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Choreography on DWTS – What’s the Problem Here?

So, as may of our long time readers know, Courtney and I have been quite critical of the choreography done by Mandy Moore on DWTS. With the exception of a few numbers last year it seemed like it consisted of some combination of bumping and grinding – male and female. We even heard a rumor of a comment Derek made regarding a male pro dance last season…one that he was subsequently not a part of. While Derek is in his own league and may not be required to take part in pro dances any more (can you think of one where he was there the whole way through??), I think our source was solid at the time.

We’ve also been uber critical of some of the male pros choreography, namely…well all of them except Derek and Mark, really. Now, the childish reader likes to claim that’s just because we like Derek and Mark more. Well, yes, I do…but that’s not necessarily true of either Vogue or Courtney, and it doesn’t automatically mean that the choreography by those men is better than I claim. And if one of the men does something I like – I say so. But I think that much of it has been objectively less than stellar. The women fare much better…and I’m not sure why, except perhaps they get some outside help. Like WAY outside. Away from DWTS.

So you probably wonder what I’m getting at here. Well, I was watching the video that Vogue posted the other day – choreography for the TV Academy by Mandy Moore. It was FANTASTIC. She’s getting raves for La La Land (although I’ve seen a very few “derivative” comments – haven’t seen it yet myself) and she’s done some great stuff on SYTYCD. She’s more regularly great (with a few less great, but every pro has those) on SYTYCD than she has ever been on DWTS. Read more..

February 23, 2017 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 24 – PRO WATCH!!

It’s that time of year once again folks. There are other sites out there mimicking us, but none of them that I would bank on just yet.

Which means that we know Derek is out. Also, according to a Good Morning America announcement today, Maks and Peta are dancing. If you have something to contribute, PLEASE PROVIDE a SOURCE – by that I mean a link. We appreciate the help, but it needs to be sourced, otherwise it’s just a distraction. Thx.

ETA1: And Tony confirms he’s out for this season.Β  Not gonna lie, I’m disappointed – he was always so kind to his partners, moreso than some other pros that will likely get a spot…-Court-

ETA2: Witney and Sharna are confirmed per People MagazineΒ as is Val…but I do wonder if they are making the same silly assumption that others do re: the poster. ~Heidi

ETA3: According to People, Jenna is OUT! ~ Vogue

ETA4: Vogue again. Gleb is IN again according to this interview. YAYYY! Can you tell I’m excited?! πŸ™‚ Thanks to @GleekyZ for sending.

ETA5: And in the first development this season that actually has me excited, an old favorite returns…yes kids, She of the Awesome Boobage is back…Kym πŸ˜€ -Court-

ETA6: Not sure on this, but, according to @DWTSGossip, Allison is out. I think I am going to cry if true. I love her. – Vogue

Male Pros
Val – IN
Gleb – IN
Mark –
Artem –
Derek –Β OUT
Sasha –
Maks – IN
Keo –

Female Pros
Sharna – IN
Kym – IN
Emma –
Witney – IN
Allison – OUT??
Lindsay –
Jenna – OUT
Cheryl –
Peta – IN

Status of Former Pros
Tristan MacManus –Β No, appears to have sworn off TV dancing
Anna Trebunskaya – ??
Lacey Schwimmer – Unlikely
Louis Van Amstel – ?
Chelsie Hightower – ?
Corky Ballas – ?
Karina Smirnoff – ?
Edyta Sliwinska – OUT (pregnant)
Tony Dovolani – OUT

The Troupe
Brittany Cherry – ??
Britt Stewart – ??
Alan Bersten – ??
Hayley Ebert – ??
Shannon Holtzapffel – ??
Dennis Jauch – ??
Kiril Kulish – ??

February 21, 2017 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. :-)

DWTS Live “We Came To Dance” Tour Has Some Fun Backstage

Below the pros of the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour have some fun backstage. You can find out their favorite colors and lots more. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.

UPDATED: Here’s another from Wednesday night….

February 1, 2017 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 Live “We Came To Dance” Tour Photos From Radio City Music Hall, Facebook Chat

As you know from a previous post, the cast of the Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Tour performed at Radio City Music Hall last night. You can see some beautiful photos at Radio City Twitter. Here’s a fun facebook chat they held yesterday too.

January 18, 2017 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.

The Cast Of The DWTS Live “We Came To Dance” Tour Performs On GMA (Videos)

The cast of the Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Tour performed on Good Morning America today. Sharna and Val were interviewed a little too. Videos below courtesy of @Idolxfactor1. It’s so good to see them all and I love what Val said on being a new Uncle. Be sure to see the tour if you can. Tickets Here.

January 17, 2017 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.

New Sharna Burgess DWTS Live Tour Interview, Will She’ll Be Back Next Season?

Broadway World talked with Sharna Burgess about the new Dancing With The Stars tour. They ask her about the best part of taking the show on the road and the dances included in it. They also ask her on Danving With The Stars and if she’ll be back next season. Read below. Is this a confirm? Also, don’t miss a bunch a beautiful new photos of the tour by photographer David Wiza at this link. They are stunning!

3. What’s the best part of taking this show on the road — and what’s the most challenging part for you?

SB: The best part is being able to meet some of our incredible fans face to face, hear how much they love the show and how much it means to them. We have the most amazing and dedicated fans and seeing the smiles on their faces while we perform live is just so fulfilling! The most challenging part is being away from my life for 3 months. I have 2 dogs, my home, other projects that need my attention and being on the road makes it hard to be there for those things.

4. How will you spend the “off season” … and will you be back for the next season of the TV series?

SB: Well, my entire off-season will be rehearsing for the tour or actually being on tour. But I’m hoping to find a couple days of downtime before next season starts.

More at Broadway World.

December 30, 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.

2016 Dancing With The Stars Christmas Roundup And A Special New Baby Announcement

Did you have a great Christmas, Everyone? We hope you had fun!! It looks like the cast of Dancing With The Stars had fun. Below are some social media photos ad videos with them all celebrating. Note how we even had a very special new baby announcement from Edyta Sliwinska. Awwwww….

The best Christmas gift ever:) We could not be happier! #babyontheway #babylove #kissesforthebaby

A photo posted by Edyta Sliwinska (@edytasliwinska) on

Merry Christmas!! Love, the McAllisters!β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ„πŸΆ#cheesyphoto #iknow #butiloveit

A photo posted by Witney Carson McAllister (@witneycarson) on

Gorgeous day with my loves ❀@elenasamodanova

A photo posted by Gleb Savchenko (@glebsavchenkoofficial) on

Merry Christmas πŸŽπŸŽ„ @elenasamodanova

A photo posted by Gleb Savchenko (@glebsavchenkoofficial) on

Read more..

December 26, 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.

Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy Talk On The New Dancing With The Stars Live Tour

Below is a new interview with Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy on the new Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Live Tour and more.

December 22, 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 “We Came To Dance Live” Tour – Videos

Would you like to see some videos from the new Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Live Tour? If so, watch below. These are fun…

Lots more at DWTS Princess You Tube. Be sure to get your tickets HERE if you haven’t done so.

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.

More DWTS Live “We Came To Dance” Tour Coverage, Val Chmerkovskiy and Laurie Hernandez Do The “Supermarket Swing”

Isn’t this a fun dance? Val Chmerkovskiy and Laurie Hernandez do the “Supermarket Swing”.

And check out these photos of the new Dancing With the Stars “We Came To Dance” Live Tour courtesy of Heather Donovan Photography. Beautiful. I want to see more….

Lastly, here are some more videos and photos from the tour we ran into. Stunning. Be sure to see the show if you can. Tickets Here.

#dwtstour #reddingcivicauditorium #sharnaburgess #alanbersten #dwts #argentinetango

A video posted by Janelle Wyatt (@janelle_was_here) on

#dwtstour #reddingcivicauditorium #emmaslater #keomotsepe #dwts #fleetwoodmac #songbird

A video posted by Janelle Wyatt (@janelle_was_here) on

#dwtstour #reddingcivicauditorium #lindsayarnold #glebsavchenko #dwts

A video posted by Janelle Wyatt (@janelle_was_here) on

Lots more at Janelle Was Here Instagram.

December 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.