Free DWTS Newsletter Want to receive the latest news on Dancing with the Stars sent straight to your email? Join hundreds of other DWTS fans who subscribe to Pure DWTS for FREE!

The Dancing Poetry Corner – For The Love Of Latin

I got an idea in the shower this morning to do my poem/writing this week without rhyming. But, it will be expressive in another way. The theme of red-hot, fire, etc will populate the writing. We had our fires, our passions stoked:


For The Love of Latin

The opening was a red-hot explosion
Dripping with the flames of passion
A’blaze with fires kindling in our souls

Dancers’ feet, as if steeping on hot coals
Electricity crescendoing in the Ballroom
Latin flavor oozing out of every pore

Latin dances typically ooze sensuality
The dynamic of love as a fiery furnace
Lifts expressing strength of lovers’ union

Our hearts filled with the spirit of dance
Each dance unique bursting with spirit
Fanning flames of power of creativity Read more..

March 31, 2015 I Written By

Resident DWTS Poet

Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week FOUR – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Grab ya kleenex and get ready for “Most Memorable Year” Week. :::sigh::: Anyone else remember the good old days when every single week didn’t have to have a theme?? I do.

Anyway, Vogue has been a workin’ fiend as per usual and the info we have so far on the dances comes from her Massive Media Roundup post….or in Sharna’s case, her blog. Mark and Willow’s dance is from something he said on Afterbuzz, which Vogue will put up as soon as she gets it.

And hey – at least they’re not all Rumbas.

ETA: Apparently it’s okay if someone other than us spoils the songs. Really ABC – Just Jared is a better option? Funny how no one cared about the songs until we started spoiling them a few seasons ago. Humph. Michael’s song already feels heart wrenching. Nastia’s song is so perfect for an AT that I wonder if it was her idea. I wonder about Chris’ also.

ETA2: Finally got Suzanne’s and Riker’s dances nailed down. According to Courtney, they could have gone several ways with those particular songs.

Nastia and Derek – Argentine Tango (Song: “Variations on Dark Eyes” by Lara St. John)
1-855-234-5604
Dancing 1st

Rumer and Val – Waltz (Song: “Turning Tables” by Adele)
1-855-234-5610

Patti and Artem – Jazz (Song: “Dan Swit Me” by Patti LaBelle)
1-855-234-5606

Willow and Mark – Contemporary (Song: “Atlas” by Coldplay)
1-855-234-5612

Chris and Witney – Rumba (Song: “The Book of Love” by Gavin James)
1-855-234-5602

Michael and Peta – Rumba (Song: “Not My Father’s Son” from “Kinky Boots”)
1-855-234-5603

Noah and Sharna – Contemporary (Song: “American Soldier” by Toby Keith)
1-855-234-5605

Robert and Kym – Waltz (Song: “The Last Waltz” by Engelbert Humperdinck)
1-855-234-5609

Riker and Allison – Tango (Song: “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon)
1-855-234-5608

Suzanne and Tony – Foxtrot (Song: “Three’s Company Theme” by Dominik Hauser)
1-855-234-5611

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. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 3 HQ Photos Of The Cast

Such beautiful photos of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 3! To see even more, see Getty Images.

Read more..

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.

PureDWTS Season 20, Week 3 – Power Rankings

Well, the warm fuzzies and pleasant surprises I had from the judging last week have left the building – and now we’ve moved on to the “completely inappropriate and actually rather offensive” stage of the competition, where every other thing out of the judges’ mouths seems to be insulting, irrelevant, or just plain mean.  Even after last week’s spiel about bullying, Charlotte got told she was stupid, and it was implied that Riker danced like a girl and Allison danced like a dude.  Oh, and Mike got nitpicked to death for the third week in a row.  “Do as I say, not as I do”, huh judges?

Bittersweet seeing Charlotte go.  I was glad she got to stick around for another week, and aside from the fact that her rumba didn’t have a whole lot of rumba, I still enjoyed it and thought it was her best dance yet; but I think Charlotte may have mentally checked out a bit after the nasty critiques she got in week 1, so it was probably time for her to go, anyway.  If nothing else, she looked FANTASTIC tonight – loved that color on her, and love big, tousled Brigette Bardot-inspired hair :-)

1.) Riker & Allison – Well, I already thought Riker was a contender after week 1 – but I think this week his real debut, because that salsa screamed “Yep, I’m here, and I’m hungry – take heed, Nastia & Rumer!” And despite Len hemming and hawing and trying to claim that Riker “isn’t the best dancer this season”, I daresay he’s certainly the best male contestant, and bested at least Nastia in terms of technique this week – so he’s quickly inching his way up to the top.  He never missed a beat in this salsa, which was actually the first piece of choreography I’ve seen from Allison on this  show that made me sit up and go “Ok, that was cool.”  And good lord, that girl can spin fast!  He sold it well, he made it his, and he kept time – if I had one complaint, it might be that he seemed a bit stiff in his hips and didn’t “flow” through the movements as fluidly as he could have, but I also partially blame Allison for that, simply because her choreography was a bit more staccato.  Overall, he nailed it, though. Read more..

I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, 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. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Appreciating The Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 3 Opening Number

I was loving this dance last night! How about you? I want more PRO NUMBERS!!! Please TPTB!!!! PLEASE!!!

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 Week 3 Post Media And Interviews

What a night and one of my favorites so far!! For media starters, let’s start off with the score card which reads like this for Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 3:

Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough 34/40
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker 34/40
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy 33/40
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas 32/40
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess 30/40
Chris Soules & Witney Carson 28/40
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson 29/40
Suzanne Somers & Tony Dovolani 25/40
Michael Sam & Peta Murgatroyd 24/40
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev 22/40

Now onto some media. Let’s see what the couples had to say about the night. First check out the ABC7 footage below with George Pennacchio. Note at the end, George says it’s “Most Memorable Year Week” next.

Also, don’t miss some beautiful photos at ABC7, the Daily Mail, and ET Online.

For some new interviews from E News, see this link. As always I would embed them, but, they won’t stop playing afterwards making it hard to watch the other videos posted.

The new Afterbuzz TV interviews with JC Rubio are starting to come out. Heidi will be making a new “Who’s Dancing What” post shortly for the new dances next week. So far, it’s revealed
Nastia & Derek have an Read more..

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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week Three – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

Well, I don’t know about you all, but in this saga known as DWTS, I fully expect Rumer to get a tongue bath whether she deserves it or not, and Nastia/Riker/Willow (or any combination thereof) to get relentlessly nitpicked over something stupid…most likely something they have little control over, like music…in order to make sure the leaderboard changes up again. Anyone willing to take that bet?? :-D

Very nice opening pro dance!!

Already prepping the audience for leaderboard switchup.

What monkey dreamed up Disco Salsa, not that it will matter. Loved her outfit this week and the dance was very good. It was just so weird. Read more..

March 30, 2015 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. :-)

The Latest Dancing With The Stars Cast Offs To Perform On LIVE with Kelly and Michael Tuesday

Just a quick TV heads up: The couple voted off on tonight’s “Dancing with the Stars” will stop by tomorrow’s “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” to perform for the “LIVE” audience. Additionally, “LIVE” will welcome various “DWTS” castoffs, both celebrities and professional dancers, as this season of the hit ABC series continues. Stay tuned for more coverage tomorrow!

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.

PureDWTS20 New Photos Of Peta Murgatroyd, Michael Sam, And Maks Chmerkovksiy

Are Peta Murgatroyd and Michael Sam the “goofiest” pair this season on Dancing With The Stars? TV Guide thinks so. To see why, see this new gallery of photos if interested which shows them having fun. They show them in some cool dance moves as well.

I thought this new instagram posted by Maks Chmerkovksiy was cool too. He posted it with the quote: “About last night…@petamurgatroyd” Not sure what he means, but, I like. Peta’s dress is beautiful….

PetaMurgatroydMaksimC

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.

Michael Sam Asked If He Is Enjoying Dancing With The Stars

Michael Sam was interviewed about his football career and being opening gay. He was also asked if he is enjoying Dancing With The Stars. He didn’t answer and instead said he’d rather be playing football. Hmmmm More below from USA Today. Thanks to @DWTSGossip for the heads up.

March 27, 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.