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