If you go to E Online, you can view the Disney opener for Dancing With The Stars tonight!! It’s really pretty!! There is also a picture of the graphic. Beautiful!!
What a great new interview with Charlie White and Meryl Davis! They talk about the Switch Up dance on Dancing With The Stars last week, the competition, what it’s like competing against each other, and the new Stars On Ice Tour. They also give a little sneak peek into tonight’s dances on Dancing With The Stars. From TV Guide….
Is it odd to be going up against each other?
White: For Meryl and myself, it just really feels like we’re in it together still. I don’t know what it would take [for us to] actually be competing against each other. At this point, coming off of winning the Olympics … we just have a different mindset coming in. We feel like we’re doing a lot of this together. And in fact, we are. Right now we’re sitting in a car together and we’re traveling all over the country together and learning these steps, and we’re on the same journey together. Our approach to everything is really just about self-improvement. It’s not so much about competing against other people. That’s how it was on the ice, and that’s how it is on the ballroom floor. So, in that sense, we feel like we have each other’s support, and I think that makes it a lot easier.
Davis: It’s hard to explain. I guess technically speaking, we are competing against each other, but it couldn’t feel further from that. We’ve been on this incredible journey together for 17 years, and our interests have been aligned almost our entire lives, so we just have this team mentality. We have this natural support for one another that has been formed over such a long period of time, and in this circumstance, I feel like we’re supportive of one another. We are having fun together. We really feel like we’re in it together.
Charlie, Erin Andrews told me last week that she feels like your personality is starting to come out more. Are you getting more comfortable in the ballroom?
White: It’s tough, with the change of dance, to get some consistency. But at the same time, I definitely do feel like I’m a lot more comfortable week to week. I do think it’s showing, and that’s super sweet of Erin to say. With the jive definitely, it was fun, and that is sort of my personality. That’s what I like to bring to everyday life, and not just the dance floor. Being able to sort of have that translate into a dance was special.
What are you working on for this week?
White: This week is Disney week. I can’t tell you the song, but we’re doing jazz. I think the whole Disney thing is about cheerfulness, and so much of it for me and for a lot of the other dancers is sort of connecting with your childhood and what made you so happy back then. I think it’s going to be a very fun and funny week that everyone should look forward to.
Davis: Maks and I will be dancing a samba. I’m excited to get going with it. … I think it’s going to be a fun week.
More at TV Guide.
Awww, the new rehearsal instagrams below of Charlie White and Sharna Burgess rehearsing for Disney Week are too fun! It sure makes you wonder what we see for the real deal tomorrow night? Also below is a new interview with Sharna where she tells us all about the season of Dancing With The Stars, what it’s like working with Charlie, the competition, and lots more.
Okay, after being out of town for a few days, I finally got to watch the whole show. My thoughts…in a bullet list.
- Geez, all that brouhaha over Julianne’s comments and that was it?? She qualified the crap out of it and said she loves Maks but…. Really, I was expecting harsher, after all the discussion here.
- Candace was TOTALLY hosed. And I mean totally. That was a very good dance and Tony did a good job with it. WTF is going on here?? Is she being sacrificed on the Meryl alter?
- Candace’s dance was about a thousand times better than Danica’s, thanks to Maks. Is he EVER going to stop putting all that non-dancing in his choreo? About time he was called on it.
- LOVED Drew’s dance – Witney got it just right. I’m liking this girl a lot.
Below is Charlie White, Sharna Burgess, Meryl Davis, and Maks Chmerkovskiy on Good Morning America today. They give more hints on their dances coming up. Charlie says hopefully everyone will be in a better mood on Monday compared to Switch Up week.
ABC 27 in Hershey, Pennsylvania caught up with Charlie White, Sharna Burgess, Meryl Davis, and Maks Chmerkovskiy. They talk of the challenge of doing Stars On Ice while rehearsing for Dancing With The Stars. Note how Charlie and Sharna are practicing with a cane and an umbrella. All four give some hints on their dances at the end. Too fun!
Disney week? Okay. I’m not as jazzed as everyone else, but I do like Prince Charming. But just who is going to BE Prince Charming – that is the question. Actually, it might be obvious from the list below….
And Courtney got her Wish!!!
Note – these are in no particular order. Yet.
ETA: Quoting Courtney, “We got some hardcore Disney fiends up in this mofo!”
Charlie and Sharna – Jazz (“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins)
Danica and Val – Quickstep (“Be Our Guest” from Beauty & the Beast)
James and Peta – Contemporary (“Let it Go” by Idina Menzel, from Frozen )
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WZRA TV interviewed Sharna Burgess about she and Charlie’s upcoming “Disney” dance. She’s excited and says they are dancing a “Jazz” dance. They also discuss the switch up dance this past week and how she thinks the dance, the judging, and week was a “little off”. If the show does it again, she hopes they can sharpen everything up. Lots more below….
Lois always has a way of summing up the dances every week in her wonderful poems and here she is again…
THE GRAND SWITCH-UP BALL
Welcome to the Grand Switch Up, Come On, Come All
Ballroom doors wide open for The Grand Switch-up Ball
The cards were dealt, the dancers shaken up like dice
Meeting different partners and breaking the dancing ice
The entire cast performed a sparkling dance so divine
Audience roared in approval for the switched-up nine
Charlie and Peta united for a Rumba of grand majesty
Sexy, sultry, stunning, mirror image, a grand sight to see
Danica and Maks Jive, shining, beaming bright light
A kicky, sparky, tricky dance illuminating up the night
James and Cheryl Tango burning hot, fierce, and mean
Powerful, precise, like a passion play that set the scene
Drew and Witney Cha-Chaed, ready and rarin’ to go
Drew was the splendid Sugar Daddy of the Grand Show
Amy and Mark Salsaed to a swingy, shaking Salsa beat
Shaken and stirred, sensational, so special and so neat
Candace and Tony Quickstepped with rocking energy
Grand speed across the floor, a hair raising sight to see
Meryl and Val Argentine Tango, the dance of the night
Magical instruments of perfection, grand seductive sight
Cody and Sharna Foxtrotted with gusto in the Grand Ball
With swagger, with the voice of Cody, giving it their all
NeNe and Derek’s Jazz, a joyous razz-ma-tazzy treat
Quirky perky Beyoncé trip, audience out of their seat
Macy’s Stars of Dance, Derek Hough dynamic creation
Splendid, stupendous stars, Paso, Flamenco sensation
The Grand Switch-Up Ball, dancers mixed up just fine
Next Monday night will return couples to the original nine!
Written By Lois A Troutman, April 8, 2014
THE GRAND SWITCH-UP BALL, THE COUPLES WERE SHAKEN LIKE DICE!
THE CREATIONS OF THE SHAKEN UP COUPLES TURNED OUT RATHER NICE!