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PureDWTS Witney Carson And Chris Soules To Dance Again In Ballroom With A Twist

Heads up to those living in Palm Coast and Lakeland Florida, Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson and Chris Soules are reuniting to dance again in “Ballroom With A Twist”. Chris talks all about it with The Daytona News Journal. Here is a take from the link. For tickets, go here or here.

Carson didn’t repeat as victor in season 20 — “her hopes of becoming champion were pretty dim once she had me as a partner,” Soules said — but she’ll be paired with him once again on the Ballroom with a Twist tour, which stops in Palm Coast Wednesday evening.

The tour showcases a robust roster of TV stars from shows such as “American Idol,” in addition to the aforementioned dance-centric series.

Though Soules stumbled upon fame inadvertently, Carson and many of the other Ballroom with a Twist cast members have pursued careers in entertainment and the arts since childhood.

Carson said she auditioned for “So You Think You Can Dance” right out of high school when the show came to her home state of Utah. “My mom actually pushed me to do it last minute,” Carson wrote in an email interview. She not only made it onto the show, but reached the top six.

She was hired on as a troupe dancer for “Dancing with the Stars” soon after, and within a season was promoted to professional dancer status. Her specialties are Latin and ballroom dancing, because they are “graceful yet so powerful,” she said. “I love the way two people move together to create magic. It’s one thing to do it but yourself but with two people you have to be completely in sync. It takes discipline and trust!”

As Carson’s partner on “Dancing with the Stars,” Soules said trust came fairly easily. Her status as reigning champ didn’t hurt. “I had a lot of confidence in her. For a (22-year-old), Witney is extremely talented, smart and mature.”

In Ballroom with a Twist, Carson will be paired with Soules for a jive, “the first dance we did on Week 1, then we’ll do contemporary, which is the dance we received the highest score on later in the season. So they’re two of my favorite dances to perform,” said Soules.

One of his favorite dances from a choreography perspective was the cha-cha, but don’t expect him to break it out Wednesday. “I completely screwed it up during the live portion of the show and we scored really horribly,” he said. “… I think I kind of cracked in to the pressure that week.”

While the show was “one of the most stressful experiences I’ve ever had,” Soules said, and at times “I literally thought I was gonna lose my mind” when faced with the crowd and cameras, “it was exciting and scary at the same time.”

January 18, 2016 I Written By

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See Damian Whitewood, Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, Oksana Dymetrenko ,Chris Soules In Ballroom With A Twist This Weekend In Harris, Michigan

If you live in the Harris, Michigan area and you want to watch a fun dance show this weekend, check out “Ballroom With A Twist” Friday (tonight) and Saturday to see Damian Whitewood, Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, Oksana Dymetrenko ,The Bachelor Chris Soules and more!! Below is a fun video teaser if you click on the link. For TICKETS, see Island Resort and Casino.

Island Resort & Casino, Harris ,MI

Who is coming out to Island Resort Casino in Harris ,MI this Friday and Saturday Sept 18th & 19th to see Damian Whitewood, Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower Oksana Dymetrenko ,The Bachelor Chris Soules and this amazing cast tear this stage up!

Posted by Ballroom with a Twist official on Thursday, September 17, 2015

ETA: Here is a segment about it at TV6. They interview the dancers…and check out Damian! I’d love to see him again….

September 18, 2015 I Written By

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Olympic Skating Medalist Nancy Kerrigan Visits Ballroom With A Twist At The North Shore Theatre- HQ Photos

It must have been so cool to have Olympic Skating Medalist Nancy Kerrigan attend Ballroom With A Twist and visit with the cast. You can view some high quality shots below courtesy of Producer Scott Stander (click on them to see them in their full size). Thanks Scott! Beautiful!! I wish Nancy would do Dancing With The Stars. Have you seen Ballroom With A Twist yet? If not, be sure you do. The show is going to Texas and New York state next. For tickets, see this link.

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Ballroom With A Twist July 26, 2015

July 27, 2015 I Written By

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Ballroom With A Twist Tristan MacManus, Chris Soules, Lacey Schwimmer, Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin At The North Shore – Photos, Videos

Ballroom With A Twist Boston by Andrea

As you might know from a previous post, Andrea saw Ballroom With A Twist last night at the North Shore Music Theatre in Boston. She loved the show and said Chris Soules was a “natural” and “charming” (and at the Meet & Greet too). She sent us a bunch of photos and videos from the show of Chelsie Hightower, Chris Soules, Dmitry Chaplin, Lacey Schwimmer, and Tristan MacManus which you can view below. We can’t thank her enough. If you haven’t got tickets yet to see this fun show, see this link.

Click the links to see the videos… Read more..

July 24, 2015 I Written By

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New Funny Ballroom With A Twist Promo With Tristan MacManus, Chelsie Hightower, Lacey Schwimmer, Dmitry Chaplin, Chris Soules

These Ballroom With A Twist Promos just keep getting better! Hilarious! I sure miss these pros on Dancing With The Stars. Chris Soules is a hoot in this too. If you like what you see, don’t miss seeing them at the North Shore Music Theatre in Boston, MA July 24th and 25th. For tickets, see this link.

Special Side Note: Andrea (who posts in comments) saw the show last night. She said Tristan told her he loves her and she got the final rose! So cute!! See Andrea’s twitter for pictures!!

Funny Ballroom With A Twist Promo by Voguerista

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DWTS Chris Soules, Tristan MacManus, Chelsie Hightower And More Set for Ballroom With A Twist In Beverly, MA And Westbury, NY

Dancing With The Stars and The Bachelor’s Chris Souls has been added to two Ballroom With A Twist Shows in Beverly, MA And Westbury, NY. Former pros Tristan MacManus, Chelsie Hightower, Anna Trebunskaya, Dmitry Chaplin, and Lacey Schwimmer of Dancing With The Stars are also dancing. Lots more info below in a new press release. For tickets, see this link.

ABC star of ‘The Bachelor’ & ‘Dancing with the Stars’ CHRIS SOULES JOINS HIT DANCE SPECTACULAR NOW IN ITS 7TH YEAR


North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly MA – July 23 – 25 And NYCB Theatre at Westbury, NY Aug 9

Audiences who can’t get enough of reality television will enjoy BALLROOM WITH A TWIST’s very special guest star Chris Soules, a recent ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant and star of the most recent season of ABC’s ‘The Bachelor.’ Some lucky audience members will be getting a rose and dance with the hunky farmer turned reality star onstage!

Crowds can take their obsession to the next level when the spectacular dancing and singing extravaganza performs live on stage at the North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly MA and NYCB Theatre at Westbury NY. BALLROOM WITH A TWIST featuring celebrity pros from ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ dancing with finalists from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ along with live vocals provided by finalists from ‘American Idol,’ and ‘The X Factor,’ will play three performances at North Shore Music Theatre from July 23 – July 25 and one show at NYCB Theatre at Westbury NY on Aug 9.

The full cast of BALLROOM WITH A TWIST includes ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Celebrity Dance Pros Tristan MacManus (celebrity partners have included Valerie Harper, Nancy Grace, and Dorothy Hamill), Anna Trebunskaya (celebrity partners included Evan Lysacek, Jerry Rice, Carson Kressley), Chelsie Hightower (celebrity partners have included Michael Bolton, Jake Pavelka , and Romeo), Lacey Schwimmer (celebrity partners have included Chaz Bono, Lance Bass, and Steve O), and Dmitry Chaplin (celebrity partners have included Mýa, Holly Madison, and Petra Nemcova).


July 16, 2015 I Written By

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Nightline Goes Behind The Scenes Of The DWTS 10th Anniversary Show

This is a little dated (and I can’t remember if we posted this), but, it’s fun to watch in case you missed it. #DWTSOffSeasonFun Thanks to Lois for the find.

June 2, 2015 I Written By

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Dancing with the Stars Season 20, THE FINALE – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Sounds like we’re going to get a whole bunch of contemporary, whether we like it or not. I say not, for the most part. It’s so over done now. Geez, I’m not old enough to be whining about the Good ole days, but that’s what I feel like doing. 🙂 Remember Derek and Jennifer’s freestyle – simple dance, but so nostalgic and tailored perfectly for Jennifer. Half the internet screamed “She carried a watermelon!!” What about Hines Ward? Love it or hate it, that Freestyle was different. As was Amber Riley’s. I could go on, but what’s the point?

Thing is, when you do contemporary, you’re now working against a very strong couple of dances from Derek and his partners. Unless you really go out there, you run the risk of being very derivative. Although that’s not really new for one of our couples. 😉 Anyway, I still have high hopes for Noah and Sharna – theirs looks like it has potential. The rest? Jury is definitely out.

I got this info from the press release via @DWTSGossip. Could have gotten it myself but I can’t find the damn password to the ABC site and the lovely Vogue is taking care of some personal stuff. 🙂

In the two-hour Season Finale on TUESDAY, MAY 19 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET), the show kicks off with a high-energy opening number featuring a reunion of all 12 of this season’s couples in addition to the judges and hosts. Then, one couple will perform an encore of their Freestyle dance as decided on by the judges. The finale will also feature a performance to “Juicy Wiggle,” by RedFoo and encore performances by Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe to “California Girls,” Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani to “Copacabana” featuring six additional dancers, Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson to “Bills,” Chris Soules and Witney Carson to “Footloose,” Willow Shields and Mark Ballas to “Alice’s Theme,” Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough’s Charleston to “Honey, I’m Good” featuring a performance by Andy Grammar and much more. The night will also include a reprise performance from Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev to “In Da Club,” and the Grammy award winning artist will also perform her hit song “2 Steps Away.” Additionally, fan favorites from past seasons Amy Purdy, Alfonso Ribeiro and Sadie Robertson return to the ballroom for special performances. Sia will perform her hit song “Elastic Heart” with a special dance performance by Derek and Julianne Hough. The star studded night will continue with a performance by Jason Derulo singing his hit song “Want To Want Me.” In the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a “24 Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles that they’ve performed this season and they’ll have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for additional judges’ points. At the end of the night, the winner of the Gold Mirrorball trophy will be announced!

ETA: Good for Riker, redoing the Pirate Paso!! Loved that dance.

ETA2: Be sure to see this link and this link for some fun rehearsal teasers. Lookin’ good!!!

Rumer and Val
Previously Performed Dance – Foxtrot (??)
Freestyle – AT/Contemporary Fusion
24-hr Fusion Challenge (Tuesday)

Noah and Sharna
Previously Performed Dance – Argentine Tango
Freestyle – Contemporary with four other pros
24-hr Fusion Challenge (Tuesday)

Riker and Allison
Previously Performed Dance – Pirate Paso Doble
Freestyle –
24-hr Fusion Challenge (Tuesday)

A photo posted by rikerr5 (@rikerr5) on

May 16, 2015 I Written By

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The Dancing Poetry Corner – A Jammin’, Jam-Packed, Jamboree

A Jammin’, Jam-Packed, Jamboree

There was a Jammin’, Jam-Packed Jamboree in the Ballroom on Tuesday night! A potpourri of song and dance numbers populated the show! Unfortunately, one couple would not make it to the Finals next week.

The Jamboree

The Opening – A Simply Americana Performance
Dedicated to the Women of the United States Military
A Pro and Troupe Revue
Danced to the Song – Bryan Adams Lyrics – Summer of 69

A country-hoedown atmosphere, a Western Wonder
Supercharged, high-powered, high-energy dance extravaganza
Tremendous display of high-steppin’, high-peppin’ dance talent

GDFR and Flo Rida Explosion
With Female Pros

Rappin’, Rollin’, and Rockin’ the Ballroom House
A ball of dynamite, explosive song and dance number

Teen Beach 2 – Disney Channel Movie
Ross Lynch and Company
Gotta Be Me

A blast, a Tempting, Tantalizing Treat
Fabulous fun, a teenager’s dream song and dance number

The Hard-Working Ladies of Dancing With The Stars

A Sparkling, Shiny, Spectacular Show-Stopper
Show of specialicious dancing splendor
A dazzling spectacle of astounding talent

A Dance Challenge – A Century of Dance in Two Minutes
Dancing Through the Ages
Clever, delightful creativity
By the Dream Dancing Pair – Emma Slater and Sasha Farber

Waltz – Early 1900s
Foxtrot – 1914
Charleston – 1920s
Lindy Hop – 1930s
Jive – 1950s
Swingin’ 60s
Disco 70s
Hip Hop 80s
The 90s
Modern 2015

The Monday night dances were reviewed. The pros and stars gave opinions on what it would mean to them to get through to the Finals.

The Jamboree ended with the dreaded elimination. No one wanted to see anyone miss the Finals. But, one couple had to leave the competition. In a show of dignity and grace, Derek and Nastia took their final bows. They received hugs and words of encouragement by the Finalists,

The Two-Part Finale will be May 18 and 19. Those dancing for the coveted, new Tenth Anniversary blinged-out Golden Mirror Ball Trophy: Rumer and Val, Riker and Allison, and Sharna and Noah.

This coming Saturday night, May 16, will be another special, Road To The Finals. Be sure to tune in for all the details. A review will be forthcoming.

Written By Lois A Troutman, May 14, 2015

May 15, 2015 I Written By

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The Dancing Poetry Corner – “Judge”Ment Night In The Ballroom

“Judge”Ment Night In The Ballroom

Whereas, it was declared on the 11th Day of May, 2015, that Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonoili, and Len Goodman, have issued an edict. Said edict requires each pair, Riker Lynch and Allison Holker, Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Nastia Luikin and Derek Hough, and Sharna Burgess and Noah Galloway, to follow their choices for dances, costumes, and music for Week 9 Semi-Finals.

Teeth chattering, hands wringing, nerves jangling, said pairs hunkered down in rehearsals with their designated Judge. “Here comes the Judge” was heard echoing throughout the rehearsal complex.

Said pairs had the pressures of learning two dances for the Semi-Finals. The race was as tight as a mammoth rubber band tightened around the Ballroom. Our own tensions were as tight as a drum! Electricity pulsated out of every pore, every corner of the Ballroom. The quality of dancing was higher than a kite in the sky!

Wherefore, in the annals of the Dancing With The Stars Memory Books, the declaration is:

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered, it was:

“Judge”Ment Night In The Ballroom

The Power-Propelled Opening

A bowl-us-over, Jumpin’ Jack Flash Jive
A strike in every way, a Dance Troupe extravaganza
Delivering a knock’em-out-of-the Ballroom-punch
Leading to the introduction of the Semi-Finalists

Semi-Finals Swing Set One
Rumer and Val – Viennese Waltz

A spotlight and a vision of white, star-quality
Waltz of wonderment, lyrical, romantic, angelic
America falling in love with Rumer, perfect Diva

Judges Choice – Bruno
Rumer and Val – Contemporary
Troupe Balletic Assist – Swan Lake

Balletic brilliance, a bright light
Stunning, spectacular, lift to the rafters
Brilliant concept, choreography, dramatic ending

Semi-Finals Set Two
Sharna and Noah – Viennese Waltz

A magical, mystical, marvelous time of life
Fluid, fabulous ease of movement, charming
Fresh romantic approach, honest, natural

Judges Choice – Carrie Ann
Sharna and Noah – Paso Doble
Troupe Assist

Like an opera house performance, high-end drama
Metaphor of Noah’s life, a story with passion
Masterful, a bull taking control of a herd

Semi-Finals Set Three
Riker and Allison – Contemporary

Raw, putting it all out on the floor, haunting
Hard core range, right on target, killed the dance
Pro quality from the star – Riker, incredible talent

Judges Choice – Julianne
Argentine Tango
With a Julianne Performance

A controlling dance like a lion taming two lionesses
With flair, musicality, a technical marvel
A beauty of a dance, classical, timeless classic

Semi-Finals Set Four
Nastia and Sasha – Quickstep

Flying feet across the floor, show stopper
Sequins on fire, with acrobatic artistry
A glowing, glamorous blonde bombshell

Judges Choice – Len
Nastia and Derek – Viennese Waltz
A Performance with Len

Dance for a Memory Book at a Golden Ball
Caressed with clarity, a love song, sublime refinement
A heart stopper finale with Len – a True Hero of Dance

Perfect Ten Dancing With The Stars Summer Tour Preview
With Hostess Melissa Rycroft
Val, Keo, Artem, Alan, Sasha
Emma, Brittany. Peta, Jenna, Witney

Dazzling display of polished precision
Dynamic dancing, powerhouse preview
A spotlight of astounding star quality

The Diamond on The Semi-Finals Cake

A marriage proposal – Noah professing his love
Noah says to Jamie – “Will you marry me?”
Jamie says – “Heck, yes,”.
To rousing applause and approval
Rocking the Ballroom House

A Semi-Finals of professional quality to remember in every way!
A heart-tugging, heart-stopping, epic, enthralling Ballroom scene!

Please stay tuned for a Tuesday Night Results Show Review!

Written By Lois A Troutman, May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015 I Written By

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