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Nancy Kerrigan And Normani Kordei Blog On Dancing With The Stars Week 7

Dancing With The Stars has taught Normani Kordei to love her self after being bullied on Social Media. She writes even more below for how the show is helping her…

The biggest challenge for me so far was opening up. I wanted to walk in knowing that I’d be a different person walking out. The show has just taught me to love myself and open up and know that people can also look at you with kind hearts. I think that I’m so used to being judged. Me being a public figure, especially being a woman, people try to tear you down. I was bullied on social media a lot, so I’m very reserved and closed off, and I’m kind of scared to let them in because I don’t know how I’ll be accepted or if I’ll even be accepted so I think that’s what I’ve had to overcome.

More at Hollywood Life.

Also, Nancy Kerrigan has written a new blog at Team USA on her elimination. She was proud of her effort despite being eliminated and can’t wait for the finals. Be sure to read the link for lots more.

Loved our tango and thought our scores were strong. Wasn’t crazy about going up against Simone (Biles) in the dance-off. Gave it my best shot, though, but fell a little short.

Then came the news that we weren’t advancing. Can’t lie…that was tough to take, but if I step back far enough I realize that this was a great experience. I didn’t go on this show for any reason other than I thought it would be fun…and it was. But it was so much more. I am proud of my effort. I was surprised but honored that the show created a platform of sorts for me to talk about so many different issues: motherhood, parenting, miscarriages, eating disorders, competition, competitive spirit and more.

The reaction from people was overwhelming, and I am so moved by the fact that I just may have helped many people across the country by being willing to open up and let people in to parts of my life I haven’t spoken about much in the past. While it may not seem that way as I drive to the airport to fly to New York for “Good Morning America” and “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan,” I know that I will take that with me for the rest of my life.

And I am reminded that I will go back and dance in the finale, so I will be back here on TeamUSA.org in a few weeks for my final comments and thank you’s because I couldn’t have done this without the help of a lot of people. Hope you’ll come back to share those thoughts.

In the meantime, let’s keep dancing!!

May 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.

Access Hollywood Interview With Nancy Kerrigan And Artem Chigvinstev

Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvinstev talked to Access Hollywood today about Dancing With The Stars. They talk of what it felt like to be on the chopping block this past week and lots more. You can watch it HERE and HERE.

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April 28, 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 Dancing With The Stars Week 6

As always Nancy Kerrigan’s blogs are full of fun details for how she got ready for Dancing With The Stars. This past week felt out of her comfort zone. Read on to see why….

All of this made Thursday a little bit more stressful than previous Thursdays. I was a bit on edge and having some trouble with the choreography but by the end of the day on Friday (after I went with my family to Disneyland for my son Brian’s birthday) I felt like I was a lot closer to knowing the group and individual number so went into the weekend feeling much better.

One thing that is adding to the stress is that the choreography on both numbers is a little – or maybe a lot – suggestive. That is not my style and certainly not in keeping with being a mom, so I have been a little self-conscious when trying to perform the numbers. To deal with that I have to look at it as if I am just acting and playing a role, but already one friend of mine wouldn’t let their kids watch the show because it wasn’t “PG,” so I remain a little concerned that even my own kids will wonder what is going on.

That said, I feel like the costumes for this week are a little more conservative than I was expecting, so that put me at ease a bit.

As always, Monday mornings come sooner than I might like and the 8 a.m. call time meant another long day of hair, makeup, rehearsing, dress rehearsal and then the show and the press line. There were a few changes in the numbers as one of our guys got injured and I didn’t have quite enough time to work with the cage I am using, making me not quite as sturdy and safe as I might have liked. So the morning was a bit of a challenge. But by the afternoon, I felt ready…maybe not quite as ready as past weeks, but enough to feel confident.

More at Team USA including some beautiful photos.

April 26, 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 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.