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The DWTS Pros “Take Over USWeekly’s Facebook” Page Today??

According to Ingrid – ‘senior’ reporter for US Weekly – yes, they are. This could tell us more about the pro cast for the season!

August 17, 2016 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. :-)

PureDWTS Season 23 – All 24 Olympic Athletes Ever To Do DWTS, Ranked From Worst to Best

So with the Olympics in Rio drawing to a close this coming Sunday (and the pros starting to meet their partners later this week), there’s obviously been speculation that we’re going to see some Olympians on the show this season – seems like Ryan Lochte & Simone Biles are the two most talked-about when it comes to casting rumors.ย  Which got the Pure Angels thinking about all the previous Olympians we’ve seen on the show, and how well (or not well…) they did.ย  So why not take a look back at every Olympian (from both the summer AND winter games) that’s ever done DWTS, and see how they stack up?

The main rankings are mine, but Heidi, Vogue, & I all had slightly different rankings when it came to the top 10 – so you can see their individual top 10’s at the bottom.ย  I’ve included videos of a few of the dances we mention, to jog memories – lord knows ours needed jogging from time to time ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Interesting patterns? Gymnasts and skaters seemed to fare the best, and tennis players and boxers tended not to leave much of an impression on any the three of us.ย  I think we all universally agreed on at least the bottom 2 on the list – they were THAT bad ๐Ÿ™ Read more..

August 16, 2016 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence

Dancing with the Stars Season 23 – PRO WATCH!!

Welp. I must say, my snark is extremely rusty because it’s been on vacation. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll see if I can whip something out before the end of this post.

So, you may have seen in an earlier post that Val blessed us with several nuggets that only a C-bro can knock out, strongly implying (well, out right proclaiming) that he’s already connected with his partner. Hey, if you don’t have choreo, you work with what you have. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Plus he’s not going to go “Hollywood” (like his brother and everyone else on this show – as if it were a bad thing – it’s called a CAREER after dancing).

I am working on the assumption (despite what he says) that Derek is out for good. I think the only way we see him again is if he gets an unexpected hole in his schedule and he’s afraid of boredom and they offer him a shit ton of money. And this *could* happen, although I wouldn’t count on it, since he was talking about “fun projects” in his off time. That said, “Singin’ in the Rain” has been delayed from late 2016 – early 2017 to solidly 2017. No date yet…because they don’t have a theater, because Broadway is doing well per Derek. This means, if we don’t see him in the Spring 2017 season, he won’t be on the show until 2018 at the earliest. Keep in mind, also, that I’m talking about him competing. He could certainly do some pro dances. Kinda surprised he hasn’t popped up on SYTYCD yet, honestly. Non-compete clause?? Read more..

August 8, 2016 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 Mark Ballas And BC Jean “Alexander Jean” Perform ‘National Anthem’ At Dodger’s Game, Interviews, And More

Just a few Mark Ballas and BC Jean goodies below. You can see them perform and talk in some new interviews. You can see them perform the ‘National Anthem’ at the Dodger’s Game yesterday too. Also, they are going to be featured in the upcoming issue of Fab UK Magazine. Thanks to Andrea and Team Ballas for the heads up!

August 7, 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.

Alexander Jean “Head High” Behind The Scenes Video Part 2

Remember when Mark Ballas And BC Jean posted the coolest “behind the scenes” video of their Head High tour at their Official Alexander Jean You Tube (if you don’t, see here). Well below is Part 2. I can’t get enough of these two.

July 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.

DWTS Mark Ballas And BC Jean “Alexander Jean” End “Head High” Tour With A Bang – Photos, Video

Last night was the last show for Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas’ and BC Jean’s “Head High” tour. Dancing With The Stars Keo Motsepe, Allison Holker attended as well as Bethany Mota. Casey Abrams also made a special appearance (omg, does he have wicked hair now or what? 8O). Shirley Ballas was there too. Below are some photos and videos (be sure to click “read more” as there are lots). Let’s hope the “King and Queen of Hearts” tour again real soon!!

Read more..

July 24, 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, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Peta Murgatroyd Nominated For 2016 Dance Industry Awards

Guess what? Dancing With The Stars has been nominated for Favorite TV Show in the 2016 Dance Industry Awards. Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, and Witney Carson have been nominated for “Favorite Dance Idol”. Also, Derek Hough and Peta Murgatroyd have been nominated for “Favorite Performance”. To VOTE in all the categories, see this link (while there, you can vote for Nappytabs in the Choreograph category too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). The 2016 Dance Industry Awards will take place on August 17, 2016. Thanks to Karolina for the heads up!

July 21, 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.

Awesome Alexander Jean “Head High” Behind The Scenes Video Part 1

Mark Ballas And BC Jean posted the coolest “behind the scenes” video of their Head High tour at their Official Alexander Jean You Tube. Check this out. It’s so awesome.

For tickets to see the “Head High” show, go here.

July 15, 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 Has Made DWTS Mark Ballas A Stronger Musician (New Alexander Jean Interview)

Mark Ballas And BC Jean talked with the Salt Lake Tribune all about their music and relationship. Read below how Mark says dancing has helped his music evolve and how their tour has made him and BC even closer.

“We just had a natural chemistry,” Ballas said, prompting them to start writing together. Their first song, “Head High,” became the title track of their EP and the title of their tour.

“We just found that it was a unique sound,” Jean said. “Nothing forced.”

While Ballas may be best known for his dancing, music is nothing new for him. He’s been playing the guitar and the drums since he was a kid, along with writing, arranging and producing.

He resists the idea that his success on “Dancing with the Stars” โ€” he’s performed on 14 seasons and won twice โ€” should in any way pigeonhole him as a dancer. Or, worse yet, leave the impression that he’s just dabbling in music.

“This is what I do. This is not a vanity project of any kind,” he said. “The other stuff has nothing to do with this at all. If anything, it makes me stronger as a musician.

“When you see us performing live, you can’t deny it. I’ve been playing for 20 years.”

“And,” Jean added, “I can see where his choreographer ability and his dance ability is only strengthening his music.”

Ballas and Jean are touring as a duo โ€” just the two of them onstage, but he engineers the loop station, creating a much larger sound.

“You’d think there’s four or five guys up there,” Jean said. “It’s pretty cool that the sound is that big with just two people up there.”

Lots more at Salt Lake Tribune. This is one of the most interesting interviews on them I’ve read yet. Only six shows left. Don’t forget to get your “Head High” tickets here.

July 13, 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.

DWTS2016 Mark Ballas And BC Jean Chat On Their Music, The “Head High” Tour, Their Chemistry, And More

Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and BC Jean aka Alexander Jean talked on how their music careers started, their music, their tour, what’s next, and lots more. From Broadway World….what a great interview!

July 12, 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.