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Mark Ballas Chats About Dancing With The Stars And The New Tour – New Interview

Hot Spot Magazine interviewed Mark Ballas about Dancing With The Stars. He talks of chemistry in dancing, why the show has lasted as long as it has, and more. Mark also chats about the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour for what fans can expect. More below at the link.

Please tell us a little bit about the show and what people can expect.

On the show, where you have a celebrity and a professional dancer dance together, you never really get the full effect that you’d see when you see two professionals dance together. This show is a very heavily professionally-danced show. You will really get to appreciate the movements, or what we like to call the “clarity and quality” of the dances. I’m excited to present the show live, too, so I think it’s going to shape up to be a great show.

We’re going to be having a celebrity host but for the most part it’s all about the professional dancers, and I’m excited to come to the cities down here and show everyone what we’re capable of doing when we’re paired with our professional colleagues.

What do some of your professional dancer colleagues bring to the tour that’s unique?

All of our dancers are very different and very powerful in their own ways. Val brings an amazing quality in his performance, a skilled technique and power. I feel like I bring a lot of character to my dances; they’re very expressive. Witney is a powerhouse; she brings a natural sexiness and beauty to her movements. When you see Emma dance, you feel like you know her. She has this amazing personality on and off the dance floor and I think that really shines through in her movements.

December 29, 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.

HQ Photos Of The Premiere Of Dancing With The Stars Live Tour

Aren’t these pics just stunning of the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour in Buffalo, New York? You can even more at Getty Images. Stay tuned. John will be sharing more soon from his private collection.

ETA: Entertainment Tonight has a nice feature on the tour too.

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Live Tour Opens Up With High Energy And More – Review, Photos

A personal review (and it’s a goodie! :D ) of the Dancing With The Stars Live show last night in Buffalo, New York coming up by John as he was there. In the meantime, the Buffalo News has a review up with a picture with Sasha Farber, Kym Johnson, and Paul Karmiryan. Below is a take (though not sure if this person understood that there wouldn’t be celebrities at the show. I also question the “substance” comment). If you’d like to see a beautiful gallery of photos from the show, see this link.

ETA: Witney Carson Fan has a lot of photos from the night as well. Sasha Farber has some instagrams too.

The “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” tour opened its seven-week tour Saturday night in the Seneca Niagara Events Center. The capacity crowd reacted enthusiastically to the dance pros from the ABC show. They were excited to meet the most recent DWTS winner, Alfonso Ribeiro of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” fame, who served as the host.

They laughed at the jokes (most, anyhow) and squealed at the sight of the bearded, square-jawed Chmerkovskiy (especially when he was shirtless, which was virtually the whole show).

By every measure, the crowd walked out happy. But if they came for a night of intensive dancing, or if they came expecting to spend an evening with celebrities who they came to know more intimately from the show’s 10 years on air, the evening didn’t quite match up.

Let’s start with the stars – or star, as in singular: The tour show’s sole non-dance celebrity is Ribeiro, who spent much of the evening engaged in banter with Witney Carson, the dance partner with whom he won DWTS’ mirrorball trophy.

Ribeiro, who still projects his circa-“Fresh Prince” Carlton persona, is comfortable on stage and has the give-and-take presence of a stand-up comedian. Not all of his punch lines got gut laughs from the crowd, but many did, and we can give him a pass on those that missed. This was the first night of tour, and from my end, it was interesting to see a show that is still developing.

Any rawness in presentation – and there wasn’t much – was complemented by energy that gave the show a fresh feel. To me, this was especially apparent during a Q&A session Ribeiro held with the seven headlining dancers: Chmerkovskiy, Carson, Kym Johnson, Emma Slater, Mark Ballas, Keo Motsepe and Sasha Farber. Admittedly this is the inquisitive journalist in me speaking, but I enjoyed seeing the dancers struggle a bit to describe their favorite celebrity partners and characterize their competitiveness.

More at Buffalo News.

December 28, 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.

Val Chmerkovskiy To Play His Violin On The Dancing With The Stars Live Tour – New Interview

Val Chmerkovskiy was interviewed by the Buffalo News before the premiere of the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. He talks on the dynamics of the show (on tv), his partners, the reality of the rehearsal packages, off camera friendships, and more. But, interesting note in the interview….Val mentions how he will also be playing the violin in a trio performance with Mark Ballas and another guitarist on the tour. Oh, this is too cool. More below and at the link.

On whether any of his partners on the show ever disappointed him.

“Every partner has challenged me a bit. … For me dancing is about men and women coming together.”

On whether or not there are off-camera friendships between the show’s professional dancers and its judges.

“I feel there’s a certain natural distance that must be kept away from them.” He exempted from that Julianne Hough, a judge last season but before that a “peer” as one of the show’s professional dancers.

On whether his lifelong violin-playing will be part of “Dancing with the Stars Live.” (He and professional dancer Ballas have a trio with Ballas on guitar and another guitarist.)

It will. “I will never turn down a challenge.”

December 26, 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.

Would You Like To Blog About The DWTS Live Tour, Ballroom With A Twist, Or Dancing Pros Live?

Are any of you going to any of the upcoming dancing shows: The Dancing With The Stars Live Tour, Ballroom With A Twist, or Dancing Pros LIVE? If so, and you would like to blog about your experience and share pictures(if you took some), we’d love to report on it. Just write to our Contact Us link in the above bar or me directly at Voguerista09@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you and feature your comments, review, or story. Thanks so much and here’s to all of these fabulous shows coming up. Be sure to get your tickets if you haven’t yet. It’s one thing to see the Pros on TV and quite another to see them in person.

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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.

Preview Of DWTS Live Tour, KTLA Takes A Peek Inside rehearsals – Video

This is so cool! Thanks to KTLA for the coverage inside rehearsals…

December 23, 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.

DWTS Live Tour Updates: Pictures And New Interview With Sasha Farber

Only 5 more days until the premiere of the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour in Niagara Falls!! Community Papers Of WNY interviewed Sasha Farber about it. He talks about what a dream come true being on Dancing With The Stars has been and more. Here a couple of takes…

“There will be a lot of dancing with your favorite pros,” shared DWTS troupe dancer Sasha Farber. “I’m happy to be part of it. I can’t wait to show everyone what we have been working on.”

Farber always dreamed of being part of the American version of “Dancing with the Stars,” what he says is done on a much higher scale than the show he was part of in his home country. He joined season 13 as a troupe member and danced with reality show star Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi on season 18. He was part of the troupe again this season, and hopes to return to the show as it celebrates its decade on American television.

“It’s up to the producers to select who will be on the show and if they will be a pro or in the troupe,” Farber said. “It keeps you on your feet.”

And being on the show has proved to be more than just a dream come true. “It taught me how to communicate to people and to always be positive,” he shared. “It teaches you to be a better person and to have fun with what you do.”

And courtesy of Kym Johnson… aren’t these photos fun? We may have more later on the tour. Stay tuned!! ;)

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December 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.

Get Ready for the DWTS Tour!! New Tour Commercial!

This is a nice commercial for the tour. Makes me want to go. :-)

December 19, 2014 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. :-)

ABC7 Interviews The Cast Of The DWTS Live Tour In Rehearsals – Video

George Pennacchio of ABC7 interviewed the cast of the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. This is so fun. Check it out. And how about Kym Johnson for Dancing With The Stars Season 20? I say YES!!

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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.

Alfonso Ribeiro Talks On The DWTS Live Tour With Entertainment Tonight, See Cast In Rehearsals

Oh, this is the best promo yet for the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. From Entertainment Tonight….
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December 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.