Friday, April 23, 2010

Dancing With The Stars - Season 10 - Movie Night!

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.

Movie night was fun to watch! Here are my thoughts on the dances we saw:

Niecy Nash & Louis van Amstel
Score: 18
They danced a Jive from La Bamba. This was a great dance to compliment Niecy's style. I recommend that she concentrate more on her footwork, specifically bouncing on the feet, not from the upper body.

Chad Ochocinco & Cheryl Burke
Score: 18
Although their Quickstep was fun to watch, it was a bit uneven. Chad was not always connected with his partner and his frame needs to improve. He had better rhythm and footwork this week but his upper body position is too tight and his shoulders are still too high.

Erin Andrews & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Score: 22
They danced a Jive from Pulp Fiction and did a great job. In my opinion, the beginning part of the dance with Maks looking at a menu lasted a little too long! Erin seemed a little nervous; she needed to relax more. Her movement wasn't as flexible and sharp as it could've been. But they presented a good mood and character of the dance.

Pamela Anderson & Damian Whitewood
Score: 21
Their Quickstep was from the movie 9-5. I would've liked to see more musicality. The Quickstep needs good and clear rhythm and Pam was a little heavy in her movements.

Jake Pavelka & Chelsie Hightower
Score: 23
They performed a Cha Cha from Risky Business. Jake took a big step forward this week. His dance had lots of movement and he presented a good mood and character. He had a good connection with his partner also.

Kate Gosselin & Tony Dovolani
Score: 15
They were eliminated this week after their Foxtrot from The Breakfast Club. She performed better than Week #1 but worse than last week. It was clear she didn't remember her routine and focused on Tony for help. She had no connection with the audience. Tony was patient as he tried to teach and inspire her but this week she looked more like she was walking on the dance floor than dancing. The Foxtrot should've been flowing, elegant, and graceful.

Nicole Scherzinger & Derek Hough
Score: 29
Nicole just keeps getting better each week! It really will be a fight to the finish between Nicole and Evan! Her Tango from Pretty Woman was very sharp and powerful with beautiful lines and good rhythm. In my opinion, Nicole was a bit too strong and stiff when she danced the Tango.

Evan Lysacek & Anna Trebunskaya
Score: 27
They danced a beautiful rumba. I saw a lot of hip movement. His dancing was very musical with good balance and posture. He presented a great connection between the character of the dance and the music.

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