What an amazing dancing weekend Maria and I had in Millburn, NJ! We stayed at the Hilton in Short Hills, New Jersey. It was the closest hotel to the theatre and the “official” hotel of the theatre as well according to their website. I figured the dancers would be staying there. Our room was on the sixth floor which was part of the “Executive” level. Again I assumed the dancers were staying either on the same floor as us or on the seventh floor. We happened to be at the right place at the right time. I was looking out the window and saw a tall guy with dark hair, black track pants, and a blue shirt and a blonde haired girl sitting on the curb. I’ll never forget saying to Maria “Um, can you come over here please. I see Dmitry and Chelsie.” She came over and when he turned we could not believe our eyes. It was him and he was looking at his phone in his left hand and dancing.
We were able to see Dmitry before the show to give him a few gifts and get pictures and went to the meet and greet after. We were able to get autographs and photos with the celebrity dancers.
The Sunday matinee was just as incredible as the Saturday night show. For both performances Dmitry had us up on stage dancing with him during the audience participation. There was another meet and greet after that we went to and got a few more pictures. Love this photo! I’m laughing because Maria asked Dmitry if she could grab his ass and he said “only for you Maria” with a laugh. The looks on our faces are priceless!
It was definitely a weekend we will remember! For all of the photos please check out my shared public album BALLROOM WITH A TWIST – MILLBURN, NJ MAY 10-11, 2014.
Chelsie Hightower, Anna Trebunskaya, Dmitry Chaplin, And Gleb Savchenko Ballroom With A Twist Footage
Thanks to Gleb Savchenko, below is some footage of the Ballroom With A Twist show in Milburn, New Jersey this weekend. You can view more photos at his instagram. Ballroom With A Twist Facebook has been posting some coverage as well. Isn’t it fun to see them all dancing again?!!
What a cool new “Ballroom With A Twist” interview with Anna Trebunskaya And Gleb Savchenko with NJ.com.. The two dancers along with Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin, Oksana Dymetrenko, etc will be performing this weekend at Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, NJ. Be sure to see the show if you can. Read more below to see why….
“I think dancing is an artistic form of the Olympics,” Trebunskaya says. “It’s probably one of the most athletic sports. It’s graceful.”
Even the audience will be a part of the show.
Glen Savchenko competed on season 16 of “Dancing With the Stars,” alongside “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump.
“This is a live show,” Trebunskaya says. “Audience participation is a big factor. Be prepared to get up and shake your booty.”
“Dancing is a piece of art and by doing it, we dancers do a piece of work,” Savchenko adds. “When it all connects, it tells a story.”
Guests of the show can expect to be taken on a journey, he says.
“That’s the amazing part of dancing — you make people feel.”
PureDWTS Exclusive: Gleb Savchenko Tells Us About The Gleb Collection, Ballroom With A Twist, And More
Would you like to have some underwear with dance names written on them? Well, dance pro Gleb Savchenko has just the place. What’s more, in a new exclusive interview below he tells us all about his new underwear line and how he came up with the idea!! Gleb also catches us up from the last time we talked. Note too how he will be dancing in “Ballroom With A Twist” coming up in May (I personally and highly recommend seeing this show. I can’t say that enough!). Lots more below! Thanks Gleb for another fun interview and we hope to talk with you again real soon. xxx
Hi Gleb! It’s so nice to see you again! How have you been? You have been so missed on Dancing With The Stars! This season has not been the same without you and I know there are a lot of fans out there who feel the same.
Hi Lisa, It’s really nice to see you too. I’ve been really good and lot’s of things been happening since the last time we talked. Thank you for being so kind and missing me on DWTS. Last week I was in the audience, and it was great seeing all of my friends, the judges and production team. I really enjoyed watching the show especially since it was Disney week. Read more..
DWTS Peta Murgatroyd, Cheryl Burke, Karina Smirnoff, Maks Chmerkovskiy, And More Attend Oscar & QVC Parties, Etc
Peta Murgatroyd looks like a princess! Last night, the Dancing With The Stars pro attended the QVC 5th Annual Red Carpet Style Event. Cheryl Burke and Anna Trebunskaya also attended the event (see pic below) in some really cute dresses. If you’d like to see more photos of them, visit Getty Images and Startraksphoto. Derek Hough was suppose to attend this event, but, so far, we haven’t seen any photos. He may be too in deep getting ready for the GMA Oscar Tribute for Monday?
Also, Maks Chmerkovskiy attended Kari Feinstein’s Pre-Academy Awards Style Lounge party at the Andaz West Hollywood in Los Angeles, California yesterday. You can view some new photos of him at Getty Images.
We missed posting new photos of Tony Dovolani attending the OK! Magazine Pre Oscar party. You can view some new photos of him at this Getty link.
It’s also fun to see former Dancing With The Stars pro Kym Johnson again. She attended BritWeek Oscar Party this week wearing a yellow dress and a black silk jacket. So cute!
Lastly, isn’t Karina Smirnoff a vision again? She was seen enjoying the night out at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, California in a black backless suit (does she not have one of the best backs?). So pretty! You can view more gorgeous photos of her at Zimbio Pictures.
And that is all…for now! 3 more days until the Dancing With The Stars cast announcement (not counting today)!~Vogue xx
So I know I’ve warned you guys not to read too far into who follows who on Twitter – but that’s exactly what I’m going to do right now. Do as I say, not as I do, kids! But for what it’s worth, in the past, we have been able to deduce some partnerships based on who the pros and/or rumored celebs recently started following on Twitter – and in season 11, we had a negligent casting director to thank for inadvertently spoiling the entire cast by following all of them of Twitter mere days before the announcement. So what interesting stories might Twitter tell about this season’s celebs? Keep an eye on this page, as we may update it if some other interesting followings occur between now and the cast announcement…which we will be live blogging starting Tuesday morning, hint hint
Things to keep in mind: the pros and celebs have gotten much, much more careful than they’ve been in previous seasons – they know we’re watching Twitter, so they aren’t likely to do something as dumb as each following their partner mere days before the cast announcement. But they do slip-up from time to time, which is where we come in. Keep in mind as well that the pros and celebs could have met in a capacity unrelated to the show – just because they’re following each other, does not mean they’re partnered together. Or that the celeb is doing DWTS Read more..
People is featuring a new interview with Dancing With The Stars Anna Trebunskaya. They ask her about her new little baby Amalya and how she, Anna, and boyfriend Nevin Millan are settling into their new life. Anna’s dreams have come true. Read on for what has surprised Anna the most about motherhood. This is so cute!
PEOPLE: What’s surprised you about yourself now that you’re a mom?
Anna: I thought, “Oh, I’ll probably want to go back and work out right away and get back into my schedule,” and to be honest with you, I don’t feel like I want to. I want to stay home every moment and watch her eat and sleep.
What surprised me is I never knew how excited I’d be about my daughter pooping and peeing. I’m like, “Yes! Everything is working and it’s the right color.”
Even her screaming — I’ve figured out what’s the hunger scream is but the other ones I’m trying to understand. When she’s tired but doesn’t want to sleep and she’s fussy and whiny, even then I’m like, “That’s fine!”
Truly, when you hear somebody else’s child crying it’s kind of annoying, but when it’s yours somehow it’s adorable.
I’m learning and it’s a completely new journey for me. We are just on baby island and it’s one day at a time. Some days we sleep more than others!
More at People including new pictures!!
It’s that time of year once again, boys and girls – time for Pro Watch. It will be very interesting to see what happens this year, after they let go of the band. That was a huge cost savings to them. The question is: are they looking to save even more money (say goodbye to Derek and possibly Cheryl) or have they saved so much that they can afford the popular, long term pros that have kept people coming back to this show season after season? I personally think that they will do what they can to hold on to Derek – he’s an Emmy winner and that’s very helpful to the show’s cache. I think they will also do their best to hold on to Cheryl, Karina and Mark. I’m GUESSING that Val and Tristan are still locked into contracts that are beneficial to ABC so they aren’t in question as long as they find a partner for them. As always, I could be wrong. Read more..
Awwww, is this not precious??!!!! This past weekend, Anna had a baby girl!! She and boyfriend Nevin Millan named it Amalya! What a beautiful name. CONGRATULATIONS Anna!! Below is more from US Weekly….
Anna Trebunskaya and boyfriend Nevin Millan welcomed their first child, daughter Amalya Millan, at a home birth on Saturday, Jan. 18,” her rep confirms in a statement released to Us Weekly.
“We’re thrilled to welcome our beautiful, healthy baby into the world,” the couple tells Us of their newborn daughter. “We couldn’t be happier.”
“It wasn’t planned, but when it happened, I thought, ‘This is perfect — I’m ready to be a mom,'” she gushed to Us last year. “This is something really good for me and fulfilling, and it’ll give me a whole new meaning in life. I’m really looking forward to it.”
She also assured Us she would return to the dance floor after the baby’s birth: “I’m looking forward to getting back into shape and dancing afterward and bringing the baby on board into the DWTS family!” she said.
How about this dress and look? Last night, Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff graced the Red Carpet at the premiere of Open Road Films’ “The Nut Job” held at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. You can view more photos of her at Zimbio Pictures. I’m not sure I’m a fan to this dress this time, but, I like her SHOES!
Also, Karina and Anna Trebunskaya attended a PANDORA Jewelry party at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, California yesterday. They both look so cute and it’s good to see Anna again! Visit Getty Images to see a gallery of pictures.