I have been lurking in this thread only because my younger daughter watches Zendaya on her Disney "Shake it Up" program all the time. She's a professional dancer and actress and I assume the male dancer is a professional as well...I think that people in the entertainment industry work together all the time in intimate situations without having an intimate relationship.
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Don't Val, Maks and Tony own/run a dance studio? Do they limit their clientele to only those of a certain age?
I understood that Val is a professional dance instructor and is employed in that capacity on this show, regardless of who he is partnered with. Same with all the other pros on this show, male or female. I don't get a skeevy vibe from him partnering Zendaya any more than some of the other pairings this show has come up with. As a minor, I'm assuming Zendaya's parents are looking out for her wellbeing in that regard, so I'm not going to worry about her.
Last edited by Alexxxx; 04-01-2013 at 08:12 PM.
This isn’t the Sound of freaking Music we’re watching.......sdl
I have enjoyed watching Zendaya. I knew nothing about her until seeing her on the show. She has a great personality. I think Val has been more than respectful of her age - from the moment he found out what it was. I have no problem with him dancing with her. He teaches dance for a living, right? I'm sure he's had students her age and probably younger.
I'm fairly certain I heard one of the Houghs talk about dancing the rumba with each other (I think Julianne). If brother and sister can dance that in actual dance competitions and that's ok, I don't see how this is any different.
Yes, I remember Derek or Julianne stating they would dance the rumba together...hhmmmm okay!
But anywho, I find Val to be being a complete professional when it comes to Z! He has impressed me with his choreo completely this season! It's like he is almost a whole different pro with her due to her age and I find myself liking him more and more each time they dance!
Hope Z and Val continue bringing it 110% each week!
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I was so impressed with Zendaya last evening. She really worked to get that Viennese Waltz looking the way it did. She has beautiful expression and wonderful arms. I can hardly believe a little hip hopper would tackle it and do it justice. A tiny bauble (stepping on her skirt?) at the end, but what a beautiful VWaltz. I mentioned on the live thread that she danced at tempo. That's really something none of the celebrities have ever done on this show, everyone's Viennese Waltz has been slow to popular music. But Que Sera Sera is in the lexicon of ballroom music and she really brought it.
And did anyone else notice the tears in her eyes at the end of the dance plus how she pointed to her grandmother and just had to go hug her before heading up the stairs? She touched my heart with how much it meant to her dedicating that dance to her grandmother. I can only hope to have such a thoughtful grandchild one day.
I know what you mean, itja, She is such a sweet girl in a big ol plastic environment like Hollywood and she certainly seems to have her feet on the ground. I think she's a terrific role model for kids and they are watching.
But when does young become so young that I starts to look like a father/daughter dance? Yea I for one did think Shawn at 17 was too young but will admit I loved her during All Stars.
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