I just love Dancing with the Stars. I’m one of those people who waits for that thing to come on every year. Pretty much like I wait for American Idol, Nashville Star, and even that silly America’s Got Talent.
Thanks to Shannon over at Nashville Gab, we’ve got a few promo pictures of this year’s dance teams. We already know Julianne can dance. I wonder how Chuck Wicks will make out on the dance floor. We don’t have to wait too long to find out, with the show set to start on March 9.
They’ve announce the “who is dancing with who” line-up. So here it is: Ty Murray (Jewel’s husband) will be dancing with Chelsie Hightower. Jewel’s partner is Dmitry Chaplin. Maksim Chmerkovskiy has been paired with Denise Richards, and professional dancer Karina Smirnoff will dance with Steve Wozniak (he’s that Apple computer guy). Belinda Carlisle will dance with Jonathan Roberts; David Alan Grier got Kym Johnson; and Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson will be dancing with Mark Ballas. Lil ‘Kim got Julianne’s brother, Derek Hough; Steve-O will dance with Lacey Schwimmer; Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska; and Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke. you can see more pictures of the dancing partners here.
If you check these guys tour schedules, you’ll find out they aren’t doing too much with that right now. I really wonder how in the world Susan Lucci managed to do All My Children every weekday, while rehearsing for Dancing With the Stars (I guess in the evening). You have to give her a lot of credit. She was learning lines for the daytime show, and learning dance steps for the nighttime one. Most of the dancers seems to be retired sports figures, or people who don’t currently have a lot of other obligations – or, they are ones who can take a little time off form their day job to concentrate on their dancing.
I’m anxious to see Ty dance. What a cutie that one is. I think everyone knows that Ty is a professional bull rider, rodeo person. Here’s a video of Ty getting ready for a ride, and talking a little about how riding was always something he wanted to do. The video is from 1999 – Ty has gotten even better looking since then. Anyway, here’s a little of Ty riding.
How can I possibly end this little Dancing with the Stars post without some dancing. Here’s Mark Ballas (who is paired with Shawn Johnson this year), in season six, with Kristi Yamaguchi.
That’s it for now. I have something really, really exciting in the works – I’ll tell you about that just as soon as I can. In the meantime, you guys take care, and write when you can.