You might remember our previous posting for how Dancing With The Stars pros Tristan MacManus, Sasha Farber, Henry Byalikov, and Artem Chigvintsev were going to perform with Gladys Knight at the Hollywood Bowl last weekend. Thanks to Cal Vid, you can watch them dancing below. This video is a little blurry at first, but, it gets better as you watch. Go Gladys! What a special night for them all!
Hi all!! Decided to start a new post because the other one was getting cluttered and would be hard to read for anyone coming back for the first time in a while. Click to read the old post.
I was watching GMA at the beginning and they teased nothing – which means I have to wait until they go to the first commercial. Boo.
ETA: Vogue here! GMA just said the announcement was soon coming. Will Derek Hough be back, they ask? We will soon find out!!
ETA: I’m back! They just teased it again, not mentioning any single pro, but showing Cheryl and Drew.
ETA: They just showed their play room with all the screens with big question marks and asked “Maks? Derek? Who will be back and what will their role be??”
ETA4: Okay, there are four pros in studio. I’m guessing Cheryl and Mark. Not sure of the other two. And then they show a child photo of Karina – I take it as she’s IN. They showed Maks/Meryl, Derek’s Ameska Macy’s and Cheryl/Drew – clues.
ETA5: Latest tease shows Derek and Jennie Garth and says 8:22 is the time for the reveal. Ask again about Derek and Maks’ role. Asked if they would be going “head to head”. Um, yeah, Derek is super competitive. :::rolls eyes:::
ETA6: Cheryl is in Studio and competing. Tony is in studio. Karina also in studio, along with Val. Switch up is back. Results show the first two weeks. Len gone for part of season. There will be some “guest judges”. COMMERCIAL/Local News Break.
ETA7: Next…Mark Ballas. See below for the rest. Can’t say I’m happy Derek is back. No vacay for Heidi. I was typing as I went and just realized no Sharna. Kinda devastated about that. Also, no Gleb in the pro lineup despite his wife’s tweet. He must be back in the troupe.
The starting positions below are based on the individual pro’s status last season. Troupe is still unknown. Read more..
Music legend and much loved Dancing With The Stars contestant, Gladys Knight, is performing at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend. Not only that, and watch out, Dancing With The Stars pros Tristan MacManus, Sasha Farber, Henry Byalikov, and Artem Chigvintsev are performing with her too. Below is some coverage from George Pennacchio and ABC7. Great interview and isn’t fun to see them all again?
ETA: The Examiner has an article posted on the show. Below is take about she and the pros they danced. Be sure to see the link for more. LOL to “it was on my bucket list”.
Gladys Knight proved why she is at legendary status in her 75 minute set. The seven-time GRAMMY Award winner has earned number one hits in Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has also had a career in film, television. Knight showed why she is still in the business after all of these decades and her voice still incredible.
Knight kicked off her set opening the show sitting at the piano and performing “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”. She told the crowd “this is something you never seen me do”. She stated that she wanted to take piano lessons as a child but with there being four kids, her mom could not afford it so her sister Brenda got the piano lessons and she got to sing. She said it was on her “bucket list’ as she played the piano during the show. She then went on to perform “You Should Be Dancing” by The Bee Gees. Back up dancers come on stage to dance and it is Sasha Farber, Henry Byalikov and Artem Chigvintsev from “Dancing With The Stars”. Then comes Tristan MacManus who was Knight’s dancing partner when she competed on the hit television show to lead her into a dance routine. She joked afterwards saying “it was on my bucket list”.
Mary Murphy was at the show last night. She posted some fun shots. @JDSwartz posted some instagrams too…
And isn’t his a great shot?!
Dance pro Sasha Farber talked to us about how his summer has been in the off season of Dancing With The Stars. He’s been busy and recently he is doing a teaching tour for ballroom dancing. He also visited with us about the changes coming to Dancing With The Stars for what he knows and his favorite dances so far. He also comments on the best dance he’s ever seen in his life (I love his answer). Lots more below. If interested in Sasha’s teaching tour and how you can attend, contact The Ballroom Dance School here or here. You can also call Stacy Newman at 602-525-3842. Above is a picture of Sasha at the Fashion & Music Make Miracles Benefiting Miracles For Kids at Kyle by Alene Too on June 19th, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
How has your summer away from Dancing with the Stars gone so far?
I HAVE HAD A GREAT SUMMER! I always try to keep myself busy with shows and dancing and improving myself as a dancer.
But I must say I am having major DWTS withdrawals. Although the world cup this year kept me busy too J
We hear you are embarking on a summer dance teaching tour soon. Can you tell us more about it and what it’s about? How can fans take part in it?
Yes I will be touring Tucson, Phoenix and finishing up in Las Vegas. Basically I love to teach and I love to see people fall in love with this art form called dance! I will be doing a number of workshops and lessons and little demonstrations. I’m very excited as this is my first one of this little tours! I mainly just travel for shows where I perform so this one is a little different. For bookings please call Stacey Newman on 602 5253842 There is a big ball on the 18th of July where I will be dancing!
Are you hearing anything on the new season of Dancing With The Stars? We are hearing there are going to be “changes”. Would you know anything on them? Read more..
Isn’t this a fun little video? Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber posted it on his You Tube channel last night. He’s doing a Cha Cha/Jazz number to Michael Jackson’s “Slave to the Rhythm”. Note that soon Sasha will doing some teaching in a new summer tour. For more info and if interested, contact The Ballroom Dance School here or here.
Hey All!! Do you have some questions you’d like to ask Sasha Farber about Dancing With The Stars??
I always love Sasha Farber’s dance videos. Check him out in this new release putting a spin on a Cha Cha….
Some of the cast members on Dancing With The Stars this season made a fun showing at 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2014 Wango Tango last night. Below are some photos of Mark Ballas & Candace Cameron Bure and Peta Murgatroyd & James Maslow. Witney Carson, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, and Lindsey Arnold graced the blue carpet too! Be sure to see Getty Images for more pictures.
And below is some video footage courtesy of Maximo TV…
How about some new photos of Karina Smirnoff (Jim? )? This past week, she attended the 3rd annual Hank Baskett Classic (seen above) that took place at the Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The event raised funds for Griffin Gives, Hank’s charity, which supports the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Other stars that were attendance included Bruce and Brody Jenner, Hank Baskett, Jr, Sr and the III, Ryan Merriman, Scheana Marie, Mike Shay and professional athletes like Jermaine, Dye and David Justice. More photos of this event can be found at Wire Images, Getty Images, and Drop Box.
Also, be sure to check out Karina’s instagram as yesterday she also helped with a dance movement therapy for www.dreasdream.org. The funds provided were divided between CHLA and Mattel children’s hospital. Sasha Farber and Val Chmerkovskiy also helped with the movement.