The Baltimore Sun has a fun article up today with Karina Smirnoff and Jacoby Jones where they talk about their rehearsals. The beginning of the article is too funny. I love Karina’s sense of humor.
In a bit of an ego blow to Ravens fans, Karina Smirnoff, a dancing professional who knows all about the cha-cha, the tango and the waltz, has never heard of “the squirrel.”
“What’s that?” she asks Jacoby Jones, a Ravens wide receiver and her partner on the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars,” who’d like to work it into one of their routines.
It’s only Ray Lewis’ signature move, he tells her.
“Oh,” she says. “You mean the slide, slide, knee, knee kick? I’ve never seen a squirrel do anything like that.”
Jones laughs, but Smirnoff gets it — and knows exactly what such a move would mean to Baltimore. “Oh, yeah,” she says. “We’re totally putting that in.”
Lots more at the Baltimore Sun. Be sure you read how Karina made him take off the first t-shirt Jacoby wore to practice. He found out quick she likes to have fun, but, wants respect and she means business too (lol Loves this!). The link also says they will be doing “a very modern cha-cha, set to a youthful radio hit” on Monday night and they want it to be a surprise.