DWTS17 Corbin Bleu And Karina Smirnoff Write On Their New Dance Tonight

Dancing With The Stars Corbin Bleu writes that he is dancing this week’s dance to his sisters!!!

I have a very close, tight-knit family, and 2011 was a big year of change for us. So the theme for my dance this week is “The Memorable Year” – and it will be a dance that evokes a lot about my family.

In 2011, I ended up moving out, my sister went off to school, and then my other sister was diagnosed with scoliosis. It was just a big year of transition for all of us, and because there were so many obstacles getting in the way, it kind of brought us closer. So I’m dedicating my dance this week to my three sisters: Hunter, Phoenix and Jag. It’s going to be really sweet, and it’s to a beautiful song. This dance is extremely close to me, and it’s very different from what we did last week.

More at People.com including his thoughts on last week’s dance and how he’s been pushing himself that much further this week after what the judges advised.

Karina has written a new blog at People.com as well. Below is a take about how she is excited and nervous! Below is why and I can understand why she is feeling a little pressured…

I’m excited, but I’m a little nervous because it’s a bit intimidating. It’s a necessity for me to choreograph a dance that will have the feeling of inspiration and wanting to pursue your dreams, but when you dedicate it to family it puts extra pressure on the dancers so I’m a little nervous about this one.

Last week we really wanted people to see that we are not taking anything for granted and that we are not taking the easy way out. We are working hard and we are trying to get better every single time. So getting three 9’s was great, but would we have loved to have one 10? Absolutely! Who would ever say, ‘No I don’t want a 10, don’t give it to me?’ But we were excited and happy about how the dance went.

I do agree with Julianne. Corbin’s hips could have been in just a little more, but I mean, for the level of quality and technique that he produced Monday night I couldn’t have asked him to do a better job.

He went for it and he has a booty. That’s not a bad problem to have. He’s got a great booty and it’s a little extra work for him to tuck it under.

But in terms of hip-hop, I guess I understand Carrie Ann, because that’s what she’s looking for. I personally didn’t see it in this dance, but this is something he’s going to have to work through all season. He is known for dancing hip-hop and people are going to be looking for that.