Lindsay Arnold And Jordan Fisher Talk On Dancing With The Stars And Their Rehearsals So Far

Below is Lindsay Arnold and Jordan Fisher talking on their rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. I’m so excited on these two. Bring it on!

ETA: Billboard interviewed Jordan on Dancing With The Stars. Here’s a take from the link where he talks of being billed as a favorite and more.

“I’ve had a handful of friends that have been on this journey before, and they’ve all said the same thing — that it’s just the most wonderful, fulfilling experience,” Fisher tells Billboard of joining the celebrity dance competition. “[They say that] you make such great friends, and they last for forever, and if [the offer] ever comes to you, you have to say yes.”

That “yes” has been a long time coming. Fisher says the series initially reached out to him about competing several seasons ago, but scheduling conflicts got in the way. “I just hoped that [the series] would come back around, and it finally did,” Fisher adds.

A spot on the show seems like a natural next step for Fisher, who has been a performer since joining his local children’s theater company in Birmingham, Alabama in elementary school. After catching a big break as a guest star on iCarly, Fisher went on to land roles in The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Teen Wolf, before snagging is breakout part as Doody in Grease: Live. Since then, Fisher has taken on the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in Hamilton and popped up on the Moana soundtrack, where he contributed a version of “You’re Welcome” with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Fisher says he’s fully aware that he’s being billed as a favorite on Dancing With The Stars this season, but maintains that he has just as much to learn as the other competitors, which include Frankie Muniz, Nick and Vanessa Lachey, Derek Fisher and Pretty Little Liars’ Sasha Pieterse.

“I grew up in theater, I grew up dancing a lot, but I have zero ballroom experience. So I think that a lot of people have a skewed representation of what I’m coming in to the competition with,” says Fisher, who will perform alongside professional dancer Lindsay Arnold. “Yes, I am comfortable with my body, and I can dance, but this is nothing like I’ve ever done before… I’m learning basics and starting from the ground, just like everybody else.”

Fisher also admits that he’s already had a fanboy moment or two at rehearsals: he was “really excited” to meet competitor Derek Fisher, as well as Drew Scott of The Property Brothers. “I love HGTV, so he and I clicked pretty quickly,” Fisher adds.

More at Billboard on his new music.