Witney Carson was interviewed by Todd Alan of Kiss Fm. She talks about going to Iowa again for the new Dancing With The Stars Tour and how rehearsals are going. Lots more below. See this teaser too.
Mark Ballas And Shirley Ballas held an event in New York City today to help people quit smoking. You can read all about their “What’s Your Why” campaign here. If you’d like to see them dance at the event in Times Square, see this twitter link. Look at Shirley go!
ETA: Here is Mark with Fox Business talking about smoking, how he was able to quit, and taking the first step…
ETA2: Below is Mark with Fox and Friends. Shirley pops in at the end too…
It’s that time again, Dance fans! Question: What Dance pros would you like to see dance on Dancing With The Stars Season 21? Pick only 12 (6 males and 6 females). You can also pick a few Alternatives in case they make the cast a little bigger or in case your main choices don’t work out. Who you would you like to see in the troupe too? Let us know your picks in comments and then we’ll send this post to the Producers in a few weeks.
Ok, here is my Pro and Troupe Wish List:
Females: Sharna Burgess, Karina Smirnoff, Allison Holker, Emma Slater, Peta Murgatroyd, and Elena Samodanova. Alternatives: Julianne Hough, Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke, Brittney Cherry
Males: Derek Hough (but, only if producers won’t manipulate the outcome and they’ll let the chips fall naturally…and that goes for everyone. If not, then make him a creative director instead and let him dance in the Macy’s Stars Of Dance numbers, etc), Mark Ballas, Gleb Savchenko (switch him from Strictly Come Dancing to the US), Tristan MacManus (switch him from Strictly Come Dancing to the US), Sasha Farber, and Alexey Balash (awesome choreographer and dance pro from DWTS Russia). Alternatives: Misha Gabriel, Armen Way
Troupe: Nika Klju, Witney Carson, Misha Gabriel, and Sonny Fredie Pedersen. Alternatives: Paul Karmiryan, Armen Way, Brittney Cherry, Lindsay Arnold
Special Note: We plan to do a Celebrity Wish List very soon as well! So stay tuned!
Witney Carson was a guest on KTLA to talk all about the new Dancing With The Stars Tour. She talks about Chris Soules too. More below. Also, be watching the official site of Home & Family as they should be posting a clip with Keo Motsepe And Emma Slater promoting the tour as well soon.
ETA: Below is Keo Motsepe And Emma Slater on Home & Family….
Wow, I have no words! What is it about Slavik Kryklyvyy And Karina Smirnoff when they dance together? The IT FACTOR and then some! Stunning. Thanks to Jimmbboe for the heads up! If you can’t see the video below, see this link.
Slavik Kryklyvyy & Karina Smirnoff are at it again. This time, in BlackpoolDanceFestival#BallroomDanceTube
Posted by Ballroom Dance Tube on Sunday, May 24, 2015
Ali Lanyon, Pennsylvania Co-Anchors the very early Morning News show from 4:30 am to 7 am on WHTM TV, ABC27, Harrisburg, PA. She also wears a Reporter’s Hat for the station. She filed Backstage Reports from The Monday and Tuesday Finale shows. Also, seen commenting on the video clips are her Morning News Co-Anchor James Crummel. And the Morning News Weather Anchor, Brett Thackara.
She interviewed Tom Bergeron, Noah Galloway, Sharna Burgess, Riker Lynch, Allison Holker, Val Chmerkovskiy, Rumer Willis, and Carrie Ann Inaba. She also did a fun segment on those with tickets waiting outside the studio to get in. Even if you have a ticket, there is a chance you will be turned away.
Please check out Ali’s reports at the following links:
By Lois A Troutman, May 23, 2015
Just a TV Heads up: you can Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke in the new NBC series “I Can Do That”. It premieres on Tuesday, May 26th if interested in watching and following along this season. Below is a preview. To read and see more, see the I Can Do That Official site. Looks fun. I think I will check it out.
Whoever thought that the dance wars from the Hough and Menounos families during the holidays these past few years would become viral and inspire a new ABC special, but, it has. If you head to Dance Battle America, you can read all about it as well as submitting your own dance battle clip. You can also watch a video teaser with Julianne Hough and Maria Menounos here. Too fun!
From Executive Producers Julianne Hough (DANCING WITH THE STARS judge and past DANCING WITH THE STARS champion) and E! Host Maria Menounos (DANCING WITH THE STARS celebrity dancer) and Emmy Award winning production company Magical Elves comes ABC’s special #DANCEBATTLE AMERICA. During the holiday seasons over last two years, Julianne and Maria have engaged in a fearsome #DANCEBATTLE via social media. Once the challenge took off, celebrities Kate Hudson and Amber Riley joined in and a #DANCEBATTLE craze began! Now the ladies are challenging everyone in America to battle it out for the chance to fly to Los Angeles and compete on the live dance show.
More at Dance Battle America.
DWTS Tristan MacManus And Anna Trebunskaya Bring “Magic” To Winnipeg, Canada In Ballroom With A Twist – Review
What a wonderful ‘Ballroom With A Twist’ review from the Winnipeg Press. They wrote that Tristan MacManus And Anna Trebunskaya bring “magic” to Winnipeg, Canada. Below is more on the show. Also Producer Scott Stander tells us, “The crowds have been loving the show and the amazing dancers that make this show’s heart …beat!!”
ETA: Be sure to see the show if you can near you. Jimmbboe saw it in Winnipeg. He described it as an “awesome” and “amazing” show. Even a day after the show, he says he has a “Ballroom With A twist” hangover (lol). He particularly mentioned a funny scene with Anna especially when she told Jonathan to take his cake and get off the stage! lol Jim also said the Winnipeg Symphony was “outstanding” as they provided live music throughout! To see some fun photos, see Ballroom With A Twist Facebook and Tristan MacManus Fan Page at Facebook.
After a subdued orchestral introduction, the corps of five males came onstage to slink their way through The Look of Love. In fact, these testosterone-fuelled dancers were one of the show’s highlights (no bias here), as they performed the Bob Fosse-inspired choreography with swaggering ease.
Then Trebunskaya and MacManus took the stage for two dances: Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm — a stylized mosh pit of waltz, quickstep and Charleston — that earned the evening’s first loud cheers. This, in turn, morphed into Singin’ in the Rain that also provided one of the show’s true-blue ballroom dances.
The two then ostensibly became hosts, with the Irish-born MacManus introducing the famously red-haired Trebunskaya as “Little Red Riding Hood.”
Despite their, at times, awkward stage banter, they were nevertheless able to whip the already rowdy, younger crowd of 1,691 into a frenzy, cheekily promising “the hotter you get, the less clothes we wear.” The Russian-born Trebunskaya also showed her renowned, adorable wit during a Q & A session, with one audience member even shouting out a marriage proposal to the lithe artist.
The high-octane show is mostly well-paced, with ballads such as Smith’s blistering interpretation of Michael Bublé hit Feeling Good showing off his powerhouse vocals. Glocksen-Ruzicka also treated us to a soulful Gravity that also allowed the dancers to catch their breath — or change into their next, eye-popping, sequin-encrusted costume.
More at the Winnipeg Press including a beautiful new photo. If you missed this CTV News interview with Tristan MacManus and Anna Trebunskaya, be sure to see it too. For tickets to this show and more across the nation, see this link.
Finale – Part Two
The Perfect 10 Tenth Anniversary, Season 20, came to a close. From start to finish, an air of celebration permeated inside and outside of the Ballroom. Champagne was sipped, the bubbly flowing freely! The show was vibrant, jam-packed with dancing, singing, remembrances, Ike a non-stop party! A brand-new pristine white outdoor stage was debuted! A highlight was a Rehearsal Blooper Reel with the cast being their playful selves! Tony Dovolani and the Pros spoofed a Bruce Willis movie Die Hard. Their version was Dance Hard! It was a cute, clever concept! A trip through the season was taken highlighting theme weeks, a double elimination, Trios, Team Dances, and the Semi-Finals. Stars talked about their fellow Finalists.
The Road to The Mirror Ball was paved with Gold! A brand-new, blinged-out Trophy awaited the winners at the Finish Line! The Finale was: Read more..