Monday night, “Dancing with the Stars” is going to the movies … sort of.
Admittedly, Movie Week is one of those themes that feels stale at this point, but at the same time, what else are you going to have the performers do? There are only so many good themes out there, and this is an opportunity to appeal to all the pop-culture fans, and get some good hits on YouTube even for those who are not watching the show itself on Monday night.
We’ve got, per show site PureDWTS, a list of the dances that each celebrity will perform for Monday. We’ve held off on sharing the movie themes, mostly because we like that there is some element of surprise for those watching.
Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy – Jazz. Remember when this wasn’t even considered as a style for the show?
Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani – Contemporary. Watch out for this routine; it could be a chance for Betsey to really improve.
Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev – Cha Cha. Okay, it’s pretty obvious that this has to be something from “Back to the Future.”
Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker – Tango. We just love the tango, so we’re happy about this.
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater – Waltz. This is a chance for Michael to prove that he has basic dance steps down. Let’s hope he pulls it off.
Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd – Argentine tango. This will be the hardest thing Tommy has done to date. It’ll be tough to really hide behind choreography here.
Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff – Paso doble. This seems right up his alley and then some.
Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson – Foxtrot. We expect this to be good, especially since Alfonso is a showman.
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas – Viennese waltz. A lyrical, simple dance that Willie Robertson won’t be too upset by.
Bethany Mota and Derek Hough – Jazz. Bethany’s pretty banged-up, so we’ll just have to see what happens here.
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