Why hasn’t Henry Byalikov been promoted to a Pro yet on Dancing with the Stars?

Henry4Does anyone remember that show Superstars of Dance that aired back in January 2009?  That was a great chance to see elements of Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, but as an INTERNATIONAL dance competition.  Of course I rooted for the US Team and I loved Marguerite Derricks’ choreography from the Austin Powers movies.

But since I was already a big fan of DWTS and SYTYCD, I really enjoyed the Ballroom dances in that competition.

One dancer really stood out as my favorite and that was Henry Byalikov!

Why of why, haven’t the producers of Dancing with the Stars promoted Henry to Pro yet?  I just don’t understand why not.Henry3

Let me get on my bandwagon for just a few moments.  I’m glad they promoted Peta Murgatroyd  to Pro in Season 13.  I am still a huge fan of Peta.  She does something none of the other dancers do.  She GIVES a movement to the audience.  That sounds strange, but just compare her style of a typical dancer like Maks or Mark – who can come off as CONCEITED and full of themselves.  Oh look at how clever I dance when I show off.  And that’s fine to show off, but Peta “gives” a move to the audience watching.

Henry6I was really, really hoping that Henry would have had a chance to dance with Aly yesterday.  I was so looking forward to that.  But I am also glad that Mark is okay.  Would have rather seen Henry!!!!

I disagree with the show producers having Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson on the show at all!  Lindsay should have NEVER been asked to be a pro before OKSANA DYMTRENKO!  That was just tacky, in my opinion, for DWTS to keep picking up 2nds from Henry8SYTYCD!  At least let the “newbies” start in the troupe first, not just go straight to pro!  BTW, more of the celebrities should “retire” like Maks did this season.  Hint, hint Cheryl, Derek, Kim – and let the younger troupe members shine!!!

The TROUPE is FANTASTIC this year, by the way!  This is the BEST year ever for the Troupe on DWTS!  I’m so glad that we get to see the spotlight dance clips now.

The Pros better watch out, because the TROUPE dancers (most of them) are constantly OUT-DANCING the pros.

Henry7I know that Mark should watch his back, Henry surely would have stolen some of his thunder, if given the chance to dance with Aly.  Not that this would have been the first time.  Of course, Henry has been featured before with the Celebrities and Pros.

It’s always such a nice treat to watch HENRY!  I love watching his facial expressions and the way he gives a “personal” touch to each dance.  Some fantastic gesture, eye moment.  I really like the ELEMENT OF SURPRISE of how he will give that personal touch.

Sure wish I could see more of Henry’s Dancing!  Guess I will have to wait until The Great Gatsby comes out!  CAN’T WAIT!

UPDATE:  Here is the petition for Henry to become a Pro!  Please sign.  Thanks Smile
Henry Byalikov to become regular pro on DWTS

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Queen of those Damned Vampires! Mardi Gras!

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February, 2004; New Orleans, LA

Mardi Gras was in full swing around them and Team DWSDS/SYTYCV was having Rice & Easy Beans Jambalaya to celebrate. They couldn’t eat too much because they had the Ballroom dance to go to late, but you can’t go to New Orleans and not have jambalaya. While they ate though, they discussed their routine again. Benji Swimmer would partner with Laci Swimmer, Purtrid Andriod would dance with Beryl Clerk, and Herek Duff would glide across the floor with Geliana Girard at his side. Mad Max Prince Charming was the odd one out, but that worked perfectly for their routine. Mad Max would take turns stealing the female partners andMaks dancing with them. The others would pretend not to know where she had gone and her partner would search for her until Max let her go and she seemed to “reappear” to the group. Mad Max Prince Charming was really the best dancer of them all, so it would be the story of the strange man sweeping away the lady from her other lover. When they got back to their original partner, they wouldn’t be able to dance the same as they had before.

Just as they finished, they noticed a rather lavishly dressed woman walking by. Her gown was flamboyant and composed of very fine fabrics. The black was darker than any other material that anyone had ever seen and the red was such a deep color that it looked like she was wearing blood. Naturally she drew everyone’s attention and they could see many people taking pictures. A chill went through the collective group; they recognized her as the Vampire Queen. Cheryl BurkeThis could only mean trouble. The Vampire Queen only appeared publicly when she was about to do something. What could she possibly have up her sleeve? “Thank you, darlings for all of this delicious attention. If you want to see more of me, I’ll be at the Ballroom Dance competition tonight. I promise that no one will forget 2004 after my group’s performance.” Well that solved one problem; they knew where she would be and had an easy excuse to be there. But what was it she was planning?

The team spent the day worrying about what would come and Geliana cast several spells to keep an eye on what was going on. Finally, they entered the competition hall and the competition began. All eyes were on the Vampire Derek HoughQueen when it was her team’s turn to dance. She danced elegantly and everyone was enraptured, but Team DWSDS/SYTYCV focused on something else. She was using her dance moves to draw a spell pattern on the floor. Geliana had to strain to keep from screaming. The Vampire Queen was summoning Hurricane Katrina!

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We’re Back just in time for the Holidays! Sneak peek at the Vampire Dancer Saga Part 2!

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January 3010; New York, NY

Happy New Years and welcome to 3010 Vampire Olympics, here are your hosts the 5 Dick Clarkes, boomed the Mistress of Ceremonies, Salome!

The 5 Dick Clarkes took the stage. The crowd wooed and awed at the 5 different Dick Clarkes from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1900s. Wow, they look so real! remarked one audience member.

Dick Clarke1 replied, that is because we are real! We are the real Dick Clarkes from each decade courtesy of our sponsor: StarchGate Travel. Dick Clarke2 continued, when you need to travel through time and space or bring back a loved one or their soul from the past, future, heaven or hell – look to StarchGate Travel! We bring back anyone, anything from anywhere, anytime, anyplace!

Let me introduce our Mistress of Ceremonies, Salome! Please slither over to the stage Salome!BackCover

Slither – really, Asked Salome? Let me introduce our esteemed judges from two of your favorite Vampire Shows, So you Think You Can Vamp and Dancing with Some Dead Stars. Let’s give it up for:

KarAnna, Blen & Runo from DWSDS and Ligel Nitchgow & Murph Mare from SYTYCV with special guest judge Triple T Debs! The audience goes wild with applause!

Dick Clarke3 continued; Now let’s take a look at our competitors in the 3010 Vampire Olympics! We have 13 teams competing this year. The teams include a mixture of regular folks, dead folks, celebrities and guests from an alternate universe.

Salome continued, The theme of this year’s competition is DANCE OR DIE!

Yes, you heard me right. All safety controls are off on this special completion. You win the Dance Contest or you DIE! It’s as simple as that. Teams, are you ready for your challenge?

Supernatural Dancing Skills

  1. Time Travel (using a Glamour dance to dance to your “secret” time destination), once there
  2. Compulsion (Turn one team member into a vampire, ghost or monster of your choice)
  3. Find the Enemy (Could be anyone from a former friend to even a team member turned bad)
  4. Best Power (Witchcraft, Spell, Potion, Premonition or Voodoo Skills)

Salome1Salome added, The Teams are competing for some great prizes this year, including:

  1. 1st Place Every member of your Dance Team lives to see another day!
  2. 2nd Place 7 First Class tickets from StarchGate Travel. Each team member has a round trip ticket to visit anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Or they can use their ticket to bring back a Soul from the dead, past, present, future, alternate universe, Heaven or Hell.
  3. 3rd Place 7 Fully Deluxe Coffins for fun, business or pleasure. The coffins include a hide-away below with ample from to store victims, blood or bats. Of course an office, toilet, shower, blood draining stations, kitchen and living room with TV, guest bedroom.

 

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Should Cheryl Burke take a break from DWTS? 5/23/12

Cheryl1Dancer Tribute 5/23/12: Cheryl Burke (San Francisco, CA)

What a great Finale on Dancing with the Stars last night!  I am so glad that DONALD DRIVER & PETA won!  I have been rooting for them since my blog on 3/20/12.

By comparison, last year I sort of rooted for Cheryl & Rob Kardashian.  This year I hoped & prayed that WILLIAM LEVY & CHERYL BURKE would NOT Win!!!

 

 

Cheryl2Why?

  • Too much over-scoring of basic dances done by William by the judges.
  • Too much William “PIMPING”
  • Too many lap dances, shirtless dancing and dancing around William
  • Not enough dance talent by William, even though the beefcake was nice
  • The Judge Pandering to ABC due to the Latin American TV deal made the over-scoring worse and the judges comments look fake
  • The judges lost their CREDIBILITY this season by obviously over-scoring William & Cheryl (The Royal Couple) while under-scoring Donald & Peta
  • I love all things DWTS and my favorite articles are by Pure Dancing with the Stars, especially when written by John and Courtney.

Cheryl3I noticed a lot of posts by this group and also message boards and forums that the JUDGES NEED TO BE REPLACED and that CHERYL BURKE needs to take a break for a season.

The worst thing about Cheryl’s choreography this season was that is was PREDICTABLE!  Even Donald Driver and Len Goodman mentioned this.  Also Katherine Jenkins remarks, “We’re not about taking off clothes.  It’s about the dancing for us.”

Being PREDICTABLE equals being BORING & STALE!  And being Boring is the worst thing any performer can do.  Why not bother watching a performer, if they are going to do the same thing again and again and again.

Cheryl4William & Cheryl’s dances this season were all about Cha Cha, Samba, ass-shaking, bump & grinds.  Which was cool the first time, but then the 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th time, I would just glance over it, yawn, and count the minutes until the next commercial break.  I’m sorry, but William’s good looks can only go so far when it comes to dancing.  Non-dancers noticed the lack of skill and easy, safe, predictable routines.  As a dancer, it really stood out, because I’m not so simple to just watch him and say he deserves 10s based on looks alone.

Sure, sometimes we do like to hear/see our favorite performers do their hit song again and again.  I never get tired of Michael Jackson performing Smooth Criminal.  And what about watching Elizabeth Taylor’s entrance scene in Cleopatra?  What about Rita Moreno performing “A Boy Like That” in West Side Story?  I just love the side reference that she went to see a production of West Side Story on her new show Happily Divorced, and also so glad that the producers gave her a chance to Cheryl5sing in one of the episodes.

Anyhoo.  Sometimes I root for Cheryl in some seasons and sometimes I feel sorry for Cheryl when she gets saddled with “horrible” dancers like Wayne Newton and Tom DeLay.  That was so painful to watch.  Cheryl really got cheated in Season 11 when she & Rick Fox got the boot, and Bristol Palin had the NERVE to be in the Finals.  Another example of the judges being FAKE and over-scoring a non-talented performers to please the producers.

I’m so glad that actual DANCE TALENT prevailed this season.  The producers did great by letting the true Cheryl6dancers win – Donald & Peta.  I would have been so pissed off if William Levy won a dance content, based on looks and over-scoring. ‘

By the way, no way that MARIA & DEREK should have in 4th place.  In a real world, with no over-scoring and pimping the line up should have been:

  1. Donald and Peta, winner
  2. Maria & Derek, 1st runner up (or WINNER)
  3. Roshon & Chelsie, 2nd runner up
  4. Katherine & Mark, 3rd runner up

I don’t think that Cheryl & William even deserved 3rd place.  They should not have made it that far do to Judges over-scoring and pimping of the Royal Couple.  And truth be told, William should have left before Jaleel, if you are looking at dance talent alone.  MARIA & DEREK WERE ROBBED THIS SEASON!!!Cheryl7

Who do you think should have won this season & why?

All personal grudges aside from this season, I truly feel that CHERYL is the QUEEN dancer on Dancing with the Stars and LOUIS VAN AMSTEL is the KING or Alpha male dancer on Dancing with the Stars.  Sorry Maks.

Watch the costumes that are worn by Cheryl & Louis and the respect that the other dancers show them.  Also Cheryl has the best of the best of the best COSTUMES on DWTS!  She has the most beads, the most fringe and her costumes are the most ORNATE. Even her shoes seems to be more bedazzled.  Louis seems to do more group choreographies of all of the other dancers on the show.  And usually when it is the pros doing a choreography, he and Cheryl are paired together.

And when you are the QUEEN BEE, the last thing on your mind is taking a break.  But if you have a season of PREDICTABLE, BORING & STALE dances, then maybe you should consider some time off.

 

 

 

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Dancer Tribute 3/20/12: Peta Murgatroyd (Perth, Australia). What was your favorite dance on DWTS?

Petra1Dancer Tribute 3/20/12: Peta Murgatroyd (Perth, Australia)

Peta and Ron Artest were the first couple eliminated on last year’s Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars.

Peta was unlucky 13 last year, but boy did she come back fighting this year!!!

I sort of expected that Peta and her partner would be terrible last night.  I was in for a sweet surprise, they performed my favorite dance of the evening!   Their Cha Cha had me on the edge of my seat.  And when they got that HUGE standing ovation, I was in shock and clapping for them at home too.

I was shocked at the low scores for Peta and her partner Donald Driver.  DANG ON STINGY JUDGES!Petra2

They really deserved more than a score of 21.

Shame on you Carrie Ann, Len & Bruno!

Sometimes the judges on DWTS are too WIMPY when dishing out bad news to the truly BAD dancers who stink – are you listening MelissaGilbertisstiffasaboard and TonyDovolanialwaysgetshorribledancerslikeMartinaNavratilova!!!

Petra3Bless their poor hearts Melissa and Martina, I know ya’ll doing your best, but if the dancing is terrible, give them 4s and 5s the score they truly deserve.

When the judges REWARD BAD DANCERS, that is when I really hate watching Dancing with the Stars.  They show so much FAVORITISM and will encourage a bad dancer with good scores, when they need to encourage the good dancers with good scores.

Like then they kept theoriginalstiffboarddancerBristolPalin on for weeks and weeks and ilovehimbutstayedlongerbecauseCherwascomingBono!

DWTS Judges, be fair, be honest, it is such as turn off then the judges play favorites.  Even though Peta was eliminated 1st last year, give her a fighting change because she is doing really good and deserves better scores than 21!!!

By the way, I loved how Peta’s costume top looked very similar to a Belly Dance costume, so perhaps I’m a bit biased too, sorry.

I am proud to love #teamdrivingmisspeta, and I will be voting next week for Peta again, VOTE 1-800-868-3403

 

 

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