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Louis Van Amstel Talks On New Set Planned For Dancing With The Stars 13, Ballroom Battle, And More!

This last weekend, Louis Van Amstel travelled back to Salt Lake City, Utah to teach more La Blast classes as well as working on the new “Ballroom Battle” segment for Dancing With The Stars. On “Ballroom Battle”, Louis had to choose two young dancers (one girl and one boy) from eight. He had a difficult time choosing since he’s seen them grow up. There were a lot tears shed at the end of the try outs. Be sure to read in more detail at his Facebook account.

Also, while in Utah, Louis helped to host a morning show on ABC 4. He told the other hosts and viewers that he hopes to be on the new Season. He said he and the pros chosen (12 in all) for the show will find out in two weeks. They also talked on the current cast rumors (Snooki, Rob Kardashian, etc). Louis also mentions there will be a brand new set for Dancing With The Stars 13. He hasn’t seen it yet, but, he liked the last one because it was intimate. He said the producers wanted a “change”. You can watch the interview >>>>HERE.

Wow, so many changes for this upcoming Season. So, how do you feel about a new set? I think it sounds fun. We’ll see? I’m also so curious about “Ballroom Battle”. I keep wondering how they will fit it into the show since the show is jammed packed as it is?

August 3, 2011 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 Battle” New Segment On Dancing With The Stars 13?

Today at twitter, @DWTSGossip is reporting 12 couples will be dancing on Season 13 of Dancing With The Stars. She also mentions the “new segment” for which several of the pros have been tweeting on and we’ve been reporting on in the past. Apparently, the new segment will be called “Ballroom Battle”. More details below from @DWTSGossip.

Season 13 of DWTS will return in a true fall fashion with 12 couples.

As some of you may already know, dwts will have a new segment. It’s called Ballroom Battle. Karina, Tony, Mark, Cheryl, Lacey,and Louis will be forming teams. They will all field one couple and coach/choreograph them. The pros will still compete with their celebs if they are asked back. This is an additional segment.

She doesn’t mention Maks, but, I think he’ll be involved too since he and Tony are running the same studio.

Anyway, this sounds fun and different. I can’t wait to see what it’s about. I also tend to think the pros above listed will be asked to come back to compete with a celebrity, do you? If true, add Derek Hough to the list, and that makes 8 competing dancers. This leaves 4 vacant spots. I pray Damian Whitewood and Peta Murgatroyd will be asked.

Heidi’s Note: I’m not sure I agree. While it will be a cool segment – think of the additional burden it puts on the pros DURING the season.  So they would have a partner they will have to work with every day AND an amature couple for this other competition?? Sounds like someone is asking to get injured. Please leave Derek off this list. :-)  I think that because of the work load burden, it is absolutely NOT a guarantee that those pros will also field partners. Who is left besides those 5?  Derek, Maks, Chelsey, Anna, Kym, Dmitry, Damian, and Corky? Add Jonathan?  Also adding Peta gets you up to ten. Are they going to promote some of the Troupe? Wasn’t the whole point of the Troupe to relieve some of the pro dance burdens on the competing pros??  Doesn’t this exercise add that burden back in and even increase it??  That said, I can certainly see why pros who own studios would want to do it – it will be great PR. The kind of PR you can’t buy, actually.

July 20, 2011 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.