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Emma Slater Interviewed On Dancing With The Stars, The New Tour, Hayes Grier, And More

Dance Pro Emma Slater tells the Niagara Gazette that her work on Dancing With The Stars is like a “paid holiday” since she loves it so much. She says they all feel like that and going on tour with her friends and seeing the country makes it even more special. Hayes Grier has now joined the tour as well. More below….

“I don’t see my work as anything other than a paid holiday because I love it so much,” Slater said. We all feel like that, going on tour is a great opportunity to see the country and I am fortunate to be with my colleagues, who happen to be my friends, and doing something I love.”

Slater is originally from England and has been performing on the show for the last five seasons. She fondly remembers how she wound up in Los Angeles and became part of the Dancing with the Stars ensemble.

“I’m from Birmingham initially, which is in the middle part of England. I finished school at 16 and then started touring as part of a dance show. I moved to London for three years and then from the age of 19 I was fortunate enough to tour the world and work on Broadway. They find you, and once they became aware of me I was contacted by the show for an interview and not long afterward they asked me to be a part of the show. It was one of the best days of my life.”

During her five seasons Slater has been paired with an interesting mix of stars, including former Star Wars cast member Billy Dee Williams.

“I have not seen (the new Star Wars movie) yet but Artem (Chigvintsev) has seen it and he told me it is really good. I have seen all of the other Star Wars movies and I am a fan. I’ll definitely have to catch up with Billy Dee Williams over the holiday when I am back in L.A. to see what he thinks.”

When Williams was paired with Slater he was already in his mid-seventies in season 18, last season Slater was paired with 15-year-old Hayes Grier who will be a special guest at the Seneca Niagara show. Working with a large range of ages has its unique challenges according to Slater.

“The age does not matter as much as the retention. Working with Hayes (Grier) was a real eye-opener. He had so much enthusiasm and youth, and was able to retain things quickly so we were able to refine our routines. With the older gentlemen I found they had more confidence, Bill Engvall had no problem putting himself out there, which was a bit more of a struggle for Hayes.”

Grier and Slater’s talent will be on full display Saturday as part of what promises to be a great evening of entertainment at Seneca Niagara. Slater promised that there will be some fun surprises and audience participation as well.

To read the full interview, see the Niagara Gazette. If you haven’t bought tickets yet for the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour, see this link.

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December 31, 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.

Lindsay Arnold Talks About The New DWTS Tour, Hoping To Be Pro Again, And More

Good Grit Magazine talked with Dancing With The Stars pro Lindsay Arnold about the new Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” Tour. She says the new tour has been so fun so far. She also speaks of how the tour is different than what we see on TV.

GOOD GRIT: How has the tour been so far?

LINDSAY ARNOLD: The tour has been so fun! We’ve only been out for a week and a half, but it feels like we’ve been together for so long. It’s fun to travel and see the fans, and all of the support we have. We have so much fun together, especially on tour because the pressure is off and it’s more about having fun and enjoying yourself and performing

GG: What’s different about seeing this show than seeing you guys on TV?

ARNOLD: This show is totally different from the live television show. We’re dancing longer routines that have more of a story. On the show, we only usually get a minute or a minute fifteen to tell a story and we only do one dance a week; whereas, during this show, I’m doing at least sixteen dances. This is my first tour; but if you’ve seen the tour before, we have something completely new this time around. We have an incredible stage and our entire backdrop is a LCD screen that creates the most beautiful pictures during every single dance. During the dancing, the screen content is moving along with us to complement us, which is incredible and I think that’s something that really adds to the dancing.

More at Good Grit Magazine including how she hopes to be a pro again in the next season of Dancing With The Stars.

December 29, 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.

Lindsay Arnold Interviewed On The New DWTS Tour, The Cast Visits The Children’s Hospital In Los Angeles, And More

Lot’s of goodies on the tour today. First, check out the New Orleans Advocate. They talked to Lindsay Arnold about the new Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” Tour. She says the show “really went all out for this one” and she is right!!

“You’re going to see every style of dance you can imagine,” said Arnold, who has performed with the show for six seasons.

This is Arnold’s first time on tour.

“The show really went all out for this one,” she said. “The stage is enormous, and we have these incredible LED screens. And for portions of the show the dancers interact with the content on the screen. It adds a whole other effect to the movement.”

Arnold said fans of the show will recognize not only the dancers, but some of the choreography as well.

“I’ll actually be performing three dances that were on the show,” she said.

While “Dancing with the Stars” traditionally skewed more toward ballroom dancing, Arnold said the show has recently started to showcase a broader range of styles, including jazz, ballet and hip hop.

“They’ve really opened up the show, and you’re going to see that on the tour as well. We really get to have fun with it. There’s going to be everything from waltzes to contemporary. The show is really made for all ages — anyone who loves dance.”

You can read more at the New Orleans Advocate.

Below are some video instagrams from the show last night in Los Angeles. Note that the cast also visited the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles yesterday. Sweet!! Read more..

December 24, 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.

More Videos From The DWTS Live “Dance All Night” Tour

Thanks to Jo Swafford and Christina Contersas You Tube Channels for recording these gems from the Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” Tour. Also included below are some instagrams from LuckyStarspr. Today, the tour hits up Los Angeles for two shows before a small Christmas break. If you’d like to see the show, see DWTSTour.com for tickets.

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December 23, 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.

New Good Morning America Interview With Maksim Chmerkovskiy And Peta Murgatroyd – Video

Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd were on Good Morning America today. They talked of his surprise engagement too her and how it was hard to keep a secret. Peta was totally fooled. Maks also talked of the moment he knew Peta was the one. So adorable. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording. Merry Christmas, Al!!!

December 22, 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.

DWTS Live “Dance All Night” Tour: What Dancing Means To The Pros

This is another cool performance on the Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” tour that I loved. The Pros talk of what dancing has means to them and then they dance to “Broken Arrow” by Avicii. Powerful stuff! Thanks to @HeyJoHeyJo for recording.

For Tickets: See DWTSTour.com.

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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.

A “Little Taste” Of The Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” Tour – HQ Video

Today the official Dancing With The Stars facebook and twitter accounts posted a “little taste” of the tour. Watch below and don’t forget to get your tickets before they are sold out at DWTSTour.com. They are reasonable and you get nearly 2 1/2 hours of nothing but full on dance and a “journey” at that. If you haven’t yet, you can read my personal review and see photos at this link.

December 21, 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.

Set List For The Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” Tour (LISTEN)

Madelaine Kimmie Ho aka @iamKimmieHo at twitter was so gracious enough to go through piles of You Tube and Instagram videos to try and get the Set List for the new Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” Tour for us. You can see the songs below. You can also listen to the set list at this Spotify link (account at Spotify required). There could be more songs too. She’ll add more as she finds them. THANKS MADELAINE!! This is awesome!

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December 20, 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.

PureDWTS Exclusive: Vogue’s Review And Photos Of The Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” Tour

Wow!! What a show in Denver, Colorado Thursday, December 17, 2015!! I don’t know where to start? All I know is the new Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” show is a definite spectacle to see. It was about so much more than I was expecting. For 2 1/2 hours you are set sail on a journey….and a colorful one at that in high tech form which will leave you at the edge of your seat.

First of all, I have to commend the producers and choreographers. They did their homework with all new dances never seen before. What’s more, there were 4 segments with a theme. For those that know me, you know I love a lot of passion, production, and theatrics. Well, it was full of all of those things as well state of the art, lights, and set designs. The back stage was set up similar to what was featured on Derek Hough and Julianne Hough’s tour last summer, but, the backdrops and lights were all completely different, taller in nature with a screen and light show built up into the ceiling.

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And the dancing….my goodness!! It seems every season I complain there aren’t enough pro numbers on the show itself. Well, if you want PRO NUMBERS, then see this show as it’s full of well thought out dances that I’m not going to forget anytime soon with the “Cinema” section at the end being my absolute favorite. Let’s just say, they know how to bring it with a “Bang, Bang”. The graphics and dance movements were even more intense for each dance. The James Bond dance was especially phenomenal with Artem Chigvintsev starting it out with a backwards moon walk dance. I also loved the Great Gatsby and Latin dances. Other favorite dances of the night was the sexy chair dance with the Guys and Val and Tracy Shibata’s Hip Hop dance. Read more..

December 19, 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.

Sharna Burgess Dances For First Time In The Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” Tour

Dance Pro Sharna Burgess officially took the stage to dance in the Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” Tour in Kansas City last night. And did she ever! Below are a few photos and videos from fans who were at the show! Beautiful!! If you’d like to see more photos of the cast last night, see HeyJoHeyJo’s Instagram page. She took some stunning shots like she did at the Move Live On Tour last summer.

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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.