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Pure Dancing With The Stars: Rate Your Favorite Male Pros

Hey, thanks Everyone for your participation in the “Rate Your Favorite Female Pros” post. It appears Kym and Anna were the most popular with our readers. So now, how about the male pros? How do you rank them at this time from your favorite to least favorite?

Mine goes as follows:

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Derek Hough: Seriously, I go back and forth on these two and can never decide who is my absolute favorite? I love them both so much. Derek is our modern day Fred Astaire. He has a fascinating Fox totem who magically connects and blends into each of his partners. His creativity, choreography, and good looks are one thing…but, then there is the “character” he gets into every time he steps out there. I so LOVE LOVE his dramatic facial expressions as well. Such a class act, humble, and can rise above most anything. He’s beyond amazing. In fact, legendary!!

Then there is Maks in all of his bad boy charm. You just can’t help to love him. Yes, he’s made some mistakes along the way, but, he is a constant learning process and always striving to be a better person. I love his mysteriousness, edginess, strength, power, and how romantic he is on the dance floor. He’s got the “X factor” in spades. It’s unexplainable, but, he leaves you always wanting more on the dance floor and in life in general.

Damian Whitewood: This guy is so sadly under-rated and forgotten about with producers when he is serious fan favorite. Look at the mark he left with just one season and how we’re still talking about it and him. He’s full of compassion like his girlfriend Peta. He soaks up the camera and stage just like her. If producers read this, PLEASE BRING ON DAMIAN THIS SEASON!!

Val Chmerkovskiy: Every time this guy has danced on the show in pro numbers, he leaves me wanting more just like his brother Maks. He’s a powerhouse out there and he plays the violin in the same way!!

Tristan MacManus And Teddy Volynets: I love these two newcomers. They are fun to watch in the troupe and always leave me wanting more as well. Both cute, refreshing, compassionate, and romantic. Teddy V’s personality is just waiting to bust out. I really hope we get to see it happen one day.

Tony Dovolani: This guy is so full of heart. I’ve always enjoyed his dancing. He gets the most awful partners though sometimes which is sad.

Alec Mazzo: I loved Alec and his dancing. Such a romantic dancer….especially with Edyta!

Jonathan Roberts: Like Tony, Jonathan is so full of heart. I always enjoyed his dancing too….especially in the pro numbers with Anna! He’s unforgettable!

Dmitry Chaplin: I haven’t always been a big fan to Dmitry, but, I really liked him last year with Petra!!

Louis Van Amstel: I like Louis and I like him on the show, but, there have been times I didn’t too. His best season has been with Kelly Osbourne. That’s when I liked Louis the most.

Corky Ballas: I favor and respect Corky as a “teacher” to some of the above pros more than anything. I’ve also enjoyed his dancing in some of the pro numbers. But, I really haven’t liked him paired with a celebrity…although sometimes it’s probably necessary with older celebrities.

Mark Ballas: What can I say? Mark has seriously gotten on my nerves these last few seasons. Although he can have heart, he also has an egotistical side that dominates his role on the show and the dance floor. He has also copied a lot of choreography from Derek for his dances and yet, tries to take the credit. Sometimes he’s too ‘in your face’ much like Lacey is. The one thing I do like though is his futuristic mind much like in a Lady Gaga kind of way. Now, if he could just learn when to bring it on and when not to is the question?

Ok, YOUR TURN!! We look forward to your replies as always! 😉

August 19, 2011 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Pure Dancing With The Stars: Rate Your Favorite Female Pros

We haven’t done this for a while! If you are like myself, your favorite pros can change with the Seasons and when we see new people or couples dance…and/or if they grow personally or change up their dancing. So, let’s begin with rating our favorite female pros in order from your favorite to your least favorite. Then in a few days or so, we will rate our favorite male pros in order.

I’ll start us out. My favorite female pros in order at this time are;

1. Peta Murgatroyd -This girl has had my attention for several Seasons now when I first ran onto some clips of her dancing in “Burn The Floor” on You Tube. I was immediately drawn to her compassion and she was so photogenic. She has this way of dramatically and magically soaking up and eating up the camera and the stage. You feel all of her emotion.

2. Edyta Śliwińska -Edyta is a close second behind Peta. In fact, at times, I’ll still put her in first place. “Compassion” is key here again. I’ve always loved her long hair too.

3. Anna Trebunskaya -Same as above for Anna! I also love her fiery Russian humor. Her red hair is just gorgeous. I always look forward to Anna dancing. I especially like how she incorporates ballet into her dancing and choreography on the show. She dances so romantically much like Edyta.

4. Kym Johnson -Kym really fascinates me because she has that Bjorn Borg tennis mentality on the dance floor and competing. She gets in a zone of concentration and doesn’t need all the attention and hoopla that comes with it after hours. She’s like a quiet lioness who breaks out when she hits the stage. One must never count her and her partners out and she reminds us of that almost every season.

5. Oksana Dmyrenko -Oksana grabbed my attention with the Troupe last Season. She’s full of compassion as well. I love her expressions and her super long hair which I hope she never cuts. I love the way it can swirl around her partners when she dances which makes her unique. I look forward to watching her growth.

6. Karina Smirnoff -I have this on and off again like for Karina. There have been a few times when she’s been more absorbed with herself. But, when Karina concentrates on just her partners and her choreography, she’s like fire and ice coming together. We saw another side to her last season with Ralph. I hope we see that again from here on out.

7. Cheryl Burke -My Dad will kill me when he sees I’ve rated Cheryl this low, but, she’s just never really done much for me. She’s such a physical dancer and sometimes I think she over powers her partners. I like it when she dances with Maks though. Their sex appeal is unstoppable together. 🙂

8. Chelsie Hightower -Chelsie is ok, but, I’ve never seen the big deal about her much either. I do like it when she dances with Mark though. She’s also got a sweet and genuine personality.

9. Lacey Schwimmer -I haven’t always been a big fan to Lacey. But, I’ve come to respect her creativity, choreography, and humor…especially these last few Seasons with Kyle Massey and Mike Catherwood. But, sometimes she’s all a bit too much and in your face. So, well….

Ok, it’s your turn! We look forward to your ratings!! 😉

August 15, 2011 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.