Cue music, warm up those feet, and get those hips loose because Dancing with the Stars, TV’s hottest dance competition, is making its return for its 16th season. The show is back with an all new cast of eager, ambitious celebrities and there are bound to be a few bruises along the way. Aren’t there always some bruises? Hey, it ain’t ballroom without a bit of pain! If there’s one thing these new celebrities will learn before their time’s up on the show it’s that dancing, as a sport and an art, is a tough thing. Let’s just hope the celebs have what it takes! The following lines contain some preview info and spoilers, so if you want to be totally surprised during tomorrow night’s premiere then divert your attention elsewhere!
The show will be adding two new styles to the competition: Jazz and Contemporary. Now, some people are a bit grumpy about the addition of Contemporary, being that this show always has been about hardcore ballroom, but I think they are trying to appeal to a broader crowd a la So You Think You Can Dance.
Below are a list of the celebs with their dancing pro partners, as well as the dance style they’ll be performing:
Andy Dick & Sharna Burgess :: Foxtrot
Dorothy Hamill & Tristan MacManus :: Contemporary
D.L. Hughley & Cheryl Burke :: Cha Cha
Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff :: Cha Cha
Wynonna Judd & Tony Dovolani :: Cha Cha
Sean Lowe & Peta Murgatroyd :: Foxtrot
Victor Ortiz & Lindsay Arnold :: Foxtrot
Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough :: Cha Cha
Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson :: Contemporary
Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas :: Cha Cha
Lisa Vanderpump & Gleb Savchenko :: Foxtrot
Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy :: Contemporary
There you have it. There’ll be a lot of Cha Cha Cha-ing and it’s interesting that Derek has gotten the Cha Cha on his first night again; out of all of his seasons on the show (11 total), he’s danced the Cha Cha on night one 6 times. Cha Cha is always included during the first week of dancing, so it’s no surprise to see so many of the duos participating in this style. I’m very excited to see the Contemporary dances, as the three celebs who received this style are expected to be fairly strong competitors. But, as always, we’ll just have to wait and see.
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