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An Ode to Dancing with the Stars

The following is a guest post by Lois A Troutman.

The DANCING WITH THE STARS SEASON 17 CAST is gettin’ their groove on in rehearsals leading to the spectacular premiere on September 16! One more week until the couples will saunter down the brightly lit stairs in costumes as sparkling as the lights! As magnificent as the ballroom dancing show that has become a phenomenon across the United States of America!

Wouldn’t we love to peek in on how the rehearsals are going? How the stars are shaking it up with their mega-talented pros! Shaking their hips, shaking their lives up like never before! And also trying to shake off the ever-present nerves in the rehearsals and waiting in the wings on premiere night ready to shake it up on the ballroom floor!

My own nerves are shaking in eager anticipation of this season! I have watched every season, every show! I await Season 17 with the same avid enthusiasm as I awaited Season 1! I love every cast who has been chosen. There are always scintillating surprises that happen before my eyes! I am along for the resplendent, radiant, ravishing ballroom extravaganza ride each week!

I seriously love everything about the show! The costume spectacles that are created each week by the very able Costume Department. The stupendous pro dance numbers! The chatter of the judges, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman, and Carrie Ann Inaba. The incredible Emmy Winner Tom Bergeron, truly the Host with the Most! His sidekick Brooke Burke Charvet chimes in with her apt commentary throughout the show.

I love seeing the progression of the stars each week! They are truly GETTIN’ THEIR GROOVE ON gliding across the ballroom floor!

The most important aspect of this show is the camaraderie the entire cast finds with each other. It is wonderful to see the bonds develop that lead to lifetime friendships!

The Music Director Harold Wheeler leads the band producing immense repertoires of music each week! All with great musicality and aplomb!

I salute the entire production team for all of their intense work to turn out a top-rate show each week! I cannot fathom all the details that need to be fine-tuned, spit-shined and polished to hear Tom Bergeron say each week, THIS IS DANCING WITH THE STARS!

Yes Tom, THIS IS DANCING WITH THE STARS, the toe-tappin’, eye-poppin’, show-stoppin’, dancing show!

GETTIN’ THEIR GROOVE ON, the dancers are hard at work to bring us entertainment at its best!

GETTIN’ MY OWN GROOVE ON waiting impatiently and enthusiastically!

Bring on the show, bring on DANCING WITH THE STARS!

September 10, 2013 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Leah Remini And Tony Dovolani Chat With Maria Menounos About Dancing With The Stars

This morning Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani stopped by Universal Studios in Hollywood to talk with “Extra’s” Maria Menounos about dancing and Dancing With The Stars. She’s scared of….well, we’ll let you listen to find out why.

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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.

PureDWTS Season 17 – The Great “Previous Dance Experience” Debate, Part I

Yes, it’s time once more for us to sit down and examine this season’s crop of contestants and see who might have the edge based on dance experience they’ve had prior to doing the show.  Mostly, though, we just tend to make fun of the bizarre and often embarrassing clips we dig up from the stars’ pasts…so take it with a grain of salt, please ;-)

Also, I have a request to make of our Pure readers: for as easy as it was to compile the clips from this season’s ladies, I am REALLY struggling with the guys – I already have clips for Corbin & Bill N., but I’m having a hard time with Bill E., Brant, Keyshawn, & Jack :-( So if you happen upon clips of any of the 4 that I mentioned doing some dancing in their past (it can be any kind), please send ‘em over – preferably via the “contact us” button at the top of the page, or you can tweet the links to me @putuincespence.  DO NOT post the links in the comments section, please ;-) If I use a clip you send me, I might see if John will be willing to throw in some gratis memberships to our “members only” area as a reward ;-)

First, let’s take a look at Elizabeth Berkley – who’s probably known primarily as Jessie Spano from Saved by the Bell and Nomi Malone from Showgirls, and she did a bit of dancing as both.  First, what Saved by the Bell retrospective would be complete without a look at this gem from the famous pill-popping episode?
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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

See DWTS Valerie Harper And Tristan MacManus Dance For the First Time And More (Videos)

Access Hollywood has just posted a new interview with Valerie Harper. She talks about everything from her cancer to her previous dance experience to what she will wear on Dancing With The Stars and more. They show footage of her and Tristan dancing as well. Nice!!!! Check it out!!

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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.

Tristan MacManus And Valerie Harper Interviewed By The View

In case you missed The View this morning with Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus. You can now watch it at The View’s Official Site at this link. Val first talks of her cancer describing it in detail. She also discusses how she is fighting it and how with every scan she has, the doctors see less and less of it. She’s not out of the woods, but, the key, she explains, is “to keep on going”. Then they discuss Dancing With The Stars and if she’s able handle it …which she is. Tristan also talks about how Dancing With The Stars isn’t just about “winning”. He said Valerie has a message to tell and he’s along for the ride. Lots more at the link!!!

Bless bless this woman and pairing!! We have so much to learn!!! Note that their first dance is the Fox Trot.

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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.

Carrie Ann Inaba Interviewed About New Season Of Dancing With The Stars And Arthritis

Thanks to Lori for the heads up, Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba was on Fox And Friends today to talk about the new season. She discussed some of the new changes which include voting (pay special attention to this part if you haven’t heard about it yet). Then Carrie Ann talked about the new cast. She thinks it’s going to be a fun season and she also thinks there could be some who have hidden talents to dance and some who may not have hidden talents to dance. Ann is also on a quest to help those with arthritis like herself. Lots more below…

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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.

New ABC Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Commercial For Premiere (Video)

Don’t stop at go. Just go to this link straight up at the official site of Dancing With The Stars! Right now we can’t embed it. When we get a video to embed, we’ll be sure to add it to this post.

Let us know what you think! I’m loving it, but, I wish it was more like the UK’s version we posted a few week’s ago…or even last year’s first promo.

UPDATE: And below is the video embedded….

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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.

ABC Releases Dancing With The Stars Season 17 First Rehearsal Photos

Just a quick update this morning and a fun one at that!! Getty Images has started to release rehearsal pics of our couples getting ready for Dancing With The Stars Season 17!! They’ve been captured in fun, beautiful, and passionate ways. You can view what they’ve released so far here. Keep checking back to see if they release more.

Way fun!!!! Let us know what you think! 6 more days and counting!! Yay!!!

ADDING: Also, don’t miss heading over to the Daily Mail for some new parking lot photos of some of the cast.

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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.