This is such a fantastic interview with Derek Hough and one of our favorite Dancing With The Stars interviewers, George Pennacchio!! George was so gracious to ask Derek some questions from fans. A total must listen!! When you are finished listening, be sure to visit Pure Derek Hough for more interviews and goodies.
Great interview!! Karina Smirnoff, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, and Cheryl Burke talk on the new season, new pros, and more!
We here at PureDWTS could not be more devastated and saddened to learn Sharna Burgess has not been picked as a pro for Dancing With The Stars Season 19. If you need a way to voice this like we do, please fill in the blank in comments and maybe producers will hear our cries!!
We love and will miss Sharna Burgess on Dancing With The Stars and here is why: _______________(fill in the blank).
…..BECAUSE Miss Sharna is one the most lovely, most passionate, most powerful, and most creative choreographers and dancers this show has ever ever had. I will miss her greatly because she is also one of us. She is a caring person and she truly truly cares about everyone. She will forever be one of my most favorite dancers that was ever produced. These pictures say it all for me. Please TPTB, find a way to her include her on this show.
Most of you might know Allison Holker. She is most famous for her work on “So You Think You Can Dance”. She was a dance contestant in Season 2 and an all-star in Seasons 7 through 11. She started her dance training at only 4 years of age at “The Dance Club” studio in Orem, Utah (the same city where Derek began his dance training). She began teaching at the same studio when she was 16. In other accomplishments, she’s performed with Earth, Wind, and Fire at the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2002 Olympic Games in 2002. She also starred in ‘High School Musical’ and ‘High School Musical 2′. Last year, she was nominated for “Outstanding Choreography” in the 2013 Emmy Awards (Heidi’s Note: She was nominated WITH Derek). You might remember the dances below when she danced on Dancing With The Stars in the past and the 2013 Emmy Awards last year. More on Allison at Wikipedia.
As for Keoikantse Motsepe, he was an undefeated South African Latin American Champion in every age category for 8 years. His formal dance training includes Latin American, Ballroom, and Contemporary. He has also performed on South African Idol and in the highly acclaimed dance show “Burn The Floor”. You can read more on Keoikantse at Afridiziak. Videos below. Fascinating and good luck to Read more..
Technically, @DWTSGossip beat me to this one. It would not surprise me if he ends up on the show this season – we had no NFL last season, did we?? Anyway, from Erin Kelly’s Twitter:
Thoughts?? Seems like a nice guy, but I know nothing about him.
ETA: Erin says her dad declined because he needs to “continue to recover.” He recently finished his chemo treatments for cancer.
Our resident poet, Lois, and her friend, Kathy, saw ‘Ballroom With A Twist’ in Lancaster, Pennsylvania last weekend. Below Kathy writes all about their experience. Afterwards, Lois adds her thoughts too. You can also see a fun album of pictures at Shutterfly. THANKS GIRLS!! Much appreciated!!
BALLROOM WITH A TWIST REVIEW
Written By: Kathy L. Erdman
On Sunday, August 10, 2014, I had a the pleasure of attending with my dear friend, Lois Troutman, the 2:00 p.m. performance of Ballroom With A Twist at Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA.
We arrived at Fulton Theatre and were treated splendidly by the entire staff at Fulton Theatre. We had front row seats for the performance and believe me we had the best of views.
The show started with the director of Fulton Theatre welcoming the audience and advised that taking photos were permitted, but if you planned on doing so, please share on the Fulton Theater Facebook. The show then began.
The announcer introduced the cast, which consisted of finalists from American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance and of course , the featured stars from our favorite show, Dancing With the Stars, Sharna Burgess & Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
The stage was set for an amazing day of song & dance.
Sharna & Val performed with such intricate detail and precision. Watching them dance live, as opposed Read more..
More fun Photos…this time of Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson attending the Television Academy’s Directors Peer Group choreographers celebration held at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, California Sunday night. You can view more photos of her at Getty Images.
Wow, what a wake up call today! First, we were hit with new photos of Derek Hough at a book signing at The Grove last night at Pure Derek Hough and now check out these new pictures of Gleb Savchenko attending Lionsgate Films’ ‘The Expendables 3′ premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Gorgeous! Be sure to see Getty Images for more.
A couple of interesting interviews with Derek Hough today. First, he was interviewed by Ryan Seacrest. Regarding Dancing With The Stars, he said he didn’t know if he’s coming back, but, the season is going to be different and exciting (same as what he’s said in previous interviews). You can listen to the interview at Pure Derek Hough.
KTLA also interviewed Derek today. They mention how they will “very likely find out who Derek is paired up a little later this week”. He’s “not revealing” who it is, but, they “think he knows”. Check out how Derek doesn’t deny anything and the way he signs off with his hand at the end. Not sure how to take that, but, it’s I-N-T-E-R-E-S-T-I-N-G!!!