Dancing With The Stars Melissa Rycroft, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsey, Keo Motsepe, Emma Slater, Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber, and Jenna Johnson hung out together at the Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo Las Vegas over the weekend. You can see some fun photos of them all at Just Jared Jr. Instagram photos below courtesy of Emma Slater and Sasha Farber.
If you head to the Las Vegas Sun, you can read a review of the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. You can also view a new gallery of photos. Below is a take from the link…
In the touring show, there was a routine to hip-hop music and one to country, where the outfits were eye-catching: jeans and cowboys hats for the shirtless men; Daisy Duke shorts and bikini tops for the ladies.
The precision of the dance movement was most impressive. When watching at home Monday nights, you don’t see the step-by-step movement of the dancers, nor do you truly appreciate their greatness and the amount of physical and mental preparation.
That dancing savvy is noticeable with each routine during the touring show, with performers such as Witney Carson and Murgatroyd so elegant with each step and sincere in giving fans a great evening of entertainment.
The show is more than dancing. Rycroft, the Dallas native and Season 15 champion, is witty and personable as the host. The dancers also interact with the fans — everything from Emma Slater taking a photo with the crowd and posting on her Twitter (@EmmaSlaterDance) to the men of the show walking down into the audience to distribute roses.
“We’ve been more excited about this stop than any other,” Rycroft said.
More at the Las Vegas Sun,.
Below are some fun shots from the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour at the Ntelos Wireless Pavilion last night. Click the photos to see more.
The NY Daily is reporting Rumer Willis has hurt her foot. For now, she has can’t dance on the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour, but, she can still sing. Here’s more….
“I have to hang up my dancing shoes for a little bit because of a few stress fractures in my foot but it’s not gonna stop me from singing for you guys on the #DWTSlivetour,” she captioned the photo.
This is a big disappointment for the 26-year-old, who says she has been having a great time on the “Dancing with the Stars Live Tour.”
“I have had such an amazing time on the #DWTSlivetour so far…I am so grateful to be able to keep dancing not only for myself but for all of you guys,” she wrote on a shot of her and her all-star dance partner.
“Feel so lucky to be sharing the stage with such incredible people and a huge thank you to @iamvalc for continuing to help me grow as a dancer everyday.”
To read the full story, see the NY Daily.
Lois: My friend, Kathy L Erdman, and I call each other our “Dancing Twin”. We can finish each other’s sentences about the show. We can echo each other to a “Dancing T”! Our thoughts are blended as one! We both have watched every season, every show! We love the show so much and call it The Best Entertainment Show On The Planet!
When the opportunity came to go to the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour we jumped at the chance! We were so fortunate that we live only an hour away from Hershey PA, as the slogan goes, “The Sweetest Place on Earth”. The scents of Hershey’s Chocolate waft through the town. You simply cannot go to Hershey without having your fill of the sweetest treat in Pennsylvania!
Our excitement crescendoed as the time drew near! We pulled into the parking lot and had to pinch ourselves saying, “We are actually here!”
Seeing dancers up close is a whole other perspective than seeing them on television. Being able to see their movements is much clearer in person. For example, the lifts seem even more effortless. We can see the fluidity of their movements so much better. We were close enough to see them full-on. Their faces were beautifully clear.
Each pro got to speak during the show. They went out into the audience for that personal feel. Sasha crossed over a row of seats behind us and we got to see him very up close! Emma went with him into the audience. Two lucky ladies asked if Val would dance with them. He sprinted to their section and gave them a thrill! The guys went into the audience handing out a red rose to a lucky gal.
I would give this show a “Ten Perfect 10 Review”! I feel honored and privileged to have been able to witness “The Traveling Ballroom”! As Kathy says below, I also felt like I was in the ballroom. Perhaps the closest I will ever get to the real thing.
We cheered loudly during the show! Our “dancing hearts” were warmed by being in the presence of the astounding dancers! The variety of dances was perfect!
A Ten Perfect 10 Review!
Kathy did a wonderful review. I wanted to share it with you. Here it is…. Read more..
The cast of the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour took a day off and had some fun at an amusement park yesterday. Here’s some footage as well as a teaser on the next show thanks to Peta Murgatroyd.
How about some coverage of the dancing With The Stars Live Tour in Hershey, Pennsylvania? If you head to PennLive.com, you can view 23 beautiful high resolution photos. Below are some videos from the show as well.
Dancing With The Stars Live Tour Interview With Peta Murgatroyd And Witney Carson, Another Press Review
Just a few media items for the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. First, Peta Murgatroyd and Witney Carson talked with Richmond.com about the new tour and Dancing With The Stars. Here is a take with Peta below. More at the link with Witney.
Fans of the show will get to see a variety of new dances during the tour — some choreographed by the show’s professional dancers and others by choreographer Mandy Moore.
Professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd hopes the experience of touring will bring the dancers even closer together. “I am thinking the touring side is where you get to do your bonding,” she said, speaking from Los Angeles and joking about the “tight quarters” on the bus. “The pros are like family. We have a great time. We have mutual respect for one another.”
Murgatroyd danced on Broadway before joining “Dancing with the Stars.” Originally trained in ballet, she competed in ballroom competitions from ages 17 to 21. “Ballroom is extremely different than ballet,” she said. “I had to throw away a lot that I learned in ballet. I didn’t know what I was doing at first. With ballroom, you have free range to do what you want with your artistry. It’s an amazing art form.” She thinks that shows such as “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars” have brought ballroom to the forefront. “Before, it was boring and uncool, something your grandparents did. It wasn’t for young people,” she said. “Now, ballroom dancing is on another level.”
Working on “Dancing with the Stars” is intensive. Professional dancers mentor their celebrity partners at least five hours a day, seven days a week during the competition. “We have a lot on our plate,” Carson said. “We have to come up with choreography, wardrobe and production. You have to please the fans, and you have to please the celebrity. I always want my celebrity walking away like he had the best experience possible.” She and the other pros will only have about 72 hours off after the tour ends before they begin mentoring new celebrities for the winter season of the television show. “We are going nonstop,” Carson said, adding that the workload doesn’t bother her. “This is a passion of mine. It’s something I have wanted for some time.”
Also, here’s a review from MassLive.com. This review says this show is a “vast improvement” from their first.
Clearly, Willis has the moves and voice to succeed on Broadway.
In addition to Chmerkovskiy, “DWTS” pros Peta Murgatroyd, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, and Emma Slater strutted their stuff alongside troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson.
With a lineup heavy on professionals and light on celebrities, the Mohegan Sun Arena crowd was treated to 90 minutes of top flight ballroom dancing, including a lively jive set to “Jump, Jive an’ Wail” and performed by Slater and Farber.
Melissa Rycroft, who was the Season 15 champion, was a congenial hostess for the night. A recent knee injury kept her off the dance floor, but she moved the evening along at a brisk pace.
The current tour is a vast improvement over a previous trek, which played the Mohegan Sun Arena in January.
Gone was the poorly scripted banter between the participants and a greater emphasis was placed on dancing.
Chmerkovskiy, Murgatroyd and Carson, all “DWTS” champs, were clearly crowd favorites.
More at MassLive.com.
Telegram.com from Worcester, Massachusetts reviewed the Dancing With The Stars Live tour. Overall, they said it “lead with joy”. Here is more.
The show began current “DWtS” champion Valentin Chmerkovskiy leading a jokey routine to Mungo Jerry’s “In the Summertime.” Chmerkovskiy, renowned for his physique, was wearing padding underneath his clothes to make it appear that he had “let himself go” since the the season ended. It was a cute and jokey false start, which was thankfully interrupted by former “DWtS” champion Witney Carson, kicking things into a gleeful and high-spirited jive to Wilson Pickett’s “Land of 1000 Dances” and, then, joined by the entire company, a spectacle of a routine to Walk the Moon’s recent hit, “Shut Up and Dance,” which is kind of obligatory for all contemporary-oriented dance shows these days.
The addition of the rest of the dancers — Emma Slater, Keo Motsepe, Artem Chigvintsev, Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson — created a bright, cheerful energy, and while there were a few moments of intensity throughout, that was the vibe that prevailed. Make no mistake: All of these dancers are fantastic and technically skilled, but the audience was there for more lighthearted fare, and the troupe delivered.
Rycroft, who refrained from dancing because of an injury, proved a charming host, riling the crowd up by consistently mispronouncing “Worcester” and cajoling the male dancers to take their shirts off, which was cute for a while but, admittedly, the drooling got a little tiresome. (Although judging from audience reaction, that might be a minority opinion.)
But the night’s first show-stopper belonged to Willis and Chmerkovskiy, with a re-creation of their foxtrot to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” In a lot of ways, the live rendition was superior to its televised performance. Willis seemed comfortable, but has an intensity about her that gives her an immense amount of presence on stage. Her lines were clean and flowed effortlessly, but there was also an edge there which, regrettably, was often lacking throughout the night.
More at Telegram.com including some beautiful photos
How about more videos from the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour? Brenda Pasono took these from the Atlantic City, NJ show.