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Lacey Schwimmer Talks Of Dancing With The Stars, Dancing At The Mohegan Sun With Kyle Massey

The Weekender has an interesting interview up online with pro dancer Lacey Schwimmer. They discuss what it was like when she danced on Dancing With The Stars. Below is a take for how the producers pick partners and if she’s ever had difficulty with someone. More at the link as she also talks of her favorite dance on the show, Kyle Massey, and what she’d do if she retired from dancing. For those interested, you’ll be able to see Lacey and Kyle Massey dance at The Mohegan Sun on December 29th. Go here for more information.

THE WEEKENDER: You’ve had plenty of different dancing partners over the seasons you were on “Dancing with the Stars.” How is it decided who is going to dance with who?

LACEY SCHWIMMER: It really comes down to personality. The producers and the casting directors know us as dancers very well; they know what we’re capable of doing. They’ll pair us up with someone we have a conflict with, or someone we’ll get along with really well. It’s really them putting together a perfect casting as a whole.

W: Have you ever had any difficulty with someone?

LS: There’s a lot of pressure on people, especially if one week they have a great week and the next they have a terrible one. There’s not only a lot of pressure on them, but on you as choreographer and teacher to make them deliver. There’s definitely tension. Everyone’s tired and stressed. But the second you go on the floor, it doesn’t even matter. It’s so much fun, and you forget all the troubles you had during the week. You just go on TV in front of millions of people and shake it. I think it’s a good release for America to see people having a good time.

December 26, 2012 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 Derek Hough And Mark Ballas Pictured Out And About In Aspen, Colorado

Pictured above is Derek Hough and Mark Ballas! The two Dancing With The Stars pros were seen out and about Aspen, Colorado this past week with friends (girlfriends? And BOTH are so pretty!) and family including Shirley Ballas. You can view some great takes of them all at Zimbio Pictures. Heidi has gathered up more photos of them too at Pure Derek Hough along with some other must sees. ;)

December 24, 2012 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.

More Pictures Of Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke In Hawaii

How about this dress on Cheryl Burke? She was seen in this olive colored number while on the beach! As previously reported, the Dancing With The Stars pro is in Hawaii with family celebrating Christmas. You can a whole slew of new photos of her 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.

All I Want for Christmas Is…

As my family and I are enjoying this wonderful Christmas season, I started dreaming about what I’d want for Christmas when it comes to Dancing with the Stars. Yes, I know this is all a dream, but the two best parts of Christmas for me are: giving something something they dream about and dreaming of all the wonderful possibilities.

With that in mind, these are my top two DWTS Christmas dreams:

1. A waltz with Chelsie Hightower

2. A rumba with Edyta Sliwinska

Two beautiful dances with two beautiful dancers! Can you imagine?

As I write this post, it makes me wonder why they’ve never put together a Dancing with the Stars Pros Christmas special. It would be amazing to see the DWTS pros choreograph dances to my Christmas favorites. All I ask if they steal my idea, is one dance with Chelsie and one with Edyta;-)

I wish all of you a Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!

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Better known as Charlie.

PureDWTS Dancing Question: What If Your Elf name?

Thanks to a friend, I saw this circulating around facebook and thought it might be fun to ask. Also, it might give us an indication to what kind of dancer you might make on Dancing With The Stars, hmmm?

What is your elf name? Put your answer in the comments section.

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Mine is “Tinker Floppy Feet” (this probably isn’t far from the truth as I am always tripping on something! lol)

Merry Christmas All! xxx

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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 Chelsie Hightower New Photo Shoot With T Barton Photography

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Pictured above is pro dancer Chelsie Hightower in a new photo shoot by T Barton Photography. Be sure to check out T Barton Photography Facebook as there are 18 more glorious photos you can see of Chelsie. They do amazing work! Gorgeous and one of Chelsie’s best shoots ever!!

December 22, 2012 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.

Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff Looking Festive As Ever

Awww, isn’t it great to see the beautiful Karina Smirnoff again? According to Zimbio Pictures, the Dancing With The Stars pro was “all smiles” as she dined at Boa Steakhouse with a friend in West Hollywood, California this past week. You can see more fun takes like this of Karina at Zimbio Pictures. What do you think? I love her coat! :D

ADDING: The paparazzi caught up with Karina while leaving the Boa Steakhouse. They ask on her new movie with Ralph Macchio and dancing next season with James Van Der Beek (this would be so cool. I really hope this happens!). You can listen to it 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.

PureDWTS Darcey Bussell And Len Goodman Give Some Christmas Party Dance Tips

Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell and Dancing With The Stars Len Goodman (who also judges on Strictly Come Dancing) gave Radio Times some Christmas party dance tips. Below are Len’s tips which are some good ones (I especially like the last tip. So TRUE!). Be sure to read Darcey’s tips and some pictures at the link as well. Merry Christmas! Who’s ready?

6. Do have a drink “If you’re nervous, have a couple to fortify yourself! It can sometimes work against you, but as long as you enjoy yourself it doesn’t matter.”

7. Do keep yourself to yourself “Step to the side and tap and then step to the other side and tap — that works to any song and always looks good.”

8. Do hide behind others “Never be the first on the dance floor… ever! Wait until there are a few people out there who know what they’re doing and then get in the middle. Don’t hover on the edges looking awkward, you’ll just attract more attention.”

9. Don’t raise your arms “Never bring your hands above your head — keep them below shoulder height at all times. You’re dancing, not drowning.”

10. Don’t be a pest “If the dance floor is crowded, don’t flail about playing the air guitar or sliding around on your knees. Nobody likes a show-off.”

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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.

Anna Trebunskaya Gives The Worst Dancer Some Pointers On The Ricki Lake Show (Video)

Yesterday, Dancing With The Stars pro Anna Trebunskaya was a guest on the Ricki Lake Show. She met “the worlds worst dancer” and gave him some pointers. Anna starts out by saying, “You are just going to put them (his arms) on your hips and… don’t move them”! Too funny and Anna is gorgeous as always!!

December 21, 2012 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.

Melissa Rycroft Relives Her Win On Dancing With The Stars And More (Video)

Melissa Rycroft talked with KTLA this week and relived her win on Dancing With The Stars. She also discussed the All Star season and how it was more fun to dance for all of the celebrities since they knew what they were getting into. They also all became really good friends and nobody wanted each another to fail. She also talks about her Christmas plans and what she’s doing currently. She’s so radiant as always!

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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.