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Dancing With The Stars Allison Holker And Jenna Johnson Dance On So You Think You Can Dance 10th Anniversary Special

Dancing With The Stars Allison Holker danced with Robert Roldan (choreo: Travis Wall) last night on “So You Think You Can Dance” for their 10th Anniversary Special. Amazing. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for the video coverage below (I hope it comes up? If not, see this link.). To read more on the night, see Mjsbigblog.com.

So You Think You Can Dance by idolxfactor1

ETA: Jenna Johnson also performed last night. I can’t find a video, but, she posted this twitter pic last night….

Jenna Johnson On So You Think You Can Dance

ETA2: Here is a video! Thanks Al!!

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.

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.

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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.

Behind The Scenes Of “Sway: A Dance Trilogy” And New Show Dates In Florida

Below you can watch some fun ‘behind the scenes’ action of “Sway” from this past June. The next show dates for “SWAY: A Dance Trilogy” is scheduled for December 3-6, 2015 (5 shows) in Miami, Florida. Proceeds from shows will benefit Alfalit and it’s initiatives to end illiteracy throughout the world. For tickets visit: www.swayshow.com.

July 21, 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.

Ballroom With A Twist Shout Out From Tristan MacManus And Chelsie Hightower – Video

Come see Tristan MacManus, Chelsie Hightower, Lacey Schwimmer, Dmitry Chaplin, Chris Soules, and more in “Ballroom With A Twist” in Beverly, MA at the North Shore Music Theatre from Thu-Sat July 23, 24, 25. Below Tristan and Chelsie give a shout out. For tickets, see this link.


Ballroom With A Twist Shout Out For North Shore by Voguerista

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Allison Holker, Cheryl Burke, And More Attend 2015 Just Jared Summer Bash

2015 Just Jared Summer Pool Party By Cheryl Burke

Dancing With The Stars Allison Holker attended the 2015 Just Jared Summer Bash presented by SweeTARTS Chewy Sours on Saturday, July 18th, at a private residence in Los Angeles. Former pro Cheryl Burke was there as well. Click on the Ghetty photos below to see more. Photo above courtesy of Cheryl Burke pictured with Allison, TJ Paradise, Bobby Newberry, Diana Madison and Kelly Monaco.

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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 POLL: Best Male & Female Celeb Dancers in DWTS History?

So I was eating my lunch outside today (since it was the first day in quite some time that wasn’t rainy) with some coworkers, when the topic of my favorite DWTS contestant of all-time, Alfonso Ribeiro, came up.  We had been talking about the celebrity golf tournament he was in this past weekend (Vogue reported on it here, if you haven’t seen it yet), and the fact that he did the Carlton, and I think I said “He’s probably the best male dancer they’ve ever had on the show!” To which another coworker replied “Nah, Corbin Bleu was the best dancer they’ve ever had on the show!” And of course, a debate commenced over who was the better technician, who was the better entertainer, who was more athletic, etc. etc. etc.  We ended up agreeing to disagree, but it got me thinking: really & truly, out of the 20 seasons we’ve had – who is the best guy we’ve seen, and who’s the best girl?

I did a bit of a snap poll on Twitter, but I figured “Why not make it a bit more official?” and do an actual poll here? So below, I picked the most likely candidates for who would likely qualify for “best dancer” on DWTS – most would probably fall under the “ringer” category, but that’s kind of expected when we’re voting on dance skills alone.  Keep in mind that it’s not about popularity, or how well-known they were when they did the show – just dance skills & presentation, period; and independent of any previous training they might have had – so no “Well so-and-so was better because they had no previous experience and were great and that’s what DWTS is all about!!!” Strictly voting on dance skills/showmanship alone, kids.

Obviously, I voted for Alfonso for the men – I think he was the most consistent of all the male ringers we’ve had, and also the best showman; I also think part of his appeal was that he was a really organic, natural mover that seemed to really get into the pocket of whatever dance was thrown his way, even if he had no previous experience with it. While I agreed with my coworker that Corbin was more athletic and likely had more refined technique than Alfonso, I think he wasn’t as much of a natural as Alfonso and had to work harder to appear at ease with the movement of some of the dances – which didn’t always work, and made him a lot less consistent throughout his season.

For the ladies, it wasn’t as cut-and-dry for me – my knee-jerk answer was Nicole, but then I remembered she had some ups-and-downs and some dances that she wasn’t naturally good at (her first rumba and her samba come to mind); then I thought of Meryl, but while her technique was usually flawless, I remember thinking she sometimes lacked in the showmanship department, and could be a timid mover at times. Then I thought of Kristi Yamaguchi, who was a strong dancer AND entertainer, but I remember thinking that she seemed to always have that skater’s “perma-smile” that made her look a tad cheesy at times.  As surprising as this may be for some of you, I actually ended up picking Zendaya as the best female dancer we’ve seen on the show – for a lot of the same reasons I picked Alfonso: she was consistent, she was a showman, and she was a very NATURAL mover.  Granted, I thought Val failed her in the choreography department on multiple occasions (which may have eventually prevented her from winning, I think), and I didn’t love every single dance; but I do think she probably had the best skill set to work with, and seemed the most comfortable out on the floor.

So what do YOU guys think? Vote in the polls below, and then tell us how you voted & why :-)

July 20, 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!

DWTS Season 21 Rumor: The Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe To Dance?

Well, it was only a matter of time before this rumor was coming. Star Pulse is reporting The Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe might be dancing on Dancing With The Stars Season 21. What do you think if true?

The Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe hands out her final rose next week, and there are rumors that she may already have another reality TV gig in the works — Dancing with the Stars Season 21.

The 30-year-old dance instructor, who was thrilled to meet pro-dancer Derek Hough on Good Morning America before she started filming her season, would not be the first Bachelor franchise star to become a DWTS celebrity dancer.

Will Kaitlyn, who took third place on Chris Soules’ season of the Bachelor, follow in her ex-TV boyfriend’s footsteps? After Soules proposed to Whitney Bischoff on his farm in Iowa, he headed straight to L.A. to join the Season 20 cast of Dancing with the Stars.

Other Bachelor and Bachelorette stars who have danced their way into the spotlight are Melissa Rycroft (Jason Mesnick’s season), Jake Pavelka, Sean Lowe, and Trista Sutter.

Although spoilers indicate that Kaitlyn Bristowe gets engaged at the final rose ceremony on July 27, what she does for a living has never been revealed. Kaitlyn’s bio on ABC states she “dance instructor” — which would be a perfect “in” for DWTS — but there is no word on where teaches dance, or if this is a job she had long before she joined Chris Soules’ season of the Bachelor.

You can read more at Star Pulse.

My thoughts: Everytime I’ve said “NO” to a Bachelor (which I feel like doing again this time), I end up liking them. And she sure looks great with Derek at the link. So, I’m keeping still this time. Though I doubt this info has much merit since it’s from a tabloid source.

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas To Open New Dance and Performing Arts Studio

Congratulations to Mark Ballas. The Dancing With The Stars pro is opening a new dance studio called “The Mark Ballas Dance and Performing Arts Studio“. Below is more information from Broadway World. You can also read more at the Official site about the Opening Gala and how you can attend, the coaches, Mark, and more.

Mark Ballas of ABC’s Dancing with The Stars will take the wraps off the new Mark Ballas Dance and Performing Arts Studio at a Grand Opening Gala Saturday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Charlotte’s, The Club at Longview.

The Gala will be a dance lover’s dream with the Dancing with the Stars pro meeting current and prospective students as he showcases his first franchised dance studio in the U.S.

Ballas, nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography in 2011, is a singer/songwriter/musician who has danced for 20 seasons on the ABC blockbuster dancing series, holding numerous “firsts”, including being the only dancer to win multiple Dancing with The Stars competitions with Olympic champions.

Ballas dancing studio franchises are being offered regionally and nationally by Ballas and longtime Charlotte dance ballroom innovator, Sabrina Berg. The new franchise offers dance instructor in both Ballroom and Latin styles of dance in private and group settings. Existing dance studios that franchise with Ballas will convert their name to one of dance’s most successful and worldwide recognized dancing icons.

To read more, see Broadway World.

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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.

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.

DWTS 19 Champ Alfonso Ribiero And Justin Timberlake Do “The Carlton” During Celebrity Golf Tournament

This is too fun. I guess after a disappointing swing during the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe on Friday, Alfonso Ribiero dropped his golf club and busted out in “The Carlton”. Afterwards, Justin Timberlake couldn’t resist and joined right in. Please, someone, get these two to do it in a special performance on Dancing With The Stars. Hilarious! I love this!

Great day in Tahoe Edgewood with @justintimberlake and Johnathan Thomas of American Century.

A photo posted by Alfonso Ribeiro (@therealalfonsoribeiro) on

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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.