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    Quote Originally Posted by karalott View Post
    So next week is sob story/greatest moment in my life up until this point/some other story week. I was hoping they got rid of this theme. The show seems afraid to mess with its stale format, except by creating a new stage. Anyway, I heard the celebs are allowed to choose their own dance style, but I'm not sure if that's the case; like last season, there's a heck of a lot of rumbas, and then everyone else gets an entirely different dance from each other. Since I dislike the rumba and story weel, it'll be a long night. Even though I get to FF all the filler I don't care about. Anyway, here's the dance line up so far:

    Rumba: Maria, Donald, Jaleel, Sherri
    Samba: Jack (I don't know if this will be good, dance wise, but probably a lot of fun)
    Salsa: William (definitely FF through the 3 stooges and audience segment; kind of odd William said he knew the salsa better than the cha cha, and after several seasons, we get the salsa back )
    Waltz: Katherine
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    Gavin & Karina - Rumba
    Donald & Peta - Rumba
    Roshon & Chelsie - Samba
    Melissa & Maks - ?
    Katherine & Mark - Waltz
    Gladys & Tristan - Foxtrot
    William & Cheryl - Salsa
    Maria & Derek - Rumba
    Sherri & Val - Rumba
    Jack & Anna - Samba
    Jaleel & Kym - Rumba

    Looks like we got a whole lotta Rumba going on. I may be doing a whole lotta fast forwarding through this episode.
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    This is my first season watching. I don't get the personal-story angle--do they do a dance in the form of a little play or something? Sounds pretty goofy if so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardcat View Post
    This is my first season watching. I don't get the personal-story angle--do they do a dance in the form of a little play or something? Sounds pretty goofy if so.
    Well, not exactly, but I guess they're supposed to interpret some personal story line in there. Last season, for an example, Ricki Lake told about her re-marriage and previous house fire; J.R. Martinez, about war veterans; Kristin Cavallari about forgoing college and moving to Hollywood. In previous seasons, celebs told a story based on the song/dance they got, even if it wasn't anything related to them personally. There will probably be props and messing about galore. J.R. was probably the only one who you could really feel and tell what he was trying to do, but given the story line and the fact he was a war veteran, it was kind of hard to ignore the obvious. Everyone else was just another dance.

    I'm with you DancingDad; a whole lot of FF for me, too. I just dislike the rumba, and hate that so many of them are doing it on a night like that.

    I think some of the celebs will benefit from the rumba, since all they can do if they can't dance is stand there and do minimal movements while their partners dance around them. Jack is the one I worry about the most, dance wise. Hopefully Melissa gets a good pick this week.

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    Looks like we got a whole lotta Rumba going on. I may be doing a whole lotta fast forwarding through this episode.
    I think they should have done this before the jive.

    Melissa & Maks - ?
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    This is my first season watching. I don't get the personal-story angle--do they do a dance in the form of a little play or something? Sounds pretty goofy if so.
    Depends on the choreographer, some of them are pretty good ( some)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardcat View Post
    This is my first season watching. I don't get the personal-story angle--do they do a dance in the form of a little play or something? Sounds pretty goofy if so.
    Most of them do have a heartfelt personal story. Now that is true, but don't count on being able to watch their dance and read the story from their dance. That isn't going to happen. The dance sort of loosely tells it. Sometimes the dance just alludes to the story. Other times if it weren't for the costumes and the props, you wouldn't know anything about the story!
    However, last season the war vet J.R.'s dance was obvious. That was unusual, though.
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    In story night we get to learn personal details about the celebs we might not already know plus they get to express emotion in their dance through their eyes, face and limbs (particularly in the Rumba) that they wouldn't be able to do in a jive. At least you hope they can show emotion...someone should be able to move Carrie Ann to tears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arielflies View Post
    In story night we get to learn personal details about the celebs we might not already know plus they get to express emotion in their dance through their eyes, face and limbs (particularly in the Rumba) that they wouldn't be able to do in a jive. At least you hope they can show emotion...someone should be able to move Carrie Ann to tears.
    And Len. Len has to be moved


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arielflies View Post
    In story night we get to learn personal details about the celebs we might not already know plus they get to express emotion in their dance through their eyes, face and limbs (particularly in the Rumba) that they wouldn't be able to do in a jive. At least you hope they can show emotion...someone should be able to move Carrie Ann to tears.
    Or drool... particularly William. At least he's doing a salsa, not a rumba which would cause the screaming fangirls to rush the dance floor.

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    Thanks for the info re story night, all--should be interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DancingDad View Post
    Or drool... particularly William. At least he's doing a salsa, not a rumba which would cause the screaming fangirls to rush the dance floor.
    I wouldnt bet on it. Some of them are going way overboard on the screaming
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