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Nancy Kerrigan Writes On Disney Week On Dancing With The Stars And More

Nancy Kerrigan has written about Disney Week at Team USA. It was a long week, but, she had a lot of fun getting ready. Here is more….

By Friday (my husband and I took the kids to Disneyland for Brian’s birthday in the morning), the number was really taking shape and on Saturday we felt really comfortable with our progress so that on Easter Sunday, other than for some required camera blocking, we didn’t have rehearsal!

After what seemed like a long week, Monday morning finally rolled around and my 7 a.m. call time got me to the studio in time for a morning of fitting a red wig, getting my makeup done and costume finalized and, oh yeah, rehearsal for a group opening number.

And what an opening number it was. Loved being part of it. And loved all the costumes for tonight…but then again, it’s Disney!!

I didn’t dance until eighth though, so I had to stay occupied by watching and practicing…and then the new wrinkle of finding out the results before the end of the show. So it was a little strange to know that we had already advanced to Week 6 before we danced.

But with everything behind us, we got out on the dance floor and once again things came together and we performed what was a really fun jazz number. It was great performing with a group of dancers and perhaps dancing as a character other than myself allowed me to really lose myself in the music.

So Disney Week was a success and now it’s on to “boy bands vs. girl bands” and a team competition. Never a dull moment on “Dancing with the Stars”!

To read her full blog, see Team USA.

April 19, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Nancy Kerrigan Writes On Her Foxtrot For DWTS And More

Nancy Kerrigan thought learning the Foxtrot would be a little easier to learn, but, things didn’t go as smoothly as she would have liked. Below is more from her new blog at Team USA….

And let’s not forget the dancing. I went into the week thinking that the foxtrot would be a little easier to learn. It’s closer to a waltz and didn’t have some of the attitude that the samba required. But I just wasn’t getting it as quickly as I thought I should and by now you know that creates some added tension for me and, as a result, for my partner.

So things progressed slowly throughout the week until finally, on Saturday, just before getting on a flight back to LA, I felt comfortable that I knew the dance. But now we had to take it back to the DWTS studio, run the number on the set, which is bigger than all of our rehearsal studios and make it work with costumes, props and lights…and a live studio and television audience.

Sunday and Monday were going to be interesting!

Sunday’s blocking went pretty well, I thought. Our number has a big tree on the dance floor, which is a little unusual but looked good and the dance felt good in rehearsal. With a little clean-up Sunday night, I felt like we would be ready. Only negative was that I was expecting my mother to come out for the show and her plans changed. Hopefully she can come later in the season…assuming I am still around.

More at Team USA. Note how her kids are coming for Disney Week.

April 11, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Nancy Kerrigan Writes On Why She Was Nervous For DWTS Last Night And More

Nancy Kerrigan has written about this week’s dance with Artem Chigvintsev. She talks of how she missed some steps in dress rehearsals and being nervous, but, their dance came together for the Live show. From Team USA including information on their next dance….

After hair and makeup and a couple of run-throughs, it was time for dress rehearsal. Finally, we were dancing later in the show which most people think is good but I wasn’t so sure.

There is something to be said for being warmed up and going right out to perform. Waiting around can be complicated. You cool off, have to occupy yourself.

And that is exactly what happened in dress rehearsal. I missed a couple of steps and as a result, was pretty nervous before the show.

But then in the show it all came together and we had an exciting performance which was a thrill. The judges’ comments were amazing and getting the first 9 from Len was very cool.

So this week was very satisfying and allows me to move on to Week 4 where we will dance the foxtrot.

Lots more on the week at Team USA.

April 4, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Artem Chigvintsev And Nancy Kerrigan To Meet Ricky Martin For Their Las Vegas Dance (New Interview)

Artem Chigvintsev chatted with Ice Network about Dancing With The Stars and the process so far with Nancy Kerrigan. The first few weeks have been like a honeymoon period, but, now the hard work begins. He also gives some fun hints about their “Las Vegas” dance including how they are meeting Ricky Martin. Read on….

Week Three will be very important in establishing the front runners for Season 24. The theme for next Monday’s show is Las Vegas Week. Kerrigan and Chigvintsev will be dancing a samba to a song by Ricky Martin. In advance of the performance, they’re going to Las Vegas to meet with Martin and get his input.

Chigvintsev isn’t revealing details, but he promises to keep things interesting as the season progresses, including incorporating the troupe into future dances.

“For a night like Vegas night, you want to make it bigger,” he said. “It’s entertainment. People need to be entertained. Whether it’s the great dancing or it’s the personality or a combination of both.

“I feel the show is improving every single season. What’s really cool about the show is it doesn’t just stay in the same spot.”

More of the great interview at Ice Network.

March 30, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Nancy Kerrigan On How Dancing Is So Much Different Than Skating

Nancy Kerrigan wrote about her first dance and what the experience was like getting ready for Dancing With The Stars. It was a busy day to say the least, but, she was happy with the results. More below from Team USA

I was surprisingly calm before the show. I had my family and some friends in the audience and was able to talk to them before the show. But the nerves kicked in right as the show was about to begin.

The show opening was simple enough for me to learn and it was exciting to be part of the show. I had watched it a hundred times before so I knew what to expect, but it’s always a little different when there is a full house, the lights come on and it’s “go time.”

But as the show unfolded I realized I was having a ton of fun – so much so that I wanted to do my dance again. And not to get better scores. We got all 7s, which was good. I wanted to experience the whole atmosphere one more time. The live band, the lights, the crowd in close proximity – but mainly the feeling of the dance.

I have come to realize that dancing is so much different than skating. The moves of the Viennese Waltz are, in some cases, very opposite to skating. Even the turns go in a direction that is opposite to the way I normally spin.

So I was doing something really different and new. And it was a huge adrenaline rush to learn something so new and then perform it and have that performance appreciated.

We ended week one tied for third. Not bad. But regardless, it was a great experience.

Lots more at Team USA.

March 22, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Stunning Photos Of Dancing With The Stars Artem Chigvintsev And Nancy Kerrigan

Wow wow wowwww…..what stunning photos of Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev skating at the Daily Mail. Don’t miss seeing them as they are breathtaking! Let us know what you think in comments.

ETA: Here’s this beauty too….

March 16, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Highlights Of The DWTS Live “We Came To Dance” Winter Tour

Below are some highlights from the 2017 Winter Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Tour. Let’s hope there is another tour soon (and they come to DENVER!).

March 14, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Artem Chigvintsev Thinks Nancy Kerrigan ‘Can Glide To Victory’ ( New Interview)

Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev talked with the New York Post about Dancing With The Stars. Artem says she knows what it takes to be great, she’s dedicated, and is working hard. Here is more….

The two-time Olympic medalist, who is no stranger to aggressive competitors, insists she’s excited about hoofing alongside Charro, SNL alum Chris Kattan and Mr. T in her quest to bring home the country’s most coveted disco ball.

After two rehearsals with DWTS partner Artem Chigvintsev, Kerrigan, a mom of three living in the Boston area, told The Post, “I’m trying to listen and do what I’m told.”

But her supportive partner thinks she can glide to victory.

“She knows what it takes to be great. She’s a dedicated student and she works hard,” Chigvintsev told The Post. “Athletes know how to manage under pressure.”

Indeed, the 24-year-old front-runner miraculously still competed in the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Games a mere seven weeks after being violently clubbed in the knee during a practice in Detroit, a hit masterminded by then-rival and ultimate frenemy Harding. Both women went on to compete in the 1994 Olympics, with Kerrigan snagging the silver.

As far as her DWTS competition, she shrugged, “I can’t control what anyone else does.”

For her part, she’s cutting out the coffee — “I think my skin looks better” — and is keeping her eye on the prize, saying, “I’ve wanted to [compete] in this since the beginning.”

To read the full article and see a cute photo and more, see the New York Post.

March 7, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 24 Nancy Kerrigan Talks With Good Morning Texas

Nancy Kerrigan was interviewed by Good Morning Texas today. She talks of Dancing With The Stars and how she starts rehearsing tomorrow in New York City. Afterwards, she and Artem will rehearse in Boston. Nancy also talks on the competition and lots more. I can’t embed the video, but, you can watch it HERE.

March 3, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 24 – PRO WATCH!!

It’s that time of year once again folks. There are other sites out there mimicking us, but none of them that I would bank on just yet.

Which means that we know Derek is out. Also, according to a Good Morning America announcement today, Maks and Peta are dancing. If you have something to contribute, PLEASE PROVIDE a SOURCE – by that I mean a link. We appreciate the help, but it needs to be sourced, otherwise it’s just a distraction. Thx.

ETA1: And Tony confirms he’s out for this season.  Not gonna lie, I’m disappointed – he was always so kind to his partners, moreso than some other pros that will likely get a spot…-Court-

ETA2: Witney and Sharna are confirmed per People Magazine as is Val…but I do wonder if they are making the same silly assumption that others do re: the poster. ~Heidi

ETA3: According to People, Jenna is OUT! ~ Vogue

ETA4: Vogue again. Gleb is IN again according to this interview. YAYYY! Can you tell I’m excited?! 🙂 Thanks to @GleekyZ for sending.

ETA5: And in the first development this season that actually has me excited, an old favorite returns…yes kids, She of the Awesome Boobage is back…Kym 😀 -Court-

ETA6: Not sure on this, but, according to @DWTSGossip, Allison is out. I think I am going to cry if true. I love her. – Vogue

ETA7: Confirmed – Keo is back. Kinda thought he might be, since I think he was only set aside last season in order to bring Gleb back on board. -Court-

ETA8: Source confirms that Sasha, Lindsay, & Emma are all IN.  Doing some extreme vetting over here, folks…-Court-

ETA9: According to ET, Mark and Karina are out too. Dang. And to anyone thinking this site hates Mark, you couldn’t be more WRONG. ~ Vogue

ETA10: Not sure if anyone is really still watching this post, but it looks like Jenna is also out as a troupe member this season. To address some of the chatter on Twitter – no, we don’t know what Sasha’s talking about; no, we don’t know if Mark is back in as a surprise; no, we still don’t have a confirmation on Artem’s status. We’ll share if we get any updates…-Court-

Male Pros
Val – IN
Gleb – IN
Mark – OUT
Artem –
Derek – OUT
Sasha – IN
Maks – IN
Keo – IN

Female Pros
Sharna – IN
Kym – IN
Emma – IN
Witney – IN
Allison – OUT??
Lindsay – IN
Jenna – OUT
Cheryl – OUT
Peta – IN

Status of Former Pros
Tristan MacManus – No, appears to have sworn off TV dancing
Anna Trebunskaya – ??
Lacey Schwimmer – Unlikely
Louis Van Amstel – ?
Chelsie Hightower – ?
Corky Ballas – ?
Karina Smirnoff – OUT
Edyta Sliwinska – OUT (pregnant)
Tony Dovolani – OUT

The Troupe
Brittany Cherry – ??
Britt Stewart – ??
Alan Bersten – ??
Hayley Ebert – ??
Shannon Holtzapffel – ??
Dennis Jauch – ??
Kiril Kulish – ??
Jenna Johnson – OUT

February 21, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)