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Dancing with the Stars Season 16, Week 2 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Week 2…the week of Jive?/Jazz?/Jive?/WTF?? and the Quickstep. :-) Was I the only one that heard both Jive and Jazz with regard to a few couples?? Is it that the media expects to hear Jive so that’s what they say, or do the stars expect to hear Jive so they say Jive or is there monkey business?? It didn’t help that Sharna said “the jazz” which made people hear Jive since one doesn’t typically put “the” in front of “jazz” without also having “dance” after it. I guess we’ll never know for sure.

ETA: Almost forgot – this was on the DWTS Official site:

There different dances will be tackled by the couples on Monday night, the Jive, the Quickstep and for the first time in the Dancing competiton, Jazz.

Judges will be looking for the following elements in the “Jazz” dances: jazz hands, kicks, leaps, rolled shoulers, quick turns and sideways shuffling.  It’s destined to be a night of high energy the ballroom with all three dances!

Please note – the typo is theirs. They also call Victor “Victory”. LOL. Ahem. And some had the nerve to call US unprofessional!! HA! But note that they include a description of what they’ll be looking for with Jazz – I’d think they were listening to me, if not for the fact that they neglect to do that for the other two dances. :-) And why is that??

Here are the dancers and their dances. note, this is currently in last weeks dance order.

ETA: I’ve been right on the money with the last few guesses. :-) Zendaya keeps her “top of the hour” slot. 

ETA 2: Gotta say – kinda surprised by Lisa’s slot in the show…

Ingo and Kym – Quickstep
Dancing 1st
Voting # 1-800-868-3403

Dorothy and Tristan – Jive
Voting # 1-800-868-3409

Jacoby and Karina – Jazz
Voting # 1-800-868-3412

Victor and Lindsay – Jive
Voting # 1-800-868-3402

Wynonna and Tony – Quickstep
Dancing 5th
Voting # 1-800-868-3410

Zendaya and Val – Jive
Dancing 6th
Voting # 1-800-868-3406

Andy and Sharna – Jazz
Dancing 7th
Voting # 1-800-868-3411

Sean and Peta – Jive
Dancing 8th
Voting # 1-800-8683407

Aly and Mark – Quickstep
Voting # 1-800-868-3408

Lisa and Gleb – Jive
Dancing 10th
Voting # 1-800-868-3404

DL and Cheryl – Quickstep
Dancing 11th
Voting # 1-800-868-3405

Kellie and Derek – Jazz
Dancing 12th
Voting # 1-800-8683401

Once again, we have an odd number of Jives relative to Jazz. Why not four of each style? Of course, if you had had four of each of Foxtrot, Cha Cha and contemporary that would have still made divvying up the dances this week difficult. How do you decide which Cha Cha-er gets Quickstep and which gets Jazz?? And what are they trying to accomplish with their selections?? Look at this table of the dances assigned thus far:

Week 1 and 2 Dances

So, what do you think?? How are they splitting it up? Are they once again making it so that each dance style has one person they consider cannon fodder? And who is that person? I think that Jacoby is a clear winner with Jazz over Quickstep – I’m not so sure the same can be said for Sean, but he’s lucky to get it out of the way now, when there are a lot of dancers likely to leave before him.  I think Ingo wins with QS over Jive because he’s so tall. I think Lisa and Dorothy lose with Jive – but again, better to get it out of the way now, for Dorothy at least. Kellie and Zendaya I think would have been fine and dandy either way.

LOL of the day today:  Oksana tweeted this and I about swallowed my tongue. :-D

Sore neck! Alot of hair-whipping going on these days at rehearsals🙆
@OksanaDmytrenko
Oksana Dmytrenko

ETA: Well, this is interesting From Wynonna’s twitter (thanks to @dd_alexandra for the heads up)

As of this Wednesday, we have 5 days to learn 2 dances. I will no longer have time to follow anyone. If you have a follow request, I'm open
@WynonnaMusic
Wynonna Judd
March 23, 2013 I Written By

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. :-)

Peta Murgatroyd Discusses Her DWTS Season 16 Journey So Far With Sean Lowe

Peta Murgatroyd admits to Life And Style Magazine that her partner, Sean Lowe, was a “pretty bad” dancer in the beginning. She gave him a “3”. However, after dancing for several weeks, he’s improved and she’d now rate him as a “7”. Below she talks of what Sean needs to work on. She also says he’s “killing it” now…

The 26-year-old blond beauty also opened up about what Sean needs to work on. “He needs to loosen up a little bit. He’s pretty stiff. I’m constantly trying to loosen him and get the rhythm in his body.”

“He’s a white boy,” she laughs, adding, “But he’s really, really good with structure.”

So what had Peta so worried in the beginning?

“I needed him to just trust me and act it out, and right now, he is killing it,” she says. “He’s performing so well. He’s put his trust in me that he knows I’m not going to make him look stupid.”

More at Life And Style Magazine. Have you all seen pics of them doing their “Murgalo” move yet? It kind of reminds me of inch worm.

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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.

Victor Ortiz And Lindsay Arnold Interviewed In Rehearsal For Dancing With The Stars Week 2

Below is a new ABC7 rehearsal interview with Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold as they prepare for week 2 on Dancing With The Stars. Lindsay said she thought she’d be scared of Victor since he’s a boxer, but, he’s turned out to be the exact opposite and really sweet. Dancing is a lot harder than Victor anticipated and it wares on him at times, but, Lindsay “keeps him on his feet”. More below and you can see them dance too.

Victor may need work, but, one thing I love is in sparkling spirit which shows in his dancing and whenever we see him!!

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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.

Wynonna Judd On Dancing With The Stars: “You shoe up and you show up!”

Not sure what happened, but, Wynonna Judd didn’t appear on Jay Leno last night, but, we have another goodie on her today!! Below she answers some tweets from fans!! I love how she answers the question about working through dancing while your muscles hurt! Priceless and one of the best Dancing With The Stars quotes ever!!

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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.