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TV Heads Up: DWTS Mark Ballas Choreographs Two Routines For So You Think You Can Dance

If interested, be sure to catch So You Think You Can Dance on Fox tonight. Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas choreographed two routines which will be fun to watch. More info below. Also, if you’d like to watch a snapchat where Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert stop by to visit him, see Pure Derek Hough.

August 22, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Runner Up Amy Purdy To Dance Solo In The Opening Of The Rio 2016 Paralympics

Just a heads up. Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Runner-up Amy Purdy will not only be reporting for the 2016 Paralympics In Rio, Brazil, she’s also dancing solo in the opening on September 7th. Below is part of an interview with the Summit Daily that I thought was such an interesting read being there are lots of mentions on Dancing With The Stars and how her solo dance is being put together. I’m so so proud of this Girl….

Summit Daily News: You two just returned from Rio a few weeks ago. What were you doing down there?

Amy Purdy: To choreograph this dance for the opening ceremony at the Paralympic Games. We were working with an incredible choreographer, Cassie (Abranches), and she came out in March to see if I was a good fit for the performance the producers wanted for the opening ceremony. I realized that if I’m going to do this, I’m going to need help. I reached out to Jessica, who’s in Summit, and she helped choreograph my wedding dance I did with my husband last year. He found her because he wanted some dance lessons before our wedding and she was willing to help with that first dance.

SDN: What kind of dance are you doing for the opening ceremony?

AP: It’s pretty spectacular, I’ll say. It’s a contemporary dance, and it’s pretty scary for me because it’s really outside of my comfort zone. I did “Dancing with the Stars,” but I always had a partner, and if you forget the dance for a split second they can pick you back up. They’re also great for balance.

They were also very short dances — like a minute and a half — and this one is about four minutes long. It’s very long, very complicated, and I actually switch legs a few times during the dance. It’s built into the choreography.

SDN: What type of feet are you using?

AP: I’m in running blades, which aren’t made for dancing, and also feet that are made for swimming. There really aren’t any feet made for dancing, but if I can pull it off it will be a very powerful performance. They’ve composed music for it — this theatrical, powerful music that is just perfect for an opening ceremony. They put so much time into creating new music for this dance, and, even though I can’t talk about all the details, it’s about the relationship between the human spirit — the human body — and technology. That’s what the Paralympics is all about: how technology and the human spirit connect.

SDN: How does a dance performance compare to Olympic competition? You’re no stranger to the spotlight on the snow, but this is your first solo dance performance.

AP: It’s very similar. When you’re at the Paralympics, you know that this is your one shot. Everything leads up to that one moment. The world is watching, and that was the most pressure I’d ever been in.

Then I went to “Dancing with the Stars” and it was like the Paralympics every week. You have to nail a single minute of performance every week. The pressure is huge, but, like everything else I’ve done, you can’t focus on everyone else. You have to shut off everything else, and if you make a mistake you pull yourself together. I do my best to shut out the unnecessary chatter in my brain: how stressful this is, how scary this is, how many people are watching. It’s the purpose, and that purpose is to show what the possibilities can be with these legs. That’s really what it’s all about.

That’s not to say it’s not scary…

SDN: Did you ever think you’d have the chance to dance at an opening ceremony?

AP: No, not once. We had up to 18 million people watching “Dancing with the Stars,” but this is an international stage. Maybe not every country is tuning in, but just about the whole world is tuning in. It takes what I’ve done in the past and takes it to a whole new level. It’s a solo dance, again, and this I my opportunity to show people that, yes, I can do this on my own for a solid four minutes. It’s a challenge, but it’s nothing I’m not used to.

To read more and see photos and video of her rehearsing, see Summit Daily. Go for it, Amy. We’ll be watching!

August 21, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Watchout (Again): Will Teresa Giudice Dance In Season 23?

Take this one with a grain of salt being this rumor comes from the Daily Mail via The Star. Apparently, Teresa Guidice is ready to dance on Dancing With The Stars. Though note how she was put on a watch out this past April. She also turned down the show last season according to People. She also turned down the show down in Season 13. So, will she dance in Dancing With The Stars Season 23? Here is more….

Now the mother of four hopes to compete on Dancing With The Stars, according to a report from US Star magazine.

‘Teresa is scrambling for cash so a Dancing With The Stars gig -and the paycheck that comes with it – would be a huge help,’ a source told the publication.

Teresa and husband Joe have been hit with a $551,563 tax bill in recent weeks, it was added.

They have been struggling in the past year to pay back creditors and to keep their sprawling New Jersey mansion.

Doing the Cha-Cha on DWTS could earn her a steady salary if she is able to stay on the show.

Several other reality stars have done the ABC show, including Kim Kardashian from Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Zolciak from The Real Housewives Of Atlanta and Kate Gosselin from Kate Plus Eight.

‘Teresa is trying to act casual about it, telling friends that it would be fun and that she’d be in great shape,’ said a source.

To read the full article, see the Daily Mail via The Star.

I have to admit, I’m not too wild about this one. Let us know what you think in comments.

ETA: Well, we don’t have to worry about Teresa. E Online is reporting she hasn’t been asked to dance. Here is more….

While rumors have been circulating that The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is set to join the season 23 cast of Dancing With the Stars, E! News can exclusively report that Teresa is not joining the ABC reality hit. And she hasn’t even been approached for the new season, which kicks off on Sept. 12, though ABC was interested in having Teresa as part of the season 22 cast after she finished serving her 15-month prison sentence, according to the Bravo reality star’s attorney.

“Dancing With The Stars approached Teresa about doing the season that aired in March but unfortunately with Teresa having just come home and with Joe Giudice going away in March, we had to decline the offer,” Teresa’s attorney James Leonard Jr. told E! News in an exclusive statement. “We have not had any discussions with Dancing With The Stars since that time and as such any story linking Teresa to the upcoming season are untrue. Teresa remains a fan of the show and if the timing is right and both sides are interested, I could absolutely see her doing the show at some time down the road.”

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

DWTS Season 23 Rumors: Emma Samms, Jake T. Austin, And JoJo Fletcher A Done Deal?

Hollywood Life via an insider who is saying Emma Slater is a “done deal” along with JoJo Fletcher and Jake T. Austin.

So exciting! This season of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ is going to be absolutely stacked with amazing celebrity dancers. A source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that former Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher will take the stage, plus a soap opera star and more! Here’s the scoop.

The official cast for season 23 of Dancing With The Stars should be revealed any day now, but word on the street is that the dancers this year are going to be out of this world! There have been rumors that former Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher would be strapping on her dancing shoes, along with Disney and The Fosters star Jake T. Austin and General Hospital star Emma Samms. And guess what?! HollywoodLife.com found out EXCLUSIVELY that they’re all a done deal!

More at Hollywood Life. And don’t miss our previous reports on Emma Samms, Jake T. Austin, and JoJo Fletcher.

ETA: According to Emma’s twitter , she won’t be dancing. Thanks to Andrea for the heads up.

August 19, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Catching Up With Dancing With The Stars Pro Gleb Savchenko – Video

Gleb Savchenko “can’t wait to kill it” on Dancing With The Stars this season. Check out this new Facebook Live chat if you haven’t yet. It’s too fun. Also note how he mentions there will be a Good Morning America special/gig on September 7th before the premiere of the show on September 12th.

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

DWTS23 Rumor: Disney star Jake T. Austin To Dance?

E Online is reporting Simone Biles (which we knew about), Jo Jo Fletcher (which we knew about), and…..get ready, this is a new one….. Disney star Jake T. Austin are going to dance in the new season of Dancing With The Stars. What do you think if true? I saw bring him on.

Simone Biles might have to make room on her trophy shelf for another award, because E! News has learned that the Olympic champion is poised to sign on for the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. Also likely on the roster this fall? Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher and former Disney star Jake T. Austin.

A source tells E! News that all three are in the running to compete for the Mirrorball Trophy on season 23 of DWTS. Biles, 19, won four gold medals and a bronze in the Rio Olympics, in case you lost track of her insanely amazing medal count. (They’re not calling her the greatest gymnast of all time for nothing, okay?)

Fletcher, who originally competed on Ben Higgins’ season of The Bachelor, gave former football player Jordan Rodgers the final rose in the most recent Bachelorette finale. Austin starred on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place alongside Selena Gomez before landing a role on Freeform’s The Fosters from 2013-2015.

More at E Online. Thanks to Vin for the heads up.

August 18, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Promo Shoot Begins

The Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Promo shoot began today. Below are some photos and videos starting to come out. Keep checking back as there may be more…

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Ummm hi @hayley.erbert. How on earth are you so gorgeous?! #dwts #hayleyerbert #dancingwiththestars #promoshoot

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Not the best screenshots, but the DWTS promo shoot is currently happening! #DWTS

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ETA: And check these 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Maksim Chmerkovskiy Talks Baby Talk, Wedding To Peta Murgatroyd, And More

Maksim Chmerkovskiy sat down with The Insider. He reveals how he’s having a baby boy with Peta Murgatroyd. He’s excited to say the least. He also talks on their wedding plans (I love how they are planning to dance for the baby). So cute.

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

DWTS Dance Lab HQ Photos Of Gleb Savchenko, Sharna Burgess, Sasha Farber, Lindsay Arnold, And More

What a fun night at The Grove last night for some lucky fans and the potential Pros of Dancing With The Stars Season 23. If you didn’t see our first report which includes videos, social media photos, and snap chats made by Miss Heidi, see this previous post. Afterwards, feast your eyes on the beautiful photos below courtesy of Getty Images. Isn’t it great seeing Gleb Savchenko again (still dying here)? 🙂 Also, note how Kym Johnson was there too. Click on any of the photos to see 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 23 Rumors And Watchout: More Speculation On Simone Biles

Remember the other day when Court posted about Simone Biles doing Dancing With The Stars? Well, an insider tells US Weekly producers have their sights on her.

From Brazil to the ballroom? Dancing With the Stars producers have their sights set on Olympic gymnastics hero Simone Biles to join the season 23 competition, a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.

The show insider tells Us that Biles, 19 — who nabbed a whopping five medals in Rio this month — is producers’ top pick among this year’s standout Olympians to show off her fancy footwork.

“They would love to cast some Olympians if possible,” says the source, who points out that the ABC competition series’ team was waiting until after the games unfolded to see which athletes stood out.

To read the article in full, see US Weekly.

August 17, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.