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A Pre-Season Perspective – “Seasoned With Celebration”

I was thinking of writing a before-the-season column. How to approach it, I thought? Of course we will have a season. It will be a grand celebration. This title came to mind. I hope you will enjoy my thoughts as the Ballroom will be:

SEASONED WITH CELEBRATION!

On March 16, 2015, the DANCING WITH THE STARS Ballroom will be SEASONED WITH. CELEBRATION! The Ballroom will be Shaking! Shaking, shimmering, shining in a 10th Anniversary, 20 Seasons Ballroom Shaker! The long-awaited, Epic 10th Anniversary will be shaken out with a flourish! Oh how we have waited in eager, unbridled anticipation! Our dancing appetites will be whetted once again!

The countdown of the final few days and hours sets our dancing hearts on fire! We want the premiere date to get here already! We count everything, the number of sleeps until then! The days! The hours! Our feet are ready to be a’tappin’ to the dancing beat! We are so ready to get out of our winter weary chairs and jump up and cheer! Oh how we wish THE BEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW ON THE PLANET would get here already!

On February 24, 2015, the Cast was announced on GOOD MORNNG AMERICA! Sans one cast member who was formally announced on March 10, 2015, also on GOOD MORNING AMERICA! Ready to undertake grueling hours of rehearsal! Drum roll please, the 10th Anniversary, Season 20 Cast: Read more..

March 12, 2015 I Written By

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DWTS Season 20 Rehearsal HQ Rehearsal Photos

Filling in for Vogue, but not very well. :-) Here are some shots from Getty – love the one of Emma and Redfoo. :-) See them all at Getty Images.

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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 All Access Behind The Scenes Part 2 – Watch The Couples In Rehearsals

Since there were so many comments in the first Dancing With The Stars All Access Rehearsal post, we’ve decided to make another. You know what to do, and in case you don’t, go to this link at the official site of Dancing With The Stars to watch the teams in rehearsals LIVE. There is a schedule there too for which teams are rehearsing and when. We also posted the schedule below as well as …Read more

March 11, 2015 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.

Tom Bergeron And Erin Andrews Talk On Dancing With The Stars Season 20

KMBZ has a mention on Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. ABC News asked them to provide some insight on the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Here is how they replied…

Speaking with ABC News, Bergeron quipped, “I’m giving it to one of these 12. I really think they, they’re probably, more than anybody else, likely to win. Just, if you’re looking at it on a percentage basis, has a much higher percentage of winning.”

Bergeron’s co-host, Erin Andrews, provided ABC News with some insight into what fans can expect from the new season. She said the “Disney” and “My Most Memorable Year” themes will be back. She added, “There are some weeks that I know that went over well with the fans that are coming back, but, and then some new tricks up their sleeve as well.”

More at KMBZ. Interesting!!

March 9, 2015 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 Season 20 All Access Rehearsal Archive Part 1

Below is an archive of the Dancing With The Stars All Access Rehearsals for Season 20 so far. If you haven’t watched them yet, be sure to check them out.

March 8, 2015 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 Season 20 Las Vegas Odds For Week 1: Do You Agree Or Disagree?

Time for our first “Las Vegas Odds” post for Dancing With The Stars Season 20!! The odds makers have placed their bets at Sports Bovada. Take a look below to see what you think. Do you agree or disagree? Keep in mind that they haven’t included the 12th contestant Chris Souls yet.

Nastia Liukin 2/1
Noah Galloway 4/1
Riker Lynch 7/1
Michael Sam 9/1
Charlotte McKinney 10/1
Patti LaBelle 12/1
Redfoo 12/1
Suzanne Somers 12/1
Willow Shields 12/1
Rumer Willis 16/1
Robert Herjavec 20/1

My thoughts: I think they have the top three about right, but, I think I’d place Redfoo at 3rd. I also think Suzanne Somers will do better than what they show. Same with Rumer. I was shocked to see her placed so low. 8O I think she should be somewhere in the top 5. I do agree with Robert being towards the bottom. If I were to pick who should be at the very bottom, I’d pick Charlotte and Patti before Robert. I’m on the fence about Chris Soules since we haven’t seen him dance yet, but, he has a good teacher with Witney. Looking at their odds overall makes me wonder of how tight this competition might be this season with 3/4th of this cast? I can’t wait.

Let’s see what Heidi and Courtney think and be sure let us know your thoughts in comments….

Courtney: I think the knee-jerk reaction of most oddsmakers would be Olympic gymnast + Derek = guaranteed win, but I actually don’t see them winning this season…too much of a “gimme”, and too many people of the pewee football mentality: “Let other pros have a chance to win!” I think the best they can hope for is 2nd. I think they have Charlotte wayyyy too high – not based on ability, but the fact that she is not very well-known relative to the other celebs this season (when she was first announced as a cast member, she didn’t even have her own Wikipedia page…yikes). At this point, I would probably put her at the bottom, below Robert, like Vogue. I think Patti is too high as well, and I think she’s going to reeeeallllly struggle before getting booted before the midpoint of the season. Redfoo is wayyyy too low – given his enthusiasm and some innate dancing skills, I think he could be the dark horse this season.  I’d probably boost Rumer & Willow as well, as I think the fanbases of their pros are going to carry them for awhile (even if they can’t dance for beans, and I don’t think that will end up being the case with either of them).  As for Chris – I’d put him slightly above Charlotte, but below Patti & Robert.  I doubt he’s going to make much of a splash and will probably be one of the first voted out.

Heidi: Yeah, as usual these odds are kind of a mess.  I can certainly see why they would have Nastia at number 1, but I don’t think she’s actually going to win.  I think the Top 4 will be Nastia, Riker, Redfoo and Rumer – and they only have one of those in their top 4. Willow could take the place of anyone except probably Nastia – I definitely see her in the final 4.  I also think Noah will be at least top 6, but I’m not all that certain he be as high as second place. This is why I don’t normally make a guess as to who will win without seeing them dance. Sometimes it’s obvious (Meryl OR Charlie) and other times it not at all.  While Noah is amazing, he does still have to dance and I don’t have a clue about that just yet.  I think Charlotte is going to be first out, followed by Robert then Chris. We may not like Chris, but the Bachelors generally have big followings.  Everyone else is somewhere in the middle of the pack.  Why the odds makers have Charlotte and Michael as high as they do is a mystery to me. And why Rumer is near the bottom is also a mystery. Weirdness.

March 6, 2015 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.

TV Heads Up For Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Coming Up

Just some TV Heads up for next week: According to ABC MediaNet, Dancing With The Stars judges Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli will be guests on GMA on Friday, march 13th. As previously reported, they will also be on Live With Kelly And Michael afterwards. So, it’s a big press day for the judges.

Keep your eyes on Chris Soules too. After the season finale of The Bachelor on Monday, he’s suppose to guest on GMA and Kelly and Michael on Tuesday, March 10th. Maybe he will finally talk about his new gig on Dancing With The Stars?

Also, on March 18th, Erin Andrews will be a guest on Live With Kelly and Michael.

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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.

Individual Interviews Of The Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Photo Shoot

The Dancing With The Stars official site has posted individual interviews from the Photo shoot. These are so good. Be sure to watch them all when you get time….

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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.

More Promo Shoot Photos Of The Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Season 20

Goodness… So many awesome photos of the cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 20. I’m loving the white background better than the gold. What do you think? Be sure to see them all at Getty Images. Below are the pros (sorry, no Whitney though)….

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March 5, 2015 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 Access Hollywood Promo For DWTS 20, Cast Interviewed During Photo Shoot

OH, this is too fun!! Enjoy….

March 4, 2015 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.