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Normani Kordei Blogs DWTS Week 1 for Hollywood Life

Normani writes about week 1, her nerves and how they are in Okinawa, Japan this week for tour. I do like how she owns her dance experience and all the expectations and responsibility that comes with it. I do wish she would realize that she only did half a quickstep and perhaps tell her partner to get it together – but we can’t have everything. Visit Hollywood Life to read the rest of her blog.

Going into this first week I was definitely, and obviously, very nervous. There is a lot of expectation for me as a former dancer, and someone with dance experience, but with more expectation comes more responsibility. That really got me through this week. I always try to take everything Val [Chmerkovskiy] says into consideration. He is always giving me the best advice and critiques, and I try to listen to him a lot and take what he says and show it in our routine. He and I are out on the floor together, and I know that we are in this competition as a team, so listening to him this week has been so important for me.

The quick step was our first dance but also one of the hardest dances there is, so I am blessed that I got through it with Val’s guidance. It took me a bit to recognize that he is with me every step of the way; when we go out on floor we are out there together. So we took on the quick step together and I think we crushed it. I blacked out in the best way possible once I was out on the floor. I didn’t want the audience, or the cameras, or the judges to distract me from what I knew we could do. I just focused in on the glitter, and the lights, and the music and gave it my all.

March 23, 2017 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. :-)

Normani Kordei And Valentin Chmerkovskiy On DWTS Season 24 – Videos

Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy are guests on Access Hollywood Live today. We’ll have video of that appearance soon. First, here they are on Facebook courtesy of Laurie Hernandez News You Tube.

ETA: You can now watch them on Access Hollywood Live below. They talk of Dancing With The Stars, why Normani wanted Val as a partner, and lots more.

March 15, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Highlights Of The DWTS Live “We Came To Dance” Winter Tour

Below are some highlights from the 2017 Winter Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Tour. Let’s hope there is another tour soon (and they come to DENVER!).

March 14, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Val Chmerkovskiy And Tony Dovolani Interviewed On Their New Studio In Las Vegas And More (Video)

Below is a new interview with Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani on their new Dance With Me Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. They also give lessons and more. Thanks to Laurie Hernandez News for recording.

ETA: And another interview…

ETA2: And another…

ETA3: You can see some fun photos of Maks, Tony, and Val celebrating their new studio Vegas News and Just Jared.

March 9, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Val Chmerkovskiy Says The New Season Of DWTS Is Going To Be The Best One Yet (Pap Video)

The paps caught up with Val Chmerkovskiy and asked if he had what it takes to be #1. He remarked “obviously” (uhhhh). He also said the new season is going to be the best one yet.

March 5, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Watch Normani Kordei And Valentin Chmerkovskiy In Their First DWTS Rehearsals

Below is a video of Normani Kordei and Valentin Chmerkovskiy in their first rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Let us know what you think in comments. She looks really good and I love her hair! Thanks to Zainab Malik17 for recording.

March 4, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Live “We Came To Dance” Tour Has Some Fun Backstage

Below the pros of the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour have some fun backstage. You can find out their favorite colors and lots more. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.

UPDATED: Here’s another from Wednesday night….

February 1, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Live “We Came To Dance” Tour Photos From Radio City Music Hall, Facebook Chat

As you know from a previous post, the cast of the Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Tour performed at Radio City Music Hall last night. You can see some beautiful photos at Radio City Twitter. Here’s a fun facebook chat they held yesterday too.

January 18, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

The Cast Of The DWTS Live “We Came To Dance” Tour Performs On GMA (Videos)

The cast of the Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Tour performed on Good Morning America today. Sharna and Val were interviewed a little too. Videos below courtesy of @Idolxfactor1. It’s so good to see them all and I love what Val said on being a new Uncle. Be sure to see the tour if you can. Tickets Here.

January 17, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

New Sharna Burgess DWTS Live Tour Interview, Will She’ll Be Back Next Season?

Broadway World talked with Sharna Burgess about the new Dancing With The Stars tour. They ask her about the best part of taking the show on the road and the dances included in it. They also ask her on Danving With The Stars and if she’ll be back next season. Read below. Is this a confirm? Also, don’t miss a bunch a beautiful new photos of the tour by photographer David Wiza at this link. They are stunning!

3. What’s the best part of taking this show on the road — and what’s the most challenging part for you?

SB: The best part is being able to meet some of our incredible fans face to face, hear how much they love the show and how much it means to them. We have the most amazing and dedicated fans and seeing the smiles on their faces while we perform live is just so fulfilling! The most challenging part is being away from my life for 3 months. I have 2 dogs, my home, other projects that need my attention and being on the road makes it hard to be there for those things.

4. How will you spend the “off season” … and will you be back for the next season of the TV series?

SB: Well, my entire off-season will be rehearsing for the tour or actually being on tour. But I’m hoping to find a couple days of downtime before next season starts.

More at Broadway World.

December 30, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.