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Make Your Pro And Troupe Wish List For Dancing With The Stars Season 21

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!

May 26, 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.

Witney Carson, Keo Motsepe, And Emma Slater Promote The Dancing With The Stars Tour

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….


Emma Slater & Keo Motsepe on "Home And Family" by Codebear2

May 25, 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.

Slavik Kryklyvyy And Karina Smirnoff Reunited Again And Dance At Blackpool Dance Festival

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

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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.

Watch DWTS Cheryl Burke In New NBC Series “I Can Do That”, Premieres Tuesday May 26, 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.

May 24, 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.

New Julianne Hough And Maria Menounos ABC “Dance Battle America” Special, Submit Your Dance Battle

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

PureDWTS Tristan MacManus And Anna Trebunskaya Interviewed On Ballroom With A Twist, Give Dance Lesson

CTV News in Winnipeg talked with Tristan MacManus and Anna Trebunskaya about Ballroom With A Twist which is taking place in Winnipeg, Canada this weekend. They give a dance lesson too. It’s good to see them. If you’d like to see the show this summer, see this link for ticket information.

May 23, 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.

Sharna Burgess Writes On Her DWTS Journey With Noah Galloway, Thanks Fans For Their Support

Sharna Burgess has written a last blog for Dancing With The Stars Season 20. She and Noah may not have won the Mirror Ball, but, she feels they won in another way. Sharna also thanks fans for their support. Below is more from Closer Weekly.

We may not have received the Mirror Ball Trophy, but Noah and I won this competition in so many other ways! He inspired me every minute of our journey together, and I’m so thankful he trusted me to tell his inspiring story through dance.

It takes an extremely brave individual to overcome what Noah has gone through. Noah gave me his all on the dance floor each and every week, and I could not be more proud of him. He pushed me creatively and it has been incredible to choreograph his routines. Noah is and will always be my hero.

Thank you to our Team Shway fans for your support throughout this DWTS season! We are beyond grateful for your part in our journey and adore each and every one of you! I hope to see you at my newest venture, Dance Fuzion, a three-day weekend dance convention that gives people from all experience levels the opportunity to learn from choreographers and celebrity dancers from around the world. Much love!

Awww, I love her so much and what an unforgettable pairing not only for their inspiration, but, for their amazing lines and lifts. To read Sharna’s last blog of the season in full, see Closer Weekly.

May 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.

Allison Holker On Dancing With The Stars Season 20: “This season was a dream come true!”

Allison Holker thanks fans, the producers, the judges, etc for an amazing season of Dancing With The Stars at Life And Style Magazine. She also thanks Riker and how this season was a “dream come true”.

This season was a dream come true! Dancing with [celebrity partner] Riker Lynch was something unforgettable. He had a spark; the talent and determination to make it to the end. He came out every week with confidence and showed America a new side of him.

We had some stand-out moments that I will never forget, from our first jive to our sexy salsa and our Pirates of the Caribbean-themed paso doble!

Riker is a force to be reckoned with and his career is only just beginning. I am blessed to have gotten to know him, but I am also excited to see what his future has in store for him.

I feel honored to be a part of a show that continues to get better with every season. This was Dancing with the Stars’ 10th anniversary; 20 seasons in and the show continues to inspire.

I don’t think I’ll ever forget their Pirates Of The Caribbean dance for as long as I live. More at Life And Style Magazine including her thoughts for how she hopes to be back next season for Dancing With The Stars. Also note (according to their Finals interviews)that Riker and Allison are doing something together again, but, they haven’t announced what yet?

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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.

Val Chmerkovskiy Coming Back For Dancing With The Stars Season 21, Rumer Willis To Tour, And More – New Interviews

Just a few new interviews with Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy. First, check out TV Guide as they talk about winning Dancing With The Stars. Though were they “pretty much the front runners” all season? I guess it depends on how you look at it. Nastia and Derek were the front runners all season in my opinion. Anyway, I was surprised to see how Val gave Riker and Nastia some props. Though not sure this would have happened during the season?

Val, you and Rumer were pretty much the frontrunners all season. Was that a double-edged sword in a sense?
Chmerkovskiy: Yes and no. Even though we were frontrunners, I didn’t feel like it was necessarily because of the fact that it was coming so easy to [Rumer]. I think, if anything, when it comes to logistics of the competition and the skill set that you need to have a successful dancer, I would say Riker [Lynch] or someone like Nastia [Liukin] had way more elements in their repertoire coming into the show that would make them a frontrunner in that sense. … I feel like she was a frontrunner in the way she was able to connect to the audience. And that, I actually felt, was a strength that kind of put me at ease a lot of times. … It did add pressure, but it added a beautiful pressure of trying to exceed those expectations, and motivation. But the fact that she was able to connect to our audience so well eased that pressure, because I knew that no matter what she would do, she would do it wholeheartedly and she would do it passionately and with her entire spirit, and people were going to love it regardless.

Also, note that Val says he will be back next season for Dancing With The Stars. Rumer will not only be in “Sway” (as we learned on Wednesday), but, she might be making a few appearances in the new Dancing With The Stars tour.

What’s next for both of you? Val, are you coming back next season?
Chmerkovskiy: Yeah, for sure. Just don’t tell Rumer I said this, but I’m very excited to be back next season and hopefully do it again. Before that, I’m going on Dancing with the Stars tour this summer.
Willis: I’ll be there for a few days too.
Chmerkovskiy: Yeah, Rumer’s going to come on for a couple of shows. It’s a 40-city tour. I believe we have close to 60 shows for the next two months. It starts June 3 in Atlantic City and goes until August 10.
Willis: I’m going to obviously keep dancing a little bit, but also I’m going to try and work on music a little bit more. I’d love to be able to possibly do some Broadway in the future.

Below is also an interview with The Chew…

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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.