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Gleb Savchenko Interviewed On Ballroom With A Twist-mas, Strictly Come Dancing, DWTS, And More

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What a super interview with Gleb Savchenko and Hot Spots Magazine. He talks on his dancing career, Dancing With The Stars, Strictly Come Dancing, and performing in Ballroom With A Twist-mas In Florida on December 23 – 27th in Florida.

When did you first know that dancing was going to be your career?

When I won my first Russian Championship at the age of 12. I realized that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

Tell us a little bit about Ballroom with a Twist-Mas! How does one combine ballroom dancing and the holidays?

I’m very happy to be a part of the Ballroom with a Twist-Mas! show. It’s currently one of the best American dance theatre shows. People love dancing, especially during the holiday season, and they have a chance to see a dance performance in an intimate theatre with all the world’s best dancers in it.

You’ve competed in a number of Dancing with the Stars franchises, and right now you’re in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. How are you doing? Who is your partner and how well are you getting along?

I’ve been doing DWTS in four different countries. At the moment I’m doing Strictly and I’m paired with a TV presenter, Anita Rani. We are doing very well and at the moment, we’re going through week 10 of the competition. Hope with all the hard work we put in, we will be able to get into the final and maybe win the Mirrorball.

Be sure to read more at Hot Spots Magazine. To read more on Ballroom With A Twist-mas which includes other dates starting on December 10th and also includes performances from Gleb’s wife Elena Samodanova, Tristan MacManus, Chelsie Hightower, and Jonathan Roberts, see The Palmbeach Post. For tickets, see The Wick.

Also, for those living abroad, Gleb’s wife Elena Samodanova is the choreographer for the new Dancing Stars Russia Tour which starts in February. You can read more on it at Dancing Stars Russia. This instagram has some fun teasers too. Beautiful photo of Gleb and Elena above courtesy of Elena’s Instagram.

December 3, 2015 I Written By

Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

PureDWTS Poll: Who is Your Favorite “One-And-Done” Pro?

They got one season to show us their stuff as a pro – and then we never saw them (as a pro) again.  They’re the pros whose tenure on DWTS was woefully short, and for some of them, we wonder if things had been different if they had gotten a different partner, or had a bit more experience, etc. etc. etc. But I keep seeing a few names in particular that seem to pop up in the comments section, and it got me thinking: is it time for TPTB to revisit some of these names as pros again? Let’s hear what you think – which one of these one-and-done pros was your favorite? And which one would you like to see as a pro again?

For me, it was a no-brainer: Sasha.  I think the dude’s only shortcoming (no pun intended) is that he’s simply too small in stature to be a suitable partner for the bulk of the female celebs that get cast.  After seeing how great of a substitute partner he was to Nastia last season, and how he does whatever is asked of him without complaint – I’m convinced that we could see AMAZING things out of Sasha as a pro, if they would only give him another shot.  I hear the Olsen twins are short…and not really up to much these days 😉

Oddly enough, the other pro I found myself curious about was Anna Demidova – I remember that she actually was quite good with Michael Irvin, and seemed to be a teacher that was very good at communicating with and motivating her partner.  Found myself thinking of Gleb, too – he may not have really shined terribly brightly with Lisa, but once he moved over to DWTS Russia I think he really hit a nice stride.  Would he be able to hang with our pros, though? Who knows…

How did you vote?

August 6, 2015 I Written By

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Part 2: Go Behind The Scenes Of Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova’s Photoshoot – Video

Many of you enjoyed Part 1 “Behind the scenes” of Gleb Savchenko and Adelina Sotnikova’s new Photo Shoot. Well here is Part 2. This is so beautiful….

May 21, 2015 I Written By

Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

Afterbuzz TV With Gleb Savchenko And Elena Samodanova Review Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 8

This week Elena Samodanova and Gleb Savchenko joined the Afterbuzz TV gang to review Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 8! It was so cool to get a perspective from Gleb and Elena being they have danced and/or judged in other countries (here, Australia, India, recently Russia…and soon the UK). I found them fascinating with their knowledge and insights. They were refreshing and articulate with their reviews and thoughts of each couple. I especially loved how Gleb and Elena praised Sharna and Derek for their choreography. Gleb even called Derek “extraordinary”.

Other notes:
-Note that Gleb and Elena are only in Los Angeles for two weeks. Next week, Gleb plans to take his DWTS Russia partner Adelina Sotnikova to Dancing With The Stars on Monday and Tuesday. So, look for them in the audience.

-Elena also talked about judging DWTS Russia and what it was like to judge Gleb and Adelina (wouldn’t she make a cool judge here? I love her!).

– Gleb also talked of doing Strictly Come Dancing this Fall in the UK and then they are returning to back to Los Angeles. Gleb said he hopes to dance in Dancing With The Stars Season 22 here.

-Also note that Kristyn said Kym Johnson won’t be dancing on our version of Dancing With The Stars next season. She is going back to Australia to judge.

Lots more below. Excellent show with a lot of cool information. Let us know what you think as always….

ETA: Part of the video below has been edited. Not sure why, but, during the live stream when they were talking about the Derek, Nastia, and Sasha’s trio, Gleb again mentioned Derek’s musicality in his choreography and how he can create around the song(fast and slow) and that you don’t see that level of choreography very often because you have to be “extraordinary”. So, keep that in mind while you listen.

ETA2: You can listen to an audio version of the entire show (unedited) at this link. The part that was missing in the video below can be heard at the 42:14 mark. Thanks to Angie for letting us know.

ETA3: Kristyn tweeted there were “transmission issues” and that’s why they had to edit the video. You can also listen to the Podcast at iTunes.

May 6, 2015 I Written By

Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

Go Behind The Scenes Of New Gleb Savchenko, Adelina Sotnikova, And Elena Samodanova Photo Shoots – Videos, Photos

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Gleb Savchenko, Adelina Sotnikova, and Elena Samodanova have been posting all kinds of new photos from a photo shoot at their twitter and instagram accounts. Be sure to see them if you haven’t yet, here, here, and here.

And for #TeamSotka fans, isn’t this fun? Up on your feet. Let’s dance with them Uhhhh….

And how about this video footage from Elena Samodanova? Gorgeous! And that’s not all. Be sure you watch Afterbuzz TV tonight as Gleb and Elena are their special guests. Maybe they will talk on Dancing With The Stars Russia and Gleb’s new Pro gig in Strictly Come Dancing? We’ll post a video in a new post as soon as we can in case you miss it.

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Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova Thank Their Fans For DWTSRussia Support – Video

Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova thak their fans for all the support for their run on Dancing With The Stars Russia and more. This is so awesome. Check it out. THANK YOU GLEB, ADELINA, and ELENA~ xxx #OneLove

May 3, 2015 I Written By

Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

DWTSRussia Finale: Coverage Of Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova, Voting Info, Videos, Photos, And More

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The time has come #DWTSRussia fans!! The Dancing With The Russia Finale is taking place tomorrow, Saturday, 9:50am ET. Thanks to everyone who has been following along. It’s so cool how Gleb Savchenko, Adelina Sotnikova, Elena Samodanova and this wonderful cast have brought us all together. We’ve made new awesome friends from all over the world. It’s amazing when you think about it, isn’t it?

And as you know, now it’s more important than ever to vote for Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova if you’d like to see them win this competition. They’ve done their work, so, now it’s time to do ours and show them our appreciation! Here’s what you can do to help them win the Mirror Ball trophy:

You must:
– vote strictly during the airing of the show from 16.50 till 20.00 Moscow, Russia time. In other countries the local time is 9:50am ET US; 14:50 London, England; 22:50pm Tokyo, Japan; 23:50 Sidney, Australia. If you need another time converted to the country where you live, see this link.

The two options to vote:
– by sms send 10 to short number 1075
– go on-line using your credit card to this official link and follow the instructions at NastineLi’s twitter. Amount of votes by sms is unlimited; on the web you can send up to 300 votes at a time indicating the necessary figure in the field “amount of votes” and you can vote as many times as you can. Remember that each single vote is precious!! Even if you can send just 1 vote, do that!!! It can be crucial!!! Ask any of your friends for help!!! People from every country can vote. Only together we can do it!!!! Note that ALL of your votes will go to a good cause as well which is so cool.

As always, you can Read more..

April 24, 2015 I Written By

Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

PureDWTS Exclusive Interview: Gleb Savchenko Talks On DWTS Russia, Dance Info For The Finals, A Special Message For Fans, & More

Hi All!! Gleb Savchencko was so gracious enough to take a time out from Dancing With The Stars Russia to answer a few questions. I was dying to know what he and partner Adelina Sotnikova felt in those moments when it was announced they were going to the finals this upcoming Saturday. Below he talks all about it. Plus, Gleb discusses choreographing and his favorite dances. He also tells us about he and Adelina’s new dances for the Finals too (Yay, I got my wish for a Paso Doble). Gleb also has a special message for you. Included below is also some footage from a new fashion shoot with his wife Elena Samodanova (*I think I just passed out and went to heaven*). Let’s wish them the best all and don’t forget to VOTE for Gleb and Adelina all week and on Saturday. For voting instructions, keep scrolling below. THANKS GLEB!!

Hi Gleb! It’s so great to speak with you again. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer a few questions. First of all, a huge huge CONGRATULATIONS making it to the Finals of DWTS Russia. We couldn’t be more proud of you and Adelina!! Take us back to the moments you found out you made it. You and Adelina’s expressions were pure joy to watch and heaven sent.

It was great when they announced that we made it to the final!!! All of the couples in the semi deserve to be in the final and deserve that mirror ball. We are super excited and working hard to do a good show on Saturday. Read more..

April 20, 2015 I Written By

Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.