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Cheryl Burke Added To More Ballroom With A Twist Shows, New City Added To Schedule

A quick update on “Ballroom With A Twist“!! Cheryl Burke has been added to more shows. Producer Scott Stander tells Pure Dancing With The Stars that he is “thrilled to have Cheryl Burke back”. She “is a delight and a fan favorite.”

Scott is also excited to announce a new additional 4 show run in the Broadway market of Little Rock, Arkansas. Exciting and he tells us more dates are coming! For ticket information, dates, and times, see this post.

December 15, 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.

Flashback Friday: Dancing With The Stars Season 2

We’re back with more Flashback Friday!!  YAY!  I really enjoy looking back at the show, and would love to hear some of the things you remember from each season! Also, I am only posting one video per couple, and I’m trying to get as much variety of dances as I can.

All three of our judges were back for Season 2. Also back was Tom Bergeron. It’s not DWTS without Tom. :) Harold Wheeler and his Orchestra also returned, along with Pro dancers Louis Van Amstel, Ashly DelGrosso, Edyta Sliwinska and Jonathan Roberts.

Lisa Canning, Tom’s co-host for season 1 was replaced by Samantha Harris. Pro dancers Charlotte Jorgensen and Alec Mazo did not return for season 2. New pro dancers for season 2 were Andrea Hale, Nick Kosovich, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Cheryl Burke, and Anna Trebunskaya. Other changes was increasing the number of couples from 6 to 10, lengthening the show from 60 minutes to 90 minutes, and adding the Results Show.

KENNY MAYNE AND ANDREA HALE were the first couple eliminated, on January 6, 2006. They danced a cha cha, and here it is!

TATUM O’NEIL AND NICK KOSOVICH were the second couple eliminated, on January 13, 2006. They danced a waltz and a rumba. Here’s their waltz. Read more..

December 12, 2014 I Written By

Just a typical, ordinary DWTS fan..

Cheryl Burke has a New Job Away from DWTS!

Many congrats to Cheryl. Sounds like it could be interesting! According to People.com (thanks to DWTSGossip for the heads up):

Hold onto your sequins, Dancing with the Stars fans: two-time mirror ball trophy winner Cheryl Burke is quick-stepping over to a new network!

PEOPLE has learned exclusively that Burke, whose contract just expired on the ABC show, will star in a new project for NBC in 2015.

Burke, 30, will be one of several stars on a new variety show. The network isn’t ready to reveal the title now, but insiders promise the show will have a competitive element and that Burke will perform.

December 9, 2014 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. :-)

Rob Wade Talks On Who Is Staying And Who Is Leaving Dancing With The Stars, More Finale Interviews

There has been much speculation about Cheryl Burke and whether she will be back on the next season of Dancing With The Stars. According to Executive Producer Rob Wade, she’s decided to exit the show. Tuesday night was her last night. Below is more from The Wrap. Note that he also says Len Goodman and Julianne Hough will be returning to judge full time next season.

ETA: You can read more with Rob Wade at this link. He talks about ratings, his vision for the 10th anniversary, and more.

Wade feels that the popular pro’s exit gives the series a chance to highlight other dancers.

“We’ll only survive as a show if we keep innovating and changing. It’s very sad to see cast members leave, but again that gives you the opportunity to grow. So, I’m quite positive about having the opportunity to bring new people in or bring back some of the old faces.”

Additionally, head judge Len Goodman, who took a several weeks off this past season due to conflicts with shooting the show’s U.K. version, will be back full-time on Season 20. And although there’s some scheduling conflicts still to be resolved, Julianne Hough is also contracted to return in the spring to the judges’ table.

“A judging panel isn’t about individuals. It’s about chemistry. That has happened remarkably quickly for Julianne in that role,” Wade said. “I couldn’t be happier.”

“I think the ballroom experience and the dance experience and the star quality and vibrancy that Julianne has brought to the panel has been exceptional,” he continued. “I also think that the way that Carrie Ann [Inaba], Bruno [Tonioli] and Len have embraced her and have individually been so great this season, as well, has been wonderful. I think it shows their character that they can do that. The three of them have been absolutely wonderful in welcoming Julianne in and I think it has been lovely to watch.”

Sad, I’m going to miss Cheryl. I hope she changes her mind…especially for my Dad’s sake. For the full article, see The Wrap. Thanks to Lisa for the heads up on this news. Below are some interviews with The Wrap from last night as well….

November 26, 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.

DWTS2014 Cheryl Burke Attends iHeart Radio’s Special Recording Of The Melting Pot

Pictured below is Cheryl Burke. Last night, the Dancing With The Stars pro attended iHeart Radio’s special recording of The Melting Pot at the Light Nightclub at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can view more fun photos of her and the event at Getty Images. Note how former Dancing With The Stars James Maslow was there too.

ETA: To listen to a new interview with Cheryl at this event, see The Melting Pot. Thanks to Liz for sending.

November 15, 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.

Cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Visits Children’s Hospital In Los Angeles

This morning, some of the cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 19 visited the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Aren’t these instagram pics adorable?!! #Sweet #AwwwMoment Be watching Children’s LA Facebook, they may post more pictures.

November 13, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Halloween Party on Good Morning America (Video)

Today there was a super sized Halloween Party on Good Morning America. The Good Morning America cast were dressed up for the holiday. They were also partnered with some of the pros of Dancing With The Stars, they danced, and had a competition amongst themselves. Some of the pros were also seen in a special dance selection committee. Hilarious!! You can read a blog from ABC on it here. Below is some coverage from @IdolXfactor1 as well.

ETA: See the Daily Mail for some pics and coverage too.

ETA2: GMA posted more video coverage. You can watch it all go down here.


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October 31, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 8 Show Details, A Dance Off And More

Broadway World via ABC has released some show details for Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 8. Read below for more…

“Episode 1908″ – “Dancing with the Stars” pays tribute to well-known twosomes, both real and fictional, during “dynamic duo” night MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The duo dance styles will include Jazz, Cha Cha, Contemporary and the Rumba. Additionally and for the first time this season, the couple with the highest overall score for the night will be granted immunity from elimination. The duos who do not receive immunity will then compete in a dance-off to earn extra judges’ points in an effort to increase their overall score. At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination.

The “Dynamic Duos” featured will be:

Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson as Batman & Robin
Bethany Mota & Derek Hough as Lucy & Ricky Ricardo
Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy as Romeo & Juliet
Lea Thompson & Artem Chigvintsev as Bonnie & Clyde
Michael Waltrip & Emma Slater as Jane & Tarzan
Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas as Adam & Eve
Tommy Chong & Peta Murgatroyd as Johnny & June Cash

October 30, 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.

PureDWTS 19 Questionnaire: Who Do You Think Will Make The Finals And More

It’s the half way point in the season of Dancing With The Stars Season 19! Time to see how you are feeling about the competition and Dancing With The Stars Season 19 so far. Answer these questions to the best of your ability in comments.

1. Yes or No: Do you like having FOUR judges on the panel?

2. Which three dances have been your favorites so far?

3. Which 4 couples do you think will make the Finals of Dancing With The Stars Season 19? To make it a little more challenging, RATE them in order with your winner prediction at the top.

4. Who is the “Dark Horse”?

5. Which celebrity is the “heart” of dancing With The Stars Season 19?

Meet you in comments with my answers.

October 29, 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 Carrie Ann Inaba Hopes For A “Balance Between Tradition And Creativity”

Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog at Parade. She pretty much nailed it in this blog. Be sure you read in it’s entirety at the link and see if you agree.

Another performance that was right on target as far as content was Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev’s Argentine tango. Sometimes having four judges takes up too much time and we don’t each get to speak our critiques. I didn’t get to comment on this performance and I really would have liked to. As a woman of her age range, I understand a lot of the emotional things she seems to be going through. Lea came out of the gate as the one to beat. She’s a wickedly accurate dancer. She hits every move beautifully and her lines are precise and at times, stunning. She has great musicality and lyricism and she follows through and presents the choreography beautifully with her physical interpretation of Artem’s vision.

Last week, Artem was getting a bit overwhelmed (it’s his first season in the U.S.) and started to push Lea in a direction that didn’t suit her. This week, I believe the choreography was perfectly tuned for her. Well done Artem! The biggest problem in their Argentine tango was Lea’s performance. She came off as a bit emotionally detached from the movements. I don’t know where that fierce cougar that we saw in the first few weeks went. She looks so unhappy and uncertain when she’s out on the dance floor. She’s better than she is feeling at this moment. And the downward spiral that can happen when one loses confidence is a quick and painful one. She needs to trust that she has the moves; all she needs to do is to let herself go in the dance. She has to get lost in the dance and become the dance. This is what Bethany Mota does so well with her partner Derek Hough.

SO TRUE, though I think Lea has had posture problems and confidence issues from the beginning! And I love what she said on Derek and Bethany….

Bethany was the star last night. She has really found new confidence. We saw it in both of her performances. She is a chameleon. She is truly immersed in the dance and Derek does an incredible job of creating a world around her that she can lose herself in. Their pasodoble was the perfect blend of Halloween and traditional ballroom dance. She had incredible shaping and when you watched them, they were able to transport us to another world…a world where Taiko drummers were the soundtrack to the passion of a dark dream.

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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.