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PureDWTS Season 18 Week 1 Guest Poem: “The Shamrock Shake”

Lois is back with another one of her fun poems. This time she writes a poem for the premiere of Dancing With The Stars Season 18. Good job, Lois!

SEASON 18 OPENS WITH A QUAKE AND MORE SHAKE-UPS THAN:

THE SHAMROCK SHAKE!

Los Angeles was shaken by a St Patrick’s Day earthquake
Season 18 has more shake-ups than THE SHAMROCK SHAKE

THE SHAMROCK SHAKE, shaken and stirred by the pros
A dancing extravaganza full of sexy, spiffy, shining glows

A new band graced the stage, a new band director Ray Chew
Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews a new co-host point of view

The skybox returned, the judge’s table back where it belongs
Carrie Ann, Bruno and Len ready to discern rights from wrongs

The time came we waited, waited months so impatiently for
The new cast of Season 18 was finally introduced on the floor

Their nerves were shaking, their adrenalin pumping for sure
Standing in their line of glory, awaiting their chance to score

NeNe and Tony danced a Cha-Cha with soul, fringe, and sass
Danica and Val danced a Foxtrot with precision and with class

James and Peta danced a Foxtrot fluid, zesty, and full of pizzazz
Cody and Witney Cha-Cha exploding with flashy razz-ma-tazz

Drew, Cheryl Foxtrot shook up THE SHAMROCK SHAKE in green
Amy, Derek Cha-Cha created an inspirational, sensational scene

Meryl welcomes Max with a Cha-Cha full of spirit, full of speed
Sharna and Charlie’s Contemporary a lift extravaganza indeed

Candace, Mark’s Contemporary had floor mirror images so fine
Sean and Karina’s Contemporary had serious flair and fine line

Billy Dee, Emma dusted off the Star Wars Theme for Cha-Cha
Diana and Henry dove into a Foxtrot to many an ooh and aah

We welcome the shaken and stirred, THE SHAMROCK SHAKE
We lift our pints of Irish brew to the show the icing on ABC cake!

Written By Lois A Troutman, March 19, 2014

THE SHOW SHAKEN AND STIRRED, THE SHAMROCK SHAKE!
WE WELOME BACK THE SHOW, THE ICING ON THE ABC CAKE!

March 19, 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.

Afterbuzz And Gleb Savchenko Review DWTS Season 18 Week 1 (Video)

Below is Kristyn Burtt and the Afterbuzz team with their first critique of the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Gleb Savchenko joins them to review the night (aww, it’s so good to see him again!!) as well. I was in agreement with most everything until Suri commented on how she could have done without Drew’s performance. Really, Suri? Wow, he made me totally smile. Anna gets a little critical of Charlie’s steps too. Anyway, listen through and see if you agree with them. Also note that Gleb talks all about his new underwear line at the end as well as an upcoming party. *Can’t wait for some coverage of that. :D Ok, here you go…

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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 18 Carrie Ann Inaba Blog, More Interviews, Derek And Julianne Hough Tour Promo

Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog for Dancing With The Stars Week One at Parade.com. She write of all the changes and the dances. Below is a take for how she felt about Amy and Derek, Candace and Mark, and Sharna and Charlie. Check out the mention on Julianne Hough too.

Okay, now let’s get into the performances. There’s one I have to start off right away with and that is the performance by Amy Purdy and Derek Hough. I do not understand how she is able to move the way she did. I apologize for my shock last night, but I was actually shaking for about five minutes after her performance as well. To witness her dancing without knowing her unique situation was pleasure enough–she is a bright light and she is really effervescent when she performs. There is a special joy that comes out of her pores as she performs. But, then to know of her special abilities and to watch her dance, it’s really spectacular and mind-boggling. She did something I did not know was possible and she has opened my mind even more and I appreciate that. I think she opened all our minds and expanded the possibilities we all see for ourselves. I’m looking forward to next week’s performance for sure.

I thought the biggest surprise after Amy was Candace Cameron-Bure. She danced as if she had trained with my generation of dancers. Back in my day of dancing the women were quite strong and powerful in their legs and sensual in movement. She had that earthy quality to her movement, which is not easily learned. I was impressed. Mark Ballas provided some great choreography as well. I thought the movements were truly beautiful and flowed with power and grace and emotion.

Next, we must discuss Charlie White and Sharna Burgess. WOW! Okay, he’s a beautiful performer, so soft and tender while being strong. I am enjoying the almost reversal of roles with this partnership. She is the fire and he is the water, the Yin and Yang. After he danced, Julianne Hough who was sitting to my right and I looked at each other and both our mouths were agape in awe; it was funny.

More at Parade.com.

And speaking of Julianne….in case you haven’t heard yet, she and Derek announced that they will be touring this summer. You can read all about it at Pure Derek Hough including how you can obtain tickets which went on sale today. Also, check out this new promo for it…. Dies

MOVE LIVE on TOUR starring Julianne & Derek Hough! from MOVE Live On Tour on Vimeo.

Lastly, below are some more interviews with Extra from press line last night….

March 18, 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.

New “Make Your Move 3D” Trailer Released, Mystery Project, And More Derek Hough News

And the buzz steps up a notch! This week, the producers of “Make Your Move 3D” released what we think is a slightly longer trailer for Derek’s new dance movie “Make Your Move 3D”. You can watch it full below. Yahoo also has an article about the new movie with pictures and a place to comment if you like what you are seeing so far. “Make Your Move 3D will be released to theatres in the US on April 18th!! Note: Duane Adler is the director of “Make Your Move 3D”. In case you didn’t know, he also directed “Save the Last Dance” and the original “Step Up” movies which are so good if you’ve never seen them before. The film also features choreography from Emmy-award winning couple Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo from “America’s Best Dance Crew” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” Also note that Derek wrote some music for this movie. If you’d like to read more, visit Make Your Move Fans.

In other things on Derek this week, more news came out about a “Mystery” Project” that he is planning with his sister Julianne Hough. We think it might have something to do with an upcoming new tour called “MOVE” with the two, but, we aren’t sure? Also, a new Ballroom With A Twist promo was released by he and Cheryl Burke. You can catch up on all of these news items and much more including a really touching fan review of the Dancing With The Stars At Sea Cruise at Pure Derek Hough. Too fun!!

January 31, 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.

Chelsie Hightower, Julianne Hough, DWTS Alumni Attend Grammy Parties, Carrie Ann Inaba Covers The Night

What a doll! As always, Chelsie Hightower is a breath of fresh air. If you visit Just Jared Jr., you can view some fantastic shots of her attending a Grammy pre-party at Lure Nightclub on Friday night.

Julianne Hough attended a Pre-Grammys Lorde Concert and then went clubbing at the Oak Nightclub in West Hollywood, CA Thursday night. Doesn’t she look classy?. Beautiful as ever….especially those heels. :D

Thanks to Vin, you can also view Dancing With The Stars alumni Roshon Fegan, Zendaya, and Gavin McGraw here and here at some Grammy after parties.

Also, Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba did a great job covering Grammy night. You can read her coverage in full at Parade.com. What a show last night and a great improvement from recent past years. With a few exceptions, I can honestly say I loved all the performances….with P!nk, Daft Punk, and Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Madonna being my favorites. What did you think?

January 27, 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.

PureDWTS Guest Poem For Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 5

Lois is back with another fun poem dedicated to the “most memorable year” theme on Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 5. Enjoy and thanks Lois!

MY POEM FOR WEEK FIVE

A YEAR OF THE DANCE

A most memorable year was the theme in the ballroom air
Each star chose a time in their life, to perform and to share

Emotions were stirred, flowing as an underground spring
The stories told by the dancers flew as on an angels’ wing

Wives, children, deaths, new beginnings gave us a chill
Tears flowed like waterfalls, our hearts were almost still

Amber and Derek Foxtrotted to Try a Little Tenderness
Corbin and Karina Foxtrotted to My Wish with finesse

Leah and Tony performed their Contemporary to Roar
Brant and Peta’s Contemporary to Your Song did soar

Sasha and Nicole’s Work Bitch Jazz livened the crowd
Elizabeth, Val’s I’m So Excited Jive excitedly aroused

Jack and Cheryl Waltzed divinely to I’m Kissing You
Mark and Christina ChaChaCHad to Forget You, too

A Viennesse Waltz to She’s Always a Woman, so sweet
Bill and Emma were stunning and exquisite to the beat

A YEAR OF THE DANCE, stories beautifully expressed
Each star commentated their year as they did their best

One story was finished, Christina and Mark had to go
Come back next week and it will be on with the show!

Written By Lois A Troutman, October 16, 2013

What would you choose as your most memorable year?

I would choose March 22, 1975, the day I married Kenneth Troutman!
He was my Knight in Shining Armor! My rock! A most wonderful man!
On December 27, 1990, we found out Ken had prostate cancer.
Eleven years later on May 23, 2001, Ken lost his valiant fight.
He was 52 when he died. I was 50. We were married 26 years!
He is my Hero!

October 16, 2013 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.

AfterBuzz TV Discusses DWTS Season 17 Week 5 With Gleb Savchenko And Anna Trebunskaya

Good Day All!! For starters today, don’t miss taking in the new Afterbuzz TV Show. This time pro Gleb Savchenko joins them to discuss this week’s dances on Dancing With The Stars. Anna Trebunskaya joins them on the phone as well. See if you agree with them….

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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.

PureDWTS17 Week 5 Media After The Dance Part 2, More Dances Revealed

Just a few more interviews to share!! In our first media posting today, we found out that Peta and Brant have the International Tango, Cheryl and Jack have the Paso Doble, Bill and Emma have a Tango, and Val and Elizabeth have a Cha Cha! After listening to the On The Red carpet interviews below, we now find out Karina and Corbin have a Viennese Waltz and Leah and Tony have a Quickstep. More below with the cast and their reactions after they danced….

Read more..

October 15, 2013 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.

PureDWTS Season 17 Week 5 Media After The Dance, Some New Dances Revealed

What another great night of TV on Dancing With The Stars! My cat Saku and I were glued to our seats again! Let’s see what the couples had to say about it. First up, here are some Access Hollywood interviews….

Christina Milian tells Shawn Johnson she was shocked on her and Mark’s elimination. She was in her skin last night and just getting started….

Corbin and Karina were shocked on the elimination. Corbin said it’s a lesson learned to “enjoy every single moment and never take it for granted”. It’s about continuing to push yourself. These two are really excited about their dance next week. Karina said they have “an epic song”.

Elizabeth and Val were also shocked on the elimination. They felt bad for Christina, but, Elizabeth was glad Christina had a chance to tell her story and it was a powerful one. Val talks of what the Dancing With The Stars experience is all about and what he works for and tries to do for his partner.

Derek and Amber talk of how no one is safe after the surprise elimination last night. They also discussed the “7″ from Len and how Derek prepared Amber for what Len would give them. They knew they weren’t in “hold” enough, but, Amber wanted to do the dance her way to tell her story.

Be watching Access Hollywood. They may post more interviews soon. Pure Derek Hough also has more with Derek and Amber.

The couples also talked with Afterbuzz. We find out a few of the new dances for next week. Peta and Brant have the International Tango. Cheryl and Jack have the Paso Doble. Bill and Emma have a Tango! Val and Elizabeth have a Cha Cha! Read more..

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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 Season 17, Week 4 – Cheesecake Bytes

Well, we have just a bit of cheesecake for you this week…

The Award for Petard Hoisted Pro, Week 4: Val Chmerkovskiy, for failing the Elizabeth stare down

Heidi: LOL – Val was so uncomfortable, it was written all over his face. The continual need to talk while Elizabeth was having her moment is a sure sign of extreme discomfort. I almost felt bad for him. But then I remember to cringe inducing rumba contemporary night with Kelly Monaco and got over it real quick like. :-) Really dude, after all the deep gazing with Kelly designed to highlight your faux romance (dude, do you DATE?) and making even Bergeron uncomfortable, you earned this cringe inducing moment.

Courtney: Elizabeth is…special.  :-) I know she’s kinda into method acting, hence this exercise in “connection” with Val, but staring deeply into someone’s eyes is a rather intimate activity – and I’m not sure it’s one that is really going to help a dance partnership.  That, and I think Val was getting a bit impatient – which I can’t really blame him for, since I think they could have benefitted with an additional 45 minutes rehearsal time instead of…whatever this was.  But yeah - I do agree with Heidi that it felt like a bit of karmic backlash from a year ago, when we couldn’t get the image of Kelly & Val looking all smoochy-smoochy off of our television screens :-P

The “Oh just shut UP, already!!” Award for Inability to Keep the Trap SHUT: Christina Milian, for her constant talking during the judges critique

Heidi: I mean REALLY, STFU!!! “Uh huh, uh huh, got you, I understand…” blah, blah, blah, BLAH!! Lord have mercy, woman, shut it!! Elizabeth is a bit strange, but seems nice, but Christina? My sense is that she overestimates her own importance and the importance of her words. Not only is that a VERY annoying habit she has there, it’s also a sign, IMO, of basic disrespect. Like if she keeps telling them she gets it, maybe they’ll stop talking. Your turn to talk is over, sweetheart, let the judges have their turn without the responses.

Courtney: What I found REALLY interesting was not so much her constant need to interrupt – but her expressions and body language in between.  Girl was staring some serious daggers in the judges’ direction – particularly when Carrie Ann & Julianne were talking.  Is Christina this season’s Regina George? Methinks she & Leah are about neck-and-neck for that title… Read more..

October 12, 2013 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. :-)