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Chelsie Hightower Interviewed On The Dynamics OF DWTS And SYTYCD

What an interesting interview with Chelsie Hightower. She talks about the differences between doing Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance…and lots more! From The Souix City Journal….

Both shows, she says, have given dance enormous attention but their goals are different.

“So You Think You Can Dance,” Hightower says, “is really about the art form of dancing. It’s about dance in its rawest, simplest form. ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is about the celebrity and his or her journey.”

Personality, then, becomes a key factor, particularly when it comes to the audience vote. “They’re going to vote for the person they relate to the most,” Hightower says. “You’ve got to be sell-able.”

Injuries, romances and fights are all part of “getting attention.”

“After 19 seasons, people start to catch on as to what works and what they think the audience wants to see,” she adds. “I’m not like that. I’m not going to be someone to put on a show or create drama.”

Instead, the 25-year-old pro has focused on the work that lands on the dance floor and, in the process, she netted an Emmy nomination for choreography.

Crafting dances, though, is only part of the “Dancing with the Stars” assignment. In addition to working with the celebrity, the pro has to help design costumes, choose the music and decide what props to use.

“You get your music Sunday night. You have a costume consultation on Tuesday and you have to rehearse five to seven hours a day.” Add in press interviews and it’s clear the job is more difficult than it looks. Even when a celebrity is voted off, the professional stays, performing in group dances and “bumpers” – dance turns before and after commercials.

“There’s so much that’s out of your control,” Hightower says. Gunning for the mirror-ball trophy, then, is almost impossible. “You try not to keep score. You’re a cast. You’re supportive of everyone. But, at the end of the day, it is a TV show.”

To read the full interview, see The Souix City Journal. If you’d like to see Chelsie Hightower on tour with Dancing Pros Live, see this link.

December 12, 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.

Shasha Farber Dance Break, Hint On Costumes For The DWTS Live Tour

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Pictured above is Sasha Farber being fitted for one of the costumes for the DWTS Live Tour. Isn’t it fun? I’m loving that coat. I want. :D

And speaking of fun, below is Sasha teaching us how to dance. Up on your feet, All! Let’s do this…

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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.

Misha Gabriel And Anna Trebunskaya Choreograph For The DWTS Live Tour

According to the new instagrams below, Misha Gabriel and Anna Trebunskaya are helping to choreograph some numbers for the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. If you don’t know Misha, check out his list of accomplishments at this link. I love the “Step Up” movies!! This tour is sounding better by the day! Can’t wait!

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December 11, 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.

Make Your Celebrity Cast Wish List For Dancing With The Stars Season 20

Ok Dance Fans, you made your wish lists for a Dancing With The Stars Re-union or All-Star cast for the 10th Anniversary next season. However, what if producers are planning just a regular season with brand new celebrities? Or maybe it will be a mixture of both? In that case, we thought we better make our wishes be heard for new celebrities too. So, in comments, give the producers your ideas for new celebrities and then in a few weeks, we’ll send this post to them. Ready? Meet you in comments!! ;)

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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.

“Little Birdie” Tells Louis Van Amstel “Change Is Coming”

What do you all make of this facebook exchange by Louis Van Amstel? Anyone want to speculate …especially being Rob Wade said their could be some old pros coming back for the 10th Anniversary season? Thanks to #DWTStats for the heads up and the screenshot!! I don’t know what to make of it? 8O

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December 9, 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 Season 20 Rumor: Jack Nicholson Returned Call To Dance?

The National Inquirer is reporting Jack Nicholson returned a call to dance on Dancing With The Stars. Be sure to see the link to read the whole story. Can I just say….yeah right. Not!!

So imagine their STUNNED kissers when they scored a major mind-boggler – a courteous return call back from feisty Oscar-winning legend JACK NICHOLSON! Say waaaat?

Giggled an insider: “Producers are shocked Jack even bothered to respond – but it gets better! What he actually said was, ‘I love the show … I’ll think about it.’ Nobody’s totally holding their breath, but they’re mega-excited … because Mr. Mega-Star DID call!”

Heidi: Bwahahahahahaha….so ridiculous, so funny. But let’s day dream for a moment…. Nah. Can’t even daydream about this one. :-D

Vogue: I knew you’d love that one. lol

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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.

Sasha Farber And Emma Slater Work On A Jive For The DWTS Live Tour, Mark Ballas Rehearsal Pics

Thanks to Sasha Farber, below is some video of he and Emma Slater working on their Jive for the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. You can also view some fun rehearsal takes from Mark Ballas. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, be sure to do so soon as a few of the shows are sold out. See this link for more information.

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December 7, 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.

Brittany Cherry, Paul Karmiryan, And Brooklyn Fullmer To Dance In DWTS Live Tour

So, this week the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour rehearsals began! Last night, a few of the pros posted the instagrams below. Note how Brittany Cherry and Paul Karmiryan (from the Move Live On Your) will be dancing in the new tour as well as Brooklyn Fullmer (from So You Think You Can Dance) according to Emma Slater’s instagram. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, see this post. Click the pics to make them bigger…

December 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.

Alfonso Ribeiro Talks About Winning Dancing With The Stars, The New DWTS Tour, And More

Alfonso talked with Access Hollywood today about winning Dancing With The Stars and what this past week has been like. He has lots of plans for the future too….including the new tour. But first, a rest in Hawaii….

December 3, 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.

PureDWTS20 Watchout: Sherri Shepherd Says She Wants To Dance In DWTS Reunion

Interesting! Did any of you see Sherri Shepherd on The Talk today? At the end of the 4th segment, they talk about her upcoming movie and TV projects. They compliment her about all the doors opening up to her. Then she adds how she’d love to dance with Val in a reunion on Dancing With The Stars too. She wants to help him get that mirror ball. She also wants Wendy Williams to dance so they can go head to head (uhhh, not sure I like that idea 8O ). Maybe she was just joking and having fun, but, just the way Sherri mentioned it (while talking on her upcoming projects), makes you wonder. In case this might be something in the works for the 10th Anniversary, we thought we better mention it. Thanks to Sandy for the heads up. You can listen to Sherri on The Talk today at this link.

Let’s see what Miss Heidi thinks…

Heidi: Miss Heidi thinks the delusion runs strong in Ms. Shepherd. LOL. What on earth makes her think she can help Val win a MBT if she was eliminated so early the first time?? And go head to head with Wendy William? For what? Last place? Geeeez. Someone buy Sherri a clue. Don’t get me wrong, I like Sherri. But this scenario she’s laying out has got to be a big ole joke because it sure doesn’t sound like a good, plausible idea.

December 1, 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.