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Your Pro Wishes: Which Pro Dancers Would You Like To See Dance In DWTS Season 19?

Thanks to some pro wish talk in my twitter time line alread (Thanks Bridget and Lanna and others chiming in), I thought we better run with it. Question: Which pro dancers would you like to see dance in Dancing With The Stars Season 19? Make your wish list in comments (6 women and 6 men). While we are at it, pick 6 members for the Troupe too (3 women and 3 men). Then in a few weeks, we’ll send this post to ABC and TPTB.

Ok, here is my Pro Wish List:

Women Pros: Sharna Burgess, Allison Holker, Elena Samodanova, Cheryl Burke, Karina Smirnoff, Witney Carson

Men Pros: Derek Hough, Gleb Savchenko, Henry Byalikov, Val Chmerkovksiy, Mark Ballas, Tristan MacManus

The Troupe: Emma Slater, Peta Murgatroyd, Kym Johnson, Artem Chigvintsev, Paul Kirkland, Armen Way

Oh, that was hard because there are many others pros I love too.

Ok, your turn!! Make your wishes be heard!!

May 22, 2014 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.

Pure Dancing With The Stars: Rate Your Favorite Male Pros

Hey, thanks Everyone for your participation in the “Rate Your Favorite Female Pros” post. It appears Kym and Anna were the most popular with our readers. So now, how about the male pros? How do you rank them at this time from your favorite to least favorite?

Mine goes as follows:

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Derek Hough: Seriously, I go back and forth on these two and can never decide who is my absolute favorite? I love them both so much. Derek is our modern day Fred Astaire. He has a fascinating Fox totem who magically connects and blends into each of his partners. His creativity, choreography, and good looks are one thing…but, then there is the “character” he gets into every time he steps out there. I so LOVE LOVE his dramatic facial expressions as well. Such a class act, humble, and can rise above most anything. He’s beyond amazing. In fact, legendary!!

Then there is Maks in all of his bad boy charm. You just can’t help to love him. Yes, he’s made some mistakes along the way, but, he is a constant learning process and always striving to be a better person. I love his mysteriousness, edginess, strength, power, and how romantic he is on the dance floor. He’s got the “X factor” in spades. It’s unexplainable, but, he leaves you always wanting more on the dance floor and in life in general.

Damian Whitewood: This guy is so sadly under-rated and forgotten about with producers when he is serious fan favorite. Look at the mark he left with just one season and how we’re still talking about it and him. He’s full of compassion like his girlfriend Peta. He soaks up the camera and stage just like her. If producers read this, PLEASE BRING ON DAMIAN THIS SEASON!!

Val Chmerkovskiy: Every time this guy has danced on the show in pro numbers, he leaves me wanting more just like his brother Maks. He’s a powerhouse out there and he plays the violin in the same way!!

Tristan MacManus And Teddy Volynets: I love these two newcomers. They are fun to watch in the troupe and always leave me wanting more as well. Both cute, refreshing, compassionate, and romantic. Teddy V’s personality is just waiting to bust out. I really hope we get to see it happen one day.

Tony Dovolani: This guy is so full of heart. I’ve always enjoyed his dancing. He gets the most awful partners though sometimes which is sad.

Alec Mazzo: I loved Alec and his dancing. Such a romantic dancer….especially with Edyta!

Jonathan Roberts: Like Tony, Jonathan is so full of heart. I always enjoyed his dancing too….especially in the pro numbers with Anna! He’s unforgettable!

Dmitry Chaplin: I haven’t always been a big fan to Dmitry, but, I really liked him last year with Petra!!

Louis Van Amstel: I like Louis and I like him on the show, but, there have been times I didn’t too. His best season has been with Kelly Osbourne. That’s when I liked Louis the most.

Corky Ballas: I favor and respect Corky as a “teacher” to some of the above pros more than anything. I’ve also enjoyed his dancing in some of the pro numbers. But, I really haven’t liked him paired with a celebrity…although sometimes it’s probably necessary with older celebrities.

Mark Ballas: What can I say? Mark has seriously gotten on my nerves these last few seasons. Although he can have heart, he also has an egotistical side that dominates his role on the show and the dance floor. He has also copied a lot of choreography from Derek for his dances and yet, tries to take the credit. Sometimes he’s too ‘in your face’ much like Lacey is. The one thing I do like though is his futuristic mind much like in a Lady Gaga kind of way. Now, if he could just learn when to bring it on and when not to is the question?

Ok, YOUR TURN!! We look forward to your replies as always! ;)

August 19, 2011 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.

Pure Dancing With The Stars: Rate Your Favorite Female Pros

We haven’t done this for a while! If you are like myself, your favorite pros can change with the Seasons and when we see new people or couples dance…and/or if they grow personally or change up their dancing. So, let’s begin with rating our favorite female pros in order from your favorite to your least favorite. Then in a few days or so, we will rate our favorite male pros in order.

I’ll start us out. My favorite female pros in order at this time are;

1. Peta Murgatroyd -This girl has had my attention for several Seasons now when I first ran onto some clips of her dancing in “Burn The Floor” on You Tube. I was immediately drawn to her compassion and she was so photogenic. She has this way of dramatically and magically soaking up and eating up the camera and the stage. You feel all of her emotion.

2. Edyta Śliwińska -Edyta is a close second behind Peta. In fact, at times, I’ll still put her in first place. “Compassion” is key here again. I’ve always loved her long hair too.

3. Anna Trebunskaya -Same as above for Anna! I also love her fiery Russian humor. Her red hair is just gorgeous. I always look forward to Anna dancing. I especially like how she incorporates ballet into her dancing and choreography on the show. She dances so romantically much like Edyta.

4. Kym Johnson -Kym really fascinates me because she has that Bjorn Borg tennis mentality on the dance floor and competing. She gets in a zone of concentration and doesn’t need all the attention and hoopla that comes with it after hours. She’s like a quiet lioness who breaks out when she hits the stage. One must never count her and her partners out and she reminds us of that almost every season.

5. Oksana Dmyrenko -Oksana grabbed my attention with the Troupe last Season. She’s full of compassion as well. I love her expressions and her super long hair which I hope she never cuts. I love the way it can swirl around her partners when she dances which makes her unique. I look forward to watching her growth.

6. Karina Smirnoff -I have this on and off again like for Karina. There have been a few times when she’s been more absorbed with herself. But, when Karina concentrates on just her partners and her choreography, she’s like fire and ice coming together. We saw another side to her last season with Ralph. I hope we see that again from here on out.

7. Cheryl Burke -My Dad will kill me when he sees I’ve rated Cheryl this low, but, she’s just never really done much for me. She’s such a physical dancer and sometimes I think she over powers her partners. I like it when she dances with Maks though. Their sex appeal is unstoppable together. :)

8. Chelsie Hightower -Chelsie is ok, but, I’ve never seen the big deal about her much either. I do like it when she dances with Mark though. She’s also got a sweet and genuine personality.

9. Lacey Schwimmer -I haven’t always been a big fan to Lacey. But, I’ve come to respect her creativity, choreography, and humor…especially these last few Seasons with Kyle Massey and Mike Catherwood. But, sometimes she’s all a bit too much and in your face. So, well….

Ok, it’s your turn! We look forward to your ratings!! ;)

August 15, 2011 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.

DWTS Alumni…. Where Are They Now? Our Past Pros

Hello everyone, I’m Lori, and I’ve been a fan of DWTS since season 3, and lately, I’ve been thinking of the people that everyone came to know and love – or hate – that have been on the show since way back in the Summer of 2005.

I want to thank Heidi and John, who took my suggestion and set it in my lap… :-) In this series, I’ll ATTEMPT to find out what all of the DWTS Alumni have been up to, since being on the show. To make things easier we’ll start with Past Professional Dancers and, eventually, work toward the celebrities. Since there are quite a few of both this can be ongoing for a while.

With the help of some friends, I’ve compiled a list of ALL of the Pros that have been on the show since the beginning. The numbers in parentheses are the season numbers that they appeared.

Louis VanAmstel (1,2,3,6,9,10,11)
*Edyta Sliwinska (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)
*Jonathan Roberts (1,2,4,5,6,8,9)
*Ashly DelGrosso Costa (1,2,3,10)
*Charlotte Jorgensen (1)
*Alec Mazo (1,4,5,7,9)
*Andrea Hale (2)
*Nick Kosovich (2,3)
Maksim Chmerkovskiy (2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11)
Tony Dovolani (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
Anna Trebunskaya (2,5,6,9,10,11)
Cheryl Burke (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
*Elena Grinenko (3,4)
*Jesse DeSoto (3)
Kym Johnson (3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11)
Karina Smirnoff (3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11)
*Brian Fortuna (4)
*Julianne Hough (4,5,6,7,8)
Mark Ballas (5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
Derek Hough (5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
*Fabian Sanchez (6)
*Inna Brayer (7)
Corky Ballas (7,11)
Lacey Schwimmer (7,8,9,11)
*Dmitry Chaplin (8,9)
Chelsie Hightower (8,9,10,11)
*Anna Demidova (9)
*Damian Whitewood (10)

THAT is the complete list of Professional Dancers for Dancing With The Stars, but we’re just going to be talking about the ones with the star by their names.

Next, we will find out where Charlotte Jorgensen and Andrea Hale are now, and what they’ve been up to since they left DWTS! AND! I need your help… I have decided that this can be a group effort for researching…. If you know of any websites that can help, or videos or photos that we can add, please let me know in the comments.

September 30, 2010 I Written By

Just a typical, ordinary DWTS fan..