Could Sharna Burgess and Charlie White have a Michael Jackson song for one of their dances for American Icons week? As you know from recent interviews, Sharna has mentioned being really excited about one of their songs. What’s more, her boyfriend/choreographer/dancer Paul Kirkland and another dancer named Ferrari Kid are helping them as you can see in a new instagram below that was captioned with “Just finished an amazing rehearsal with @charlieawhite @sharnaburgess @paulkirkland01 incorporating some #jookin to make the recipe complete!”. Note that both Paul Kirkland and Ferrari Kid helped to choreograph and danced in the recent Michael Jackson “I Heart Music Awards” production of “Love Never felt So Good“. Sure makes one go Hmmmm especially since Kenny Ortega is going to be a guest judge too….or do you think something else is up? NOTE: This is a prelude post too! Stay tuned! Courtney has a new Song Prediction/Wish List Post coming up a little later!!
I’m so glad we’re getting more promo for Sharna and Charlie this week!! They sat down with Access Hollywood this morning to talk about Dancing With The Stars. Check out how grateful Charlie is for this experience. *so cool* And check out the end for what Sharna says about ballroom dancers and how they are a “touchy, feely” bunch…something Courtney explained to us just the other day in comments. Wonderful and fascinating interview again…
Awwww, *sigh* after a big day at work today and fighting storms in our area, it’s so good to be home and see these two on my computer screen. And what a great interview! *love them* Thanks Abby for the heads up! …Read more
PureDWTS Exclusive: Sharna Burgess Discusses Charlie White, Choreographing, Teases On New Dance, And Lots More
Give it up to Sharna Burgess! Even with her super tight schedule currently, she took some time to answer some fun questions from our readers about Dancing With The Stars. She answers questions about partner Charlie White and their challenges, choreographing, and how she gets inspired. She also answers questions about the judging this season, costuming, and the non-standard footwear seen in rehearsals. She also teases us with some hints on she and Charlie’s new dance and how Charlie’s hair will be fixed (which I think will be perfect for a Paso!). She’s also seen Maks and Meryl’s new dance and says it’s amazing. Lots lots more below!! Sharna, from the bottom of our our hearts, thank you so much for another fantastic interview and good luck Monday night!!!xxx
On how you approach your partners differently, do you feel even more challenged to harness all of the potential Charlie has, or was there greater pressure to compensate for Andy’s shortcomings?
That’s a great question!! Every partner is going to be different, and so each season my first week is based around discovering their strengths, weaknesses and most importantly breaking down walls and building trust. For us to create something amazing we have to be completely comfortable with each other and have great trust and communication, just like any relationship.
As far as being challenged with Charlie, or the pressure with Andy? I think I would reverse it. With Andy I was certainly challenged to find ways to keep our routines as simple as possible for him, but without losing the entertainment factor as that was his strength. With Charlie, I can creatively and choreographically do most things given time to work on them. Also teaching for me is a passion, not a challenge. But!! With great talent like his comes great expectation, and I feel the biggest pressure is the one I put on myself. I’m constantly asking myself “is it enough?” I want him to be as amazing as you expect and then some! …Read more
Hey All!! Do you have some questions you’d like to ask Sharna about Dancing With The Stars and Charlie White??
Sharna Burgess and Charlie White were interviewed by WMUR in Manchester, New Hampshire. Charlie tells them they have been rehearsing 4 to 5 hours in the morning and then it’s straight to the ice show with Meryl Davis. Below is more….
“Every morning, we have four to five hours of rehearsal, and then it’s straight to the show,” White said. “Physically and mentally, it’s a lot of stress, and it’s difficult.”
White and Davis have been ice dancing partners for 17 years, but they said making the switch to a professional dance partner hasn’t been that difficult.
“No one will ever have the partnership that Charlie and Meryl have,” said White’s dancing partner, Sharna Burgess. “There’s something very special about them, and it’s just meant to be.”
“Some of the habits that I’ve formed on the ice in the last 22 years are difficult to break,” Davis said of her transition to dancing.
You can read the full article and see a fun pic at WMUR.
ETA: If you go to this link, you can watch a video interview. Maks and Meryl are included in it too. Is that “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harrison playing in the background?
Below is Charlie White, Sharna Burgess, Meryl Davis, and Maks Chmerkovskiy on Good Morning America today. They give more hints on their dances coming up. Charlie says hopefully everyone will be in a better mood on Monday compared to Switch Up week.
ABC 27 in Hershey, Pennsylvania caught up with Charlie White, Sharna Burgess, Meryl Davis, and Maks Chmerkovskiy. They talk of the challenge of doing Stars On Ice while rehearsing for Dancing With The Stars. Note how Charlie and Sharna are practicing with a cane and an umbrella. All four give some hints on their dances at the end. Too fun!
Don’t you love these and Charlie and Sharna are looking so good!!! One more day and counting All!
Yesterday, Maks Chmerkovskiy & Meryl Davis and Sharna Burgess & Charlie White taped an appearance for Extra with Mario Lopez. You can view lots of fun pics of the four of them at Just Jared Jr. here and here. You can also see them arriving for rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Below are a couple of pictures from Mario’s twitter. So cute!! *I love those smiles!!