Dancing with the Stars (U.S. TV series)

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Dancing with the Stars
Dancing with the Stars Title Logo.svg
FormatInteractive dance competition
Created byBBC Worldwide
Presented byTom Bergeron
Brooke Burke Charvet (2010–present)
Lisa Canning (2005)
Samantha Harris (2006–2009)
Drew Lachey (2007)
JudgesCarrie Ann Inaba
Len Goodman
Bruno Tonioli
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons15
No. of episodes276 (As of October 9, 2012)
Location(s)CBS Television City
Hollywood, California
Running time40–80 minutes
Original channelABC
Original runJune 1, 2005 (2005-06-01) – present
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Dancing with the Stars
Dancing with the Stars Title Logo.svg
FormatInteractive dance competition
Created byBBC Worldwide
Presented byTom Bergeron
Brooke Burke Charvet (2010–present)
Lisa Canning (2005)
Samantha Harris (2006–2009)
Drew Lachey (2007)
JudgesCarrie Ann Inaba
Len Goodman
Bruno Tonioli
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons15
No. of episodes276 (As of October 9, 2012)
Location(s)CBS Television City
Hollywood, California
Running time40–80 minutes
Original channelABC
Original runJune 1, 2005 (2005-06-01) – present
External links

Dancing with the Stars is a dance competition show airing on ABC in the United States, and CTV in Canada in 2011. The show is the American version of the British television series Strictly Come Dancing. Tom Bergeron is the Emmy-winning host, with co-hosts Lisa Canning (season 1), Samantha Harris (seasons 2–9),[1] and Brooke Burke Charvet (seasons 10 onwards).[2]

The contestant pairs consist of a celebrity paired with a professional dancer. Past celebrity contestants include professional and Olympic athletes, supermodels, actors, singers, astronauts, and teen-heartthrobs. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges' points and audience votes. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of judges' points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains.

In 2012, GSN picked up rerun rights to seasons four to thirteen, but due to low ratings the network stopped airing the show after airing for three months from January 2012 to April 2012 in two different seasons aired mostly on weekends. However, the network still has rights to the show. [3]

During a conference call with media, ABC president Paul Lee announced that season 15 of the series, set to air fall 2012, "will mix up the usual format by bringing back celebrity all-stars [and fan favorites] to compete against each other for the mirror ball trophy."[4][5][6]



Since its premiere in 2005, the show has been hosted by Tom Bergeron. For the first season, Bergeron was joined by co-host Lisa Canning. For seasons two through nine (2006–2009) Samantha Harris co-hosted the show. For season ten onwards (2010–present), the co-host has been Brooke Burke, who was season seven champion (Fall 2008). Drew Lachey, who won season two (2006), appeared as a guest presenter for three weeks in season five (2007) while Harris was on maternity leave.


Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli have been the three main judges since the premiere. Several former contestants have also appeared as a judge, either on a specific episode or replacing one of the main judges in their absence, including Drew Lachey, Emmitt Smith, Apolo Anton Ohno, Hélio Castroneves, Mel B, Kristi Yamaguchi, Gilles Marini and Kelly Osbourne. Other celebrities, most often those who are associated with the world of dancing, have appeared as a fourth judge or in absence of one of the main judges, including Michael Flatley, Baz Luhrmann, Donnie Burns and Paula Abdul.

Key:      Previous      Current

HostSeason 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7Season 8Season 9Season 10Season 11Season 12Season 13Season 14Season 15
Tom Bergeron
Brooke Burke
Drew Lachey
Samantha Harris
Lisa Canning
JudgeSeason 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7Season 8Season 9Season 10Season 11Season 12Season 13Season 14Season 15
Len Goodman
Bruno Tonioli
Carrie Ann Inaba


A total of 162 celebrities have appeared in the 14 seasons of the series. For each season, the celebrities are paired with a professional partner who instructs them in the various dances each week and competes alongside them in the televised competition. A total of 31 professional partners have appeared alongside celebrities, some for only one season. The longest-tenured professional partners are Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani, who have each appeared in 14 seasons. For season 12, the ABC Dancing with the Stars website asked viewers to submit the names of celebrities they would like to see appear on the show in a future season.

List of professional partners

Bold denotes in the current season.

Dance troupe and musicians

A dance troupe has appeared during the Tuesday results shows since season 12. The current (season 15) members of the troupe include Oksana Dmytrenko (season 12–present), Sasha Farber (season 13–present), Sharna Burgess (season 13–present), Henry Byalikov[7](season 14–present), Emma Slater[8](season 14–present) and Sonny Fredie Pedersen (season 15–present),. In season 12, professional partners Tony Dovolani and Lacey Schwimmer appeared with the troupe in week four due to their early elimination. In season 13, Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd (both new partners) appeared with the troupe due to their early elimination in week three. Former members include: Tristan MacManus (season 12), Peta Murgatroyd (season 12), Kiki Nyemchek (seasons 12–14), Nicole Volynets (season 12), Ted Volynets (seasons 12–13) and Dasha Chesnokova (season 13).

The Harold Wheeler orchestra provides most of the music, and (early in the season) the singers that accompany the competitors' dances. Guest artists accompany many of the professionals' dance routines.

Series overview

SeasonNo. of
No. of
Celebrity honor places
WinnerSecond placeThird place
1) Summer 200566*6/1/05 – 7/6/05Kelly Monaco & Alec MazoJohn O'Hurley & Charlotte JørgensenJoey McIntyre & Ashly DelGrosso
2) Winter 20061081/5/06 – 2/24/06Drew Lachey & Cheryl BurkeJerry Rice & Anna TrebunskayaStacy Keibler & Tony Dovolani
3) Autumn 200611109/12/06 – 11/15/06Emmitt Smith & Cheryl BurkeMario Lopez & Karina SmirnoffJoey Lawrence & Edyta Śliwińska
4) Spring 200711103/19/07 – 5/22/07Apolo Anton Ohno & Julianne HoughJoey Fatone & Kym JohnsonLaila Ali & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
5) Autumn 200712109/24/07 – 11/27/07Hélio Castroneves & Julianne HoughMel B & Maksim ChmerkovskiyMarie Osmond & Jonathan Roberts
6) Spring 200812103/17/08 – 5/20/08Kristi Yamaguchi & Mark BallasJason Taylor & Edyta ŚliwińskaCristián de la Fuente & Cheryl Burke
7) Autumn 200813109/22/08 – 11/25/08Brooke Burke & Derek HoughWarren Sapp & Kym JohnsonLance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer
8) Spring 200913113/9/09 – 5/19/09Shawn Johnson & Mark BallasGilles Marini & Cheryl BurkeMelissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani
9) Autumn 200916109/21/09 – 11/24/09Donny Osmond & Kym JohnsonMýa & Dmitry ChaplinKelly Osbourne & Louis van Amstel
10) Spring 201011103/22/10 – 5/25/10Nicole Scherzinger & Derek HoughEvan Lysacek & Anna TrebunskayaErin Andrews & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
11) Autumn 201012109/20/10 – 11/23/10Jennifer Grey & Derek HoughKyle Massey & Lacey SchwimmerBristol Palin & Mark Ballas
12) Spring 201111103/21/11 – 5/24/11Hines Ward & Kym JohnsonKirstie Alley & Maksim ChmerkovskiyChelsea Kane & Mark Ballas
13) Autumn 201112109/19/11 – 11/22/11J.R. Martinez & Karina SmirnoffRob Kardashian & Cheryl BurkeRicki Lake & Derek Hough
14) Spring 201212103/19/12 – 5/22/12Donald Driver & Peta MurgatroydKatherine Jenkins & Mark BallasWilliam Levy & Cheryl Burke
15) Autumn 2012[9]13109/24/12 – TBA

Scoring and voting procedure

In seasons one and two, only the overall ranking between competitors by the judges and the public was relevant. In season three and all subsequent seasons, the scoring system has made the exact scores relevant as well.

The scoring begins with the judges' marks. Originally, Each judge gives a numeric score from 1–10, for a total score of 3–30. The scoring changed in Season 15. Now judges can give scores from 0.5-10.0, for a total score of 1.5-30. When multiple performances are scored, only the cumulative total counts. The contestants' "judges' shares" are calculated as the percentage of the total number of points awarded to all contestants that evening. (For example, if a team earned 20 points on a night when the judges awarded 200 points, their judges' share would be 20/200 = 10%.) This percentage is then added to the percentage of North American votes received by each contestant. The bottom two couples are identified in the results show, and the couple with the lowest combined total gets eliminated.[10] Season eight added an occasional "dance-off," in which contestants could re-do one of their dances, in an effort to improve their judges' score. This might be discontinued due to the eliminated couple always scoring higher than or equivalent to the couple that was saved.

Public voting is conducted via a toll-free number, the ABC web site, and, most recently, text messages; contestants can vote during and immediately after each performance show. The maximum number of votes per voter per medium is equal to the number of couples performing that night, or five votes, whichever is larger. In April 2010 it was revealed that dancer Kate Gosselin had e-mailed friends and family asking them to vote as many as ten times each.[11] In November 2010, the Washington Post reported that online voting appeared not to require a valid email address, and accordingly that a large number of votes apparently could be cast by one person.[12]

In several cases where ESPN coverage of Monday Night Football airs instead on an ABC affiliate in an NFL team's home market, the program is delayed to air immediately after that station's local news, and a voting window confined only to the area codes of the pre-empted market is opened up to allow affected viewers to still put their votes in for the competition, though this is on a market-by-market basis (in some markets, an alternate sister station or digital subchannel carries the program live as scheduled).

Seasons one and three featured only two celebrities in the final week instead of three.

General information


On the April 18, 2006 episode of the Howard Stern Radio Show, Stern's wife Beth said that she was guaranteed to earn $125,000 for just appearing on DWTS (in season 3) and could earn up to more than double the original sum, depending on how long she lasted on the program.[13][14]


The first person to withdraw from competition was Romeo in the season two.[15] His father, Master P, took his place in the competition, being partnered with Ashly DelGrosso. However, Romeo later competed in season 12[16] and finished in 5th place. Romeo was partnered with Chelsie Hightower.

On week six season three, Sara Evans cited her divorce as the reason for leaving the competition. No one was eliminated that week.

Another withdrawal occurred during the run-up to season four on February 28, when Vincent Pastore withdrew from the competition after only one week of training. Pastore said he did not realize how much work was needed during a ten-week period, and that he was not up to the physical demands of the show. He was replaced on March 2 by Pixar voice actor John Ratzenberger who was partnered with Edyta Sliwinska.[17]

In season seven, Misty May-Treanor withdrew from the competition in week three, after rupturing her Achilles tendon when rehearsing her Jive with her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. She did not perform the routine at all nor was she scored for it; no one else was eliminated that week.

In season eight, Jewel and Nancy O'Dell were injured before the season even began and could not compete. Jewel was diagnosed with fractured tibias in both legs; she came back later in the season to perform "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on a results show. O'Dell suffered from a torn knee cartilage.[18] They were replaced by Holly Madison and Melissa Rycroft who would be dancing with their partners for the rest of the season (Dmitry Chaplin and Tony Dovolani).

Tom DeLay, in season nine, withdrew in week three of competition due to a full stress fracture that had developed in both feet from an earlier pre-stress fracture in one foot. Delay was declared safe before he announced his withdrawal during the October 6, 2009 results show. Debi Mazar was still eliminated that night despite DeLay's departure.

Celebrity and professional partner injuries

Celebrities and professional partners have experienced minor injuries, or in some cases more serious, which did not affect later performances.

In season five, Marie Osmond infamously fainted after her performance in week five of the competition, after which the program immediately went into commercial; however, Osmond was able to regain composure and continued with the program. Episodes of food poisoning or the flu have caused stars like Jane Seymour to miss portions of other programs. Mark Ballas dislocated his shoulder when he came back in the finale to dance again with his eliminated partner, Sabrina Bryan.

In season six, Cristián de la Fuente suffered a ruptured tendon in his left biceps muscle during his performance on week seven. The judges critiqued him according to his performance up to the injury. He was sent to the hospital immediately and missed the end of the show. Derek Hough injured his neck in a rehearsal with Shannon Elizabeth but still performed.

In season seven, Julianne Hough was rushed to the hospital after the results show on Week 6 with increasingly severe stomach pains. She was released the same night after it was determined that it was "just a bad stomach ache".[19] However, she was ordered to sit out the group hip-hop dance rehearsals the next day as a precaution.[20] On the October 27 performance show, Hough announced that she had been diagnosed with Endometriosis and would be having surgery on October 28 to have her appendix removed.[21] Cody Linley, her partner, stayed to dance with Hough's temporary replacement, Edyta Sliwinska, who had been eliminated first. She returned in the semi-finals to dance with Linley and was eliminated with him that week.

In season eight, after landing on a wireless microphone pack and injuring his back during a dress rehearsal, Steve-O and his partner, Lacey Schwimmer, were unable to perform live. The judges critiqued their pre-recorded dress rehearsal performance. Melissa Rycroft suffered a rib cage injury also during a rehearsal and was judged based upon her pre-recorded dress rehearsal. Prior to her Group Mambo, professional Lacey Schwimmer filled in for her dancing with Tony Dovolani.

In season nine, both Lacey Schwimmer and Derek Hough had the flu and could not perform with their partners (Mark Dacascos and Joanna Krupa) who ended up dancing with substitute pros (Anna Trebunskaya and Maksim Chmerkovskiy).

In season ten, Evan Lysacek broke two of his toes during rehearsal. The injury was not bad enough to affect his ability to dance and he remained in the competition. He also had a mild concussion after falling on his head while doing a lift with his partner, Anna Trebunskaya, but he remained in the competition. Mark Ballas injured his knee and his partner, Shannen Doherty, was going to be dancing with Ballas' father, Corky but she was eliminated and did not have to dance at all anymore. Mark returned on May 4 results show to dance to "Hey, Soul Sister" performed by Train.

In season 11, Jennifer Grey was recovering from cancer and tumors in her neck. This caused her great pain during the show. In week seven it was revealed that she had torn a knee tendon. On the day of the finale results show, she had a procedure done that morning due to an injury that happened during her night one of performances. She had ruptured a disk and was unsure if she was going to perform for night two of dances. She ended up performing and winning season 11.

In season 12, Ralph Macchio suffered a leg injury that affected his rehearsals for week eight. He still made it through to the semi-finals before being eliminated. Professional Dancer Kym Johnson suffered a neck injury during rehearsals for her semi-final argentine tango while attempting a lift. She eventually recovered and went on to win season 12 with Hines Ward.

In season 13, Maksim Chmerkovskiy hurt one of his toes before rehearsal and brought in Ted Volynets from the dance troupe to prepare a Samba with Maksim's partner (Hope Solo) in week seven. While in rehearsals for week nine, J.R. Martinez suffered an ankle injury but stayed in the competition and was the last celebrity voted into the finals and ended up winning the show.

In season 14, Maria Menounos broke two ribs in an incident where her ribs hit her partner, Derek Hough's, knee. She also had a stress fracture in her feet which both didn't affect her performance. The next week she hit her chin during rehearsals when her partner dropped her on the floor. Melissa Gilbert suffered a head injury during her performance causing her to miss the end of the show and the results show the next night. They were revealed to be safe. William Levy injured his ankle but still danced a great performance. Katherine Jenkins suffered a head injury when her partner Mark Ballas kneed her on the head in rehearsals. She still danced later that evening.

Highest-scoring couples

SeasonPlaceCelebrityProfessionalAverage score
61Kristi YamaguchiMark Ballas28.33
82Gilles MariniCheryl Burke28.06
142Katherine JenkinsMark Ballas27.87
21Drew LacheyCheryl Burke27.72
23Stacy KeiblerTony Dovolani27.72
32Mario LopezKarina Smirnoff27.6
52Mel BMaksim Chmerkovskiy27.6
101Nicole ScherzingerDerek Hough27.53
41Apolo Anton OhnoJulianne Hough27.53
143William LevyCheryl Burke27.5
42Joey FatoneKym Johnson27.5

Number of Perfect 30s

Despite not making the Top 10 list, Jennifer Grey and her partner Derek Hough hold the record of the most perfect 30s ever, with a total of six. They won season 11 and maintained an average score of 27.2.


6: Jennifer Grey
5: Apolo Anton Ohno, Joey Fatone, Mel B, Gilles Marini
4: Stacy Keibler, Laila Ali, Helio Castroneves, Kristi Yamaguchi, Mýa, Nicole Scherzinger, Hines Ward, J.R. Martinez, William Levy
3: Drew Lachey, Emmitt Smith, Mario Lopez, Brooke Burke, Shawn Johnson, Chelsea Kane, Katherine Jenkins
2: Melissa Rycroft, Donny Osmond, Evan Lysacek, Ricki Lake, Rob Kardashian, Maria Menounos, Donald Driver
1: Kelly Monaco, John O’Hurley, Joey Lawrence, Ian Ziering, Sabrina Bryan, Jennie Garth, Jason Taylor, Brandy, Kirstie Alley


18: Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough
14: Mark Ballas
11: Kym Johnson, Maksim Chmerkovskiy
9: Julianne Hough
7: Karina Smirnoff
6: Tony Dovolani
4: Dmitry Chaplin
2: Anna Trebunskaya, Edyta Sliwinska, Peta Murgatroyd
1: Alec Mazo, Charlotte Jorgenson

Macy's Stars of Dance: Design a Dance

Beginning season seven, viewers had the opportunity to vote for their favorite pros (or in some cases former contestants) to dance to a style of dance as well as a song to dance to. An online contest is also usually held so viewers can submit drawings of outfits for the performance.

Season 7: Derek Hough and Julianne Hough dancing the Jive to "Great Balls of Fire"
Season 8: Mark Ballas, Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, and Lacey Schwimmer dancing the Quickstep to "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"
Season 9: Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas dancing the Paso Doble to "Eye of the Tiger"
Season 10: Joey Fatone and Melissa Rycroft dancing the Tango to "Rock and Roll All Nite"
Season 11: Cheryl Burke and Derek Hough dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha to "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"
Season 12: Cheryl Burke, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Lacey Schwimmer, and Chelsie Hightower dancing the Jive to "We Got the Beat"
Season 13: Derek Hough and Anna Trebunskaya dancing the Paso Doble to "Bad Romance"
Season 14: Chelsie Hightower and Tristan MacManus dancing the Samba to "End of Time"

Special episodes

100th episode

The show celebrated its 100th episode on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, during week eight of season six.[22] More than 30 former cast members and pros returned, with interviews with Stacy Keibler, Lisa Rinna, Jerry Springer, Vivica A. Fox, Joey Fatone, Kenny Mayne, Sabrina Bryan, and former winners Kelly Monaco, Drew Lachey, and Apolo Anton Ohno. Other appearances, besides the season six cast, included Jane Seymour, Ian Ziering, Mark Cuban, Wayne Newton, Leeza Gibbons, Harry Hamlin, Shandi Finnessey and Helio Castroneves. New routines were performed by Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough, Mel B and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and by Mario Lopez with the cast of A Chorus Line, in which he was starring on Broadway. The musical guest was country group Rascal Flatts.[23]

Judges' top 10 dances

The Judges also presented a countdown of their choices for the top 10 perfect-scoring dances of the first five seasons. Their choices were:

1Mario LopezKarina Smirnoff39Tango2nd
2Mel BMaksim Chmerkovskiy57Paso Doble2nd
3Stacy KeiblerTony Dovolani28Samba3rd
4Drew LacheyCheryl Burke28Freestyle1st
5Helio CastronevesJulianne Hough58Quickstep1st
6Joey FatoneKym Johnson47Jive2nd
7Apolo Anton OhnoJulianne Hough49Quickstep1st
8Emmitt SmithCheryl Burke39Cha-Cha-Cha1st
9Sabrina BryanMark Ballas54Paso Doble7th
10Kelly MonacoAlec Mazo16Freestyle1st

200th episode

In season 11, viewers were allowed two votes per day on the DWTS website to vote for their favorite out of 30 given choices. On October 25, 2010, a countdown of the Top 10 voted for dances on the show was reported to celebrate the following week when the 200th show would be.

1Drew LacheyCheryl Burke28Freestyle1st
2Gilles MariniCheryl Burke84Argentine Tango2nd
3Apolo Anton OhnoJulianne Hough45Samba1st
4Nicole ScherzingerDerek Hough108Paso Doble1st
5Mel BMaksim Chmerkovskiy57Paso Doble2nd
6Joanna KrupaDerek Hough98Paso Doble4th
7Apolo Anton OhnoJulianne Hough410Freestyle1st
8Helio CastronevesJulianne Hough58Quickstep1st
9Donny OsmondKym Johnson910Argentine Tango1st
10Shawn JohnsonMark Ballas811Freestyle1st

On the actual 200th show, several dances were performed again on the show and six of the past fan favorites came back to judge; Helio Castroneves, Emmitt Smith, Drew Lachey, Kelly Osbourne, Gilles Marini, Mel B, and more. The couples re-created their most memorable routines on the 200th episode; Kristi Yamaguchi and Apolo Ohno served as team captains for the team dances. Yamaguchi's team consisted of Rick & Cheryl, Kyle & Lacey and Bristol & Mark, while Brandy & Maksim, Jennifer & Derek and Kurt & Anna were on Ohno's team. On the results show of November 2, some awards were given out to past celebrity contestants and professionals.

Most Dramatic MomentMarie Osmond
Best, Worst DancerKenny Mayne
Biggest Dancer TransformationLouis van Amstel


In seasons nine and ten, three tribute performances have been done in honour of some people. The first was a tribute to recently-deceased actor Patrick Swayze, on Sept 23, 2009. "She's Like the Wind" from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack (originally written by Swayze for his film Grandview USA), "Unchained Melody" from his film Ghost, and "(I've had) the Time of my Life" from Dirty Dancing were performed by select professional dancers of the Show.

On October 20, 2009, a tribute was done for singer and dancer, Michael Jackson. "I Want You Back", "Man in the Mirror" and "Thriller" were performed—the first two by select professional dancers of the show, and all coming together for "Thriller".

In season ten, Professional Haitian dancers performed as a tribute to victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake on March 30, 2010. One of the male dancers had lost his son in the rubble. They were dancing to "Dance Like This" by Wyclef Jean.

Success of athletes

Athletes have historically been far more successful as a group than other celebrities on the show. At the end of the spring 2011 season, 28 athletes have competed on the show, representing 20% of the contestants. They've won six competitions and placed second four times; a collective success (win or runner-up) rate of 36%. In other words, better than one third of the athletes who have appeared on the show have finished either first or second. This is far better than the rate for reality-show contestants, supermodels, actors, politicians and other celebrities. Musicians/singers, at 27%, are the second most successful group.

It is speculated by the cast and staff on the show as well as the athletes themselves, that they have several advantages in some key areas:[24]

There are disadvantages as well, particularly with the larger athletes such as football and basketball players. Some of these athletes have difficulty making their over-sized frames look graceful on the dance floor. However, this can also be an advantage: since this struggle with their large size is often plainly apparent during their performances, voters will tend to give them more leeway in this area, while an actor or singer with known dance background or training may be held to a higher standard in the voters' minds.[25]

In every season finale in which an athlete was present, and was either tied for the top of the leader board or one point behind the leader said athlete went on to win the season. This has happened on five occasions:


Cardio dance DVDs

A DVD titled Dancing With The Stars: Cardio Dance was released on April 3, 2007 featuring Kym Johnson, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Ashly DelGrosso. The program contains cardiovascular workouts adapted from Cha-cha, paso doble, samba, and jive dance routines.

A second DVD Dancing with the Stars: Latin Cardio Dance was released on September 13, 2008 featuring Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Cheryl Burke. The program contains cardiovascular workouts adapted from Cha-cha, Merengue, Samba and Mambo dance routines.[26]

A third and fourth DVD was released featuring Kym Johnson, Dmitry Chaplin, and Lacey Schwimmer. One DVD is called Dance off the Pounds and features three dances: the jive, the quickstep, and swing. The other is Dance Body Tone and features a Latin dance mix, the tango, and freestyle dance mix.

Julianne Hough, two time DWTS winner, has also released her own workout DVD called Dance with Julianne: Cardio Ballroom. It includes the Paso Doble, the Cha-Cha, and the Jive. It was released on December 15, 2009.[27]

Julianne Hough, released her second workout DVD called Dance With Julianne: Just Dance. It includes Jazz, Hip Hop, Box Step, Three Step and Dance Classics. It was released on November 9, 2010.[28]

Companion book

A companion book written by Guy Phillips was released in the early fall of 2007. Titled Dancing with the Stars: Jive, Samba and Tango Your Way Into The Best Shape Of Your Life, the book has includes fitness routines modeled by Alec Mazo and Edyta Sliwinska, as well as original costume designs, lists of performed songs during a dance, and a complete list of song-and-dance routine performed since the first season of the show.


The first Dancing spin-off, Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann, premiered on January 7, 2008 on ABC. The show's format was similar to the BBC Television series, Dance X. The show was canceled after one season.

A figure skating spin-off similar to ITV's Dancing on Ice called Skating with the Stars aired on ABC on November 22, 2010. The series was canceled after one season, as well.[29]


Emmy Awards

The program has also been nominated for various other production-related awards since premiering in 2005.

Other awards

See also


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