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VOTE For Sadie Robertson’s New DWTS Costume, Mark Ballas New Blog

Mark Ballas has written a new blog at Hollywood Life. Isn’t this cool for how they rehearsed for the Apple move?

What really made the routine fun for me was doing the passing of the apple. The fact that we incorporated the apple into the whole dance, without it being attached to anything was super cool and added a danger element, in case anyone dropped it. During rehearsals, we played a game using a softball to get used to a prop. Throughout rehearsals, we would pass the ball to each other without telling the other, and you HAD to catch it! (It also had to be a good throw!) If you dropped the ball, you would have to drop and do 20 pushups and plank for 10 seconds. In five days of playing the game, I only dropped it three times and Sadie dropped it four times. So I ended up winning the game, but that’s how we trained ourselves to be aware of the apple. When we got to the set on Sunday we changed from the softball to the apple, which was a bit more challenging because the apple isn’t as round, but we did a great job adjusting!

Lots more at Hollywood Life including photos backstage of them and BC jean.

Also, be sure you visit E Online as Sadie is asking fans to vote on her “America’s Choice” costume for week 9 of Dancing With The Stars. The poll is open until 2:00pm PT today. So, be sure to get your vote in.

Set to dance the jive with professional partner Mark Ballas, Sadie will either rock Option 1, which is a one shoulder dress, or Option 2, which is a sweetheart neckline. The choice is up to you!

You have until tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 5) at 2 p.m. PT to vote for which dress is best! So what are you waiting for? Get to voting now!

Oh, this is hard. I love them both, but I think I’m going with #1!! Let us know which one you choose.

November 5, 2014 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 Mark Ballas Releases Cover Art For New Single “Miss Incredible”, Photos From Jamaican Holiday With BC Jean

Today, Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas released the new cover art for his new upcoming single “Miss Incredible”. You can view it below. Note too that we will be able to pre-order (and hear a snippet of the song) on iTunes on Sunday, July 27th at midnight ET! Go Mark! Very cool!

MarkBallasMissIncredible

ETA: And speaking of Mark! He just recently got back from a beautiful Jamaican vacation with his girlfriend BC Jean. Check out some breathtaking photos of them in a new gallery at Rumorfix when you get a chance.

July 25, 2014 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.

Derek Hough Sings and Dances with Emma Slater at the Cal Phil

He’s so funny. And a little nervous. :-) I’ve put one song and one dance below, but check PureDerekHough.com for all the coverage on this event and the one later today. You can also see a TON of amazing pictures over at Getty.

The Paso Doble with Emma

July 28, 2013 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. :-)