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SAN DIEGO, November 9, 2015 – Just six couples are left on Season 21 of “Dancing With The Stars.” There is no room for error. A bad performance when it matters most may leave someone short of the finals.

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Join our weekly Communities live online chat and see who stands up to the pressure of performing two increasingly difficult dances each week, and who is getting fan support to help them stick around (scroll below chat window for more information on tonight’s show).

Couples all perform an individual dance in a new style this week. Then each couple will pair up with another couple to dance a “Duet Dance.” Each pairs team of four visited with the performers from a musical which inspires this week’s duet routing.

Nick Carter, Sharna Burgess, Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy made a quick trip to Las Vegas to see the Cirque du Soleil show “Love” featuring the music of the Beatles. Alek Skarlatos, Lindsay Arnold, Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson visited the cast of the musical “We Will Rock You” being performed aboard the new Royal Caribbean cruise ship “Anthem of the Seas.” Alexa PenaVega, Mark Ballas, Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough saw a performance of the musical “Chicago” for their inspiration.

Double your pleasure on “Dancing With The Stars,” Monday, 8 p.m.

Sixty total points are possible for each couple if they receive six perfect scores for both dances. It’s no time to crash and burn, because it’s becoming harder for fan votes to save someone from a bad week of performances.

Communities hits the virtual ballroom tonight at 8 p.m. ET with our weekly chat and live review of the dances and the dancers, to see how the couples perform in their quest to make the finals. That Mirror Ball Trophy is shining in the distance.

Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough remain this season's front runners on "Dancing With The Stars." Photo: ABC
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough remain this season’s front runners on “Dancing With The Stars.” Photo: ABC

Week 9 Assignments

Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold: Salsa, “Back It Up” by Prince Royce featuring Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull

Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: Contemporary, “Make It Rain” by Ed Sheeran

Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: Viennese Waltz, “Roses and Violets” by Alexander Jean

Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: Argentine Tango, “What Do You Mean” by Justin Bieber

Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: TBA, “A Cool Cat In Town” by Tape Five

Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: TBA, “Wicked Game” by James Vincent McMorrow

Duet Dances

Sharna and Nick with Tamar and Val: Rumba, “Hey Jude” by the Beatles

Mark and Alexa with Bindi and Derek: Jazz, “All That Jazz/Honey Rag” from “Chicago”

Alek and Lindsay with Carlos and Witney: Paso Doble, “We Will Rock You: by Queen

Voting information: Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during the show and up to one hour after the end of the DWTS broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at and on Facebook at is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Wednesday.

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Media Migraine in Communities Digital News. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +

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