Monday, April 19, 2010

Dancing With The Stars, Season 10 Commentary

By Natasha Oreshkina

Natasha Oreshkina, co-owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Syracuse, New York, is now providing commentary and a preview of each Dancing With The Stars show.

This has been an interesting season with celebrities of all different ages and abilities and personalities. It was wonderful to see Buzz Aldrin, at his age, perform and enjoy dancing. Just goes to show that no matter what your age is, you can still dance and have fun!

The theme for tonight's show is "Movie Night" where different types of dances are performed from different movie scores. I'd like to mention some favorite couples of mine so far on the show:

Evan Lysacek & Anna Trebunskaya: Evan has a lot of potential, although he's clearly not used to partnering. He needs to concentrate on leading and his footwork. His upper body (arms and spine) looks great! But with his footwork, he looks like he's sliding and skating on the dance floor! He needs to work on his heel leads. Last week's Tango was a big improvement; his footwork was much better.

Nicole Scherzinger & Derek Hough: Nicole could be the winner! They are my favorite couple so far. I like how she looks on the dance floor - her hair, makeup, and costumes. She looks flexible and she has lots of natural skill. With last week's Rumba, she looked nervous but her lines and positions were very elegant. Nicole and Derek have a good connection in their partnership.

Niecy Nash & Louis van Amstel: Niecy is a great example for everyone. She is flexible and open and not afraid to express herself. Niecy and Louis have a great partnership.

Chad Ochocinco & Cheryl Burke: Chad is another one who has great potential but his posture is not good. I don't see any improvement in his posture at this point either. He has sharp movements but his shoulders are too high.

Pamela Anderson & Damian Whitewood: Last week, Pamela's rumba was very sexy with a very impressive split at the end.

Kate Gosselin & Tony Dovolani: This is a hard partner for Tony because Kate is nervous and not flexible. She has problems remembering the choreography. But last week's show proved that Tony is a great teacher. Her Tango looked like she was actually dancing.

Recommendations for all celebs: Concentrate more on technique and posture!

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