<p><span></span><em>For the 14th season of</em> <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=dancing with the stars&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2">Dancing With the Stars</a><em>, pro dancer <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=kym johnson&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Kym Johnson</strong></a> will be sharing the inside scoop with</em> Life & Style <em>readers--a behind-the-scenes look at the show and the run of her celebrity partner, former</em> <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=family matters&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2">Family Matters</a> <em>star <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=jaleel white&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Jaleel White</strong></a>! In the fourth week, Kym puts to rest the rumors about backstage drama and talks about how she prepared Jaleel to tango like Jagger. Check back every week for more scoop from Kym!</em></p>
I am so excited about this week--we've got rock week! The whole studio is full of all this rock music. We are channeling Mick Jagger tonight. It's going to be a lot of fun.
I love Mick Jagger! Jaleel, not so much. He knows of his music, but he wasn't as familiar with his moves as I am, so I gave him a little bit of an education in that. I made him sit down in front of the computer and watch clips of Mick. We watched a whole bunch! I'm kind of glad we can wind things up with rock week. It's a lot more light-hearted.
Last week was more emotional and difficult with the personal story week. Jaleel was going back and playing homage to [the Family Matters suave alter-ego of Steve Urkel] Stefan Urquelle. That's what the inspiration was for that dance. The song that we chose was Babyface, "For the Cool in You." It was a song they used in a Family Matters episode where Jaleel came out ultra-cool as Stefan, so we decided to take that song and try to revamp it for today. The white suit was iconic for the Stefan Urquelle character.
<p>It was really emotional for Jaleel. He told me that playing those characters was really special to him, and it was an important night for him to do a really great dance. It was the first time he's played homage to the character. [As for the reports about Jaleel stepping on my foot and yelling at me last week] I will just say everything was blown completely out of proportion, and that's about it I guess. There was no stepping on toes or anything like that. It never happened. We're absolutely fine, and we've had a great week of rehearsals. </p>
We love to stay consistent and hopefully go far in the season. It was really nice to have the judges say we are back in the game again! All in all, the critiques were more positive and it ended up being a really good night for us. I was so excited about the 9-8-8 score. We started off getting two 9's and an 8 and we went down with the jive, and now seeing another 9 again was a great feeling.
All of the dancers are so good this season. The standard is absolutely amazing! I loved Maria Menounos and Derek Hough's rumba last week. It was very sexy. Whether he kissed her or not--no one knows!
This week we're definitely having a lot more fun. I love the tango, and it will be very suitable for Jaleel. We're revisiting the proper dance frame. You have to keep your arms in frame--which is hard for the guys--and Jaleel did that very well in the fox trot. We've been doing double rehearsals to get this dance down. He has been working so hard in the studio. It's going to be a great show tonight with rock week!
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