Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas have the Viennese Waltz for Prom week on Dancing With The Stars!! In a new blog with Parade, Aly she writes of what her Senior Prom was like and how she wore a chocolate brown dress. Is this a hint of what’s tome come? Here is more….
Next Monday, we’re dancing the Viennese Waltz, and I have no idea what it is, so I guess I’ll find out today in rehearsals! The theme is prom night, which I’m excited about. We had a meeting with wardrobe about costumes, but it’s too soon to know what we’re wearing. I always like to help pick it out, but Mark and wardrobe have more of a say because they know what goes best with each dance.
I took my senior year off from high school to train for the Olympics, but I still got to go to my prom. I didn’t get to graduate with my classmates, I had to graduate early, but my prom was fun. It was just a way for me to be able to see my school friends because my social life was kind of on a hold last year because I was so focused on training for the Olympics. Going to prom was a way for me to have a break and a little bit of fun in between working out.
I wore a chocolate brown dress that had cap sleeves and some bronze-gold beading at the top. It was really simple. I loved it. I really like simple and elegant looks. That’s my thing. I do love hot pink, but for me, it’s more of a color for performing. I don’t have too many hot pink dresses, so I should probably get on that!
Mark is really sweet and funny — definitely the perfect prom date! He never got to go to prom because they don’t have prom in London [Mark moved to London as a child, where he attended the world-renowned Italia Conti Performing Arts School]. Hopefully this night will be very special for him!
You can read the full blog at Parade including Aly’s thoughts on Dorothy’s departure and more.