Free DWTS Newsletter Want to receive the latest news on Dancing with the Stars sent straight to your email? Join hundreds of other DWTS fans who subscribe to Pure DWTS for FREE!

Derek Hough Writes of DWTS Rehearsals, Special Performance, and More

Pictured above is Kellie Pickler arriving for rehearsals this week for Dancing With The Stars looking cute as always. You can view more pictures of her at Zimbio Pictures.

Also, be sure to head over to Pure Derek Hough when you can. Heidi has collected video coverage of Kellie and Derek’s guest appearance on The Ellen Show. Derek has also written a new blog where he talks of missing a day of rehearsals with Kellie. He also chats about his upcoming Results Show performance and their mistakes with the last dance! Don’t miss this and more in detail at Pure Derek Hough and be sure to give Heidi a shout out.

ADDING: Here is the part Derek wrote about “twitter” that Heidi mentioned in comments that makes you wonder if he’s reading us….

I like that they never tell us the vote rankings. I don’t think that’s necessary. What’s the point? I suppose it’s a better way to create a story and drama from a production point of view, but it’s enough to know the bottom two. Revealing the full rankings would add nothing except make people feel worse if they’re at the bottom or if they’re lower than they expected. Also, if someone is consistently in the top, fans might get complacent and not vote. I love the Twitter voting that we’ve been doing this season, even though they never put the pros’ handles up! But seriously, I think it’s cool that we’re engaging fans more. However, there’s a drastic flaw in that because whoever has the most followers is at a huge advantage. Plus, we have new pros who are unknown to fans, so that doesn’t help either. And depending on the core of your fan base, your fans might not be all that tech-savvy. Again, I like that they’re doing this, but there are some drawbacks. I also feel bad for the people who will never have a chance to win it. Andy and Sharna’s Lady Gaga performance two weeks ago was the highlight. That was just so much fun and a one-of-a-kind performance. I’m sure I’m not the only one who wanted to see that again. Zendaya and Val were absolutely amazing and they rocked their encore, but I do like when those special moments get encores. I feel like the judges have done a good job picking those over the years.

April 6, 2013 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.

DWTS16 Mark Ballas And Aly Raisman To Dance About Ups And Downs Of Her Olympic Experience

Mark Ballas writes all about he and Aly Raisman’s new dance in his new blog for USA Today. He seems really excited about this dance. Here is more….

I’m really excited about our dance and song this week. The theme is “best year of your life” and for Aly, of course, that would be the Olympics. I’m looking forward to translating all the hours of hard work. For instance, all of the ups, the downs, the frustration, the joys, the focus and drive it took for her to win the gold medal into movement this week.

The song we have is a beautiful rendition of a song she would listen to during warm-ups at the Olympics. It’s going to be a change of pace for Aly this week since she hasn’t had to tap into such a deep character yet. And she is coping very well! I’m excited for you all to see this piece as I think it is very moving and heartfelt.

More at USA Today.

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.

Henry Byalikov, Anna Trebunskaya, And Tristan MacManus Discuss Dancing With The Stars With Afterbuzz TV

Have you all had a chance to watch the new Dancing With The Stars Afterbuzz TV interview with dance pros Henry Byalikov, Anna Trebunskaya, and Tristan MacManus? Tristan talks about his feelings after learning his partner, Dorothy Hamill, had to drop out. He also talks of what he thinks of the other couples. Henry answers such questions as whether or not the troupe helps the pros with their dances. Also, Anna Trebunskaya joins AfterBuzz TV as a permanent host on the network’s Dancing With The Stars after show. It’s almost an hour long interview, but, well with your time when you get a chance this weekend.

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.