That Time I Danced With The Troupe From Dancing With the Stars… (VIDEO)
TUNE IN TONIGHT (4/24) at 8/7c on ABC for the EPIC Dancing with the Stars Boy Band/Girl Band Battle!
Anyone who knows me knows that I have the rhythm and coordination of a newborn calf. Not sure how to move, my legs not cooperating with my arms, and a complete sense of “I have no idea what I am doing”. But luckily I was able to keep up (kinda) with the amazing dancers from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars when I visited their rehearsal studio.
Things got real. But they also got real fun! Promise not to laugh. (ok you can laugh…)
Brittany Cherry was my instructor. She is a sweet and teeny tiny thing that has more energy and talent than the rest of the room combined. She was patient, fun, and super amazing.
TUNE IN TONIGHT (4/24) at 8/7c on ABC for the EPIC Boy Band/Girl Band Battle!
The eight remaining celebrities will dance to songs from some of the most popular boy bands and girl groups throughout history, and the men and women will also compete against each other in team dances, on “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, APRIL 24 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter joins Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough as a guest judge.
Some of the iconic boy bands and girl groups, whose songs will be danced to, include Simone and Sasha performing a samba to Destiny’s Child, Bonner and Sharna dancing a rumba to Backstreet Boys, Nick and Peta jiving to The Beach Boys, Normani and Val dancing a salsa to The Pussycat Dolls, and David and Lindsay performing an Argentine tango to *NSYNC, among others. Also, after being injured, Maks makes his return to the ballroom floor, where he and Heather will perform a rumba to TLC.
To add some spice to the competition, it’s Team Dances with men vs. women:
TEAM BOY BAND
Bonner Bolton, Nick Viall, David Ross and Rashad Jennings will dance to a medley of “Dancing Machine” by Jackson 5, “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” by New Kids on the Block and “Best Song Ever” by One Direction.
TEAM GIRL GROUP
Simone Biles, Nancy Kerrigan, Normani Kordei and Heather Morris will dance to a medley of “My Boyfriend’s Back” by The Chiffons, “No Scrubs” by TLC and “BO$$” by Fifth Harmony.
Each celebrity will perform a samba, rumba, tango, paso doblé, salsa, Argentine tango or jive.
At the end of the night, based on scores and votes from last Monday, one couple will be eliminated.
Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs (in alphabetical order):
- Simone Biles & Sasha Farber – Samba – “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child
- Bonner Bolton & Sharna Burgess – Rumba – “I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys
- Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater – Tango – “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” by The Four Tops
- Nancy Kerrigan & Artem Chigvintsev – Paso Doblé – “Free Your Mind” by En Vogue
- Normani Kordei & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Salsa – “When I Grow Up” by The Pussycat Dolls
- Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Rumba – “Waterfalls” by TLC
- David Ross & Lindsay Arnold – Argentine Tango – “I Want You Back” by *NSYNC
- Nick Viall & Peta Murgatroyd – Jive – “Fun, Fun, Fun” by The Beach Boys
Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.
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