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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.

Anna Trebunskaya Lays It Out With Afterbuzz On The Remaining Celebs For DWTS 16 Week 6

Below is AfterBuzz’s new Dancing With The Stars episode for Week 6. Kristyn Burtt, Suri Serano, Jake Dupree, and Anna Trebunskaya help break down the show. Anna ‘lays it out’ on the remaining celebs and the judges. She’s so cute! Enjoy!!

Also, here are some Afterbuzz interviews from after the Results Show with Kym and Ingo, Peta and Sean, and Val and Zendaya. They may post more, so, keeping checking back here.

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.

ABC Pre-Party For Dancing With The Stars Week 6: Charo, Anna Trebunskaya, Boyce Avenue Guests

Before show time tonight, be sure to tune into the ABC Pre-Party for Dancing With The Stars. Charo joins in to discuss the show. Check out what she says about the judges and how Len “is crap”. lol She also gives a dance lesson. Anna Trebunskaya is also a guest. Boyce Avenue performs. Enjoy!

April 22, 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.

Mark Ballas Writes Of His New Dance With Aly Raisman And Their Team Dance

Mark Ballas writes all about last week’s dances from the Samba with Aly to he and Derek’s group number at USA Today. He also gives us some teasers on he and Aly’s Fox Trot as well as the Team Dance.

Derek and I put many hours into this piece, from the choreography to the visuals. It felt so great to perform and I’m really grateful to DWTS for letting us do something modern and different. My Twitter feed exploded after the piece, with nothing but supportive loving tweets from the fans. I’m always happy to give them something fresh and new for them to bite into. If you missed it, you can see it at www.markballas.com.

This week, we have the foxtrot and it’s also Stevie Wonder Week .That has me really hyped up as I am a huge fan of his music. The song we are using is also one of my personal faves and is one that was played in my house many times as a child.

We also have the team dance which has been fun as well. I can’t tell you who our teammates are yet but it promises to be entertaining! The dance we have is samba, so Aly and I will have a leg up, since we just did it last week. The song is a classic too, so if you’re a Stevie fan you will dig it. This week promises to be a night of classic music and dance. I know you are all gonna love it. Everyone loves Stevie.

More at USA Today.

April 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.