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Dancing With The Stars Live Tour TV Report From The Springfield, MO Show And More

KSPR has a special report on the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour from last night. You can read a little below, but, see the link for more including a fun video!!

Fans of the hit ABC show, Dancing with the Stars got up close and personal with some of the show’s biggest names at Hammons Hall Sunday.

The Dancing with the Stars Live national tour hit Springfield.

Dozens of fans got to take pictures during a meet and greet with some of the dancers and headliner, reality star, Melissa Rycoft.

It was a special time, not only for the fans.

Dancer, Val Chmerkovskiy said, “I don’t take it for granted that people are making an effort to come out and spend time watching us do what we love.”

Reality star, Melissa Rycoft said, “Ballroom was very humbling to learn you know. I came in going, I can count, surely, this won’t be that difficult. It’s like trying to learn a new language every week. It’s really difficult.”

And I’m loving these instagrams. See why below…. Read more..

July 27, 2015 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 Live Tour Review – “Fancy Footwork” At Hartman Arena

Kansas.com reviewed the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. They said the show had a lot of “fance footwork”. Here is more….

The athletic dances done on a spare stage of two sets of stairs and a catwalk ranged from an opening “Land of a Thousand Dances” – including the watusi – by Peta Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy to a hip-hop number by Chmerkovskiy and Witney Carson that probably got the biggest ovation and showed that Rycroft was right in giving credit to beyond-ballroom dancing.

Park City/Wichita country music fans even got to yell their approval before the company strutted to “Somethin’ Bad.” A Wichita woman in a long dress and platform shoes was the audience member chosen to fall into the arms of Keo Motsepe and Artem Chigvintsev – and to get very close and personal.

Not all the dancing was modern. Chigvintsev was back on stage for the first time after being injured, and he and Carson – she wearing a flowing gown – floated across the stage to the season-appropriate “Summer Wind.”

Being in Kansas enchanted Brit Emma Slater, who said she knew the state from “The Wizard of Oz.”

“My mom’s really jealous” of her daughter being in Kansas, Slater said, and then turned her back to the crowd and took a selfie with the audience for Mom.

To read the full review, see Kansas.com.

July 22, 2015 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.

New Dancing With The Stars Live Tour Backstage Interview With Melissa Rycroft And Jenna Johnson

If you go to the Facebook link, you can watch a fun backstage interview with Melissa Rycroft and Jenna Johnson about the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour courtesy of the Isleta Resort And Casino in New Mexico. They talk of what it’s like to tour across the country with the cast (Sasha does WHA?) and much more. Thanks to @Jimmbboe and @JennaJ_Fans for the heads up.

July 19, 2015 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 Live Tour Review Of The Bakersfield, California Show

Well, I guess the reviewer of Bakersfield.com wasn’t too impressed with Val’s lines in one performance. Other than that, he gave the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour a thumbs up.

The show opened with Chmerkovskiy in a black robe with “Champ” on the back. Underneath, Chmerkovskiy’s body appeared to be a bit rounder, and he admitted to Rycroft that he’d let himself go since finally winning the mirror ball trophy. But don’t worry, he told her, he’s still got it. Stripping off the robe, he danced a number in a long-sleeved white shirt, black dress pants and suspenders, and a fat suit. Maybe I’m a humorless feminist, but the bit didn’t land for me. Not only do fat jokes from people who have been in shape most of their lives seem a little mean-spirited, it’s just lazy. Which is kind of ironic: it wasn’t Chmerkovskiy that was slacking off; it was the writers.

But you can’t stay irritated once the dancing starts, first with a group number to “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon and later with a decades-themed medley that started with a beleathered “You’re The One That I Want” from “Grease” and went through “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from “Hairspray,” “Aquarius” from “Hair” and “She’s a Maniac” from “Flashdance,” complete with unitards and leg warmers. The quick wardrobe changes for each era must have been frantic backstage, but you’d never guess it as each dancer calmly took the stage.

Several times throughout the show, Rycroft and the dancers mentioned how the tour was for the fans, for the people at home who watch and vote but can’t be in the studio audience. They did a great job getting the audience involved, from a question-and-answer session early in the show to dancers running into the crowd and, for one lucky lady, a one-on-one dance and kiss on the cheek from Chmerkovskiy, who gracefully avoided answering her marriage proposal.

Between dance numbers, which ranged from the paso doble to samba to hip hop, Rycroft introduced the dancers, starting with the men — romantic Keo Motsepe, baby of the group Alan Bersten, prankster Sasha Farber and Chmerkovskiy, who needed no introduction for anyone other than me — and gave them a rose. When the women did a dance on their own, the crowd respectfully cheered, but when it was the men’s turn, hoots and hollers could be heard from all over the venue, including from some very polite-looking senior ladies.

To read the full review and see a photo, see Bakersfield.com.

July 15, 2015 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 Live Tour – Photos, Interviews, Press Coverage

Below is a new interview with Emma Slater and Val Chmerkovksiy about the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. They also talked about Dancing With The Stars with the reporter.

Here is some press coverage about Rumer….

And I’m loving some of these instagrams of the cast in their down times…

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July 12, 2015 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 Live Tour At McCaw Hall – HQ Photos

Finally some HQ photos of the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour! Click on any of the photos to see more. It’s so good to see Peta Murgatroyd well and dancing again.

July 10, 2015 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.

Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Live Tour Azure Luxury Pool Party In Las Vegas – Photos

Dancing With The Stars Melissa Rycroft, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsey, Keo Motsepe, Emma Slater, Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber, and Jenna Johnson hung out together at the Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo Las Vegas over the weekend. You can see some fun photos of them all at Just Jared Jr. Instagram photos below courtesy of Emma Slater and Sasha Farber.

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July 7, 2015 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.

Review Of The Dancing With The Stars Tour And Photos

If you head to the Las Vegas Sun, you can read a review of the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. You can also view a new gallery of photos. Below is a take from the link…

In the touring show, there was a routine to hip-hop music and one to country, where the outfits were eye-catching: jeans and cowboys hats for the shirtless men; Daisy Duke shorts and bikini tops for the ladies.

The precision of the dance movement was most impressive. When watching at home Monday nights, you don’t see the step-by-step movement of the dancers, nor do you truly appreciate their greatness and the amount of physical and mental preparation.

That dancing savvy is noticeable with each routine during the touring show, with performers such as Witney Carson and Murgatroyd so elegant with each step and sincere in giving fans a great evening of entertainment.

The show is more than dancing. Rycroft, the Dallas native and Season 15 champion, is witty and personable as the host. The dancers also interact with the fans — everything from Emma Slater taking a photo with the crowd and posting on her Twitter (@EmmaSlaterDance) to the men of the show walking down into the audience to distribute roses.

“We’ve been more excited about this stop than any other,” Rycroft said.

More at the Las Vegas Sun,.

July 6, 2015 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.

A Dancing With The Stars Tour Hershey, PA Review By Lois And Kathy – “A Ten Perfect 10 Review”

Lois: My friend, Kathy L Erdman, and I call each other our “Dancing Twin”. We can finish each other’s sentences about the show. We can echo each other to a “Dancing T”! Our thoughts are blended as one! We both have watched every season, every show! We love the show so much and call it The Best Entertainment Show On The Planet!

When the opportunity came to go to the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour we jumped at the chance! We were so fortunate that we live only an hour away from Hershey PA, as the slogan goes, “The Sweetest Place on Earth”. The scents of Hershey’s Chocolate waft through the town. You simply cannot go to Hershey without having your fill of the sweetest treat in Pennsylvania!

Our excitement crescendoed as the time drew near! We pulled into the parking lot and had to pinch ourselves saying, “We are actually here!”

Seeing dancers up close is a whole other perspective than seeing them on television. Being able to see their movements is much clearer in person. For example, the lifts seem even more effortless. We can see the fluidity of their movements so much better. We were close enough to see them full-on. Their faces were beautifully clear.

Each pro got to speak during the show. They went out into the audience for that personal feel. Sasha crossed over a row of seats behind us and we got to see him very up close! Emma went with him into the audience. Two lucky ladies asked if Val would dance with them. He sprinted to their section and gave them a thrill! The guys went into the audience handing out a red rose to a lucky gal.

I would give this show a “Ten Perfect 10 Review”! I feel honored and privileged to have been able to witness “The Traveling Ballroom”! As Kathy says below, I also felt like I was in the ballroom. Perhaps the closest I will ever get to the real thing.

We cheered loudly during the show! Our “dancing hearts” were warmed by being in the presence of the astounding dancers! The variety of dances was perfect!

A Ten Perfect 10 Review!

Kathy did a wonderful review. I wanted to share it with you. Here it is…. Read more..

June 23, 2015 I Written By

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PureDWTS – Check Out Emma’s New Website & Enter to Win a Signed Picture!

Special thanks to Cher (@RiotersRule on Twitter) for sharing this with us :-) Emma just recently re-launched her personal website, and is hosting a contest to celebrate.  You can find all the rules here, but if you are one of the first 50 entrants that can correctly answer the below questions (and you should be able to find all of the answers by browsing around her new website!), you will win an autographed picture of Emma :-) Pretty cool, huh? So on your marks…get set…SURF!

  • Question 1: What was the name of the stage school where I studied ballet when I was four?
  • Question 2: On the media page there is a video of Sasha and I called ‘Dancing Through The Ages’ – what dance did we do for the 1930’s?
  • Question 3: There is a photo of me in the ‘Photos of Emma’ on the media page with two other girl pro’s wearing gold dresses. Who are the other girl pro’s with me?

Good luck to everyone, and congrats Emma on the new website!

May 31, 2015 I Written By

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!