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Chelsie Hightower Interviewed On The Dynamics OF DWTS And SYTYCD

What an interesting interview with Chelsie Hightower. She talks about the differences between doing Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance…and lots more! From The Souix City Journal….

Both shows, she says, have given dance enormous attention but their goals are different.

“So You Think You Can Dance,” Hightower says, “is really about the art form of dancing. It’s about dance in its rawest, simplest form. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is about the celebrity and his or her journey.”

Personality, then, becomes a key factor, particularly when it comes to the audience vote. “They’re going to vote for the person they relate to the most,” Hightower says. “You’ve got to be sell-able.”

Injuries, romances and fights are all part of “getting attention.”

“After 19 seasons, people start to catch on as to what works and what they think the audience wants to see,” she adds. “I’m not like that. I’m not going to be someone to put on a show or create drama.”

Instead, the 25-year-old pro has focused on the work that lands on the dance floor and, in the process, she netted an Emmy nomination for choreography.

Crafting dances, though, is only part of the “Dancing with the Stars” assignment. In addition to working with the celebrity, the pro has to help design costumes, choose the music and decide what props to use.

“You get your music Sunday night. You have a costume consultation on Tuesday and you have to rehearse five to seven hours a day.” Add in press interviews and it’s clear the job is more difficult than it looks. Even when a celebrity is voted off, the professional stays, performing in group dances and “bumpers” – dance turns before and after commercials.

“There’s so much that’s out of your control,” Hightower says. Gunning for the mirror-ball trophy, then, is almost impossible. “You try not to keep score. You’re a cast. You’re supportive of everyone. But, at the end of the day, it is a TV show.”

To read the full interview, see The Souix City Journal. If you’d like to see Chelsie Hightower on tour with Dancing Pros Live, see this link.

December 12, 2014 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.

Shasha Farber Dance Break, Hint On Costumes For The DWTS Live Tour

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Pictured above is Sasha Farber being fitted for one of the costumes for the DWTS Live Tour. Isn’t it fun? I’m loving that coat. I want. :D

And speaking of fun, below is Sasha teaching us how to dance. Up on your feet, All! Let’s do this…

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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.

Misha Gabriel And Anna Trebunskaya Choreograph For The DWTS Live Tour

According to the new instagrams below, Misha Gabriel and Anna Trebunskaya are helping to choreograph some numbers for the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. If you don’t know Misha, check out his list of accomplishments at this link. I love the “Step Up” movies!! This tour is sounding better by the day! Can’t wait!

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December 11, 2014 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.

Make Your Celebrity Cast Wish List For Dancing With The Stars Season 20

Ok Dance Fans, you made your wish lists for a Dancing With The Stars Re-union or All-Star cast for the 10th Anniversary next season. However, what if producers are planning just a regular season with brand new celebrities? Or maybe it will be a mixture of both? In that case, we thought we better make our wishes be heard for new celebrities too. So, in comments, give the producers your ideas for new celebrities and then in a few weeks, we’ll send this post to them. Ready? Meet you in comments!! ;)

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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.

“Little Birdie” Tells Louis Van Amstel “Change Is Coming”

What do you all make of this facebook exchange by Louis Van Amstel? Anyone want to speculate …especially being Rob Wade said their could be some old pros coming back for the 10th Anniversary season? Thanks to #DWTStats for the heads up and the screenshot!! I don’t know what to make of it? 8O

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December 9, 2014 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.

Dancing With The Stars Nominated For NAACP Image Award

Good news for our favorite show! Dancing With The Stars has been nominated for a NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Reality Series”. The 46th annual NAACP Image Awards. The 46th annual NAACP Image Awards will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 and be broadcast live on TV One.

Outstanding Reality Series
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)
“Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
“The Voice” (NBC)
“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)

To see a full list of nominations, 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.

DWTS Season 20 Rumor: Jack Nicholson Returned Call To Dance?

The National Inquirer is reporting Jack Nicholson returned a call to dance on Dancing With The Stars. Be sure to see the link to read the whole story. Can I just say….yeah right. Not!!

So imagine their STUNNED kissers when they scored a major mind-boggler – a courteous return call back from feisty Oscar-winning legend JACK NICHOLSON! Say waaaat?

Giggled an insider: “Producers are shocked Jack even bothered to respond – but it gets better! What he actually said was, ‘I love the show … I’ll think about it.’ Nobody’s totally holding their breath, but they’re mega-excited … because Mr. Mega-Star DID call!”

Heidi: Bwahahahahahaha….so ridiculous, so funny. But let’s day dream for a moment…. Nah. Can’t even daydream about this one. :-D

Vogue: I knew you’d love that one. lol

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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 Talks With KTLA About Dancing With The Stars And The DWTS Live Tour

Val Chmerkovskiy talked with KTLA about the new Dancing With The Stars and the new Live Tour! He talks on “Sway” too. More below…

December 8, 2014 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.

Glenn Nutley and DWTS Peta Murgatroyd Create The Perfect Cat Eye Look

I’m loving this. Below celebrity Hair & Make Up expert Glenn Nutley and Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd go through 5 easy steps to creating the perfect cat eye. Gorgeous!

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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 Exclusive: New Interview With Sharna Burgess, Special Message To Fans, And Lots More

We thought it was high time to catch up with Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess!! In a new exclusive interview below, Sharna chats with us about Dancing With The Stars Season 19. She answers fun questions on choreographing, whether Dancing With The Stars is neglecting ballroom styles, and the Dancing With The Stars Season 10th Anniversary coming up (but, her lips are completely sealed :) ). We also ask Sharna about her and Derek Hough’s routine for Goldie Hawn’s Inaugural “Love In For Kids” Benefit that took place a few weeks ago. She also chats with us about her upcoming projects including “Shall We Dance On Ice December 16th, “Sway“, and Dancing With The Stars At Sea. Also included is a special message to her fans. Lots lots more below. We thank her so much for taking time out of her busy schedule for us. Enjoy…

Vogue: Hello Miss Sharna! How are you? It’s so cool to visit with you again! I hope you are well and you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Hi love!!! Great to chat with you again! My thanksgiving was filled with lots of love and too much food… Exactly the way it should be

So, how are you feeling overall about Dancing With The Stars Season 19? Was it everything you expected? I thought it was a fantastic season. My only complaint is there weren’t enough Pro Numbers during the middle part of the season, but, for what we did see, they were fantastic thanks to your choreography.:) So, if you were to name your favorite pro number from this past season, which would it be and why?

Season 19 was a fantastic!! So much creativity from so many pros. I loved Derek’s salsa, paso and of course his freestyle. Mark and Sadie I loved nearly every dance, he was soooo on point this season with her!! And Val truly took his creative concepts and vision to another level this season, it wasn’t always about steps, it was about telling a story… And we all know that’s my favorite thing in the world!! And of course… We finally had a male celeb win since Peta and Donald Driver!!! Yay girl power and Witney certainly was the girl for the job… What a team!

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There really wasn’t enough pro numbers this season, (and yay thank you for the love) being out so early this season I really missed not having more to do or create. I am super proud of the group numbers I created this season, but honestly my favorite Read 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.