!

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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.