Ok, I know this is not related to Martial Arts, however Mrs. Cabrera and I really love Dancing with the Stars. The new season begins on March 17th and you KNOW that I’ll have it recorded on my DVR (since we’ll be at SIDEKICKS with you when it starts). So, for those of you that are as excited as I am enjoy the preview clip I pasted below. If you’ve never seen the show, this would be one of the only shows of this kind that I watch because it’s about building people up not tearing them down and humiliating them in public (Ahem…’American Idol’).
The Stars and their Professional Partners for this season are:
ADAM CAROLLA & JULIANNE HOUGH – Comedian and radio host, Adam Carolla, (host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Adam Carolla Show) teams with reigning two-time defending Dancing with the Stars champion, Julianne Hough. Julianne returns for her third season.
CRISTIÁN DE LA FUENTE & CHERYL BURKE – International film star, Cristián de la Fuente (Family Law, CSI: Miami), teams up with two-time champ, Cheryl Burke. Cheryl returns for her fifth season.
SHANNON ELIZABETH & DEREK HOUGH – Film and television star, Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie, Scary Movie, That 70s Show) is paired with Derek Hough who returns for his second season. Derek is the older brother of Julianne Hough and was paired with Jennie Garth last season.
STEVE GUTTENBERG & ANNA TREBUNSKAYA – Movie star, Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy, Three Men And A Baby, Short Circuit and Cocoon), teams with Anna Trebunskaya who returns for her third season. Anna is married to professional dancer Jonathan Roberts, who also returns for another season.
PENN JILLETTE & KYM JOHNSON – Magician, Penn Jillette, one-half of the famous illusionist team Penn & Teller, teams with Kym Johnson who returns for her fourth season. Kym was runner-up alongside partner, Joey Fatone in season four.
MARIO & KARINA SMIRNOFF – R&B star, Mario, teams with Karina Smirnoff who returns for her fourth season. Karina was runner-up alongside partner Mario Lopez during the third season of Dancing with the Stars.
MARLEE MATLIN & FABIAN SANCHEZ – Academy Award winning actress, Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God) teams up with newcomer Fabian Sanchez. Fabian is the 2006 World Mambo Champion, a four-time Fred Astaire National Champion and the United States Rising Star, and the 1999 American Rhythm Champion.
PRISCILLA PRESLEY & LOUIS VAN AMSTEL – Actor and businesswoman, Priscilla Presley (Naked Gun, Dallas) is paired with Louis van Amstel who returns for his fourth season. Louis was most recently paired with Monique Coleman.
MONICA SELES & JONATHAN ROBERTS – Grand Slam tennis champion, Monica Seles, teams up with Jonathan Roberts who returns for his fifth season. Jonathan finished in third place last season alongside partner Marie Osmond.
JASON TAYLOR & EDYTA SLIWINSKA – NFL Man of the Year, Jason Taylor, teams with Edyta Sliwinska. Edyta is the only pro to compete in all six seasons of Dancing with the Stars.
MARISSA JARET WINOKUR & TONY DOVOLANI – Tony Award winning Broadway star, Marissa Jaret Winokur, best known for creating the role of “Tracy Turnblad” in the hit Broadway musical Hairspray, teams with Tony Dovolani who returns for his fifth season. Tony was previously paired with Jane Seymour.
KRISTI YAMAGUCHI & MARK BALLAS – Olympic champion figure skater, Kristi Yamaguchi, teams up with Mark Ballas who returns for his second season. Mark was previously paired with Sabrina Bryan.