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Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy On Laurie Hernandez’s Maturity And Wisdom

US Weekly posted a chat with Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy about their partnership on Dancing With The Stars. Val was nervous at first to be paired with a teenager, but, Laurie soon proved she was more wise and mature than he realized.

VC: I don’t know what would surprise people about you. When I think about you, I know you’re 16, but you look like you’re 12.

LH: [Laughs.] Thanks?!

VC: No, no, you’re young and innocent and sweet, but you’re also very mature and have a lot of wisdom. I was nervous to be paired up with a teenager.

LH: Because your dances are all spicy? And you have to tone it down, like … 40 notches? [Laughs.]

VC: I just didn’t want to babysit. There are 50-year-old children, and there are 16-year-old adults. You hold yourself accountable.

LH: Val, what do you like best about being my partner?

VC: I’ve enjoyed getting to know you. I know you’re going to be deeply depressed and miss me an awful amount after this.

I have a feeling it will be the other way around. Lots more at US Weekly

October 31, 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.

Laurie Hernandez Chats Dancing With The Stars On Good Day LA

Laurie Hernandez was a guest on Good Day LA today to talk about Dancing With The Stars and more. She’s so cute.

October 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.

Watch Laurie Hernandez And Valentin Chmerkovskiy In Rehearsals For DWTS Week 7

Young Hollywood went into rehearsals with Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy. They answer questions on training and more.

October 24, 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.

DWTS Laurie Hernandez Writes Of The Group Dance, Learning The Quickstep, And More

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.

October 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.

Shawn Johnson And Nastia Liukin Give Laurie Hernandez Tips For DWTS

Laurie Hernandez picked up some fun tips from Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin for her dance tonight on Dancing With The Stars. Watch below…

October 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.

Laurie Hernandez, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Lochte, And Maureen McCormick Talk About DWTS Week 6 Latin Night

Laurie Hernandez, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Lochte, and Maureen McCormick talk about Latin Night and their routines coming up on Dancing With The Stars Week 6. I love video diaries…

October 15, 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.

Laurie Hernandez Writes Of Her “Most Memorable Year” Dance On Dancing Wit The Stars

Laurie Hernandez has written a new blog at US Weekly. She writes of how much her dance means to her this week and why. Read on for more…

DWTS’ theme this week is one of my favorites. It’s “My Most Memorable Year,” where every contestant will talk about a meaningful time in their lives. I’m really excited to hear everyone else’s stories because you always learn so much about all the contestants when they talk about something that’s super important to them. I’m dancing to “Rise” by Katy Perry, which is the song she wrote for the Olympics. They sped it up a little and added a few beats just because we’re doing a paso doble, so it’s a little more intense — but like the song already was, it’s very intense and dramatic.

I did pick 2016 as my most memorable year, but it’s more acknowledging what happened leading up to this year. The dance is about how I dedicated my whole entire life to gymnastics, but it wasn’t until this year that I could really come out and show the world what I had been working on since I was 11 years old.

Everybody just saw the Olympics and saw that I got medals, but they didn’t see all the hard work that went behind it. So that’s what we’re going for this week: Not just to show that I got a silver medal in beam, but all the dedication I put into getting to that point. I don’t think everyone realizes that I was extremely nervous before right I got up on the beam in Rio. We were talking about it yesterday, and I still got jittery just thinking about it! [Dance partner] Val [Chmerkovskiy] said, “Are you OK?” And I said, “I’m still nervous just talking about this!”

To read Laurie’s full blog, see US Weekly.

October 10, 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.

Laurie Hernandez And Val Chmerkovskiy Interviewed On Dancing With The Stars, Dance On The Ellen Show

Below is a show clip of Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy being interviewed on Dancing With The Stars on The Ellen Show. Be sure to watch the show today in case there is more to this interview. Also, Just Jared Jr. has some fun pics of them from the show. So cute.

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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.

DWTS Laurie Hernandez And Val Chmerkovskiy Attend ‘Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life’ Premiere – Photos, Video

Dancing With The Stars Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy attended to premiere Of CBS Films’ ‘Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life’ and looking so cute. I’m liking Val’s hair now more that it’s starting to grow out on the sides.

ETA: Here is an interview where she mentions her next dance…

ETA2: An Entertainment Tonight report… Read more..

October 6, 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.

Official DWTS Live Tour “Cast” Press Release, Statement From Sharna Burgess, HQ Poster, And More

On Monday in a previous post, we announced the official cast of the new “DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! – WE CAME TO DANCE” Tour, Below is the official press release and poster courtesy of Disney ABC. It also includes quotes from Sharna Burgess. If you haven’t bought tickets yet, SEE THIS LINK!

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! – WE CAME TO DANCE

HITTING THE ROAD THIS WINTER

All New Show to Feature Lindsay Arnold, Artem Chigvintsev, Sharna Burgess, Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, Jenna Johnson, Gleb Savchenko, Keo Motsepe, Alan Bersten, Hayley Erbert and Special Guest Stars to be Announced

Tickets on Sale Now!

Los Angeles, CA (October 3, 2016) – America’s favorite dance show is going back on the road this winter with Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance, giving fans the opportunity to see the best dancers in the business perform live in their hometown. This all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, including sizzling group performances, romantic duets, contemporary numbers and original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. Dancing with the Stars: Live! travels to 43 cities this winter beginning on December 16th in Reno, NV and running through February 14th.

Captivating audiences across the country, Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance features the hottest cast in dance including Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Hayley Erbert, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater with more casting to be announced*. Audiences will have the opportunity to experience the professional dancing, exquisite costumes and excitement they see in the ballroom every Monday night live in their hometowns.

“I’m excited to go on tour again and meet so many of our amazing fans across he country! It’s always incredible to see first hand the joy that Dancing with the Stars brings to so many people,” said pro dancer Sharna Burgess. Read more..

October 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.