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Dancing with the Stars Season 16 – Week 6: What a Wonder!

Jayne:  This week our review will be brought to us exclusively by Hector!  He’s provided a great breakdown of ALL the action of the entire two nights of dancing, drama and frivolity!  Thanks Hector, for taking on the full enchilada!

Hector:

We’re halfway through Season 16!  Isn’t DWTS a great scenario for celebrating Stevie Wonder Night, with the glittery grand ballroom, the handsome couples swirling around, and Stevie’s wonderful, melodic and dance-able music?!  Not to mention the best treat, Stevie himself, singing some of his music.  Strange to have the band singers doing a Stevie imitation, though, when he’s right there.  Shouldn’t they have tried a different interpretation of Mr. Wonder’s music? Didn’t matter, it was a Wonder-ful night with great music and dancing.  Stevie’s music is just right for DWTS, reminiscent of disco, with a bit of funky and a lot of Motown soul, what could be a better blend?  It’s fared well through the years, keeping its currency and melodic beauty.  It was also cute to hear Zendaya eulogize Stevie!  Proof that he sounds cool to young ears!  Read More

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Dancing with the Stars Season 16 – Week 5: Side by Side

Hector’s Introduction to Week 5:

Following the Pro Couple, or Side by Side as they are calling it, turned out to be a good idea after all!  I was dubious at first, but to quote the Bard All’s well that ends well! I like it, how creative the DWTS production team is!  I’m a sucker for new twists and imagination!  That said, I’m also unfortunately the first to dump on the creators when the idea doesn’t work as well, like their dubious Prom Night!  In general, in the making of this show, there’s a lot of improvisation, or call it serendipity.  It’s part of the charm and attraction of DWTS.  In this live show, things don’t always turn out ideally.  This would seem logically appropriate, except big networks don’t like losing lots of money or ratings on slightly dysfunctional episodes.  I might add that Tom Bergeron, master of ceremonies supreme, helps a lot in fixing and balancing this show!  His humor and talent for making us trust that things are under control when they aren’t, is unparalleled!  Read More…


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Dancing with the Stars Season 16 – Week 2 Thoughts!

Jazz, Jive and Quickstep!

Hector here!  Dancing with the Stars Season 16, Week 2!  Here we go again folks!   Going down the roller coaster with mixed emotions!  First week is like we’re going up and up.  This week we’re alternately thrilled and downbeat, euphoric for some, sad for others.  Jayne and I are going to break it down…so let’s get to it!  Read More…


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Dancing with the Starts Season 16 – New Pros, New Stars, New Dances!

Dancing with the Stars – Premier Review

If you are not a regular reader of At a Glance Mag, you may not have noticed a semi-common thread through a number of articles and interviews published here.  Dancing with the Stars is a favorite television show of mine and I have become acquainted with many lovely people who have been generous and helpful in providing their time to share with us.  So, it should come as no surprise that there will be some coverage of the show itself as it kicks off it’s 16th Season!  For this first night of dancing, I’ve invited one of our contributors, Hector, to share a bit of his impressions of the couples, the dances, chemistry…whatever he may feel like voicing.  Since I couldn’t stand to let him have all the fun, I decided to add my two cents in as well.  So, we will start off with an introduction paragraph from Hector and then a breakdown of each couple, listed in the order of HIS preference!  Read More…