Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Dancing With the Stars Celebrity Cast Revealed

ABC has officially announced the new cast of Dancing With the Stars, which premieres March 19 with a 2 hour show. The contenders are:

  • Laila Ali. Ali is the youngest daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. She is an undefeated world champion boxer. Her partner is Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus. Cyrus, best known for his hit country song "Achy Breaky Heart," is currently starring on Disney Channel's hit show Hannah Montana. His partner is Karina Smirnoff.
  • Clyde Drexler. An NBA great and member of the 1992 US Olympic Dream Team, Drexler partners with Elena Grinenko.
  • Joey Fatone. Fatone has come a long way from his days as a member of 'NSync! He has starred in Hollywood movies and Broadway musicals. His partner is Kym Johnson.
  • Shandi Finnessy. 2004's Miss USA, Finnessey is more than just a pretty face! She authored a children's book on disabilities and hosts two game shows on the Game Show Network. Her partner is Brian Fortuna.
  • Leeza Gibbons. Gibbons is well known as the former host of Entertainment Tonight, Extra, and her daytime talk show Leeza. She now hosts Hollywood Confidential, a nationally syndicated radio show. She is fortunate to partner this season with Fred Astaire champion and instructor, Tony Dovolani.
  • Heather Mills. Although Mills is best known for her marriage to Paul McCartney, she is also UN Goodwill Ambassador and activist for Adopt-A-Minefield. Partnering with Jonathan Roberts, she is the first contestant to compete with an artificial limb.
  • Apolo Anton Ohno. Olympic speed skater, Ohno partners with Julianne Hough.
  • Vincent Pastore. Best known for his role as a mobster in HBO's hit show The Sopranos, Pastore teams with Edyta Sliwinska for this season.
  • Paulina Porizkova. Supermodel extraordinaire, Porizkova partners with Season One champion, Alec Mazo.
  • Ian Ziering. Who doesn't remember "Steve Sanders" on Beverly Hills 90210? That was actor Ian Ziering who will partner with Season Two and Three champion, Cheryl Burke.
"Dancing with the Stars" premieres at 8 p.m. ET Monday, March 19.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Dance To Live

Dr. John Lenhart, a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, wrote a book called Dance To Live after observing healthy elderly ballroom and swing dancers. He noticed that these dancers acted much younger than their chronological years, being both mentally sharp and engaged in life. Dancing becomes a source of enjoyment, pleasure, exercise, fulfillment, mental growth, stimulation, social interaction and all-out fun.
Click here for a FOX news report on Dance To Live and the many benefits of dancing.

"Dancing With The Stars" Remaining Tour Dates

Don't miss the "Dancing With The Stars" tour!
Remaining dates include: February 7th, Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire; February 8th, Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut; February 10th, Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island; February 11th, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Friday, February 02, 2007

So You Think You Can Dance Casting Call

So You Think You Can Dance will begin its 3rd season this summer. Producers will travel to New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta in search of dancers who best represent the rhythm of America.

NEW YORK Thursday, March 1, 2007 The Manhattan Center Theatre 311 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001 Call Back Dates: Friday, March 2, 2007 Saturday, March 3, 2007

CHICAGO Thursday, March 8, 2007 The Legendary Chicago Theatre 175 N. State Street Chicago, IL 60601 Call Back Dates: Friday, March 9, 2007 Saturday, March 10, 2007

LOS ANGELES Thursday, March 22, 2007 The Orpheum Theatre 842 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014 Call Back Dates: Friday, March 23, 2007 Saturday, March 24, 2007

ATLANTA Thursday, April 5, 2007 The Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30308 Call Back Dates: Friday, April 6, 2007 Saturday, April 7, 2007

Please note the following:
  • Doors open for registration at 8AM.

  • If you can't attend the main audition date, producers will try to see you on the call-back date.

  • Bring your own music in CD format only. Must be an original song commercially available. No remixes or downloads.

  • Be prepared to dance to another song from a list provided at the audition.

  • Bring food and water (long lines)

  • To audition, you must be 18-30 years old and either a US Citizen, legal permanent resident of the US, or possess a current legal visa allowing you to seek employment freely in the US.

  • Print out the audition form, fill it out and bring it with you to the auditions. Go to for the official form (to be posted soon).
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