Keo Motsepe talked with the Daily Record about being a pro dancer on Dancing With The Stars. He also chats new Dancing With The Stars Tour and what makes it special. Read on….
We’re normal people,” says Motsepe, a South Africa native who joined the program in its 19th season in 2014. “We go to restaurants. We go to stores.”
But Motsepe admits that, on the dance floor, he and the others feel truly at home. “I’m a creative person,” he says. “When there are so many people around you being creative, you work hard and do your best.”
Motsepe will have the chance to show what he can do before a live audience. He is one of 10 professionals participating in “Dancing with the Stars” Live. The Perfect Ten Tour will stop at the Mayo Performance Arts Center on June 16 and 17.
The event will be hosted by hosted by Melissa Rycroft, who won the 15th season (dubbed “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars”) of the program. VIP tickets for the program include a meet-and-greet session with dancers.
Many of the routines feature the professionals (who also include Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson, and Sasha Farber) pairing up for recreations of some of “DWTS” routines. Other segments of the program offer original choreographed works.
The absence of the “Stars” (Alfonso Ribeiro, Rumer Willis, and the like) may seem a drawback. But Motsepe believes that audiences are attracted more to the skill of the dancers more than to any name recognition.
“The audience likes to see what the professionals can do,” he says. “We’re in tune with each other in a special way.”
For his part, Motsepe enjoys the live aspect of the performance. “It takes me back to what I do best,” he says. “I got into this as a competition.”
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