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New Photos Of DWTS Tristan MacManus And Anna Trebunskaya In Ballroom With A Twist

We can’t stress this enough! Head straight over to Ballroom With A Twist’s Official Facebook to see the most amazing new photos of the cast some of which include our beautiful Anna Trebunskaya and our hunky Irishman Tristan MacManus! As most of you know, the two dancing pros from Dancing With The Stars recently performed at the Cape Playhouse at Cape Cod. This photo is my favorite. So beautiful!!

Please please TPTB, hire these two for the next season of Dancing With The Stars!

UPDATE: Also, here is some news from Wolf Trap Facebook about Peta Murgatroyd and Derek Hough joining the cast in August. There will also be a meet and greet. Thanks to @Elmari and Miss Heidi for this news:

Are you a Dancing with the Stars fan? Now is your chance to meet Derek Hough, Peta Murgatroyd, Anna Trebunskaya & Tristan MacManus at a special meet and greet following the Ballroom with a Twist show on Aug. 7! Tickets are $100 and space is limited. To register or for more information, email give@wolftrap.org.

July 31, 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.

Ballroom With A Twist Reveiw, New Photo of DWTS Tristan MacManus And Anna Trebunskaya

If you visit Cape Cod Online, you can read a mixed review on the current run of Ballroom With A Twist. I kind of wonder of this person is a dancing fan for the way it reads. However, there are some positive mentions too and a cool new pic of Dancing With The Stars Tristan MacManus And Anna Trebunskaya. Below is a take from the link of the review….

Technically, the dancers — including members and alumni of the shows “Dancing With the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” — are fantastic, with spot-on footwork and lithe bodies that challenge your idea of just how far one can push the skeletal system.

And their adagio work is something to behold — graceful but just a tad dangerous-looking, with those swooping drops that make your heart do the same.

Especially powerful, performing a nontraditional but gorgeous combination of break dancing, ballet and who-knows-what, are “So You Think You Can Dance” alums Randi Lynn Strong, Jonathan Platero and Legacy (yes, that’s how he’s billed).

But missing between many couples is chemistry, a thing deeply ingrained in professional ballroom dancing but which has, with the partner-switching of today’s reality dancing TV shows, been replaced with showmanship.

For Tristan MacManus of “Dancing With the Stars,” that’s a successful transition — he’s witty and charming during his “Donny and Marie”-style segments with fellow DWTS professional Anna Trebunskaya. “American Idol” alums Gina Glocksen and Von Smith also do a good job with their between-dance performances, giving a bit of flow to the show.

Though she’s clearly the belle of the ball(room), Trebunskaya struggles with her host duties, appearing a bit wooden.

For more, go to Cape Cod Online.

EXTRA: If you go to this link at facebook, you can see Tristan dancing with Peta Murgatroyd at Park Lane’s Chicago Convention last Saturday. Tristan, as always, dances like a Prince. Peta looks beautiful too.

UPDATE: You can view more new photos of Anna and Tristan at Ballroom With A Twist Official Facebook. So passionate All!. Be sure you see them.

July 24, 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.

Pure Dancing With The Stars Media Pro Catch Up

Our pros seem to be everywhere right now!!! For starters, if you go to this Getty link, you’ll see new photos of Maks Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff with Val Chmerkovskiy and Zendaya at their Forever Tango show over the weekend.

Kym Johnson and Sharna Burgess have been helping to put on “Dance With The Pros” in Niagara Falls. Sharna has been performing while Kym judged. You can view loads of Instagram photos at former Dancing With The Stars Edyta Sliwinska’s twitter account. Sharna has been tweeting out some pics as well occasionally.

Then we have Tristan MacManus and Anna Trebunskaya performing in Ballroom With A Twist. I just love this picture of the two of them dancing in this advertisement. You can also see more pictures and read a fun new interview with Tristan at MacManiacs.Org. Below is just a little teaser from the interview for what he answered about Dancing With The Stars. Be sure to read the link for way more.

Season 17 is coming up soon and while nothing is finalized yet, one of our site members was curious about your thoughts on the various theme weeks. If you could choose one Theme Week for Season 17 (one already used in a previous season or a different one), which would you choose?

I’m not really a fan of the themed weeks too much to be honest, but they seem to work so I guess we will just wait and see. I don’t mind them in moderation, I think, but not every week. I did enjoy the Halloween Week and Rock Week though. I like to theme each dance, and I prefer to see everything different than all the same because it’s too hard to compare anyway as it is, so it may as well be individual styles and just judge it on individual performances if that makes sense.

If you were a judge on Dancing With the Stars, what things would you look for in order to award a perfect 10?

For me, it’s just pure entertainment – I for sure want to see people try hard, but I would prefer to see them being able to enjoy it. In my opinion, you can only take the memories away from it so they may as well be good ones and not stressing over getting your feet tangled up. That’s really what people want to see – improvement each week and the realization and enjoyment out of improving every week. No matter what people say, their personal opinions of certain people will always cloud their judgment so when I’m watching, I take that out of it and ‘judge’ whether I enjoyed it or not. I always know when people smile because they are supposed to and do certain things and say certain things because they have to, but all I want to see is individuality and be entertained.

Peta Murgatroyd was seen shopping in Los Angeles, California yesterday(Monday) in some cute shorts and her hair pulled up. I wonder if she’s getting ready for another Red Carpet premiere? I hope so! :D Note: Peta will be joining the Ballroom With A Twist cast in August along with Val Chmerkovskiy. Adding: Derek Hough will also be joining the cast.

Also, Gleb Savchenko has been sharing some beautiful videos of Australia at his twitter account. They are beautiful and a must see!

And that is all for now except to send you a really fun heads up on Derek Hough. If you head on over to Pure Derek Hough, you can read about his upcoming “Symphonic Singing Debut”! This is going to be interesting to say the least for how this event will go down. One of the readers at Pure Derek Hough called Derek “The Modern Day Song and Dance Man”. Isn’t that the truth! Go Derek!

Ok, more later Dancettes!! ;)

July 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.

Anna Trebunskaya, Tristan MacManus Talk About Ballroom With A Twist, DWTS In New Interviews

I’m kicking myself for not seeing “Ballroom With A Twist” this summer in Denver. It sounds like the run has been a success this summer. Anna Trebunskaya and Tristan MacManus were recently talked of why it’s a good show to see. In doing so, they also talking of dancing in it and how it compares to dancing on Dancing With The Stars, etc. I love what Tristan says for what draws us to dancing shows and he ‘hit it on the nail’ in my opinion. Here is a take from Cape Cod Online.

“It’s a good mix of some of the best entertainment on TV,” Trebunskaya, a native of Russia, says of the show.

Trebunskaya has been partnered with celebrities in 10 seasons of “DWTS.” She’s shuffled with stars such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Drew Lachey and Jerry Rice. Twice she’s earned the runner-up crown, in Season 2 with football great Rice and again in Season 10 with figure skater Evan Lysacek.

Trebunskaya says she’s constantly surprised by and learning from the talent brought to the table by her counterparts representing other network shows.

One of Trebunskaya’s favorite things about being in the show is how she can see the audience’s faces as they leave, she says.

“Their faces have so much happiness written all over them,” she says. “It feels really good. It’s a feel-good show.”

MacManus also says he thrives off the immediate reaction he’s able to get from a live theater audience rather than one watching through the veil of a digital screen. For him, it’s instant satisfaction.

While aficionados of these dancing programs may be glued to the couch while watching at home, Trebunskaya says that won’t be the case for those attending “Ballroom With a Twist.”

Trebunskaya says the show will include audience participation: “You won’t be in your seat the whole time.”

MacManus offered a simple explanation for why large audiences, whether dance fans or not, are so drawn to shows like “DWTS” and “So You Think You Can Dance”:

It’s the music. Music is something everyone has in common, he says.

He describes dancing — even simply moving one’s body — as interpreting and reacting to music.

“That’s why people just love interpretations and they love stories. They love reactions — like seeing someone laugh, then someone makes you laugh. … It’s the same way with dancing.”

The Metro West Daily News also interviewed Anna. Here is a take for what she says about her past partners on Dancing With The Stars.

“The thing is that I have no say in my partners – they can be actors and singers, like Steve Guttenberg and Jack Wagner, or pro athletes like Sugar Ray Leonard and Kurt Warner. I prefer to be paired with the athletes, but I have had amazing times with some of the others, too. I learned so much about concentration and being in the zone from Jerry. He taught me so much that I will always carry with me,” says the 32-year-old. “It was also wonderful to be partnered with Evan. His talent as a figure skater made him a natural on the dance floor. If I had to pick my favorite partner, so far anyway, it would have to be Carson. I had the most fun with him. We never stopped laughing.”

More at Cape Cod Online and Metro West Daily News. Let’s hope we see Tristan and Anna back for the new season of Dancing With The Stars.

Also, be sure you check out Ballroom With A Twist’s Official Facebook for some pictures of them and the cast.

July 20, 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 Pros Louis Van Amstel And Anna Trebunskaya Live It Up In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Thanks to Kathy Manabat and on behalf of photographer Jay Schwartz, below are some fabulous takes of “Dancing with the Stars” pro-dancers Louis Van Amstel and Anna Trebunskaya as they vacationed together at Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico recently. According to Kathy, Louis taught his LaBlast Master Classes at the resort. Louis and Anna also spent time relaxing poolside and on the beach fronting Casa Dorada, taking in spa massages and enjoying meals at the resort’s 12 Tribes restaurant. They look like they are having the time of their lives, don’t they? We are wondering why we weren’t invited to cover this event live? Maybe next time they will take this into consideration along with free Margaritas! :) For resort information for Caso Dorada, visit this link.

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June 4, 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.

Henry Byalikov And Anna Trebunskaya Discuss DWTS Week 9, Make Freestyle Predictions For The Finale

Below is Afterbuzz’s hew Dancing with the Stars “after show” for Week 9. Kristyn Burtt breaks down the performances. Co-hosts Jake DuPree, Suri Serano, Anna Trebunskaya also join in to help and their special guest is pro dancer Henry Byalikov. It gets really interesting at the end when they discuss finale freestyles.

May 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.

Red Carpet Photos Of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” 300th Episode Celebration

Above are pro dancers Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower, and Sharna Burgess as they arrived at ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” 300th Episode Celebration in Hollywood, California last night. You can view loads of new pics of the whole cast as well as some alumni at Zimbio Pictures. Too fun!!

May 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.

Past Pros Returning For 300th Episode Of Dancing With The Stars, The Wanted And Avril Lavigne To Perform

Get ready for the 300th episode of Dancing With The Stars on this coming Tuesday night! The Wanted and Avril Lavigne are set to perform. There will also be a “spectacular opening number” choreographed by Jason Gilkison with 22 pros and returning favorites, including Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin, Louis Van Amstel and Anna Trebunskaya (Does anyone know why Maks has been excluded? Does he have a previous engagement?). Below are more details from ABC MediaNet including details for Monday night’s dances as well.

“Episode 1609 & 1609A” – Five remaining couples take to the ballroom floor during the Semi-Finals on MONDAY, MAY 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple perform two routines, inching their way one step closer to the coveted mirror ball trophy. Last week viewers were asked to vote via twitter on a new style of dance for each couple to perform; this week the couples perform their chosen style, including the Flamenco, Charleston, Afro Jazz, Lindy Hop and Hip Hop. Each couple will also be challenged to take on a ballroom or Latin style dance they have yet to perform this season.

On TUESDAY, MAY 14, “Dancing with the Stars” celebrates its 300th episode (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The show will feature music by The Wanted, who will perform their hit, “Fill A Heart,” and Avril Lavigne will perform her new single, “Here’s to Never Growing Up.” The 300th show celebration will feature a spectacular opening number choreographed by Jason Gilkison with 22 pro and returning favorites, including Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin, Louis VanAmstel and Anna Trebunskaya. In addition, “AT&T Spotlight Performance” returns for its final installment of the season featuring Sophia Lucia, an incredible 10-year-old dancer who recently set the Guinness World Record for consecutive pirouettes. One couple will be eliminated at the end of the night.

May 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.

DWTS Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower, Maksim Chmerkovskiy And More Dazzle At 20th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala

Wow, aren’t these photos breathtaking?! Last night in Century City, California, Dancing With The Stars Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Lindsay Arnold, Kellie Pickler, Lisa Vanderpump, and Gleb Savchenko attended the 20th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala “Love to Erase MS” at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Gorgeous!!! You can view more fun photos of them at Zimbio Pictures.

May 4, 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 Carrie Ann Inaba Talks Of Kellie Pickler, Zendaya, Andy Dick, And More

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was a guest on KTLA this morning! She talks first about why Kellie is so good. She also speaks of why she’s been critical of some of her moves and details. She also explains why she loves Zendaya so much for how organic she is and more. They ask her about Andy too and she says he has “Moves like Jagger”. For the finals, she thinks there will be someone for everyone to vote for. Read more..

April 25, 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.