Posts Tagged Mark Ballas

Having fun on ‘Dancing’ so far!

September 23, 2008 / 241 Comments

Hey guys,

I wanted to check in and let you all know that I had so much fun last night on the first DWTS episode!!! 

I just loved watching everyone dance! I came in sixth place according to the judges with a score of 19.

Mark and I danced to the “Pink Panther” theme song, so we thought black-and-pink costumes were very fitting.

Tonight we are going to do the mambo!

I hope you watch, and I also hope that you vote for me!!! Polls open at 8pm tonight! You can vote online or call 1 800 VOTE 410  (1 800 868-3410).


It’s the big day!!!

September 21, 2008 / 112 Comments

Hi Everyone,?

?I wanted to check in and let you know how I’m feeling this weekend and how things have been going since my last blog.?

Mark and I still rehearse every day, for at least 5 hours a day, so I’ve been feeling better and better about my abilities. We’ve put so much into this! So, I’m totally excited for everyone to watch on Monday and Tuesday!

But, Friday we did our first camera blocking, so we rehearsed on the stage for the first time in front of all the cameras, all the producers, some of the other dancers and crew. And for the first time, I feel like we didn’t know what we were doing!

I don’t know if it was because we were on stage for the first time, in front of so many people, or what, but I just felt scared. Mark keeps assuring me it’s normal to mess up the first time on stage rehearsal and feel nervous, but I was really surprised! We know the routines by heart! So we’ll continue to work and work and work …?

This weekend, my best friend got married, so I rehearsed with Mark Saturday morning until right after lunch and then I went to get ready for the wedding—I am looking forward to a night off from filming, too! We’ve been filming for third season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians as well, so that has been tough!?

Sunday Mark and I will rehearse all day, really working out any final kinks in our routine—I want it to be automatic when I get on the stage, I want to know it so well, so by heart, that I can let go and have fun when I’m out there. I hope my nervousness today on stage was just for today!?

Of course, I’m a little nervous—I’ve never done anything like this before! I’ve tried to keep everyone updated every day with my progress and support team on my website right here on! (I will also update on MySpace as well.?)

?UPDATE!! Monday morning is here!! OMG!! Today is the day! I am getting ready to leave—I have to be on set by 7:50am! I am so excited and getting some butterflies in my stomach—so I will have a good breakfast and get to the stage and look forward to seeing Mark! ? ?I hope you all watch and love what we’ve worked so hard for! If you like what you see, please vote for us!!!? ? ?


When cars and facts get twisted

September 21, 2008 / 55 Comments

Hey guys,

I think I should address all of these comments about this car
accident I drove by recently—because once again the details are very off…

I find
it very odd that a man involved in a car accident would write a blog
right away, instead of focusing on what’s going on with the accident.

I was driving in Reggie‘s black Escalade down Beverly Blvd. A Dancing With The Stars production assistant was in the car in front of me and my
dance partner Mark was in the car behind me. We all had a wardrobe fitting
and were going into the CBS stage lot, where our fittings are. There
was an accident and an ambulance in the only drive way for the lot,
however just one lane of the driveway was blocked. There were two still
open to drive right into the lot. My phone rang and the production
assistant from DWTS was calling to say to follow him right into the
lot. We just had to drive around the wreck—the other lanes into the
lot were open.

While I was driving slow and looking at the accident I
rolled my window down to see what was going on and a man tapped my car
twice with his hand saying don’t slow down, it’s just an accident. Mark
yelled from behind, in his car, that we are employees and going into
the lot. The man said “ok,” and then said “that was Kim Kardashian,” as I
was driving off…

So, how this story got twisted into me being a “spoiled brat,”
yelling “don’t touch my car,” or whatever was said, is just bizarre! There
were many cars in front and behind me going into the same parking lot. It’s the main entrance into this CBS lot, so it’s very busy in general. Why he would single me out, I’m not to sure. I did look at the accident
and saw the paramedics talking to the passengers in the accident, and know how scary accidents are. So I just hope everyone involved is okay and no one was seriously injured.

Setting the record straight,

Mark and I keep mum and mambo

September 20, 2008 / 45 Comments

Mark and I have started our rounds of Dancing With The Stars press…

did KTLA early Thursday morning. Mark’s alarm didn’t go off, but he woke
up anyway! (Thankfully!) It was pretty early!

We did a few dance moves during the
show and demonstrated a little mambo for the hosts!

They were trying to figure
out what dances we were dancing to, but we wouldn’t budge! We want
everyone to be surprised when we dance!

Wishful thinking

September 5, 2008 / 44 Comments

Mark let me hold his trophy he won when he danced with Kristi Yamaguchi last season! I was pretending it was ours! Ha ha! The trophy reflects because it is so shiny with disco ball mirrors. It made my whole face sparkle!

Have you ever won a trophy? Even a ribbon? Let me know!


My official ‘Dancing’ pic is out!

September 3, 2008 / 102 Comments

Our official Dancing With The Stars press pic has been released! I’m so excited! This just makes it all seem so much more real!

Do you like it?

I hope you vote for me when the season starts!!!

You can check out photos of the rest of the DWTS cast here on MSN!

Hitting a groove with my ‘Dancing’

September 2, 2008 / 102 Comments

I want to give you an update on how Dancing With The Stars rehearsals are going… They are going great!!!! I am getting all of it down really well after all of this practice I am getting in. It’s a lot of hard work, but it is ALL WORTH IT!!!

Go past the jump for an extra video!