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Dancing With The Stars Normani Kordei Writes Of Preparing For Her Third Dance In Japan

Normani Kordei writes of preparing for her next dance in Japan which has definitely been an experience this week. She’s excited about it too. From Hollywood Life

Preparing here in Japan has been a different experience — one that I’ll definitely remember. For instance, in Hong Kong at the Mariott Hotel, there wasn’t even a ballroom that we could rehearse in. We had to literally rehearse in a meeting room which had carpet, so I couldn’t even wear the proper shoes that I’ll be wearing for my actual performance… so I’ll have to adjust on Monday. But it’s been nice, and I’ve been really nice though, pumping through and learning the steps.

Last week, I thought that I did pretty good. I think that everything really did come together, especially considering the short amount of time that we had and how tired I was. I literally will never forget how tired I was seconds before I was about to perform. I had to drink coffee… and I don’t even drink coffee. It was very fun, and I’m really grateful for Val. I know I’ve said it before, but I probably wouldn’t have gotten through it without him — being able to look at him and knowing I’m not going through everything I’m going through alone. He’s feeling exactly how I’m feeling as well. It’s a really cool experience to have a buddy to go through it with you.

I’ve learned my routine for the Foxtrot for “Big Spender” by Shirley Bassey, and it’s Vegas week! So it should definitely be more theatrical, and I get to step inside another character and outside of Normani. Everything is pretty, big and super animated with personality and character and commodity. It’s pretty cat and mouse, and I’m excited. It’s gonna be dope!

To read the full blog, see Hollywood Life.

March 31, 2017 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.

Normani Kordei Blogs DWTS Week 1 for Hollywood Life

Normani writes about week 1, her nerves and how they are in Okinawa, Japan this week for tour. I do like how she owns her dance experience and all the expectations and responsibility that comes with it. I do wish she would realize that she only did half a quickstep and perhaps tell her partner to get it together – but we can’t have everything. Visit Hollywood Life to read the rest of her blog.

Going into this first week I was definitely, and obviously, very nervous. There is a lot of expectation for me as a former dancer, and someone with dance experience, but with more expectation comes more responsibility. That really got me through this week. I always try to take everything Val [Chmerkovskiy] says into consideration. He is always giving me the best advice and critiques, and I try to listen to him a lot and take what he says and show it in our routine. He and I are out on the floor together, and I know that we are in this competition as a team, so listening to him this week has been so important for me.

The quick step was our first dance but also one of the hardest dances there is, so I am blessed that I got through it with Val’s guidance. It took me a bit to recognize that he is with me every step of the way; when we go out on floor we are out there together. So we took on the quick step together and I think we crushed it. I blacked out in the best way possible once I was out on the floor. I didn’t want the audience, or the cameras, or the judges to distract me from what I knew we could do. I just focused in on the glitter, and the lights, and the music and gave it my all.

March 23, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Normani Kordei And Valentin Chmerkovskiy On DWTS Season 24 – Videos

Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy are guests on Access Hollywood Live today. We’ll have video of that appearance soon. First, here they are on Facebook courtesy of Laurie Hernandez News You Tube.

ETA: You can now watch them on Access Hollywood Live below. They talk of Dancing With The Stars, why Normani wanted Val as a partner, and lots more.

March 15, 2017 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.

Highlights Of The DWTS Live “We Came To Dance” Winter Tour

Below are some highlights from the 2017 Winter Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Tour. Let’s hope there is another tour soon (and they come to DENVER!).

March 14, 2017 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.

DWTS Val Chmerkovskiy And Tony Dovolani Interviewed On Their New Studio In Las Vegas And More (Video)

Below is a new interview with Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani on their new Dance With Me Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. They also give lessons and more. Thanks to Laurie Hernandez News for recording.

ETA: And another interview…

ETA2: And another…

ETA3: You can see some fun photos of Maks, Tony, and Val celebrating their new studio Vegas News and Just Jared.

March 9, 2017 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.

Val Chmerkovskiy Says The New Season Of DWTS Is Going To Be The Best One Yet (Pap Video)

The paps caught up with Val Chmerkovskiy and asked if he had what it takes to be #1. He remarked “obviously” (uhhhh). He also said the new season is going to be the best one yet.

March 5, 2017 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.

Watch Normani Kordei And Valentin Chmerkovskiy In Their First DWTS Rehearsals

Below is a video of Normani Kordei and Valentin Chmerkovskiy in their first rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Let us know what you think in comments. She looks really good and I love her hair! Thanks to Zainab Malik17 for recording.

March 4, 2017 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.

DWTS Live “We Came To Dance” Tour Has Some Fun Backstage

Below the pros of the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour have some fun backstage. You can find out their favorite colors and lots more. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.

UPDATED: Here’s another from Wednesday night….

February 1, 2017 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.

DWTS Live “We Came To Dance” Tour Photos From Radio City Music Hall, Facebook Chat

As you know from a previous post, the cast of the Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Tour performed at Radio City Music Hall last night. You can see some beautiful photos at Radio City Twitter. Here’s a fun facebook chat they held yesterday too.

January 18, 2017 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.

The Cast Of The DWTS Live “We Came To Dance” Tour Performs On GMA (Videos)

The cast of the Dancing With The Stars “We Came To Dance” Tour performed on Good Morning America today. Sharna and Val were interviewed a little too. Videos below courtesy of @Idolxfactor1. It’s so good to see them all and I love what Val said on being a new Uncle. Be sure to see the tour if you can. Tickets Here.

January 17, 2017 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.