The next season of Dancing With the Stars starts Monday, March 18th so you have until March 25th, before the second show airs, to register for the pool.
If you've never played before, here's how it works. You'll pick a total of 5 couples to root for during the season. When they get high scores from the judges and stay on to dance week after week, you'll earn points. One couple of your choice will be your superstar couple and earn double points. Three couples will earn regular points each week. One couple will be your reserve couple. They'll officially be on your team from the start but won't start earning points until one of your other couples is voted off the competition. Then your reserve couple will take their spot on your team and start earning points.
Keep in mind that we never get to know the total of the audience votes so pool scores are based on judges' scores. A couple popular with the audience may stay on the show for weeks even though they have poor judges scores and might not earn you as many points in the pool as a couple that continuously gets high scores from the judges.
So, you can choose to pick couples for your team that you personally like and want to do well or you can choose your team strategically, picking couples based on who you think will do well even if you don't like them personally.
Here are the couples you have to choose from this season:
Zendaya Coleman/Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Andy Dick/Sharna Burgess
Dorothy Hamill/Tristan MacManus
D.L. Hughley/Cheryl Burke
Jacoby Jones/Karina Smirnoff
Wynonna Judd/Tony Dovolani
Victor Ortiz/Lindsay Arnold
Kellie Pickler/Derek Hough
Ingo Rademacher/Kym Johnson
Aly Raisman/Mark Ballas
Lisa Vanderpump/Gleb Savchenko
This is a points schedule of how your teams will earn points during the season:
Still in competition: 10 points each week
Carrie-Annís scores: from the show
Lenís scores: from the show
Brunoís scores: from the show
Guest judgeís scores: from the show
Voted out: -10 points
Season winner: 30 points
Runner-up: 15 points
You can post your picks in this thread or send them to me by private message. Here's a registration list to copy and paste to make signing up easier:
Star Couple 1:
Star Couple 2:
Star Couple 3:
Let me know if you have any questions.