What do you think of these costumes of the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour (see below)?? Aren’t they lovely? Emma Slater posted them yesterday at her instagram saying these were her Rumba costumes. That’s not all! She also posted some video blogs yesterday of the new costumes and rehearsals. Be sure to see them all at this link. Sasha Farber posted some too at his instagram. Note how Kym Johnson and Alfonso Ribeiro are at rehearsals now ready to dance and give it all they’ve got. Thanks to Jim for the help with this post.
Vogue here …..and Aww, we couldn’t be more excited to interview Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber!! Below Sasha reflects back on Dancing With The Stars Season 19 with some fun memories to share. Sasha also tells us how rehearsals are going so far for the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour and lot’s more. He is a kick and a tease too. He’s got me even more excited to see the new tour! Too see why, read below and enjoy. THANK YOU, SASHA!! You are a jewel!
Greetings Sasha! How are you and how is your holiday going so far?
The holidays are going great! After the last episode of Dwts, I flew to Good Morning America on a private jet which is always fun After we tapped good morning America I stayed in New York for Nicole’s Wedding (Snooki). It was so good to see her again. She looked beautiful and I’m so happy for both of them! In fact, I even danced for them! …Read more
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.”
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.
And speaking of fun, below is Sasha teaching us how to dance. Up on your feet, All! Let’s do this…
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!
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.
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…
Just a quick update. During Dancing With The Stars tonight, Tom Bergeron announced that Keo Motsepe, Kym Johnson, and Sasha Farber will be dancing in the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. As you know from our previous postings, Mark Ballas and Witney Carson were the first pros to be announced.
For scheduling and ticket information for how you can attend, see this link.
As you know from a previous posting with new interviews, etc., Dancing With The Stars pro Mark Ballas has been performing at the Dancing With The Stars Live in Las Vegas show this week. Well, the Morning Blend has interviewed him as well where Mark talks about the 6 numbers he’s in, his pets (did you know he has two dogs and three turtles?), his favorite partners on Dancing With The Stars, his parents and how he got into music and ballroom dancing, and more. You can listen to the fun interview in full here. Thanks to CMHagey You Tube, here’s some great footage of Mark dancing in the show as well. I love this song!
Pictured above is Dancing With The Stars pro dancer Mark Ballas. Sunday night, he looked lean and mean playing his guitar at the Viper Room in Los Angeles. Seeing this picture and others like it at Getty Images makes me want to see him perform on Dancing With The Stars in a string duo with Val Chmerkovskiy again. How about you? Be sure to see all of the pics. They are some of the best music performing pics I’ve ever seen of Mark in action! He really gets into it!
Also, Fox 5 in Las Vegas interviewed Mark on Dancing With The Stars Live In Vegas. Last night, he danced for the first time in the show. He’ll be dancing until July 12th if you’d like to take it in. He will also be performing his music in the Tropicana Lounge on Thursday night. Details below.
Thanks to MarkBallas Facebook and MarkBallas.com for the heads up on the video above!
ADDING: KTNV in Las Vegas interviewed Mark as well as Sabrina Bryan. Yes, the two are reunited again. Watching this interview makes one wonder on if she will be back for the All Star season which is briefly mentioned? You can see the new interview HERE.