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DWTS2013 Sharna Burgess Interviewed At The USA Hip-Hop Dance Championships In Las Vegas

Do you like Hip-Hop dancing? I love it, but, I tend to love every style of dance…even Square Dancing. Yes. :D

Speaking of….our Miss Sharna is currently in Las Vegas, Nevada judging the USA Hip-Hop Dance Championships. The Las Vegas Sun interviewed her to get her thoughts about it and why she thinks this style of dance is so popular and how it and the dancers are inspiring to her. Being open to new things is an important part of growing and you can tell in her dancing on Dancing With The Stars. Do you agree?? Here is more….

Why do you think hip-hop dance is so popular worldwide?

I think it’s relative to two things. The evolution of hip-hop dance styles and their popularity runs parallel with the evolution of hip-hop music and its growing culture. It’s been around since the late ’70s, early ’80s, but it wasn’t until the 2000s when hip-hop culture began spreading worldwide.

And, as a result, the music and dance styles were no longer an underground thing. The world knew about them and the world fell in love with them.

The other thing that’s had a huge impact on hip-hop styles spreading internationally is social media. Hip-hop is American born, but the likes of YouTube has made it possible for kids in Asia, Europe and Australia to watch any style, to watch and learn from the greatest dance innovators of today.

It’s become accessible for anyone to watch and be inspired.

Why do you take time out of your busy schedule to judge the championship?

My first year with Hip-Hop International was last year, and I fell in love with everything I witnessed. I was truly inspired by these dancers, and not just because of their skill level and creative innovation.

All the crews had a camaraderie with the utmost respect for one another. They were united by an incredible love and dedication to their craft.

They lived and breathed hip-hop, and many had overcome life struggles and difficulties to be the dancer they are. It is a room full of true artists. That is something very special — and something not to be missed.

Lots more at the Las Vegas Sun including some pictures and videos! ADDING: You can also view some video and pictures of Sharna with Hip Op-erational – the world’s oldest hip hop dance crew, from New Zealand at this link.

Also, if you haven’t read our recent interview with Sharna, you can so at this link. Go Sharna!!

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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.

DWTS17: Looking forward… I want to see an Underdog Charmer!

I’m raising my hand, and admitting that some of my FAVORITE contestants on DWTS since season 3, have been the ones that didn’t win… The ones who had a LOT going against them even before they started the season. How many times have we heard one of the following about a contestant?

“How could they cast….?” “NO ONE is ever going to vote for…” “I hope they quit before they start and save themselves the embarrassment!” “Does anyone ever google and see how awful this person is???” It’s DEFINITELY not fair to anyone, when we say or hear things like that. They’re the ones who put themselves out there on the show, and they’re the ones who ended up showing us someone completely different than what we thought. With the help of a very patient professional, they’ve been able to surprise us, and sometimes themselves, and shown a completely different person than who we thought we would see! I love watching the transformations of each of the contestants, and I always love to “see” someone grow and blossom!

This by far ISN’T going to be a complete list, but here are some Underdog Charmers from previous seasons.

Andy Dick from Season 16 taught by Sharna Burgess. Andy’s fresh in our minds, and I am NOT going to go back through his history, since it wasn’t that long ago that it was all brought up again. But, he DEFINITELY ended up charming everyone, and showing a side of himself that I don’t know he even knew he had!
Here’s Andy’s dances for you to enjoy again!Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4Week 5 Week 6Week 7

Lil Kim from Season 8 and Joanna Krupa from Season 9 both taught by Derek Hough. I’m putting both of them together for a reason. Kim came into her season with people determined to hate her, thinking that there was NO WAY that she should be on, since she had spent some time in jail. Joanna came into her season after attempting another reality competition show, where she was paired with a professional athlete, and had a public breakdown, with many words said that were not repeatable. And, since that show aired not long before her season of DWTS, it was fresh in people’s minds, and again, she came in as an underdog. Here are most of their dances to relive!
Lil Kim: Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9
Joanna: Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9 *I did not include Week 5 for Joanna, because Derek was ill with the flu, and was replaced by Maks for that week only. I could have included that week, but chose not to, just to make it easier on me.

Adam Carolla from Season 6 taught by Julianne Hough. Adam is the first one that I can remember, where there was “visible noise” surrounding his announcement, both over his questionable past, and being paired with Julianne. They even had precautions in place, since they weren’t sure “who” he would end up being on the show. I remember that the trigger-happy censors were so sure that he would need to be bleeped, that they ended up bleeping Julianne instead! He survived 4 weeks, against all odds! It was fun rewatching his dances, because he definitely knew how to crack everyone up back stage! Week 1 Week 2 Week 3Week 4

Soo…… I didn’t put everyone that I could have included in this post, we’ve had MANY contestants that would fit here, so I’m looking to do more posts, with MORE of our Underdog Charmers! Who would YOU include, and why? Who do you think people were NOT looking forward to see dance, because of their pasts, only to be charmed by THEM?

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Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke Models Edgy Look For Make Up For Ever USA

Check out this new make-up campaign!! Cheryl Burke has done some new modeling for MAKE UP FOR EVER USA. The photographer who shot this new shoot is Troy Jensen. The production is by Jarek Addison. Cheryl is edgier than ever, though I’m not sure I’m liking this look on her? I don’t think I’ve ever seen her look like this either, have you? 8O You can see what the photographer has posted so far at his official facebook here. Let us know what you think?

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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.

Fox News Geraldo Rivera Asked To Do Dancing With The Stars

Well, it appears Fox’s News commentator Geraldo Rivera has been asked to do Dancing With The Stars. Check out this tweet that he made last night which says, “Honored to be asked to do DWTS. It’s a great show, enduring & energetic. Sorry Deena but can’t for lots of reasons including a bad foot Thx”.

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Awww, too bad he can’t do the show. I, for one, would have loved to have seen it. What do you think? Yes or no?

Thanks to @DWTSgossip for the find!

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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 Host Brooke Burke Charvet And Family Attend Disney’s “Planes” Premiere

Sunday, Dancing With The Stars host Brooke Burke Charvet attended the 2013 Disney/ABC TCA Summer Press Tour. Well, Monday she took time out to take her kids to Disney’s “Planes” premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. You can view a slew of new photos of them at Getty Images. She looks so cute in some white capris and pumps. The smiles on her kids faces are precious as can be. Below is some coverage from The World Monitor TV.

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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.