Dancing With The Stars: Season 13 Cast Announced!

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  1. tiams

    tiams New Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    My understanding is that ballroom competition rules make lifts illegal in some types of dances but not others. So it's the genre of dance they are performing, not how late in the series it is.
  2. GoHalos

    GoHalos Registered User

    Aug 30, 2006
    OC, CA
    Interesting. Thanks.

    I could have sworn they had that "no lift" rule so that the women celebrities didn't have an advantage. Was that originally the rule that was later changed? Who knows, I'm probably just remembering incorrectly.
  3. ksmelcer

    ksmelcer New Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    If I remember correctly, lifts are only allowed in one dance, the Argentine Tango. I'm pretty sure they didn't do that dance in the early seasons.
  4. David Platt

    David Platt Mouse Master TCF Club

    Dec 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    I'm thinking there's one other-- the Lindy Hop, but they very rarely do that one.
  5. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT
    Agreed. :mad:
  6. stellie93

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    I'll have to watch 1 ep to make sure there isn't someone I've never heard of who looks like Gil. If not, I may skip it. ;)
  7. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    My back yard
    I checked.
    Nothin' :(
  8. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

    Aug 22, 2007
    Valley of...
    I think he's been on the show before as a special appearance. Didn't they do some kind of brother vs brother dance?
  9. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    My back yard
    Val has been on the show many times as part of pro numbers. Also I think they featured a group of Chmerkovskiy studio students at some point and he was there then as well.
  10. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    Yea the troup they had last year seemed to be a big statement to the pros that they had backups in case the pros had any demands.

    It may also be the pros are looking for timeoff to do other stuff.
  11. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    I don't think Chaz being able to do lifts or not is going to be a big deal. Not all the guys on the show have been able to do lifts with their partner for whatever reason. Other guys have been older or just not very strong, or have a heavy partner. Maks certainly didn't do any super ambitious lifts with Kirstie last season.
  12. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    Not counting stuff like the Argentine Tango, lifts really only come into play for the freestyle.

    Apart from that, the girl's feet are not allowed to come off the floor. (e.g. for moves like a floor sweep)
  13. Azlen

    Azlen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    My wife made a comment that she thinks the dancers are now more well known then most of the "stars" they are partnered with.
  14. coolpenguin

    coolpenguin New Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    Glen Burnie, MD
    This is what I did when Misty May Trainor was on. I am actually interested in most of the people this season so I might watch a little bit.

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