Dancing with the Stars 8: Who will join the first to go home club?

March 11, 2009 at 7:26 am | Posted in ballroom dance, Dancing with the Stars, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Dancing with the Stars 8: David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson

March 4, 2009 at 8:15 am | Posted in ballroom dance, Dancing with the Stars, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Hey Everyone,

Well, we’ve done it! Today is the last of the celeb pairings, David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson. We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at our couples. For a dance fix, please visit us at Ballroom Dance Channel.

David Alan Grier, also known as “D.A.G.” (DAG), is an American actor and comedian known for his work on the sketch comedy television show In Living Color.

Did you know?
-His father is William Henry Grier, a writer who co-authored the book Black Rage.
-David starred as James “Thunder” Early in the hit Broadway musical Dreamgirls.
-He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
-David has worked with Dancing with the Stars alumni Adam Carolla, appearing with him on Loveline and The Adam Carolla Show.

Kym Johnson is an Australian former professional ballroom dancer, model, and television celebrity. She lives in Sydney, Australia but is currently based in America for “Dancing with the Stars”.

Did you know?

-Kym was on the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars in Seasons 1,2, and 3, winning in season 3 with celeb partner Tom Williams.
-She appeared on the Australian program Celebrity Survivor on behalf of the Merry Makers in early 2006.
-Kym has been the runner up on the US version twice, with Joey Fatone in season 4 and in season 7 with Warren Sapp.
-She was a performer at Elton John’s 50th birthday party.

Dancing with the Stars 8: Female Pros

February 22, 2009 at 9:00 am | Posted in ballroom dance, Dancing with the Stars, Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Here are the lovely ladies teaching in Season 8. For a dance fix on the go, please visit us at the ITunes App Store.

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Here are the pro/celeb pairings for Dancing with the Stars 8

February 12, 2009 at 8:11 am | Posted in ballroom dance, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Well, here it is! This is just a basic list. Please stay tuned to our blog where we will be doing in depth bios for each couple. We will feature one couple a day starting tomorrow, Mondays through Fridays. For some discussion on the show, please visit us at Ballroom Dance Channel Social. Remember, you have about the same time as our celebrity couples, why not see how much you can learn in a month with our all access pass? Ten dances for under ten dollars is a steal in today’s economy! Note that the original list we had published is not the actual list. The list below is correct.

Belinda and Jonathan
David and Kym
Jewel and Dimitry
Ty and Chelsie
LT and Edyta
Steve Wozniak and Karina
Chuck and Julianne
Denise and Maks
Steve-O and Lacey
Shawn and Mark
Gilles and Cheryl
Nancy and Tony
Lil Kim and Derek

Dancing with the Stars 8-Our Guesses at the Likely Pairings

February 10, 2009 at 8:41 am | Posted in ballroom dance, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Hey Everyone,

I don’t know anything official about the pairings other than what we shared with you yesterday, but I’ve taken a look at some past trends, and would like to offer some speculation where I can on who is likely to be paired together. Feel free to leave your guesses in the comments!

Our own Tony Dovolani is likely to have either Belinda C. or Nancy O’ Dell, as they are the two oldest contestants, and both match him well physically.

We know that Maksim Chemerkovskiy is paired with Denise Richards. Here is the video clip of their meeting yesterday on Good Morning America:

My guess is that Jewel will be paired with Alec Mazo, and her husband, Ty Murray, will be paired with Alec’s wife, Edyta Sliwinska. This creates the maximum drama for that head to head competition.

I think Derek Hough will be paired with Lil’ Kim, and his bandmate Mark Ballas will partner with Shawn Johnson.

As I told you yesterday, strong rumors indicate that Chuck Wicks will be paired with his real life lady love, Julianne Hough.

I think Karina Smirnoff will have Gilles Marini, and Kym Johnson will have Steve ”the Woz” Wozniak. Lacey Schwimmer could be paired with either David Alan Grier or Lawrence Taylor.

I know I have left a few couples out, but Cheryl Burke confirmed last week that there are two new pros. What we don’t know is who they are, or if it is one male and one female. The only real buzz I have heard about the whole thing other than Cheryl’s statement is that Chelsie Hightower from season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance is said to be one of those pros. Of course, we’ll carry the full list here on the Ballroom Dance Channel’s blog on Thursday as soon as the information is made public.

If you’d like to see how much you can learn from our pros in the same amount of time as these new dancing stars have, please swing by and see us at Ballroom Dance Channel. To take your lessons on the go, visit us at the Itunes App Store!

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Tony in Albania

December 30, 2008 at 10:39 am | Posted in ballroom dance, Dancing with the Stars, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Some footage from Tony’s recent visit to Albania, where they honored him for his positive representation of his country. I spoke with Tony about the honor this morning, and he said the whole experience was very rewarding for him.

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