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PureDWTS Questionnaire Summer 2012: Answer With Your Thoughts On The Professional Dancers

It’s that time again for a new Pure Dancing With The Stars Questionnaire!! Our first edition is about the professional dancers which dance on the show. Looking back at Season 14, answer each question below to the best of your ability or for whatever comes to your mind first in the comments section. We plan to submit this post to ‘the powers that be’ of the show to let them know how you feel. So, make your voice heard, have fun, and let’s get started….

1. At this time, who is your favorite Female professional dancer on Dancing With The Stars? (try to narrow it down to only one, but, you can name a few honorable mentions if you like)

2. At this time, who is your favorite Male professional dancer on Dancing With The Stars? (try to narrow it down to only one, but, you can name a few honorable mentions if you like)

3. If you had to choose between the two top people you mentioned above, who would your favorite dancer be on Dancing With The Stars?

4. Who had the best Pro Dance(s) in Dancing With The Stars Season 14?

5. Which two pros would you like to see dance together in pro numbers for Dancing With The Stars Season 15?

6. From the pros on Dancing With The Stars currently, who needs a break the most?

7. From all the professional dancers who have left and/or who aren’t or haven’t been on the show, who would you like to see return?

Thanks All! You rock the dances too :) and we look forward to your submissions in the comments section. xx

June 14, 2012 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 Personal Interview With The Passionate And ‘Gypsy At Heart’ Sharna Burgess

We have an exclusive “one on one” personal interview with Dancing With The Stars Troupe member Sharna Burgess. As most of you know, I love the Troupe!! Not only do we get to see new dancing talent and a way to see even more dancers dancing on the show, they are the future of Dancing With The Stars as we have seen so far with the addition of the amazing pros Peta Murgatroyd and Tristan MacManus. So, without further ado, below is Sharna on her life and career so far for how and when she began dancing. When I read her answers, I was amazed at how much work she’s done on other dancing and movie projects and Dancing With The Stars “behind the scenes”. I also loved what she said about her other interests, being “a gypsy at heart” and why, and her compassion for her pets and animal rescue in general. Also, did you know she was the lead Latin Choreographer for “StreetDance 2 3D“? She also says there are some amazing things coming up for Dancing With The Stars in the next couple of weeks. Enjoy and if you have any further questions you’d like to ask and know about Sharna, leave them below in the comments section (as well as your thoughts) and we’ll be sure she receives them and feature them at Pure Dancing With The Stars in another new post in the coming weeks. So, below is the beautiful Sharna….

To begin, you are such a beautiful and passionate dancer, how long have you been dancing? How were you inspired to dance and who is your greatest dancing mentor?

Thank you!! Wow I’ve been dancing now for about 20 years (quite frightening how fast that’s gone!). I started when I was 6 with jazz, ballet and tap, and I was 8 when I started ballroom. I was a very active kid, in between singing into hairbrushes and making up dance routines in my lounge room, I was outside climbing trees, riding bikes and playing with all the kids in my neighborhood. I grew up in a country town called Wagga Wagga(Australia) until I was 12, so I was blessed to have a lot of freedom.

I kind of fell into dancing because I was that kid that was in everything. Sports teams, dance class, gymnastics, and swimming. I was always busy doing something. And I had potential for all of it. But even when you’re that young, something sticks to you more then the other. When I was 12 we moved to Sydney and it was too difficult to try and continue everything, simply put we couldn’t afford it in the big city. So I chose dance, it wasn’t difficult, I knew what I wanted the most. I found my passion, and I didn’t need the rest of it.

Its very difficult to pick a mentor, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the worlds best and most respected ballroom dancers, and each of them special for their own strengths. I think possibly, the man who helped me find who I was as a dancer was Jason Gilkison. He taught me to discover myself through dance. It was quite an amazing transformation, realizing that being different and unique is a strength not a disadvantage.

My greatest idols however!! I think everybody in this industry will mention Michael Jackson, and I am no exception to that. I respect and admire creative individuality, innovation and breaking the rules.

Taking a look back to your first competition dance: what was it like and what do you remember the most about it? Also, what is your greatest memory looking back at your competition days?

LOL!!! BIG HAIR…. BIG BIG HAIR! That’s what I remember most :)   My first competition I was in a lime green costume, my mum was fussing over me with lipstick and hair, making everything perfect. And my Grandma and Dad had THE proudest looks on their faces I think I’ve ever seen. I danced right in front of them on the floor, and I can still hear my dads voice cheering “COME ON MICHAEL AND SHARNA”. It wasn’t long after that we were traveling up and down Australia doing all the bigger competitions, and despite my young age, I had goals, I wanted to win… I wanted to be the best. It’s kind of special to remember that first day, my parents are my biggest supporters. Without them I would not be here answering your questions, I owe them a lot.

My greatest memory isn’t necessarily my greatest accomplishment. From the minute I started setting goals, the one at the very top of my list was hearing my name announced while walking down the staircase in the final of the Australian Open Championships. At the time that seemed like the biggest thing in the world I could do! And at 14 I made the Junior Open Latin final and walked down those stairs. It was incredible, the feeling of accomplishment, and hearing the arena erupt with all of my friends and family supporting me. I was walking on air and that smile didn’t leave my face for days!

How did it come about when you were asked to be on Dancing With The Stars?

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May 12, 2012 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.

Make Your Dancing with the Stars Professional Dancer Suggestions For Season 14

So, we’ve written up a Dancing With The Stars Cast Suggestion post where everyone listed all the celebrities they’d like to see dance in Season 14. Now how about the professional dancers?

Keep in mind, you don’t have to necessarily pick your favorite dancers (although you can if you want), but, instead you might want to think of listing the dancers who you think are good for the show despite whether you favor them or not…or maybe do both (like I plan to do). In other words, pretend like you are the professional dance caster for the show. Pick 12 dancers (6 ladies and 6 guys). You can even name a couple of more just as an honorable mention in case a celebrity doesn’t fit a certain pro and/or they decide to have a bigger cast next Season. Like the Cast Suggestion post, we plan to send this post to ABC in a couple of weeks or when the comments die out, sound good?

Ok, here are my picks to start us out with;

Ladies:
Anna Trebunskaya
Peta Murgatroyd (though if they bring her back, please give her a good partner!)
Kym Johnson
Cheryl Burke
Oksana Dmytrenko (I think it’s important to have some new blood every season and I love her hair! :) )
Karina Smirnoff

Honorable Mentions: Dasha Chesnokova (I just love her! She’s so passionate!) and Edyta Sliwinska (what I’d give if TPTB were able to bring her back somehow!)

Guys:
Derek Hough (This guy continues to blow me away with his creativity and talent!!)
Damian Whitewood (This is a must and the fans dream pro. Please bring him back!)
Val Chmerkovskiy (Like Peta, please give him a good partner)
Tristan MacManus
Teddy Volynets (Like Oksana, I think it’s important to have some new blood. I loved how he handled Hope this past Season when he filled in for Maks!)
Sasha Farber (Sasha is just waiting at the bit to blow us all away. Let this guy loose!)

Honorable Mentions: Jonathan Roberts (So big hearted just like Anna! I’d love to see him return!) and Maks Chmerkovskiy (I am so on the fence about Maks right now? I like him, but, I’m NOT a fan to some of his behaviors this past Season. He may need to sit out a Season to have a break and re-evaluate which we all need to do sometimes.)

Ok, your turn!! Let your professional dancer choices be heard!!! ;) xx

December 7, 2011 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.