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More With Gleb Savchenko And Elena Samodanova On Their New Dance Studio And Dreams Come True

As you might know from a previous report, Dancing With The Stars Gleb Savchenko And Elena Samodanova opened a new dance studio. Below they talk to ET all about it and how the dream came to be. So cute!! I love these two….

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July 17, 2018 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS DWTS Junior Pro Profile: Rylee Arnold

Age: 13
Height: 4’11”
Hometown: Provo, Utah
Home studio: VIBE
Dance style: cross-trained in ballroom, hip-hop, jazz, tap, contemporary, and gymnastics
How you might know her: She’s Lindsay’s youngest sister, and tried out for SYTYCD: The Next Generation (but didn’t make it to the live shows).
Other accolades: Placed 3rd in Under-10 Latin at the WDC World Championship in Paris in 2014.ย 
Pro mentor: Lindsay Arnold

Rylee (and Brightyn!) talk SYTYCD: The Next Generation

Dancing some cha-cha with her competition partner, Daniel:

Doing hip-hop (with appearances by Brightyn & Hailey):

Doing some contemporary…

And the lovely Arnold ladies ๐Ÿ™‚

Court’s thoughts: Rylee on her own is going to be staunch competition – like Lindsay, she’s cross-trained in just about every style, and she seems to excel in ALL of them. God bless VIBE and the cross-training they give their kids – all of their dancers are so well-rounded ๐Ÿ™‚ But when you add Lindsay’s guidance and her choreography to the mix? Calling it now – barring any shenanigans (and there had better not be any, with these adorable smol pros that I already feel very protective of), we will see Rylee in the finals of DWTSJ. Like Lindsay, she has IT.

Follow Rylee on social media:

Rylee’s Instagram
Rylee’s YouTube

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

PureDWTS DWTS Junior, Season 1 – Let’s Talk About the Cast (So Far)

Because it was pointed out to me that the comments are no longer open on the original post (which is supposed to happen after a post is over a month old – a nice little feature John added to prevent trolls from stirring up trouble on old, dead posts), and the original post was getting kinda long, I figured I’d move everything to a new post so everyone can discuss the recent developments we’ve posted ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not going to copy/paste everything from the original post, so for other details beyond the cast, go here.ย  And if you want to be completely surprised by the cast when DWTSJ airs starting in September, PROCEED NO FURTHER – SPOILERS AHEAD!!! …Read more

July 15, 2018 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

Dancing With The Stars Valentin Chmerkovskiy And Jenna Johnson Interviewed On Their Engagement And Wedding Plans

This is fun. Entertainment Tonight spoke with Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy And Jenna Johnson at the opening of Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova’s dance studio. They revealed some sweet information on their engagement over the summer. Read on….

“I had no idea,” Johnson said of the romantic moment. Chmerkovskiy admitted it was a more “spontaneous” moment, planning the proposal only “a couple of days” beforehand.

But even though the actual act of putting a ring on it was sudden, he did get the most important approval of all before going ahead.

“I asked her father, obviously that was a huge thing,” Chmerkovskiy said. “With our tour we were in Utah probably beginning of May and so it was a month before I proposed. So about a month, a little more than that.”

“I was shocked because Iโ€™m very traditional and so he knew that talking to my dad was really important and he was very adamant about doing it in person,” Johnson added. “And so the first thing I actually said to him was, โ€˜Did you ask my dad?โ€™ And he was like, โ€˜Yes, of course!โ€™”

And this on the wedding planning..

“I just want to put it out there right now for all my friends. ‘Youโ€™re not invited. Youโ€™re not invited and donโ€™t take it personally,'” he joked. “Weโ€™ve been talking budgets. Weโ€™ve been talking 2018. Weโ€™re talking like, I celebrate you every day. Why do we need to pay extra for another meal?”.

I love this couple. For more, see Entertainment Tonight.

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Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Junior Pros And Mentors Spotted At The Studio – Photos

Check out Just Jared Jr. when you can. You can view some of the mentors for Dancing With The Stars Junior arriving at the studios. Hailey Bills and Brightyn Brems were also spotted at the studio. In case you don’t know yet, they are two of the Junior pros. All of them are all smiles and look ready to go. For more on everything we know on Dancing With The Stars Junior so far (which is breaking by the minute it seems! Good job, Court!), see and be watching this post for updates.

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Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Gleb Savchenko And Elena Samodanova Open New Dance Studio

Congratulations to one of my favorite dance couples to Dancing With The Stars Gleb Savchenko And Elena Samodanova. They opened a new dance studio and it looks just beautiful. Below are some social media goodies and more from it’s Grand Opening. For more information on their new studio, see Pro Dance LA.

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Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Nominated In 2018 Emmy Awards For Hairstyling, Costuming, Production Design, And More

As far as we can tell, Dancing With The Stars has been nominated three times in the Production Design, Costume, and Hairstyling categories. Other than that, nothing for Choreography or for Best Series like in past years. Dang!!! If we find more results or need to make corrections or additions, we’ll be sure to update.

ETA3: This post has been edited several times to include all of the nominations for Dancing With The Stars. SIX is the total count!! They go as such:

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY, REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR VARIETY, NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAMMING

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SERIES

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL (NON-PROSTHETIC)

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES

You can view more details on each nomination at Emmys.com. To see our predictions post, see this link.

July 12, 2018 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS 2018 Emmy Awards – Nomination Predictions/Live Blog

Once again, this has snuck up on us ๐Ÿ˜› I will try to do a live blog tomorrow morning once the announcements are up, but it may end up being more of a “this is what was announced” post with a short lag time…we shall see.

I think part of the reason we kinda spaced this is because it looks to be slim pickin’s for DWTS this year – the shortened (and simplified) spring season means fewer eligible routines for the Outstanding Choreography category, and with World of Dance‘s first season now eligible, I think we could witness a reduction in nominees from SYTYCD, and DWTS being shut out of the category completely.ย  Additionally, part of me thinks that we may see WOD and possibly American Idol also picking up a few nominations in other categories (Outstanding Costume Design, Outstanding Makeup, Outstanding Hairstyling, Outanding Lighting Design, etc) that might have otherwise gone to DWTS – I don’t think the austerity measures that they appeared to take with the All-Athletes season helped, because they seemed to stick to simpler, “safer” hair, makeup, costuming, and staging.

As for Outstanding Reality TV Series/Reality Host – given that DWTS/Tom got shut out last year, I’m not optimistic they’ll somehow elbow their way back in this year, especially with WOD and AI in the mix; my guess is that RuPaul wins Outstanding Reality Host again, and RuPaul’s Drag Race could be the dark horse to win Outstanding Reality Series, with the boom in viewership they’ve experienced since moving the show from Logo to VH1. But I digress…

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July 11, 2018 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

Dancing With The Stars Valentin Chmerkovskiy And Jenna Johnson Engaged!!

Guess what? Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson are engaged! See People for details. So awesome. I’ve always thought they made such a cute couple.

June 14, 2018 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

New Single And Music/Dance Video: Watch “Stampede” With Alexander Jean And Lindsey Stirling

Wow, I can’t get enough of the new song and video by Alexander Jean and Lindsey Stirling called “Stampede”. Powerful stuff!! Check it out below, dance along, and be sure to download the single HERE! OUTSTANDING!!

June 13, 2018 I Written By

Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.