Laurie Hernandez has written a new blog at US Weekly. She writes of how excited she is do a Group dance this week. However, they haven’t had a lot of time to rehearse it yet. She also previews her and Vals new dance. Here is more….
I’m feeling good and I’m excited for this week because we have a group dance on top of our own dance, so that’ll be fun – and stressful — at the same time. We haven’t really figured out how we’ll rehearse the group number since we’ll continue to travel with my tour, but we had our first group rehearsal right after the show on Monday night. Our group is me, Jana, Terra and Marilu. We’re “Team Future” — next week’s theme is “Eras” so it’s all about different periods of time. Jana’s always traveling, I’m traveling so it’ll be interesting to see how this all comes together.
It’s cool to dance as a group because everyone’s different. It’s weird to see how creative everyone can be from different views and perspectives instead of just Val’s. It’s a great thing to have so many good ideas, but at the same time there’s so many cooks in the kitchen! The first hour of us trying to figure out the dance was literally just the male pros talking! And all of us girls just hung out, stressing out. We were like, “Why can’t we just start something?!” But it’s all going to work out in the end … I hope!
We’re doing a 1960s-themed quickstep this week for our solo dance. Sometimes rehearsal is frustrating because I wish I could get the steps down a little faster even though everyone’s telling me I get the steps down faster than anyone else. it’s kind of weird to hear that but at the same time, the steps aren’t easy!
Coming into Dancing With the Stars, I thought it would be a lot easier. I didn’t think it would be just a breeze, I knew it would be difficult, but I wasn’t expecting it to be this hard. It’s really hard to stay patient with myself and realize this is a whole different world than gymnastics.
To read Laurie’s full blog, see US Weekly.