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Dancing with the Stars
Posted by anon dancer
6/1/2005  4:54:00 PM
Remember, Dancing with the Star airs tonite on ABC at 9:00 pm EST. This show has been very popular overseas, and it airs for the first time tonight in the U.S.

The show matches celebrities with professional dancers in a pro/am style competition.
Re: Dancing with the Stars
Posted by phantomsbeauty1890
6/1/2005  6:23:00 PM
thanks for reminding me...its sounds good and interesting
Re: Dancing with the Stars
Posted by tangoteen
6/2/2005  2:41:00 PM
Did anybody watch it? I sure did! I'm interested in your views and opinions! Please, share what u think.
Re: Dancing with the Stars
Posted by Juice23
6/2/2005  5:37:00 PM
I thought it was hilarious! Ah yes, very amusing...It was so funny to see some of the celebrities trying so hard and being so serious rather than letting go and having fun--well now they know how difficult it is! I loved watching the other stars realizing how nuch fun dancing is and having a blast. It was also quite funny to see Alec Mazo and Louis van Amstel talk about themselves (I think van Amstel has much more of the right to) especially when Alec was dancing with himself in the mirror obsessing over his looks (I prefer Slavik =)!) Still I'd much rather see those two dancing latin than a "waltz" that is almost all open steps and smooth, not standard (which is probably too much for the stars to start with, but I'm and int. fan!) Also the judges were very amusing since only one is a ballroom dance judge and the other two have little idea what they are talking about and the judging system is a bit ridiculous. Still, I'll be watching to see what goes on next week and I hope everyone else does too!
Re: Dancing with the Stars
Posted by Laura
6/2/2005  6:51:00 PM
I thought the show was cute and entertaining and will definitely continue to watch.

Also, I read on another board that it actually got the best ratings of any show on any network that night! So people really did tune in to check it out. Hopefully they'll stay....
Re: Dancing with the Stars
Posted by anon Dancer
6/2/2005  9:10:00 PM
I agree, it was cute, but had some disappointing aspects. The ballroom judge (the one in the middle) was the only one who had any clue what he was talking about. I thought it was hilarious how the host misinterpreted his remark of the flowers and grass to be a compliment (when he was basically saying that the dance was all showy and flowers, and no grass) Then, they were shocked when it got a 4.

The show took me back to my chain school days of seeing all those pro/am solos. You know the look, the guy is basically standing there, while the girl does all the showy stuff. Or, the guy is in total control while the female student is holding on for dear life...hilarious.

Of course, no matter how good or bad it is, it's great to see ballroom dancing on primetime on a major network. I hope it does well and they bring it back.

If any ABC execs are checking this out, here are some suggestions for improvements:

1. Show more of the training
2. Get rid of the cheesy host
3. Use only real ballroom dance judges
4. Have the celebrities train for 3 months prior to the show.

5. Have the couples dance something other than solos they've worked on. Get all the couples on the floor at once, and let's see who can really dance.
Re: Dancing with the Stars
Posted by mambo king
6/18/2005  1:05:00 PM
Anon dancer made some very good points. To me, it is ridiculous that only one judge is a qualified ballroom judge. The others have no idea what they are talking about.

And I agree that the host stinks, and I too would like to see more of the training.

Anon dancer's suggestion that the celebrities train for 3 months is not feasible.

As a ballroom dancer and judge for over thirty years, I actually am impressed with how well the celebrities are doing. Ballroom dancing is not easy.

Re: Dancing with the Stars
Posted by jerryblu
6/3/2005  7:05:00 AM
I thought it was silly. The pro men danced waltzes with their partners (even tho they were really Latin experts), and the pro women did their cha-cha flamboyant stuff while their amateur men stood still for them. They should all do the same dance- all waltzes, or all chacha or whatever.

And training the amateurs to do gold level open choreography has nothing to do with pair dancing with lead follow.

Re: Dancing with the Stars
Posted by Laura
6/3/2005  12:26:00 PM
Jerry, maybe they should re-name the show

Dancing *NEAR* the Stars

Re: Dancing with the Stars
Posted by operabob
6/3/2005  4:20:00 PM
I thought it was great fun and we had many laughs talking about it after our Thursday Night private small group practice.

At least John O'Hurley got to dance a couple of syllabus steps. LOL! And, while everyone expected Evander to be the focus O'Hurley definitely stole show.

We are speculating that:

1. The male celebrities will only dance the latins because they'd never be able to lead the standards well enough to fool the general audience.

2. The female celebrities danced flowers because expecting them to dance figures at a high enough level to be entertaining to the general audience in a live broadcast is too dangerous. Posing is easier.

Regardless, our group of critics is hoping they get to do a Paso Doble. O'Hurley is a natural for it.

I'm also planning to tape the final as the community center up the street from us has a wide screen TV and a bar and will let us bring our own tapes for show. Good excuse to party.


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