Slavik Kryklyvyy and Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff joined up to dance again at the 2016 Kyiv Open. What’s more, they stunned the crowds again. Thanks to @Jimmbboe for sending us these beauties….
Wow, I have no words! What is it about Slavik Kryklyvyy And Karina Smirnoff when they dance together? The IT FACTOR and then some! Stunning. Thanks to Jimmbboe for the heads up! If you can’t see the video below, see this link.
Slavik Kryklyvyy & Karina Smirnoff are at it again. This time, in BlackpoolDanceFestival#BallroomDanceTube
Posted by Ballroom Dance Tube on Sunday, May 24, 2015
Thanks to Jimmboe via Anna Meshina and Jessica via Boris Sorokin, below is more dance footage of Karina Smirnoff And Slavik Kryklyvyy dancing in Russia. You can view more videos at this link. Beautiful and so passionate!! Thanks Guys!!!
ETA: If you visit this link, you an view their other dance. Thanks to Jessica for sending!
Dancing With The Stars pro Karina Smirnoff and her former dance partner, Slavik Kryklyvyy, are currently doing Dance Legends in Russia at the prestigious and historic State Kremlin Palace. Below is some video coverage and a picture that came out after the show. Thanks to Jim and DWTSgossip for the heads up! Beautiful…
Wasn’t this a great moment on Dancing With The Stars this week? I loved it….and it’s always great to see Karina Smirnoff with the cast this season as many of us were sad to see her and Sean Avery leave the show so soon.
Speaking of Karina, M. Zin sent us a link where you can view more beautiful pictures of she and Slavik Kryklyvyy dancing in Dance Legends in New York City. You can view them at Dance Sport Photography and Stephen Marino Photography at Facebook. Also (and I think someone posted about this in comments last week), Karina and Slavik will be dancing together again in Miami on April 26th. If interested in tickets, see the Miami Open. Let’s hope someone is there to take more pictures of them dancing together as they are just steaming up the dance floor again!
As you might remember from a previous posting, Karina Smirnoff danced in “Dance Legends” in New York City last week with her former dance partner Slavik Kryklyvyy. Well, below is a fun, sweet, and touching review of the show by fan Julia aka @KarinasPerfect. She takes us up close and personal and provides some beautiful photos of Karina and Slavik too. Read on for some “awww” moments and we thank Julia so much for sending.xx
Going to see Dance Legends was one of those experiences that I’ll never forget. Seeing amazing, professional dancers light up the stage was truly stunning.
All of the dancers were amazing, but I was there for one person- Karina Smirnoff (I’ve been a big fan since I started watching in season 12). Karina and Slavik haven’t danced publicly together for 10 years. When they danced for the first time in the show, the announcer made sure to emphasize it. They started out with their rumba. Karina wore a baby blue, spaghetti strapped, high-low dress. The top part, from the top to her rib cage, was covered in multi-colored sparkles. It was similar to their old rumba, but there were slight changes, I’d assume. It was heartfelt and emotional, even causing Karina to cry at the end! (So I obviously cried too- I’m guilty! I’m so weak!) That dance was near the beginning of the second act. At the very end of the show, they did their show dance. It was like a flamenco/paso/samba fusion. (I have definitely seen it online before, the one where Slavik starts flamenco-ing in silence.) it was absolutely stunning, of course. Karina wore and outfit similar to her attire from her and Corbin’s paso dance- a red and ruffled dress. After there’s was over, they held their ending pose (picture attached) for a few moments extra, before bowing and walking off. The announcer had to invite them back on because if the applause! So they danced gracefully back on, bowed again, and walked off. When we all settled down, they invited up sponsors and said things I zoned out for. Then, they invited couples out for a last bow. Karina and Slavik came out, bowed, and got in line. They invited up important people, and played “Happy” while that was happening. Karina being who she is, naturally started jamming out and singing! It was so cute! They were escorted backstage and everyone left to take pictures on the red carpet and to go home, it was 11 at night at that point.
Being the 13-year-old fangirl I am, I stayed. Couples started trickling out for pictures with important people and interviews. We had to wait about 20 minutes to catch a glimpse of Karina and Slavik! I took a few shaky (I was too excited) pictures on my shamefully slow phone (attached). I then tried to get in “line” to wait for pictures. The entrance to the carpet was blocked by security guards. I waited another 10 minutes before they opened the carpet to the public. I tried and tried to catch Karina’s eye. Eventually, someone came I tell the crowd, including me, that Karina would take 2 more pictures and then take a break. That just wasn’t an option for me- I had already gotten text from my mom telling me to “get my a$$ home”. When the guard was gonna take her away, I tapped her shoulder. I told her that her manager, Lindsay (my hero at that point), ha requested we take a picture. (No lie.) She asked how I knew Lindsay, where I replied, “through you… I’m karinasperfect!” (That’s my IG fanpage for her that she follows). She hugged me, we talked a little, and got out picture taken. She called me by my name and by “baby” to make sure the pictures turned out well.
Of course they did! She was in them!
Overall, I wish I could’ve brought so many twitter friends with me. So I wrote this up to tell all of my non-NYC-ers about how amazing this experience was!
Below are some fun instagrams and some video footage of Karina Smirnoff and Slavik Kryklyvyy dancing in Dance Legends last night in New York City. Thanks to Jim, Jessica via majjushka, and Carlos via TaniecKing for sending. Stay tuned as KarinasPerfect is writing us a review too. What a night for them…so passionate and beautiful as always!
ETA: And thanks to RoseArcana via Dance Legends, below is some highlights of the night…
This post is for Jim and all of our Karina Smirnoff fans as we know you are missing her greatly like we are. If you head to the Daily Mail, you can see her pictured in some new photos. Wow, have you ever seen such hot work out clothes? Note how she’s wearing dance shoes as well. In case you don’t know, she’s been rehearsing for a new Dance Legends Show with Slavik Kryklyvyy (seen below) that takes place on April 11th in New York City. For tickets and more information, see this link.
Thanks to Alicia…