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Derek Hough Sings and Dances with Emma Slater at the Cal Phil

He’s so funny. And a little nervous. :-) I’ve put one song and one dance below, but check PureDerekHough.com for all the coverage on this event and the one later today. You can also see a TON of amazing pictures over at Getty.

The Paso Doble with Emma

July 28, 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. :-)

PureDWTS Chelsie Hightower And Sasha Farber Add “Taste Of Glamour” To Dallas Dance Show

Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber and Chelsie Hightower also celebrated National Dance Day this weekend. The two pros travelled to Dallas, Texas to perform and teach dance for Bree Hafen’s Positive Space Company at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. You can see a fun picture of them at this link. Sasha has also tweeted some fun pics of them before the show. Below is a take from a fun review at Theatre Jones. Note: the program continues today at 2 p.m. at the Eisemann Center. Don’t miss it if you live in the Dallas area.

The belly-dancing: Habibi and Egyptic performed by Janelle Issis, was another matter altogether. Wearing a flowing white skirt and bra in Habibi and gold cape and blue skirt in Egyptic, Issis seems barely to move as a cascade of rippling abdominal muscles flow in tiny isolation. When she does skirt the floor, some part of her body—hips, arms, or torso—continues to undulate like uncoiled snakes.

And then for a taste of glamour, two cast members from Dancing with the Stars, Chelsie Hightower and Sasha Farber, heat up the stage with some saucy Latin dancing.

The second act features Positive Space performing three dramatic acts by Ms. Hafen: “Humanity,” “Home,” and “Healing.” The centerpiece involves a couple and their daughter, with the husband banned by his wife, who reconciles, and then loses her when she goes off to war. Three “fates” intervene from time to time, and at the end the dead wife returns as an angel, imploring her husband to seek a new wife.

If the story gets a bit too treacly at times, there is another clever dance episode to compensate, especially when the ensemble shots legs and arms out in all directions.

More at Theatre Jones.

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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.

DWTS Mark Ballas, Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd Celebrate National Dance Day At The Dizzy Feet Foundation Gala

You won’t want to miss viewing some fabulous new photos of Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and Lindsay Arnold attending the 3rd Annual Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Celebration Of Dance Gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California last night at Getty Images.

As far as we know, Peta Murgatroyd also attended this event and was planning to dance with Mark Ballas according to her twitter, but, Getty doesn’t have any new photos of her.

The three were on tap as well as other dancers and celebs to celebrate National Dance Day! All proceeds from the event funds and supports dance and dance education for children in low-income areas. Dizzy Feet also provides scholarships to students and supports and increases quality of dance education in the United States.

To see a round up of pictures from the night for other stars who attended like Paula Abdul, Allison Holker, and more, see Wire Images.

ADDING: According to @DMITRYDREAMTEAM at twitter, former Dancing With The Stars pro Dmitry Chaplin was also at this event. He performed with Anya Garnis. Anya tweeted this picture.

ADDING 2: Sharna Burgess also attended this event. Wow, she looks gorgeous too. Check her out!! It’s good to see her return back to California!!

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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.