"DWTS" Week 6 Recap: The Ballroom Goes to Hollywood
Last night's episode of "Dancing with the Stars" was quite possibly the best theme of the season so far. Dubbed "A Night at the Movies," you really just can't go wrong with dances centered around Tinseltown. Shania Twain also made an appearance as a guest judge, and we gotta say, we really loved her. Plus, the couples' performances were seriously on point. Read on for our top highlights of the episode!
Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold
Well, this couple is back at the top of our list this week. After last week's perfect score the stakes were high, but Jordan Fisher BROUGHT it, even after working through an old gymnastics hip injury. The pair danced a heart-wrenchingly beautiful Rumba to Ed Sheeran's "Supermarket Flowers," that told the story of losing a loved one. (Yeah, we dare you not to cry.) We're thinking this couple might just be the one to outlast 'em all...
Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas
Lindsay Stirling and partner Mark Ballas managed to score the night's only perfect score, thanks to their seriously cool and sultry sci-fi themed Argentine tango. Lindsay wowed with tons of contortionist-like tricks and an impressive dive into Mark's arms. The judges were floored, and Bruno Tonioli even commented that it just might be the best dance of the whole season. 😱
Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke
We wouldn't have considered contestant Terrell Owens to be a highlight in other weeks, but last night he showed off some supremely improved moves. It was the cleanest piece we've seen him do, and he and partner Cheryl Burke were rewarded with one of the night's high scores. Check out the pair's jive to "Feel It Still" by Portugal. It was pure 🔥 .
Alas, someone had to be sent home, though, and the couple that ended up getting a not-so-Hollywood ending was Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd.
What do you think? Was the right couple sent home? Let us know! And check back here next week for another recap.
Harper Watters is a ballet dancer for today's generation. A social media maestro and a charismatic performer, the Houston Ballet soloist is equally at home in front of the camera hosting his hit YouTube series, "The Pre Show"; interacting with fans on his crazy-popular Instagram account; or showing off his beautiful classical technique onstage. It's a multifaceted identity that's proven to be invaluable to his career—and it's taking him to places he never even dreamed of.
The dancers who take our breath away are the risk-takers, the ones who appear completely fearless onstage. "When you see somebody trying to travel more, go farther, push the limits of their physical abilities, that's always going to be inspiring," says Ballet BC dancer Alexis Fletcher.
But dance training can feel like it's in conflict with that idea. We spend thousands of hours in the studio trying to do steps perfectly, and that pursuit of perfection can make us anxious about taking risks. What if we fail? What if we fall?
Luckily, fearlessness is a mental skill that you can work on, just as you work on your technique. Here's how you can learn to push yourself past your limits.
The 2018 Oscar noms are here. Which is fun and all; we'll never not get excited about a night of glitz and glamor and, when we're lucky, pretty great dancing. But we'd be a heck of a lot more excited if the Academy Awards included a Best Choreography category. And really—why don't they?
Maud Arnold is one of the busiest tap dancers on the planet. As a member of the Syncopated Ladies, Maud—along with her big sis and fellow tapper Chloé Arnold—is on constantly the road for performances, workshops, and master classes. For the average person, that kind of schedule could lead to a serious derailment of healthy habits. But Maud's far from average. Here's how the fit, fierce, flawless tap star stays stage-ready—no matter what time zone she finds herself in.
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Auditioning for summer intensives in person may be the ideal—but for Anna McDowell, a 16-year-old student at Juneau Dance Theatre in Juneau, AK, it's rarely possible. “Living in Alaska, it's difficult to travel to auditions," she says. “It gets way too expensive!" Instead, each year, with help from her teachers and a videographer, she puts together a well-crafted video and submits it to schools around the country. Last year, her high-quality video helped her earn acceptance to nearly every program she applied for. Most summer intensive programs, eager to attract students from far and wide, will accept video auditions from those who can't travel to take class. But major schools look at hundreds of submissions each year, which means video auditioners have just a few minutes—or even seconds—to make a great impression. If you're about to create an audition video, follow these tips from the professionals to put your best digital foot forward.