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Dancing With The Stars Live Tour Premieres In Atlantic City – Videos, Photos

Last night, the Dancing With The Stars Live Summer 2015 Tour premiered in Atlantic City, NJ. You can view some beautiful photos of the cast at Drusilla913 Instagram. Below are more photos and videos from the night. Thanks to all who posted at you tube, twitter and instagram.

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June 14, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Entertainment Tonight Dancing With The Stars Live Tour Teaser

How about a new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour Teaser from Entertainment Tonight? They talk about Rumer Willis and show some rehearsal footage. Thanks to Abby for the heads up. Here’s to the show premiere in Atlantic City, NJ tonight! Read more..

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

Keo Motsepe Chats On Being A Pro And Why The New DWTS Tour Is Special – New Interview

Keo Motsepe talked with the Daily Record about being a pro dancer on Dancing With The Stars. He also chats new Dancing With The Stars Tour and what makes it special. Read on….

We’re normal people,” says Motsepe, a South Africa native who joined the program in its 19th season in 2014. “We go to restaurants. We go to stores.”

But Motsepe admits that, on the dance floor, he and the others feel truly at home. “I’m a creative person,” he says. “When there are so many people around you being creative, you work hard and do your best.”

Motsepe will have the chance to show what he can do before a live audience. He is one of 10 professionals participating in “Dancing with the Stars” Live. The Perfect Ten Tour will stop at the Mayo Performance Arts Center on June 16 and 17.

The event will be hosted by hosted by Melissa Rycroft, who won the 15th season (dubbed “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars”) of the program. VIP tickets for the program include a meet-and-greet session with dancers.

Many of the routines feature the professionals (who also include Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson, and Sasha Farber) pairing up for recreations of some of “DWTS” routines. Other segments of the program offer original choreographed works.

The absence of the “Stars” (Alfonso Ribeiro, Rumer Willis, and the like) may seem a drawback. But Motsepe believes that audiences are attracted more to the skill of the dancers more than to any name recognition.

“The audience likes to see what the professionals can do,” he says. “We’re in tune with each other in a special way.”

For his part, Motsepe enjoys the live aspect of the performance. “It takes me back to what I do best,” he says. “I got into this as a competition.”

More at the Daily Record.

June 12, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Emma Slater Interviewed On The New Dancing With The Stars Tour

Emma Slater called Q105 FM. She chats about the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour and what fans can expect. She says rehearsals have been “smooth”. She’s also more excited on this tour more than the last tour. More here.

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

Catching Up With The Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Media Tidbits

What a week it’s been for the cast of Dancing With The Stars. Below we try and catch up with them all. Shew. First up, how about a Dancing With The Stars Tour teaser pic courtesy of Alan Bersten? The show premieres Saturday night in Atlantic City, NJ. They look like they are ready to go. This teaser of Val and Witney dancing to one of the numbers looks fun too.

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Speaking of dancing, Amy Purdy and Henry Byalikov untied to dance again last night at the CAFoundation Gala. Go for it, Amy!

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Also, did you catch Cheryl Burke in “I Can Do That” this week? If not, and you miss seeing her dance, check this out. Thanks to @IAmKimmieHo for the heads up….

Ciara and Cheryl Burke kicked it old school and won the night! Don't miss next Tuesday's I Can Do That at 10/9c on NBC.

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Carrie Ann Inaba won a ITAArts Therapy Lamplighter Award this week too. Photo below courtesy of her twitter. I love this dress….

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I’m loving this dress too worn by Erin Andrews last night at the CMT Awards. She looks so glamorous in white, doesn’t she? 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Expect A Smaller, More Intimate Feel To The DWTS Live Tour – New Melissa Rycroft Interview, Watch ET Tonight

US Weekly interviewed Melissa Rycroft about the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. Not only is she hosting, but, she is also dancing. She also gives a few hints of what to expect of her performances, costumes, and the show. Read on….

Rycroft won’t just be hosting, either. The former Bachelor contestant teased that she’ll be wearing many hats – or jazz shoes – during the tour. “I will be dancing. Not sure if I’m doing partner dances or a couple of group dances, but I’m doing at least three numbers as well as hosting,” she said.

“Now instead of being anxious I’m looking forward to it! It’s going to be chaos!” she joked. “Living like a rockstar on a bus? I mean, it’s pretty cool.”

The most exciting part of the Dancing With the Stars: Live! Tour for Rycroft is seeing all of the show’s fans.

“I’m looking forward to the Q&A’s and the meet and greets and connecting with the audience – it’s the fans who really keep this tour going,” she said. “I think it’s going to be fun to see them interact with everyone!”

Despite the glitzy costumes and big dance numbers, Rycroft said to expect a smaller, more intimate feel for the performances.

“This [tour] brings the live show to you and makes it more personal,” she explained. “It’s a really cool experience.”

More at US Weekly . Also, be watching Entertainment Tonight as they are planning to air a segment on rehearsals (thanks to Abby for the heads up).

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

Dancing With The Stars Live Tour News Tidbits And Rehearsal Arrival Photos

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Emma Slater, Keo Motsepe, Sasha Farber, Val Chmerkovksiy, Witney Carson, Brittany Cherry, Jenna Johnson, Alan Bersten, Peta Murgatroyd, Artem Chigvinstev, Melissa Rycroft, and Rumer Willis are all hard at work preparing for the new Dancing With The Stars tour. If you head to the Daily Mail, you can see some of them arriving to rehearsals this week. George Pennacchio of ABC7 also interviewed some of them yesterday. Below are a few things he’s reporting at his twitter account….

– Before he begins the Dancing With The Stars tour, Keo is traveling home to South Africa for a three day vacation.

– Sasha calls the tour a “perfect 10″ because it’s perfect, there’s 10 of them, and they are “bringing it.”

– Witney is happy because they are doing all kinds of styles of dance on the summer tour. She also said she has a new hip hop number with Val.

– Val says “hugs & Speedos” are part of the tour and there will be great dancing.

If there is a video of this new interview, we’ll be sure to update this post. To get tickets and read more on the new tour, see this link. Photo below courtesy of Sasha Farber.

ETA: Photo added (above in intro) courtesy of Sasha Farber. Also, there is talk Alfonso Ribeiro is dancing in the Fresno and Las Vegas shows. Thanks to M8 for heads up.

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May 30, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Witney Carson, Keo Motsepe, And Emma Slater Promote The Dancing With The Stars Tour

Witney Carson was a guest on KTLA to talk all about the new Dancing With The Stars Tour. She talks about Chris Soules too. More below. Also, be watching the official site of Home & Family as they should be posting a clip with Keo Motsepe And Emma Slater promoting the tour as well soon.

ETA: Below is Keo Motsepe And Emma Slater on Home & Family….


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

Information On Dancing With The Stars Week 9 Dances, Judges Twist, Entertainment

E Online has released some information for Dancing With The Stars Week 9. Read on for more. This is going to be fun.

For the first time in the ABC reality hit’s 10-year history, the judges will be entering the competition. E! News has exclusively learned that each judge—Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli—is set to coach one of the four remaining couples leading up to Monday night’s performance show. They’ll have final say over their song, dance style and creative, which we’re sure Len is thrilled over! The judges’ choice dances will be scored by the three remaining judges.

Len Goodman will be with Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough
Julianne Hough will be with Riker Lynch and Allison Holker
Carrie Ann Inaba will be with Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess
Bruno Tonioli will be with Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy

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In addition to the judges’ choice dances during Monday night’s show, fans can expect to see All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft back in the ballroom, performing a routine from the upcoming Dancing With the Stars: Live! tour. Then, on Tuesday night’s elimination show, Flo Rida and the Teen Beach Movie 2 cast will stop by the perform before another celeb is ousted from the competition.

To read more, see E Online.

ETA: Below is a little more info from ABC….

Tuesday’s Result Show is Jam-Packed with Musical Performances by Flo Rida, Teen Beach 2 and a Special Performance presented by Almay
One Couple Will Be Eliminated on Tuesday’s Results Show

“Episode 2009” – Four remaining couples advance to the SEMI-FINALS on “Dancing with the Stars” this MONDAY, MAY 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. ET). The competition is neck and neck as each couple fights to make it to the top 3 and dance in the finale. Noah Galloway, Nastia Likuin, Riker Lynch and Rumer Willis will perform two full routines including a Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Paso Doble, Contemporary and Argentine Tango.

For the first time in “Dancing” history, each of our judges will be assigned a couple to coach for one dance, choosing their song, dance style and overall creative. The Judges’ Choice will be judged by the three remaining judges and will count towards their overall scores.

Judges will be paired with the below couples:

Len Goodman with Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough
Julianne Hough with Riker Lynch and Allison Holker
Carrie Ann Inaba with Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess
Bruno Tonioli with Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

There will also be a special dance performance from the upcoming tour, Dancing with the Stars: Live!, featuring All-Stars Champion Melissa Rycroft dancing with Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Keo Motsepe, Sasha Farber, Witney Carson, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, Jenna Johnson and Brittany Cherry.

“Episode 2009A” – “Dancing with the Stars: The Results” continues on TUESDAY, MAY 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). It’s a jam-packed night that kicks-off with a simply American performance choreographed by Mandy Moore for Almay to honor the women of the U.S. Military.The unique performance will showcase explosive choreography and will feature both the Pro and Troupe dancers.

Viewers will also be treated to a lively dance performance from the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie “Teen Beach 2,” the music- and dance-driven sequel to “Teen Beach Movie” premiering June 26 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Stars from the movie including Ross Lynch, John DeLuca, Jordan Fisher, Kent Boyd, Raymond Cham, Jr., Will Loftis, Jessica Lee Keller and Mollee Gray will perform the high energy jazz number “Gotta Be Me,” the first single from “Teen Beach 2.”

Flo Rida will also drop by the ballroom to perform his hit “GDFR” and the end of the night, one couple will go home and three couples will advance to the finals.

Dancing with the Stars: Live is going back on the road giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in their hometowns. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, the ‘Perfect Ten Tour’ is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to more than 40 cities across America starting June 13 and run through August 11. The tour includes pro dancers Witney Carson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, Keo Motsepe, and troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson. The dancers are unleashed in the 90-minute action packed live show, treating audiences to exciting and romantic performances, from choreography never before seen on the show, to some of the most memorable numbers from all ten years of Dancing with the Stars. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.dwtstour.com/.

Viewers will also have more access to the show than ever before with #DWTSAllAccess offering viewers a behind-the-scenes look with six live stream videos from key positions in the ballroom. #DWTSAllAccess allows fans to view livestreams from different angles of the ballroom, including the Red Room, Judges’ Table, Sky Box, make-up mirror, a wide shot of the dance floor and an exclusive behind-the-scenes series hosted by Gethin Jones that will feature exclusive interviews with celebrity couples. Additionally, viewers will have access to the DWTS rehearsal studio with live streaming videos available Tuesday – Saturday from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., ET on ABC.com.

“Dancing with the Stars” features Julianne Hough, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges table and is hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Erin Andrews (sports host & “Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 finalist).

May 7, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

The Dancing Poetry Corner – The Super Bowl of Dance

Tenth Anniversary Dancing With The Stars Special
June 1, 2005 to the Present

The Super Bowl of Dance

Touchdowns were scored all night long at The Super Bowl of Dance! The enormity of the production, the memories, everything on a huge celebration scale resembled The Super Bowl! Ten years, twenty seasons, deserved to be celebrated on that grand scale!

Dancing With the Stars had humble beginnings but has turned into The Super Bowl of Dance! The show is an ABC wonder. A juggernaut has evolved out of those humble beginnings. This show is The Best Entertainment Show on The Planet!

I am still on a major high from being privileged to share in The Super Bowl of Dance! The Anniversary Special, the 20 Seasons of Dancing With The Stars, scored a touchdown in our hearts. The family the show resembles is like our family. I grew up with this family, so to speak.  I have proudly seen every season, every show. It is a happy atmosphere to visit each night it is on the air. Read more..

April 29, 2015 I Written By

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