Because it’s summer and there’s not much else DWTS-related to talk about – why not get a blast from the past and take a look at what some of our pros and judges do when they’re not performing on the show? And in this case, the activity in question is appearing in music videos – with varying results. Some of them are pretty cool, others are blink-and-you-miss-it cameos, and some…should probably stay buried forever Let’s check it out… Read more..
Well, I guess the reviewer of Bakersfield.com wasn’t too impressed with Val’s lines in one performance. Other than that, he gave the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour a thumbs up.
The show opened with Chmerkovskiy in a black robe with “Champ” on the back. Underneath, Chmerkovskiy’s body appeared to be a bit rounder, and he admitted to Rycroft that he’d let himself go since finally winning the mirror ball trophy. But don’t worry, he told her, he’s still got it. Stripping off the robe, he danced a number in a long-sleeved white shirt, black dress pants and suspenders, and a fat suit. Maybe I’m a humorless feminist, but the bit didn’t land for me. Not only do fat jokes from people who have been in shape most of their lives seem a little mean-spirited, it’s just lazy. Which is kind of ironic: it wasn’t Chmerkovskiy that was slacking off; it was the writers.
But you can’t stay irritated once the dancing starts, first with a group number to “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon and later with a decades-themed medley that started with a beleathered “You’re The One That I Want” from “Grease” and went through “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from “Hairspray,” “Aquarius” from “Hair” and “She’s a Maniac” from “Flashdance,” complete with unitards and leg warmers. The quick wardrobe changes for each era must have been frantic backstage, but you’d never guess it as each dancer calmly took the stage.
Several times throughout the show, Rycroft and the dancers mentioned how the tour was for the fans, for the people at home who watch and vote but can’t be in the studio audience. They did a great job getting the audience involved, from a question-and-answer session early in the show to dancers running into the crowd and, for one lucky lady, a one-on-one dance and kiss on the cheek from Chmerkovskiy, who gracefully avoided answering her marriage proposal.
Between dance numbers, which ranged from the paso doble to samba to hip hop, Rycroft introduced the dancers, starting with the men — romantic Keo Motsepe, baby of the group Alan Bersten, prankster Sasha Farber and Chmerkovskiy, who needed no introduction for anyone other than me — and gave them a rose. When the women did a dance on their own, the crowd respectfully cheered, but when it was the men’s turn, hoots and hollers could be heard from all over the venue, including from some very polite-looking senior ladies.
To read the full review and see a photo, see Bakersfield.com.
Below is a new interview with Emma Slater and Val Chmerkovksiy about the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. They also talked about Dancing With The Stars with the reporter.
Here is some press coverage about Rumer….
And I’m loving some of these instagrams of the cast in their down times…
Finally some HQ photos of the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour! Click on any of the photos to see more. It’s so good to see Peta Murgatroyd well and dancing again.
If you head to the Las Vegas Sun, you can read a review of the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. You can also view a new gallery of photos. Below is a take from the link…
In the touring show, there was a routine to hip-hop music and one to country, where the outfits were eye-catching: jeans and cowboys hats for the shirtless men; Daisy Duke shorts and bikini tops for the ladies.
The precision of the dance movement was most impressive. When watching at home Monday nights, you don’t see the step-by-step movement of the dancers, nor do you truly appreciate their greatness and the amount of physical and mental preparation.
That dancing savvy is noticeable with each routine during the touring show, with performers such as Witney Carson and Murgatroyd so elegant with each step and sincere in giving fans a great evening of entertainment.
The show is more than dancing. Rycroft, the Dallas native and Season 15 champion, is witty and personable as the host. The dancers also interact with the fans — everything from Emma Slater taking a photo with the crowd and posting on her Twitter (@EmmaSlaterDance) to the men of the show walking down into the audience to distribute roses.
“We’ve been more excited about this stop than any other,” Rycroft said.
More at the Las Vegas Sun,.
Below are some fun shots from the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour at the Ntelos Wireless Pavilion last night. Click the photos to see more.
The NY Daily is reporting Rumer Willis has hurt her foot. For now, she has can’t dance on the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour, but, she can still sing. Here’s more….
“I have to hang up my dancing shoes for a little bit because of a few stress fractures in my foot but it’s not gonna stop me from singing for you guys on the #DWTSlivetour,” she captioned the photo.
This is a big disappointment for the 26-year-old, who says she has been having a great time on the “Dancing with the Stars Live Tour.”
“I have had such an amazing time on the #DWTSlivetour so far…I am so grateful to be able to keep dancing not only for myself but for all of you guys,” she wrote on a shot of her and her all-star dance partner.
“Feel so lucky to be sharing the stage with such incredible people and a huge thank you to @iamvalc for continuing to help me grow as a dancer everyday.”
To read the full story, see the NY Daily.
Lois: My friend, Kathy L Erdman, and I call each other our “Dancing Twin”. We can finish each other’s sentences about the show. We can echo each other to a “Dancing T”! Our thoughts are blended as one! We both have watched every season, every show! We love the show so much and call it The Best Entertainment Show On The Planet!
When the opportunity came to go to the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour we jumped at the chance! We were so fortunate that we live only an hour away from Hershey PA, as the slogan goes, “The Sweetest Place on Earth”. The scents of Hershey’s Chocolate waft through the town. You simply cannot go to Hershey without having your fill of the sweetest treat in Pennsylvania!
Our excitement crescendoed as the time drew near! We pulled into the parking lot and had to pinch ourselves saying, “We are actually here!”
Seeing dancers up close is a whole other perspective than seeing them on television. Being able to see their movements is much clearer in person. For example, the lifts seem even more effortless. We can see the fluidity of their movements so much better. We were close enough to see them full-on. Their faces were beautifully clear.
Each pro got to speak during the show. They went out into the audience for that personal feel. Sasha crossed over a row of seats behind us and we got to see him very up close! Emma went with him into the audience. Two lucky ladies asked if Val would dance with them. He sprinted to their section and gave them a thrill! The guys went into the audience handing out a red rose to a lucky gal.
I would give this show a “Ten Perfect 10 Review”! I feel honored and privileged to have been able to witness “The Traveling Ballroom”! As Kathy says below, I also felt like I was in the ballroom. Perhaps the closest I will ever get to the real thing.
We cheered loudly during the show! Our “dancing hearts” were warmed by being in the presence of the astounding dancers! The variety of dances was perfect!
A Ten Perfect 10 Review!
Kathy did a wonderful review. I wanted to share it with you. Here it is…. Read more..
The cast of the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour took a day off and had some fun at an amusement park yesterday. Here’s some footage as well as a teaser on the next show thanks to Peta Murgatroyd.
How about some coverage of the dancing With The Stars Live Tour in Hershey, Pennsylvania? If you head to PennLive.com, you can view 23 beautiful high resolution photos. Below are some videos from the show as well.