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Bonner Bolton Ready To ‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie’ On Dancing With The Stars

The Star Telegram has a cool article published on Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess. Sharna remarks how competitive and incredibly talented her new partner is. Bonner says he’s “ready” to do a little ‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie’.

“I wanted to be on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ because it’s the first competition opportunity I’ve had in over a year now,” says Bolton, who lives in the Dallas area. “When they gave me the opportunity and said, ‘Would you like to do this?’, I jumped right on.

“I said, ‘Heck, yeah. I’m ready.’ ”

The two-hour season premiere begins at 7 p.m. Monday on ABC. The Season 24 opener is the milestone 400th episode of “Dancing With the Stars.”

The eclectic collection of 12 celebrity dancers ranges from world-class athletes to “Where Are They Now?”-type showbiz personalities. Each has a compelling personal reason to compete, but Bolton’s story is likely to make him a sentimental fan favorite.

Sharna Burgess, Bolton’s dance partner, has certainly been impressed.

“He is highly competitive, incredibly determined,” she says. “He is going to have some dance moves.”

“I’m pretty flexible, especially for a guy who broke his neck a year ago,” Bolton says.

His experience on the dance floor pretty much begins and ends with honky-tonking.

“I can do a little ‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie,’ ” he boasts.

More at Star Telegram.

This cowboy has been workin his butt off in rehearsals!! #teamdenimndiamonds

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Highlights Of The DWTS Live “We Came To Dance” Winter Tour

Below are some highlights from the 2017 Winter Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Tour. Let’s hope there is another tour soon (and they come to DENVER!).

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Mr. T: “This Dancing is really making Me Sweat off the Lbs”

This is so cool. Mr. T has already lost 12 pounds training for Dancing With The Stars. From People….

Mr. T is ready to dance, fool!

The actor and soon-to-be Dancing with the Stars contestant is training hard with partner Kym Johnson — so hard, in fact, that he’s already lost 12 lbs.

“This Dancing is really making Me Sweat off the Lbs.,” Mr. T, 64, tweeted. “I’ve already lost 12! I am Lean, Mean and 219. I am Agile, Mobile and Hostile. Grrr!”

Even though the former wrestler has plenty of experience performing on stage, he admits that he’s feeling nervous ahead of the first show on March 20, particularly because he’ll be the oldest contestant to hit the dance floor this season.

“Now I must be Honest with you. I’ll be Lying if I said, ‘I Don’t Have Butterflies.’ Well I Do!” he added.

To read more, see People.

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Erika Jayne Interviewed On Her Intense Preparation For Dancing With The Stars

Bravo TV has an exclusive interview with Erika Jayne talking about her rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. They’ve been “intense”, but, she’s excited. See the fun interview HERE.

And when asked how many hours she’s putting into the dance competition show, she said, “You put in about four to five. That’s rehearsals. And it’s intense, because it’s just the two of you. So it’s private, and you’re choroegraphing the number and setting it, so it’s a lot. And then to learn these dances that I’ve never done. They’re very intense.”

Four to five hours a day?! Erika’s putting Eden Sassoon’s pilates sessions to shame.

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Heather Morris And Maks Chmerkovskiy DWTS Season 24 Rehearsal Photos, Comments On The Competition

If you go to E Online, you can see some beautiful shots of Heather Morris and Maks Chmerkovskiy rehearsing for their debut on Dancing With the Stars. Below is some comments from them too.

But even with her impressive dance experience, Heather admitted to E! News, “I’m nervous about the live audience…I’m just not totally used to it.”

As for Maks, he was quick to sound off on the couple possible having an advantage in the competition, with the new dad saying, “To say that we just have this massive advantage, I think so, but I don’t think we’re the only ones that could pull off beautiful, beautiful numbers. I’m ready for us to be scrutinized a little different and judged a little different and rightfully so, we’ll do our best.”

ETA: Maks also talked with Entertainment Tonight about Peta. More at the link and on ET on TV Wednesday!

As fans of the couple know, the two welcomed their first child, son Shai, in January. Since then, Murgatroyd hasn’t been shy about documenting her journey to shedding the baby weight via social media, and will be taking the stage with Bachelor star Nick Viall when the new season premieres on ABC on Monday, March 20. Yes, just two months after giving birth, the blond beauty is back to work!

“It’s insane, it’s insane,” Chmerkovskiy told ET’s Cameron Mathison. “I’m not a good enough spokesperson to explain this, this process, but it’s — my hats off [to her] is an understatement.”

“It’s fun! We get to dance for a living, it’s amazing,” he continued. “But Peta has a much harder job than I do. Because she’s a mom. What women go through with pregnancy — [is crazy].”

Luckily, they have a wonderful nanny who takes care of Shai while the two are busy performing and in rehearsals.

“She knows what she’s doing, and yeah, no, we trust her,” the father of one joked. “But it’s amazing. I met her kids. It’s just something that I can’t wait for ours to be [13 months, like Heather’s] youngest age. He just walks around doing his things, pulling on some plants, keeps hitting his head everywhere, just smiles through it.”

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Week 1 Song And Dance Information

From BroadwayWorld.com, here is ABC’s press release for the first week of Dancing With The Stars Season 24 which includes the songs and dances…

Dancing with the Stars” is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The premiere – which marks the show’s milestone 400th episode – will kick off with an exciting opening number featuring the celebrities dancing with the show’s judges: Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.

This season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes the greatest Olympic gymnast in history, a two-time World Series champion – and the show’s first baseball player, a real housewife of Beverly Hills, a bull rider who survived a catastrophic injury, a member of the popular band Fifth Harmony, and the original “CuchiCuchi” girl, to name just a few. Each couple will perform a tango, cha cha, salsa, Viennese waltz and quickstep, vying for America’s vote for the first time. No couples will be eliminated on week 1, and they will all advance to week two of the competition.

Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs (in alphabetical order):


Simone Biles & Sasha Farber – Tango – “Untouchable” by Tritonal and Cash Cash

Bonner Bolton & Sharna Burgess – Cha Cha – “Move” by Luke Bryan

Charo & Keo Motsepe – Salsa – “Cuban Pete” by Mambo Compañeros

Erika Jayne & Gleb Savchenko – Salsa – “XXPEN$IVE” by Erika Jayne

Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater – Cha Cha – “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

Chris Kattan & Witney Carson – Cha Cha – “What is Love” by Haddaway

Nancy Kerrigan & Artem Chigvintsev – Viennese Waltz – “She’s Always a Woman” by Billy Joel

Normani Kordei & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Quickstep – “Good Time Good Life” by Erin Bowman

Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Viennese Waltz – “Make Something Beautiful” by Ben Rector

Mr. T & Kym Herjavec – Cha Cha – “Theme from the A-Team” by Mike Post, Pete Carpenter and The Daniel Caine Orchestra

David Ross & Lindsay Arnold – Quickstep – “Go Cubs Go” by Steve Goodman

Nick Viall & Peta Murgatroyd – Cha Cha – “Let Me Love You” by DJ Snake and Tiësto featuring Justin Bieber

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.

For week one, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2cdE4PL is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings.

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Exclusive Interview: Sasha Farber Talks Of Simone Biles, His Goals, And More For DWTS Season 24

Would you like to know what Simone Biles is like to work with on Dancing With The Stars? In a PureDWTS Exclusive interview, Dancing With The Stars Pro, Sasha Farber, tells us all about his new partner and why he’s looking forward to this season. Yeah…and uhhh..watch out for some pranking too. Here’s more with Sasha and we couldn’t thank him enough for taking a time out for us and a few questions from fans. With that said, don’t forget to VOTE VOTE VOTE for #TeamGoldenGiggles!!!

Narice: Other than the freestyle, what dance are you most looking forward to dance with Simone this season? Is there a theme you love the most too?

Great question, Simone and myself have been having so much fun, that any dance with her will be my favorite. Im looking forward to Disney week, I always love that week, and it’s always so magical in the ballroom. 😄

Chayse: Last season was your best finish on the show. As you start to advance to the later stages of the competition, are you picking up tricks and strategies to keep you and your partner physically and mentally healthy?

Yes it’s very important to stay healthy and to make sure your celebrity enjoys herself every week, this show is in its 24th season , so it’s important for me to always keep it fresh and exciting , so I’m always trying to Read 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Nick Viall And Fiancée Vanessa Grimaldi Interviewed On The Bachelor And Dancing With The Stars

For those who watch The Bachelor, did Nick Viall pick the right person? Below he and Fiancée Vanessa Grimaldi talk to Jimmy Kimmel about it. They also chat on Dancing With The Stars at the 3:50 mark. Vanessa couldn’t be more supportive of Nick’s next venture.

They are cute. I may end up liking Nick. Keep checking back. We may post more Dancing With The Stars related things later.

ETA: Here they are on GMA today…

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Charo’s Dream For Dancing With The Stars Season 24 – New Interview

Charo is excited to dance on Dancing With The Stars Season 24. She just hopes she makes it far. See why below. From the New York Post….

That’s all well and good, but she says it’s the jitterbug that’s giving her fits — if she even makes it far enough into the “DWTS” season (with dance partner Keo Motsepe) when that dance is traditionally featured. “It’s my nightmare,” she says. “How is this woman who dances Flamenco and plays the guitar, how is she going to do the jitterbug? I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I pray the audience will feel sorry for me. The jitterbug is gonna be the end of ‘Cuchi Cuchi,’ but I’m going to try.

“One of my dreams is that if we make it to dancing the Vienna Waltz, I want to wear a dress like Cinderella wore. It moves like water. If I make it I hope they allow me to wear the Cinderella dress.”

The self-deprecating entertainer also took some playful jabs at “DWTS” judge Bruno Tonioli, a native of Ferrara, Italy. “I have a problem with Bruno. His English sucks,” she says. “It’s worse than mine. When I talk English, compared to him I am Shakespeare. The guy talks fast and speaks with a heavy accent.

“When I am dancing the Flamenco, if Bruno says that I suck, the s–t is gonna hit the fan,” she says. “I will take all the crap, even if I suck at every dance — but do not touch my Flamenco dancing. When my mom was breastfeeding me, at the same time I was listening to Flamenco. That is me.”

She’s so fun! I hope her dream for Dancing With The Stars comes true. Lots more at the New York Post.

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.