Being a dancer no matter what your age you need inspiration. However, as you grow up you do not always have a teacher that will keep you motivated. Each student must find inspiration throughout life. Now that we are in the twenty first century it has become much easier to look up YouTube videos or live stream shows. Most importantly dance has now become a hit on television with multiple reality shows including Dance Moms, So You Think You Can Dance, and Dancing with the Stars.
Starting this week, I am going to be blogging about Dancing with the Stars each week and some of my favorite dances of the night. First off can we note that in just week 4 the first 9 and 10 was given out! As a frequent watcher of Dancing with the Stars I have never seen the judges give out 10s on the same night as the first 9 was given out. However, can you blame the judges. Laurie Hernandez performances was AMAZING!
Laurie Hernandez and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy did a Jazz style performance to “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson which was inspired by Cirque Du Soleil One. Preforming a jazz routine typically is a difficult style for Stars to completely embrace however that was not the case for Laurie what so ever. She went on that stage and owned every piece of choreography. I also want to note how professional Val Chmerkovskiy was after their performance. Most professionals get wrapped up in the moment however, Val still took the time to thank MJ as well as Cirque Du solei for their inspiration.
Besides Laurie another one of my favorite stars is James Hinchcliffe who is partnered with Sharna’s Burgess, who performed the Quickstep yesterday. Generally male Stars have a harder time learning material and being comfortable with the dance aspect of the show. However, James has taken each dance with confidence and been a force to wrecked with since the first week.
Since we are still a few weeks in to the competition DWTS has been airing both Monday and Tuesday night. Just a few hours ago we got to witness one of the best things of DWTS history. Sasha Farber a PRO on the show proposed to Emma Slater another PRO in the competition. Although they have been dating for a while I do not think any fan expected tonight to be the night. Congrats to the happy couple!
Lastly since tonight was a double elimination we lost both Babyface and Vanilla Ice in the competition. Although neither of these two were my favorites I am sure some other fans were disappointed. However, we look forward to having them back for the finally episode at the end of the season! Look back next week to read about DWTS episode which airs this Monday at 8pm!