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Val Chmerkovskiy Gives “First Look” Into Dancing With The Stars Season 23 On GMA, Names Some Pros And More

Val Chmerkovskiy was a guest on Good Morning America today to chat about Dancing With The Stars Season 23. He gives a “first look” to the new promo. He mentions how different pros are coming back. For now, they name Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Lindsay Arnold, Allison Holker, Artem Chigvinstev, Gleb Savchneko, and Sasha Farber as Pros who will be dancing (which we revealed in the Pro Watch post). He also mentioned how there will be kids dancing on the show (not sure if he means in performances or as a celeb?). He also said he’s still waiting to meet his partner. Note that there will be more Dancing With The Stars teasers and announcements released on Good Morning America in the next days leading up to the cast reveal next Tuesday. More below and thanks to @idolxfactor1 for recording.

ETA: Note that this article from ABC says there will be 13 Celebs this upcoming season as there has been in many Fall seasons in the past.

ETA2: A larger video of the promo. I can see Gleb and Keo a little better, but, I wish they’d show them all clearer and closer. Maybe they will in other promos later?

August 23, 2016 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 Season 23 Promo Shoot Begins

The Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Promo shoot began today. Below are some photos and videos starting to come out. Keep checking back as there may be more…

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Ummm hi @hayley.erbert. How on earth are you so gorgeous?! #dwts #hayleyerbert #dancingwiththestars #promoshoot

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Not the best screenshots, but the DWTS promo shoot is currently happening! #DWTS

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ETA: And check these out….

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August 18, 2016 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 Dance Lab HQ Photos Of Gleb Savchenko, Sharna Burgess, Sasha Farber, Lindsay Arnold, And More

What a fun night at The Grove last night for some lucky fans and the potential Pros of Dancing With The Stars Season 23. If you didn’t see our first report which includes videos, social media photos, and snap chats made by Miss Heidi, see this previous post. Afterwards, feast your eyes on the beautiful photos below courtesy of Getty Images. Isn’t it great seeing Gleb Savchenko again (still dying here)? πŸ™‚ Also, note how Kym Johnson was there too. Click on any of the photos to see 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.

Dancing With The Stars Pros Light Up The Grove With Fitness Dance Class- Photos, Videos

As you know from previous reports, the pros of Dancing With The Stars are having a Fitness Dance Class at The Grove in Los Angeles, California tonight at 5:00pm Pacific time. US Weekly Facebook will be posting some coverage of the event. Al aka @Idolxfactor1 is recording what he can for us. Stay tuned and keep checking back for videos, social media photos, and anything else we can find.

For starters…

ETA: US Weekly Live, Videos, and Photos. Note how Sharna mentions there will be more Pro Numbers this season. YAYYY

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August 17, 2016 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 Season 23 – All 24 Olympic Athletes Ever To Do DWTS, Ranked From Worst to Best

So with the Olympics in Rio drawing to a close this coming Sunday (and the pros starting to meet their partners later this week), there’s obviously been speculation that we’re going to see some Olympians on the show this season – seems like Ryan Lochte & Simone Biles are the two most talked-about when it comes to casting rumors.Β  Which got the Pure Angels thinking about all the previous Olympians we’ve seen on the show, and how well (or not well…) they did.Β  So why not take a look back at every Olympian (from both the summer AND winter games) that’s ever done DWTS, and see how they stack up?

The main rankings are mine, but Heidi, Vogue, & I all had slightly different rankings when it came to the top 10 – so you can see their individual top 10’s at the bottom.Β  I’ve included videos of a few of the dances we mention, to jog memories – lord knows ours needed jogging from time to time 😯

Interesting patterns? Gymnasts and skaters seemed to fare the best, and tennis players and boxers tended not to leave much of an impression on any the three of us.Β  I think we all universally agreed on at least the bottom 2 on the list – they were THAT bad πŸ™ Read more..

August 16, 2016 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence

Some Of Your Dancing With The Stars Favorites At The Grove In LA Wednesday Night

Not sure what this is about, but, if you live in and/or are visiting the Los Angeles area, be sure to check it out.

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ETA: Apparently, Val, Witney and Sharna are going to be there as well…from DWTS snapchat:

It’s about that time #dwts #dancingwiththestars

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ETA2: Artem will be there too…



ETA3:
Sasha Farber and Brittany Cherry have instagrammed that they will be at The Grove too. Also, if you’d like to take part in this event, you can register here. Though be sure to show up just to watch as well.

ETA4: If interested, tune into US Weekly Facebook HERE for live coverage at 5:00pm Pacific time….

ETA5: Lawd Jesus, this post is getting long.Β  Thanks to @clairecharness for tweeting me this – Sharna posted this on Instagram the other day when they announced the Dance Lab, and she tagged a bunch of people.Β  Apparently she quickly removed the tags shortly thereafter, and the post now only has @thegrovela, @dancingabc, & Artem tagged.Β  It’s interesting to see who was and wasn’t tagged – no Tony, no Keo, no Sasha; although Sasha did tweet that he would be at The Grove tonight.Β  So for those keeping track, the following are pros/troupe members/whatever that have confirmed (via Twitter, Instagram etc.) they will be at the Grove or have been tagged by others as being there: Val, Sharna, Witney, Mark, Lindsay, Artem, Gleb, Jenna, Alan, Hayley, Allison, Sasha, Brittany, Shannon; Dennis tweeted to tell people to watch his Snapchat, but didn’t specify why. Kiril appeared in the picture of the troupe that @DancingABC posted when they announced the Dance Lab, but hasn’t said anything; Keo, Karina, Edyta, Tony, & Emma have neither said they’d be at the Grove, nor been tagged by anyone. Peta is, of course, pregnant, and presumably out for the season.Β  Any questions? -Court-

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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.

PureDWTS Season 23, Court Rants: Why I Don’t Really Care About the Troupe

Let me preface this rant with this: I know everyone is excited for the season to start.Β  I know that there hasn’t been a whole lot to report (yet). So I’m willing to cut people a little bit of slack – I think we’re all just looking for stuff to discuss until the next piece of intel falls into our laps. What’s puzzling to me is that of all things there is to talk about, I’m seeing an inordinate number of questions about the troupe – a fixture on the show that I find to be of little consequence anymore.

Not sure if it’s just not as exciting to talk about the pros that we’ve seen year after year or if people really do feel passionately about the troupe, but I guess it’s just hard for me to relate when people seem very invested in whether or not [insert dancer here] is going to be in the troupe again or might get a shot at pro a certain season.Β  It’s of such little interest to me that I don’t even really actively seek spoilers about the troupe in the pre-season – I’d rather focus my efforts on the pros and their celeb partners, so you’ll have to forgive me if I respond with a bit of frustration when I get questions on Twitter about “Have you heard who’s in the troupe?” or “Do you think so-and-so will get promoted to pro this season?”

So for those of you who don’t understand why the troupe is not all that important to me (and Heidi, really), I give you this: the 7 reasons why Court doesn’t care about the troupe. Read more..

August 15, 2016 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence

Dancing with the Stars Season 23 – PRO WATCH!!

Welp. I must say, my snark is extremely rusty because it’s been on vacation. πŸ™‚ I’ll see if I can whip something out before the end of this post.

So, you may have seen in an earlier post that Val blessed us with several nuggets that only a C-bro can knock out, strongly implying (well, out right proclaiming) that he’s already connected with his partner. Hey, if you don’t have choreo, you work with what you have. πŸ˜‰ Plus he’s not going to go “Hollywood” (like his brother and everyone else on this show – as if it were a bad thing – it’s called a CAREER after dancing).

I am working on the assumption (despite what he says) that Derek is out for good. I think the only way we see him again is if he gets an unexpected hole in his schedule and he’s afraid of boredom and they offer him a shit ton of money. And this *could* happen, although I wouldn’t count on it, since he was talking about “fun projects” in his off time. That said, “Singin’ in the Rain” has been delayed from late 2016 – early 2017 to solidly 2017. No date yet…because they don’t have a theater, because Broadway is doing well per Derek. This means, if we don’t see him in the Spring 2017 season, he won’t be on the show until 2018 at the earliest. Keep in mind, also, that I’m talking about him competing. He could certainly do some pro dances. Kinda surprised he hasn’t popped up on SYTYCD yet, honestly. Non-compete clause?? Read more..

August 8, 2016 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. :-)

Pure Dancing With The Stars 2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions

Coming up on Thursday, July 14th, is the nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards. Question: Which dances or performances from Dancing With The Stars do you think should be nominated? Keep in mind that ALL of Dancing With The Stars Season 21 and Season 22 are eligible for an Emmy Award (May 2nd was the deadline, but, we think there are exceptions to the rule for shows and performances that take place until May 31st). So, we’re assuming all of season 22 is eligible, but we could be wrong?). If you’d like to read the rules and procedures for the 2016 Emmy Awards, you can do so at Emmys.com. So, with all that said, let us know in comments for which dances you think should be nominated. You can also include dances and performances from other TV shows or specials if you like. Below are our predictions: Read more..

July 11, 2016 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.

2016 Dancing With The Stars Cast Celebrates The 4th Of July – Photos And Videos

We couldn’t help but post some fun photos from the cast and crew of Dancing With The Stars celebrating our country’s Independence. We hope you had a great 4th of July holiday!

Happy 4th July from all of us! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ‰#BBQ #4thjuly #friends

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Happy 4th of July everyone!!!!!!! This ought to make you laughπŸ˜‚ #Fireworks

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July 5, 2016 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.