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Dancing With The Stars Nominated For Favorite Dance TV Show In 2017 Industry Dance Awards

Dancing With The Stars (as well as “World Of Dance”) was nominated for “Favorite Dance TV Show” in the 2017 Industry Dance Awards! Mandy Moore and Derek Hough were also nominated for Favorite Choreographer. Be sure to vote HERE and HERE.

July 20, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Lands 7 Emmy Nominations

Dancing With The Stars garnished 7 Emmy Nominations today!! It didn’t get nominated for “Outstanding Reality Series” like in years past, but, it was nominated for:

– OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR VARIETY
– NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAMMING, OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL
– OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SERIES
– OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL (NON-PROSTHETIC)
– OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES

Dancing With The Stars was also nominated with 2 Choreography nods:

– OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY – Derek Hough for “Kairos”

– OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY – Mandy Moore for “On Top Of The World” and “Carol Of The Bells”

Other nominees in the Outstanding Choreography are:
So You Think You Can Dance: Travis Wall for “The Mirror & Send In The Clowns & She Used To Be Mine”
So You Think You Can Dance: Mandy Moore for “Unsteady & This Is Not The End”
The Real O’Neals: Fred Tallaksen for “Born This Way & West Side Story & Boyfriend”

Be sure to tune in Sunday, September 17th to the 69th Emmy Awards on CBS to see who wins.

July 13, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

What Will Mandy Moore Be Like As A Judge For Dancing With The Stars? (Video)

What kind of judge will Mandy Moore be like on Dancing With The Stars tonight? She and Tom Bergeron talk about it below for what she expects….

May 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Mandy Moore Explains What Does a Choreographer Really Does

Dancing With The Stars Choreographer Mandy Moore summed up what a choreographer “really” does at the Television Academy’s ‘Whose Dance Is It Anyway?’ event Thursday night. I’m loving this. See why below…

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February 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Derek Hough, Mandy Moore, Gleb Savchenko, Elena Samodanova Attend Television Academy’s ‘Whose Dance Is It Anyway?’ – HQ Photos

Last night, Dancing with the Stars Derek Hough and Mandy Moore took part in the Television Academy’s ‘Whose Dance Is It Anyway?’ Event. Also, Gleb Savchenko and his wife Elena Samodanova made a showing to help support them. You can view some fun photos below. Lots more coverage at Pure Derek Hough.

February 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Choreographer Mandy Moore Choreographs Golden Globes Opening Number, Thanked By Winners Of “La La Land”

Give it up to Dancing With The Stars choreographer Many Moore! Not only was she thanked a multiple of times by the Golden Globe winners for her work in “La La Land”, she also choreographed the opening number (see below). What a night for her and “La La Land” who won 7 awards. Below is more from Hollywood Reporter.

Choreographer Mandy Moore was thanked multiple times at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

The La La Land Golden Globe award winners repeatedly thanked their film’s choreographer, Mandy Moore, in their acceptance speeches, leading casual viewers at home to wonder if singer-actress Mandy Moore, who stars in and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in NBC’s This Is Us also choreographed the Damien Chazelle musical.

She didn’t. The La La Land choreographer is a different person who has the same name as the This Is Us actress.

La La Land’s Moore choreographed the opening of the awards show on Sunday, hosted by Jimmy Fallon. In addition to La La Land, she has worked on Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Joy and such reality shows as So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars.

Man, oh man, that was fun!!!

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January 9, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

La La Land’s Ryan Gosling Calls DWTS Choreographer Mandy Moore “A Wonderful Person And Choreographer”

How many of you have seen the movie “La La Land”…and did you like the dancing? As you know from previous postings, Dancing With The Stars Mandy Moore choreographed the dancing in it. The Observer has a super read about Mandy and how she taught the actors to dance. Ryan Gosling also commented on what it was like to be taught to dance by Mandy. Read on….

Each started with individual lessons at a small studio in Burbank, Calif. – not far from the restaurant where their characters, Mia and Sebastian, first meet onscreen. Moore began with the same basics she would for any new student: connecting movement to music and repeating classic jazz, tap and waltz patterns. Along the way, she worked to build “a general love of dance” in the actors.

“If these people don’t love to dance, they’re going to hate me by the end of this… and I know that can’t be part of this equation,” she said. “They have to love to dance.”

Stone picked up the footwork first, Moore said, then focused on style and delivery. Gosling was the opposite.

“With Ryan, he was like, ‘I don’t know what step you’re doing, but if you give me the style…”’ she said.

“Her job is to kind of see the diamond in the rough,” Gosling said, calling his teacher “a wonderful person and choreographer.”

“She’s very confident she can get it out of you if you’ll stick with her.”

Once they got the basics down, Moore put the stars together and taught them Mia and Sebastian’s moves, which were based in part on preferences the actors showed during their private lessons. For example, a foot-scrape move that Gosling liked became one of Sebastian’s signature steps.

Planning and executing large-scale performances – like the freeway routine – and creating intimate dances that suit real strengths and imaginary characters tapped all aspects of Moore’s talents. The opening scene was “big picture, then work on the details,” she said, “where Ryan and Emma was very detail (first), then get the big picture.”

Moore’s story isn’t unlike Mia’s. Musicals both classic and contemporary – movies like “La La Land” – are what inspired the dancer to leave her small Colorado hometown for Los Angeles after high school.

“It’s super cliche,” Moore said. “I was 18. I had 500 bucks and my suitcase.”

She performed with contemporary dance companies and in film and TV productions before a series of events brought her to “La La Land.” She worked with “Dancing With the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba, who introduced her to “So You Think You Can Dance” creator Nigel Lythgoe. Moore’s work on that show earned her two Emmy nominations and the attention of a “Silver Linings Playbook” producer, who hired her to create the dance Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence perform in that film.

For “La La Land” writer-director Damien Chazelle, the most important thing about the choreography was that it be “as much about character as about bodies moving.”

“What I told Mandy is that in this movie, dancing, singing and acting are all just one thing – there is no separation between them,” Chazelle said. “Ultimately the dancing really emanated from how Ryan and Emma relate to one another.”

Lots more at The Observer.

December 27, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Allison Holker And Derek Hough Win World Dance Award

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This is so awesome. Dancing With The Stars pros Allison Holker and Derek Hough won a World Dance Award along Sonya Tayeh, Nappytabs, Mandy Moore and Travis Wall for Outstanding Choreography for a TV Live Performance Award Show/Special for the Emmys 2013!! CONGRATULATIONS and so deserving!!! Now if only these two would dance a pro number together on Dancing With The Stars this season!!

November 3, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Rehearsals With Mandy Moore, Makes One Wonder

Choreographer Mandy Moore and Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas posted some interesting instagrams over the weekend. The first instagram below from Mandy had this quote: “…makin moves…this season is gonna be awesome”. Hmmm, are these some of celebs with their pros? Or pros with pros (as Nobleze posted in comments)?

The second instagram from Mark below said: “Rehearsals and stuff.. @nopenother @derekhough @iamvalc @henrybyalikov #dwts @dancingabc”. Does this mean Henry Byalikov is one of this season’s troupe members? And who is the darker haired guy and lady? Could they be new troupe members? Or maybe they are helping Mandy? They could be producers too like Heidi just pointed out to me.

Sure makes one wonder, doesn’t it?

ETA: Mandy just posted a new instagram saying: “lucky lady to dance with these kats”…

August 25, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Interesting Information about the Emmy Choreographer Nominations, Derek Hough and Mandy Moore

I thought this was a VERY interesting read, considering all the discussion about DWTS and the Emmy’s, who should have been nominated and if they were even submitted. There was some speculation in some quarters that Maks wasn’t submitted, or Sharna wasn’t submitted, and so on.  I think it’s safe to say, based on this, that ALL the DWTS choreographers had something submitted – Mandy Moore certainly did, and not just from SYTYCD.  This is from Variety – click the link to read the whole thing (emphasis mine).

As they prepared to celebrate, this year’s Emmy nominated choreographers remarked at the growth in interest to see dance on television, noting that over 70 submissions from reality and scripted series went in to bid for five nominations.

“It’s still weird,” said Mandy Moore of her own nominations. Moore has previously been nominated for her work on “So You Think You Can Dance,” and this year submitted for “Dancing With the Stars” as well. On stage for the reception Moore took the opportunity to thank those who give choreographers a creative space, while director and Academy governor Gail Mancuso hailed the choreographers as “lifesavers. You complete us,” she said.

“Dance is one of those things where people do it because they love it and they’re passionate about it,” said Hough. “For all the blood, sweat and tears that you put into it, the reward can be quite low compared to the amount of work that you put in — it’s such a passion driven art form and you can really see that and it’s incredible.”

August 11, 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. :-)