SAN DIEGO, March 30, 2015 – Which couple will follow Redfoo and Emma Slater off the ballroom floor at the end of Monday’s “Latin Week” edition of “Dancing With The Stars”? Several couples have good reason to be worried; but for most, they can concentrate on shaking their booty as they dance one of the Latin ballroom styles: cha-cha, rumba, samba, salsa, Argentine tango or paso doble.
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Contestants with the first initial “C” are performing below average. Charlotte and Keo drew the rumba, and for someone not used to dancing at all, this will test Charlotte’s skills. Fluid movement is everything in the rumba, and Charlotte hasn’t shown much so far.
Chris Soules was the only competitor whose judges scores dropped in Week 2 from Week 1. He will need to bring as much forceful confidence as possible for his Argentine tango with partner Witney Carson. The reigning Mirror Ball Trophy Champion with Alfonso Ribiero, Witney seems to be having trouble teaching Chris his moves. The Bachelor may get to go home and plan his wedding after this week’s show.
Another week, another challenge for Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess. Noah and Sharna also drew the Argentine tango. Noah says he will use a prosthetic arm for the first time on the show. Noah’s strength will help him execute the lifts, but the choreography will have to work around the tango’s ganchos, which rely on knee bends to hook the dancer’s leg around his partner. Sharna is a creative choreographer, and we are eager to see what she comes up with.
Willow Shields and Mark Ballas get their own choreography challenge with the first paso doble of the season. After their colorful Argentine tango last week, this is another routine we will look forward to seeing.
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Week 3 Assignments (in order of voting number)
Charlotte and Keo: Rumba, “Empire” by Shakira
Chris and Witney: Argentine Tango, “Dangerous” by David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
Michael and Peta: Salsa, “Celebrate” by Pitbull
Nastia and Derek: Samba, “Chillando Goma” by Fulanito
Noah and Sharna: Argentine Tango, “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
Patti and Artem: Cha Cha Cha, “Oye 2014” by Santana featuring Pitbull
Riker and Allison: Salsa, “Limbo” by Daddy Yankee
Robert and Kym: Rumba, “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
Rumer and Val: Salsa, “Turn the Beat Around” by Gloria Estefan
Suzanne and Tony: Samba, “Copacabana” by Barry Manilow
Willow and Mark: Paso Doble, “Hanuman” by Rodrigo y Gabriela
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