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Meryl Davis And Maksim Chmerkovksiy Talk Of How They Are Staying Healthy Doing Dancing With The Stars

Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovksiy talked with OK! Magazine after Dancing With The Stars Monday night. One of the questions they asked is how they were staying healthy at this point in the competition. Below is how they replied.

“One of the things Maks has been telling me is to be honest with each other,” Meryl told OK! backstage Monday night. “Coming into rehearsal one day saying I’m really tired today, this is kind of hurting, let’s take it easy doing this—I think that’s the primary thing.”

Maks may be an extremely hard worker, but he knows the value of taking it easy, too.

“I can alter things,” he explains. “I don’t get married to a routine. Val is different. Val goes and rehearses with a pro until four in the morning and the next day he comes and he shows the routine and then he teaches it to Danica. I’m different. I see her and I go, ‘Okay, let’s slowly start building.’ If she doesn’t tell me if something’s hurting, I’m not going to know it. I’m going to push something and it’s going to make it worse. We just need to stay honest and if I’m tired I tell her, if she’s tired we cut it short. It’s not worth the consequences.”

More at OK! Magazine.

April 30, 2014 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.

Carrie Ann Inaba Blogs On Dancing With The Stars 18 Week 7

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba reviews this week’s dances in her new blog at Parade. I agree with her on everything except I wish she’d switch what she wrote on Meryl and Charlie. Charlie is the one who is producing the most content and improving (imo). This last dance was his best yet. On a positive note, I love what she wrote about Amy!

Meryl Davis gave us yet another full-throttle performance. She has impressed and surprised me over and over again. What she does so well is push beyond what we expect of her, which is no easy task. She has earned herself some pretty high expectations because she has delivered some great performances. The first two steps of her salsa were a bit timid and then suddenly, she unleashed the beast and let her primal passion lead her in the movements. It blew me away! It’s so great to see someone go there. There’s a lot of trust in that partnership and Maks Chmerkovskiy and Meryl are the team to beat right now.

Charlie White , who is dying to get a 10, needs to take a moment and realize that a 10 is earned on this show. I think he has the potential to get a perfect score for sure! His artistry on the dance floor, the way he knows how to maneuver his partner , and use his weight and create warm soft shapes makes him a contender. However, he’s in the tough spot of being the performer who started the competition at the top. He started out great, so where does he go? What he needs to realize is that this show is about growth and great dancing. He’s great, but we haven’t seen much improvement anywhere. He’s got to bring out something we haven’t seen yet, show us that he’s also growing as a performer. I think he’s a bit too smooth and easygoing in his dances. I could watch him all day — so don’t take that the wrong way — he’s a beautiful dancer, but he’s a bit too lyrical. I’d like to see sharper edges in some of his movements. I want to see him be able to stop a movement once in a while instead of having all the movements continue as one movement. I want to see more light and shade, not all a beautiful shade of gray. I also hope his knee is going to be okay. When an athlete feels a strange tingle in the knee, it’s a scary thing. Let’s hope it was just a small moment of pain, we need our Charlie to be in his best shape. He’s got the Stars on Ice show as well as DWTS right now…so take care, Charlie!

More at Parade. Let us know what you think. Also, Carrie Ann has a new boyfriend. You can read about him at Life & Style.

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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 James Maslow And Peta Murgtroyd Answer Questions From Fans (Video)

Below James Maslow and Peta Murgratroyd answer questions from fans at twitter. They talk of rehearsals, how they are perfectionists, and lots more.

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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 And Candace Cameron Bure’s Fox Trot Will Be Fun, Quirky, Sassy, And….

Mark Ballas has penned a new blog at She Knows explaining about how proud he is of his Dancing With The Stars partner Candace Cameron Bure this week. With an exception to a little mistake in their Tango, she overcame her fear, anxiety and blackouts. Below is more for what they are planning for next week with their Fox Trot. Mark also explains the Team Mini Dance a little.

Moving into next week, I want to keep Candace in the same positive mental zone so we can keep climbing. I keep telling Candace that this is a turtle race, not a rabbit race. She’s my turtle and she just put on rollerblades so she’s moving a little faster. So that’s been really fun and a great mentality for her to have.

Candace and I have the foxtrot next week. I think it’s really suited to her personality — fun, quirky, sassy, but still elegant and classy. I think she’s going to do really well. We also have this new challenge where we’re doing this side-by-side dual thing where we’re dancing with another couple. I can’t reveal who that couple is yet, but I think it’s going to turn out really great because we get along really well with them, so it’s going to be super cool!

All in all, I’m really proud of Candace. I think she’s on the incline right now and really hitting her stride in the competition. We’re just going to keep moving and pacing ourselves. We want to live in the now and keep moving forward.

You can read the full blog at She Knows.

And on another topic, don’t miss a tiny interview with Mark and his music with Ryan Seacrest at this link as his new single and video for “Get My Name” will premiere on Monday.

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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.

Afterbuzz TV And Cheslie Hightower Review DWTS Season 18 Week 7

Kristyn Burtt and the gang are back with another fun episode of Afterbuzz TV!! This time Chelsie Hightower joins them to break down the dances. Let us know if you or disagree with them. I especially loved what they said about judges and all of their inconsistencies. For example, Suri brings up how Len gave James and Charlie both 8’s and how something is wrong with that. SO TRUE!! And what about the “supersized” dances for what we are seeing now? They don’t like them either. Also, be sure to listen to what they say about Abby Miller judging next week at the end. They are outraged on her being picked as a guest judge like so many of us. Another super show!!

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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.