Monday’s new “Dancing with the Stars” episode does contain a theme that we have seen on the show before, even though that should not necessarily negate whether or not it is special: A routine inspired by the most important year of your life.
What you have to remember here is just how much these dances may differ from one person to another, and also that you have some people on here who are not even of legal drinking age. With that in mind, this may actually be the most important year of their lives, mostly because they are so young and getting to do something so new and exciting.
Take a look below, where you can see the styles that each couple will be performing.
Bethany Mota and Derek Hough – Rumba. It’s a passionate dance, and the struggle here may be the acting portion of it. Bethany’s passion so far has been more about her YouTube brand.
Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd – Jive. Well, this will be tricky. Tommy is a great entertainer, but it’s hard to mask any mistakes with your feet here.
Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani – Jive. This is a tough dance for Betsey to succeed at, even if she does have the fantastic energy that she does.
Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy – Samba. We predict good things here. Janel can dance, and she also knows how to play a character.
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas – Samba. Should be a fun dance, but we wonder how in the world you costume it without angering Willie in the process.
Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker – Samba. There is no reason to think that this will be anything other than great.
Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson – Jazz. This is always a wild-card kind of dance for us. We typically like the style, but it is so open to interpretation that it’s hard to predict.
Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke – Samba. We almost guarantee that Antonio will be shirtless during at least part of this.
Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev – Contemporary. This should be lovely; also, we’ve finally figured out how to spell Artem’s name!
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater – Quickstep. So the season’s worst dancer has the hardest style, in our opinion anyway. This is going to be a wreck in its own right.
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