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DWTS14 Week 3 Mark Ballas Writes Of His Sole Focus For Katherine Jenkins And More

Mark has penned a new blog for USA Today. He gives hints for tomorrow night’s Slow Waltz with his partner Katherine. He says the music will be “stunning”. Below is more, but, be sure to read the link for the full blog.

Rehearsal went really well this week. One thing that was difficult was that we didn’t get Studio No. 1 at our training facility very much. That is the one studio that is a 100% replica of the set you see on TV, and it’s always the room all couples hope for and fight over. We had it only twice this week, and being that a waltz is a dance that requires you to really cover the floor and move, the space is imperative.

I’m really looking forward to this dance. It’s a different tempo for us, and I’m hoping the judges and you all will enjoy our interpretation.

The hardest thing about the waltz is how slow it actually is. It requires a lot of control and impeccable timing. Most would think that because it’s slow it would be one of the easier dances, but that is the reason it’s more difficult. Unlike the jive or other uptempo dances, you can’t hide any wobble or stutters in the waltz. Because it is so slow, you can see every little detail, and if you are off balance or out of time, you will be exposed by the slow tempo of the music. So foot control is extremely important.

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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.

ABC Releases Promo For New Dancing With The Stars Segment On Good Morning America

ABC has released a new Good Morning America promo for tomorrow. As we speculated last week, Katie Couric is doing a fun spread on Dancing With The Stars Monday!! So, be sure to tune in. Here she is with Derek dancing….

Thanks to Miss Heidi and Pure Derek Hough for the heads up. If you haven’t seen our picture post with some teasers on this new segment to be aired on Good Morning America tomorrow, be sure you do so in a previous posting here.

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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 Season 14, Week 3 – Who’s Dancing What…and when?

Ah, the week of a thousand rumbas. :-) Throw in a waltz and you have a whole bunch of slow dances, two sambas, a salsa and a jive. It’s gonna be a weird night.

ETA: William dancing 10th – Gee, that’s a shock. :::rolls eyes::: When will the pimpage end?? Who will be the lucky number 11? Katherine, Roshon or Jaleel. I bet Roshon, since they put him in jeopardy last week, he’s dancing to MJ, and most importantly – he works for Disney.  Although you wouldn’t think they would put two of their quicker dances right next to each other.

ETA 2: Thank god, it appears Donald is going last. 

ETA 3: Katherine’s dancing 6th…for the 2nd week in a row.  Iiiinteresting. So now our 3 key running order positions have been filled…wonder who will end up in the “positions of doom”? -Court-

ETA 4: Melissa appears to be in the clear – she’s dancing 8th.  This could be a good thing for her.  -Court-

ETA 5: Maria’s got one of the “doom” positions, but I doubt it matters too much for her – somebody’s gotta go 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, and good/popular dancers are inevitably going to end up there at some point.  Plus I think they’re trying to space out all the rumbas :-) -Court-

ETA 6: The trend of back-to-back Chmerkovskiys continues…why? Idk…I guess TPTB seem to think they’re conjoined twins or something…

ETA 7: And the trend of pimping Roshon seems to be over…

Jack and Anna – Samba, Dancing 1st (Song: one of his. :-) )
Voting # 1-800-868-3402

Maria and Derek – Rumba (Dancing 2nd)
Voting # 1-800-868-3401

Gavin and Karina – Rumba
Voting # 1-800-868-3404

Roshon and Chelsie - Samba (Dancing 4th)
Voting # 1-800-868-3405

Gladys and Tristan – Foxtrot
Voting # 1-800-868-3411

Katherine and Mark – Slow Waltz (Dancing 6th)
Voting # 1-800-868-3410

Sherri and Val – Rumba (Dancing 7th)
Voting # 1-800-868-3406

Melissa and Maks – Jive (Dancing 8th)
Voting # 1-800-868-3407

Jaleel and Kym – Rumba
Voting # 1-800-868-3412

William and Cheryl – Salsa (Dancing 10th)
Voting # 1-800-868-3408

Donald and Peta – Rumba - Dancing 11th (Fairly sure – hard to read his tweets)
Voting # 1-800-868-3403

I can’t help but think that Melissa is going to be in trouble with that Jive, and that William and Katherine are sitting pretty with the Salsa and Waltz, respectively. Roshon should be in good shape unless he gets too casual, and Jack? I dunno. I hope it goes well. The rumbas?? We might be in for a surprise there. That’s one dance that is harder than it looks.

In other news, Derek has dyed his hair brown and is apparently letting it grow. I will figure out a reward for the first person to figure out why. :-) Last time he dyed it, it was for a movie. Inquiring minds and web site owners want to know. ;-)

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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. :-)

Donald Driver’s Kids Are Copying He And Peta Murgatroyd’s DWTS Dance Routines (Photo, Videos)

Donald Driver has written about his charity projects and rehearsals this past week with Dancing With The Stars partner Peta Murgatroyd. He also spoke of how much his kids and family are enjoying his gig on the show. So much so, his kids have been trying to copy he and Peta’s dance routines. Below is a little take on everything….

Peta and I will be practicing and out of the corner of my eye I’ll see them going back and forth, copying what we’re doing. I told Peta we should start watching them for some pointers because they’re pretty good!

I flew out to Mississippi Thursday to talk with the kids of the Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Mississippi. It was important for me to get out there and connect with those kids, but when I got back to L.A., Peta and I had to work overtime to make up for the practice time we missed. We practiced for close to 8 hours both Friday and Saturday — I think we may have overcompensated a bit for the time we missed!

You can read more at JSOnline. Below are some videos from Amazing Good Will as well. He looks like such a cool Dad!

Picture above courtesy of Donald’s Facebook page.

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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 Sasha Farber And Emma Slater Attend All In For The 99% Event

Pictured above are Dancing With The Stars Troupe members Sasha Farber and his girlfriend Emma Slater. The adorable duo attended the All In For The 99% event in Los Angeles, California last night. Sasha seems to favor bow ties. Too cute!! You can view more pictures of them at Zimbio.

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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 Karina Smirnoff And Kelly Osbourne Attend Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (Photo)

A fashion diva as always, isn’t Dancing With The Stars Pro Karina Smirnoff beautiful in this off white, lacey Victorian number? The heels couldn’t be more perfect too. What was the occasion for why Karina graced a Red Carpet? Last night, Karina attended Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards held at Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. You can see more fun pictures of her at this event at Zimbio Pictures. Former Dancing With The Stars contestant Kelly Osbourne was a stunner as well (in my opinion). Do you like the color of her hair? At first I didn’t like it, but, now I think I do?

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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.