Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff And Doug Flutie Pushing Themselves More Than Ever (Blog, Rehearsal Interview)
Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff and Doug Flutie are pushing themselves out of their comfort zones this week and more than ever. Karina writes all about it at People. You can also watch a rehearsal video below.
I even had to call my mom at one point and tell her, “I’m breathing but I just can’t seem to feel like I’m getting air.” And she told me, “You’re having an anxiety attack.”
It freaked me out a bit, but that just shows you how much this competition means to me and how much I want Dougie to succeed.
Making this week more difficult is the fact that I am also having to learn a style of dance as I’m helping teach Doug.
It took a minute, but now I’ve fallen in love with the style. It’s so strong and demanding and sexy. The hardest part is making sure all the moves and hand gestures are super clean.
The hand gestures are the most important because if we are even a little bit off with them, we could make a gesture that is really offensive.
My stress level finally went down a bit after Friday when we were able to make it through the entire routine for the first time.
Now, I’m super excited to show the judges and the audience just how great Doug has gotten at the routine. It’s going to be a lot of fun.