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DWTS All Access Season 23 Week 2 – LIVE Behind The Scenes Coverage, Interviews, And More

Week 2 of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 All Access is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below. You can also watch it at the Official Site here.

September 19, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 23 Week 2 – Photos Behind The Scenes Before Showtime

I couldn’t resist posting a few social media things before show time to warm us up. Are you ready for the show to begin? Not long to go now….

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Watch DWTS Week 2 Rehearsals With Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, And Artem Chigvinstev – Videos

If you go to US Weekly, you can see a dance preview of Maureen McCormick’s dance with Artem Chigvinstev. Note how Florence Henderson is in the preview. Also below is a 8 second clip from @idolxfactor1.

“When I’m with you, it all feels just like … yesterday, and so beautiful,” McCormick tells her former costar in the clip.

McCormick spoke to Us exclusively a few days before the September 19 episode, and she revealed that Henderson offered some DWTS advice before McCormick signed on. Henderson herself competed on season 11, coming in eighth place.

“She just called me, and she was so supportive and so happy that I’m doing it because she knows a lot of the fears I had about it,” McCormick tells Us. “So she’s 100 percent behind me and telling me to have fun and dance my booty off and that she’s right there with me!”
McCormick, who earned a 22 for her Viennese waltz during the September 12 premiere, says she “wasn’t upset” by the judges’ criticism and is “just really looking forward to the whole journey and everything that happens.” But she points out that Henderson definitely felt that the judges got it wrong.

“She called and told me, ‘Oh, Mo, we really really think you got scored way low! But the same thing happened to me – just be strong and push forward,'” McCormick says.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS23 Terra Jole Writes Of How she’s Growing And More

Terra Jole’s confidence was shaken after her first dance with Sasha Farber last week on Dancing With The Stars, but, she writes of how she is growing. I love her positivity. Here is more in her new blog at People….

Rehearsals have been very stressful because this is the first time Sasha and I are in a hold together. Any little person standing in frame with an average-size person is going to look different. My torso is the same size as an average person’s, but my arms and legs are half the size of theirs!

These physical differences challenge me to make it work as a little person, but they challenge Sasha to get creative. I’m truly looking forward to performing what we have practiced all week tonight. Hopefully it will show that Sasha is a good teacher and I am a good student and that no matter the handicap, you can make it work!

I’m learning that each week your body hurts in different places depending on what dance you’re learning – or trying to learn. The jive mainly made my calves burn, but the quickstep makes my neck feel like I was rear-ended in a car accident. I’m looking forward to other body parts hurting next week. (Ha!)

In the first few weeks of rehearsal, I have discovered that I may not be as confident as I thought I was. But I credit that to being stripped of my comfort zone.

When you’re comfortable, you’re confident. I’m dancing with an average size man, recovering from a cesarean section, and learning how to ballroom dance! None of that screams comfort!

I’m hoping in future weeks I can say it’s comfortable to dance in frame with Sasha. He’s a phenomenal teacher that has so much talent and patience. I know all the other contestants feel as though they have the best teacher/pro dancer, but I truly feel like I’ve won the jackpot by being on this adventure with Sasha. In a few short weeks he’s made me grow not only as a dancer, but as a person. And I can’t wait to continue the journey.

To read more, see People.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Cheryk Burke Previews Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 2

Cheryl Burke has written a new blog at People. Despite having a rough start to the week after the protester incident last week on Dancing With The Stars, Ryan has made the best of it. Read below for how the two of them have transitioned and more.

Traveling during a rehearsal week can be hard, but I think it was a blessing because it got Ryan out of Los Angeles. It gave him time to just be by himself while I worked and then we would dive right into rehearsal.

It’s been a big transition from doing the slow foxtrot last week to doing a quickstep, but Ryan has been working his butt off to nail this dance.

The quickstep is all about being on your toes and running around the ballroom so I can see in his face sometimes that he definitely injured his ankle when the protester was tackled by security. But he’s an Olympian and would never tell me he’s in pain. He never complains about anything. He’s always ready to work and give it his all and try harder than the time before.

It’s TV Week and we are dancing to the theme from The Muppets Show. We won’t be dressed up like Muppets or anything but we’re going to pay homage in a really fun way that I think will show off a new side of Ryan that people really haven’t seen before. I think he’s been having fun hamming it up.

And fun is the important word there.

Ryan got to see very quickly how much the cast and crew of DWTS is a family and how supportive they can be when someone is having a hard time, but now I want him to regain his confidence that the audience is supporting him as well. Regardless of how our dance goes, I want Ryan to go out there this week and have fun and feel the love.

To read the full blog, see People.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

How Dancing With The Stars Has Ramped Up Security

An insider tells Page Six additional security has been added to the show. They added more security to rehearsals over the weekend too. Read on for more….

They have ramped up security even through rehearsals and for the crew,” a source told Page Six.

The additional security measures come one week after hecklers rushed the stage during Ryan Lochte’s performance.

“It was very scary,” the insider, who was present during the fiasco, told us. “You didn’t know what was going on. Security handled it very poorly.”

This week, audience members can expect a lengthier process upon arriving to the Television City studio in Hollywood.

“This time they’re going to be patting people down,” the insider noted. “They’ve already sent out a memo saying come an extra hour early … They’re going to lockdown the stage an hour ahead of time.”

To read the full article, see Page Six. Let’s hope everything goes smooth tonight and from here on.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Derek Hough, Marilu Henner, Julianne Hough, And Vanessa Hudgens Present Awards At The 2016 Creative Arts Emmys

Below you can watch Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, Marilu Henner, and Vanessa Hudgens presenting awards at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.

September 18, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 23, Week 1 – Dancing by the Numbers!

I think I made most of my impressions pretty clear in the Live Blog for Week 1.  Sometimes they change over the course of the week and upon rewatching the show, but since I was away from home for more than 10 days, including last Monday night, I haven’t had a chance to rewatch.  Maybe next week.

Since there is a results show this Tuesday night, I assume that no one is eliminated until Tuesday. Is this an assumption?…runs to check the press release…okay, the press release said that the first elimination is on Tuesday night and is based on week 1 and week 2 scores and votes.  Of course, this means that this calculation of the numbers is only to show the standings (and my thoughts on who would go home) of week 1 only. I’ll have to do a quick DBTN update on Monday night to see if my thoughts on who’s leaving change based on Monday’s dances.  I love my sleep these days, so when there’s a results show it usually means a late night…for me and Courtney both. Anyway, look for the DBTN update at about 2 pm Eastern on Tuesday.  Courtney’s power rankings typically go up after the show or first thing Tuesday morning. When there is no results show, Courtney’s power rankings will go up on Tuesday and I shoot for Thursday. SHOOT FOR…I don’t always make it. 🙂 If you missed Court’s power rankings this week, just click the link to read them…when you’re done here. 😉 Read more..

September 17, 2016 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. :-)

New Commercial for DWTS Season 23, Week 2

Not sure how I feel anymore about “surprises” when it comes to this show. I don’t think these producers have the best track records when it comes to this sort of thing. 🙂

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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. :-)

DWTS Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, Lindsay Arnold, Kym Johnson, Allison Holker And More Attend Emmy Parties And Other Events

Derek Hough, Bruce Hough, Julianne Hough, Lindsay Arnold, Kym Johnson, Robert Herjavec, Allison Holker, and Babyface (I hope we didn’t miss anyone) attended some Emmy Parties and the Television Industry Advocacy Awards and looking stunning as ever. Click on the photos to see more. Pure Derek Hough also has lots of coverage.

ETA: Here is Maks, Peta, Karina, Artem and Maureen too….

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.