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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.  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.  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.  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.  I think we all universally agreed on at least the bottom 2 on the list – they were THAT bad 🙁 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

Dancing with the Stars Season 23 – PRO WATCH!!

Welp. I must say, my snark is extremely rusty because it’s been on vacation. 🙂 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. 😉 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. :-)

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! 🇺🇸🎉#BBQ #4thjuly #friends

A photo posted by Emma Slater (@emmaslaterdance) on

Happy 4th of July everyone!!!!!!! This ought to make you laugh😂 #Fireworks

A video posted by Sasha Farber (@sashafarber1) on

👆🏻🎈🎈🎉🎉👆🏻

A photo posted by Sharna Burgess (@sharnaburgess) on

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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.

Beautiful Photos Of DWTS Sasha Farber And Emma Slater At Florida Dance Events

I can’t get enough of these photos of Dancing With The Stars Emma Slater and Sasha Farber dancing in Florida last week. Aren’t they stunning?! Also below are photos from their Meet and Greets. All photos courtesy of @SlaterSlays at twitter. Beautiful!

June 21, 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.

Watch Sasha Farber And Emma Slater Dance In “Life’s A Dance”, Reunited With Tristan MacManus

As you know from a previous post, Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber and Emma Slater danced in a “Life’s a Dance” celebration in Pensacola, Florida over the weekend. Well below is a beautiful video Sasha posted at his instagram. He tells us there is more to come (a Jive). So, stay tuned to his Instagram.

Also, isn’t it great to Tristan MacManus again? What a breath of fresh air all three of them are.

Finally reunited with my brother! So good to finally catch up! #TristanMacmanus

A photo posted by Sasha Farber (@sashafarber1) on

June 20, 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.

“Life’s A Dance” With Sasha Farber, Emma Slater, Sharna Burgess, Tony Dovolani, And Tristan MacManus

Last night Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber, Emma Slater, Sharna Burgess, and Tony Dovolani danced in “Dancing With Desire” in Niceville, Florida(which you can read about here). Tonight they (along with Tristan MacManus) dance in a “Life’s a Dance” celebration in Pensacola, Florida. PNJ.com reports on Tony and how much the event means to him….and for a long time now.

“Tony is always consistent, even with his growth in popularity,” Luna said. “There’s so much talent to that guy, and he comes here every year; has not missed one.”

“This is home away from home,” Dovolani said.” This is always on my calendar because of the relationships here. They are like family.”

The Life’s a Dance celebration, tonight at the Saenger Theater, pairs local celebrities with instructors from Luna’s dance studio. In addition, there will be performances by cast members of “Dancing With the Stars,” including Dovolani, Shana Burgess, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber and Tristan MacManus.

This year’s local celebrities include Carey King of the Studer Group; Dr. Luis Navas, Medical Center Clinic; Jason Crawford, Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems; John Lark Herron, John Lark Herron Insurance LLC; John McLean, Pensacola Ice Flyers; Karen Sindel, candidate for District 1 County Commissioner; Laura Hussey, WEAR ABC3; and Nicole Stacey, Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Barry Cole of Bere Jewelers donates a watch each year. Dovolani was at Bere today to pick out the new watch he will wear for next year. He also returned last year’s watch, which will be raffled off.

“Tony is a great guy,” Cole said. “He’s a normal guy with three kids and he is big into supporting charities. You know when you have someone like him, you can count on him.”

“He could be doing anything,” Luna said. “But he brings his family and spends Father’s Day weekend here.”

Awesome. To read more, get tickets, and see a cool pic of Tony and Emma, see PNJ.com.

June 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.

Sasha Farber, Emma Slater, Sharna Burgess, And Tony Dovolani Perform In “Dancing With Desire”

Last night Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber, Emma Slater, Sharna Burgess, and Tony Dovolani danced in “Dancing With Desire” in Niceville, Florida. Below are a few instagrams. According to twitter, fans at the event had a great time…..especially Myles (see below). #awwww

ETA: Shannon L Quinlan and Bekah Goldsmith have some photos too from the meet and greet. There are some photos at Emma Slater’s Facebook as well.

Tonights meet and greet was so much fun, got to meet Myles! I think me and Emma made a friend for life! #Florida

A photo posted by Sasha Farber (@sashafarber1) on

Poison Ivy… Another awesome red head 😉

A photo posted by Sharna Burgess (@sharnaburgess) on

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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.

See Sasha Farber, Emma Slater, Sharna Burgess, Tony Dovolani, And Joey Fatone In “Dancing With Desire”

A heads up for fans living in Florida. On June 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville, Florida, you can see Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber, Emma Slater, Sharna Burgess, and Tony Dovolani dance in “Dancing With Desire”. For ticket information, see the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at this link. Let’s hope we get pics and video.

DancingWithDesire

June 1, 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.

“End Of The Season” Questionnaire for Dancing With The Stars Season 22

Below is a new “End of the season” Questionnaire for Dancing With The Stars Season 22. This is when you can tell your most honest thoughts and feelings for how you feel on the show (good and bad). Let’s hope “the powers that be” read them and hear our cries. Ready? Answer the questions below in comments to your best ability. See you there and thanks for participating. Special thanks to Nathan and Kristie for their help with questions.xx

1. Who were your favorite 5 couples from Dancing With The Stars Season 22? You can name a few more if you like.

2. From all the celebrity contestants on Dancing With The Stars 22 and if there was a Congeniality Award, which one celebrity deserved it the most? (pick only ONE)

3. My 5 favorite pros on Dancing With The Stars Season 22 were __________________________. You can pick a few more if you like.

4. What were your most favorite THREE dances on Dancing With The Stars Season 22? You can name more if you can’t stop at three.

5. If you were to give a “Choreograph Award” to THREE pros on Dancing With The Stars Season 22, would they be?

6. From an “A” to an “F”, how would you grade Dancing With The Stars Season 22 overall?

7. Are you satisfied with the direction of the show? If not, how can ‘the powers that be’ improve Dancing With The Stars in the future?

8. Lastly, if you had just ONE WISH for Dancing With The Stars Season 23, what would it be?

9. Which celebs from Dancing With The Stars Season 22 will you now follow on social media?

10. What was your 3 or 5 favorite pieces of music used for the dances?

May 26, 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 22, THE FINALE NIGHT TWO – Live Blog!! (Spoilers)

I’m back, I’ve watched the show… And what in the hell was Val thinking?   It started out OK and then it turned into a bad parody of Derek’s fox trot with Nicole that happened in like week three or four combined with the dumbed down version of his Singin’ in the Rain with Bethany. Good lord.  What happened to the good old days when bad freestyles actually got like 8s?? Cuz that was bad…and everyone was pretending it was great. How annoying can you get? Read more..

May 24, 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. :-)