With ABC premiering Dancing With the Stars’ 14th season Monday March 19, there are 13 seasons worth of lessons to be learned on that hallowed stage. If this year’s slate of stars hopes to get close to winning the Mirror Ball trophy, they’d do well to heed the advice of those who’ve been through the competition before: enter dance instructor, choreographer, and Dancing With The Stars expert Louis Van Amstel.
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Amstel kept it cordial; he didn’t pick a frontrunner, but he did admit who some of his early favorites are: Gladys Knight and Sherri Shepherd. “[Sherri] has such a funny streak,” he said, adding, “Gladys Knight, what an amazing woman.” Knight might have a bit of a leg up in the rhythm department, and Amstel particularly appreciates her motivation: she never got to dance with her accompanists, the Pips, so now it’s her turn to try it on for size. Of course, Amstel is looking forward to all the pairings, especially Karina Smirnoff and Gavin DeGraw.
DWTS premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Check back tomorrow for our full recap and hop back over next Monday for more Dancing tips from Louis Van Amstel.
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