DWTS16 Week 2 Mark Ballas And Aly Raisman Work On Communication, Speed Of Counts, And More

Mark Ballas has written his first blog for Dancing With The Stars Season 16 at USA Today. He writes of what a “joy” this season has been so far. He describes his partner, Aly Raisman, as a warrior, focused, driven, and she has the personality of an angel. This week they’ve been working on communication for numerous reasons. Below is a take about what they are working on for their next dance and the things Aly is struggling with….

This week, we have the quickstep and although Aly is finding the ballroom side of things to be quite natural, she is struggling with the speed of the counts. Also, we have been putting in the hours teaching her how to be more musical.

For a gymnast doing floor routines, the music is kind of ear candy. She doesn’t use accents or counts in that setting, so it’s really just background music. This is something that Aly and I really have to work on in order for her to progress in this competition. She is getting better and better everyday, but we still have a lot to accomplish. At this point, all I can say is that I’m really proud of Aly. She is killing it!

More at USA Today. You can also read a short interview with Aly at the LA Times.