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Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess Gears Us Up For Ballroom With A Twist In Cheyenne, Wyoming

Wyoming News interviewed Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess about the “Ballroom With A twist” show coming up in Cheyenne, Wyoming February 1st. She talks of why the show is a “beautiful experience” for how unique it is for fans and herself. Below is more. Be sure to read more at the link. Also, if you haven’t read our new interview with Gleb Savchenko, be sure you do as he talks a little on the show as well other fun things in getting to know him. Here’s to Saturday Night, Gleb and Sharna!!

“It is a beautiful experience to perform one night to a live audience. Once that show and that moment are over, it’s gone, and that makes it very special,” she said.

Burgess will be joined by fellow “Dancing With The Stars” coach Gleb Savchenko and an all-star cast that includes performers from “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” It all comes together for a night of different styles and music that Burgess said gets everyone out of their seat.

“The show is so unique. It brings competitive pros from all over and mixes them up. We perform everything from hip-hop to waltzes, samba and contemporary,” she said.

Burgess is originally from Australia but was working on Broadway before being discovered by “Dancing With the Stars.” An accomplished choreographer, she appeared on the series twice, first with comedian Andy Dick and later with former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson.

Burgess will be performing two solo numbers as well as a few with a group during the show.

She said she was looking forward to dancing with other professionals who loved the craft as much as she does. She said it was a whole new set of challenges and excitement from her role on TV.

“We did judge dance numbers, which were great, and I love teaching, whether that is celebrities or anyone else,” she said. “But I know the cast on this tour really well, and I can’t wait to get out there with them.”

In addition to the professional dance numbers, Burgess said there would be audience participation sections as well.

“We go around and talk with people and call them up on stage, but even if that doesn’t happen for you, I bet you are going to be dancing in your seat along with us,” she said.

January 27, 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.

Radio Interview With Sharna Burgess About The Competitive Part Of Dancing With The Stars And More

Not sure when this radio interview took place, but, it’s a good one. Sharna Burgess talks with GJ Reynolds Beach Life Style Radio Show all about Dancing With The Stars and it’s influence on dance in general. “Ballroom” is cool. They also talk about the competitive part of the show, what kind of training it takes to transform the celebrities, keeping in shape in the off season, and lots more. Excellent!

December 26, 2013 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.

DWTS Sharna Burgess And Paul Kirkland Choreograph For “Strictly Come Dancing”

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Sharna Burgess has been busy! Right after the season of Dancing With The Stars wrapped up, she and boyfriend and dancer Paul Kirkland flew to London to do some choreography for “Strictly Come Dancing” (the English version of Dancing With The Stars). Below are some fun examples of their recent work! Pic above courtesy of pro Iveta Lukosiute.


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December 17, 2013 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 Sharna Burgess Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From Magic Image Magazine

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Isn’t this a lovely photo of Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess and her boyfriend and dancer Paul Kirkland?!! Thursday night, November 14th, they attended the Magic Image Magazine Awards. What’s more, Sharna won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. A huge congratulations to our girl and so deserving!!! Photo Courtesy Of Sharna Burgess’ twitter. She looks so magical…like something from a Fairy tale. I love love her dress!!

November 16, 2013 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.

PureDWTS Season 17 Exclusive: New Sharna Burgess Interview!!

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A few of our readers had some really good questions to ask Dancing With The Stars Pro Sharna Burgess. Sharna answers questions about the most important things she’s learned once she became a pro on Dancing With The Stars. Sharna also takes us through the process of how she assesses her partner’s dance potential. She also chats on her pre-show rituals, her guilty pleasures, her dance mentors, and how she learned to choreograph for television and the movies. Lots more below. Enjoy! Thanks Sharna for another awesome interview!!xx

From Sandy:
What was the one most important thing that you learned about yourself once you became a pro on the show?

hmmm, thats tough! I think i learned greater patience, though I’ve always been a patient person, this show requires SO much of it. Patience is an art and a gift, and in tough situations it helps me stay calm, not sweat the small stuff and keep moving forward. Im such a passionate person that if my partner is not into it 150% i can become very frustrated. Dancing only works when you surrender to it and go all in, messing up is fine, but not trying is unacceptable. In saying that i have to remember that what can see like disinterest and disregard, is actually fear, and that is something that needs patience and nurturing if its going to be beaten.

From Cidra:
Please tell Sharna I think she’s an excellent competing pro, and I love her innovative choreography.

When you begin rehearsing with your new celeb, how do you begin to assess their dance potential? Do you start without music and see how they handle some basic Latin or standard steps, or do you put some music on the CD player and see how they move to music?

Hi Cidra!!! thank you very much!

The very first thing I need to know is …Read more

October 9, 2013 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.

Afterbuzz Reviews DWTS With Sharna Burgess, Arsenio Hall Interviews Keyshawn Johnson

Afterbuzz reviewed Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 3. This time Sharna Burgess and Anna Trebunskaya join them. It’s so great to see Sharna again!! She talks more of her teaching Keyshawn Johnson to dance and their elimination. She also says she’ll still be dancing on the show this season for the opening numbers. Lots more below including a break down on Monday’s show. See if you agree with all of their assessments…

And speaking of Sharna, Keyshawn Johnson was a surprise guest on The Arsenio Hall Show last night during a segment when they were talking on the football players who have done Dancing With The Stars. He talks of how nerve wrecking Dancing With The Stars was performing LIVE, but, it was a great experience.

October 2, 2013 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.

Private Members Area – Questions For DWTS Pro Sharna Burgess?

Hey Dancettes!! Soon, we want to send Dancing With The Stars pro Sharna Burgess some new questions for a new interview. Would you like to ask her anything?
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September 28, 2013 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.

DWTS Sharna Burgess And Keyshawn Johnson Prepare For A Samba, Taking Baby Steps, And More

Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess talked with OK! Magazine about their first week of dancing on Dancing With The Stars. Keyshawn mentions how the LIVE music kind of threw him a curveball. Sharna talks of the differences between teaching him and Andy Dick.

OK!: Were you surprised by how difficult the Dancing with the Stars experience can be?

Keyshawn Johnson: I think for the most part for me the experience has been great. It hasn’t really been that difficult. In the beginning it was because I haven’t danced before so learning from her and trying to understand exactly what it is she’s trying to get me to do could be difficult but after a period of time I kind of picked it up. Then they kind of threw a curveball at me during the show because we started with a live band and we’ve been listening it on a track. Now I know and hopefully I’ll be prepared next time. I was prepared but just a little bit off.

Sharna Burgess: It’s getting used to the flow of things. We always have to rehearse to a track and here we have an orchestra so it always sounds a little bit different and sometimes when you connect to the way something sounds it can throw you off a bit. But now he knows.

More at OK! Magazine.

Also, be sure to read this personal note from Sharna that she tweeted out last night. She talks of last week’s challenges, Keyshawn taking baby steps, and previews this week’s Samba. Here’s hoping for the best for these two Monday night! Come on Guys! You can do this!

SharnaNote

September 21, 2013 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.

PureDWTS Exclusive: Sharna Burgess Talks Of Keyshawn Johnson, Their Rehearsals, Costume Hints, And More

Hey All! We have a new PureDWTS exclusive interview with Dancing With The Stars pro Sharna Burgess to share…and just in time before the premiere!!! She tells us about her summer. She also talks about what it was like meeting Keyshawn Johnson and what their rehearsals have been like so far. Sharna also highlights his strengths and weaknesses. For an extra bonus, Sharna also gives us a wee hint about their costumes for tomorrow night (Say wha…. Sharna? lol). Too fun, lots more below….. and Sharna thank you thank so much!!!! Go get em tomorrow night!!xxx

Hey Sharna!! How are you? How was your summer and how does it feel to be back to work on Dancing With The Stars?

My summer was wonderful, it just went by so damn fast!!! I feel like we just finished last season! I was working a lot and then relaxing a lot too. My mum came over from Australia and stayed for 5 weeks. It was so amazing, that’s the most time I’ve spent with my mum in 10 years, I’ve been away so long I usually only get 10 days over Xmas.

It feels so good to be back, and I am just so excited about this season. We are going to see some incredible dancing! We literally have people that have danced for a living in our cast, Corbin, Elizabeth, and Christina, I’m totally expecting something special from these guys. And I have a feeling Derek will make some magic with Amber, that girls personality is just heaven, so much fun and so much sass.. And we know I love sass on the dance floor ;)

It’s the new format too so I’m waiting to see how it all feels just like you guys are. I will say that I’m pumped for it though, I think it’s going to be great.

What was it like meeting Keyshawn for the first time?? Did you have fun in New York City with the Cast Announcement and what was the whole experience like?

It’s was amazing meeting Keyshawn, I was super excited to have an athlete and his such a cool guy on top of it all. I have a lot of love for that man. His really thrown himself into this process 150%, and if there’s anything I keep hearing about him it’s that his driven and dedicated.

We had to rehearse in Maui for the first week, and of course that was just beautiful. I had never been to Hawaii before and I absolutely fell in love with it. I seriously want to retire there one day!

GMA was fun!! Finally getting us all in the same room was nice. There was lots of catching up and lots of introductions going on, and truly everyone on the cast is so lovely! I feel like this season is going to be fun again :)

How are rehearsals going for your first dance so far? Can you weigh on Keyshawn’s strengths and weaknesses?

His doing great!! Our cha cha is on fire, and his really got the moves down. We have this totally awesome trick that I’m hoping wow’s our audience :)

As far as his strengths and weaknesses go, he learns incredibly fast, his extremely visual, and has such amazing work ethic. We do it till is right, and I love that because I’m the same way.

His weakness will be speed through his movement.. Not his feet!!! But things like turning with me in frame, there is so much of him to move (His 6ft4!!) that sometimes his behind the beat a little, but we work on it every day and his improving in leaps and bounds.

The other thing for us as a couple is our height difference.. His 6ft 4 and I’m 5ft 4, we have to sacrifice his line a little bit when we are dancing in frame for our standard dances. I can only reach so high!! But I’m hoping the judges and our audience understand that.

One last question: any color hint on your first costumes (you know we had to ask you on this, right? Lol)?

Think precious metal ;) omg this costume btw.. I’m so nervous about, not for him, for me!! It’s a little crazy and I think I had too much coffee when I came up with it lol, and totally underestimated how errm… Unforgiving it will be. Believe it or not we sometime get self conscious about these costumes we wear, and this is totally one of those weeks!! Lol.

Lastly, lots of hugs and good luck! Go Get ‘em!!!xxx

YAY!!! Love you guys, please vote vote vote and let’s talk again soon.

SharnaKeyshawn
Pic courtesy of ABC Dancing With The Stars

September 15, 2013 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.

DWTS Sharna Burgess, Karina Smirnoff, Cheryl Burke, Kym Johnson Pictured At The Beach

Hey Dancettes! Be sure to head straight to the Daily Mail! They write that “Cheryl Burke joined fellow dancers Kym Johnson, Karina Smirnoff and Sharna Burgess on Thursday, all dressed to impress at the Back to the Beach, Back to the Ballroom DWTS Party in LA.” And THAT THEY DID!! All four look STUNNING to say the very least! See it and read on the beach party HERE!

ADDING: You can also see Karina out and about Malibu yesterday at Getty Images. She’s sporting a big smile and looks so cute.

August 23, 2013 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.