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Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (TV Series 2018–2021)

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A spin-off of Dancing with the Stars pairing celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines, which are judged by a panel that includes renowned ba... Read allA spin-off of Dancing with the Stars pairing celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines, which are judged by a panel that includes renowned ballroom experts.A spin-off of Dancing with the Stars pairing celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines, which are judged by a panel that includes renowned ballroom experts.





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    How in the world was she not voted off. Lowest score and worst dancer. All she does is shake her body. No rhythm st all. Hudson had a score of 22. Boo boo had a score of 19. Disgusted. Wont watch any future shows. Very disappointing



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    Kids Starring on 'Dancing With the Stars: Juniors'

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    Save Article IconA bookmarkShare iconAn curved arrow pointing right. Read in app "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" premiered October 7. ABC

    If you are a fan of television dance competitions, you'll want to watch ABC's new "Dancing With the Stars" spin-off, "Dancing With the Stars: Juniors. "

    Celebrity kids ranging from ages 9 to 14 are paired with young professional dancers and mentored by a pro from the original series.

    Season 25 contestants Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz will host, and "DWTS" pro Val Chmerkovskiy, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, and choreographer Mandy Moore will serve as judges.

    Here are all the kids that make up the 12 teams of "Dancing With the Stars: Juniors."

    Addison Osta Smith is partnered with Lev Khmelev.

    The pair will be mentored by Keo Motsepe. Jason Kempin/Getty/Dancing with the Stars/Youtube

    Addison Osta Smith, 13-years-old, is known for being the youngest and first female winner of "MasterChef Junior" at age 10.

    Her pro partner is Lev Khmelev who's been on "Little Big Shots," "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation," and Justin Timberlake's video for "Can't Stop The Feeling!" 

    Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and Tristan Ianiero will dance together.

    The pair will be mentored by Artem Chigvintsev Earl Gibson III/GettyImages/Youtube/Dancing with the Stars

    You may recognize 13-year-old Alana Thompson from the TLC series "Toddlers and Tiaras" and  "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. "

    Her pro partner is Tristan Ianiero who has been dancing for eight years and has won two national titles: Mini Male Best Dancer in 2015 and Junior Male Best Dancer in 2017. 

    Akash Vukoti and Kamri Peterson will be a pair.

    The pair will be mentored by Witney Carson. akashvukoti/Instagram

    Now 9-years-old, Akash Vukoti became the youngest boy ever to compete in the history of Scripps National Spelling Bee when he was just 6. He participated in his first spelling bee at age 2 and became a member of Mensa when he was three.

    His pro partner is 10-year-old Kamri Peterson who is a United States Under 10 Vice Champion, a two time United States Under 12 Finalist, and represented the USA at the Open World Championships in Paris. 

    Ariana Greenblatt and Artyon Celestine are partners on the show.

    The pair will be mentored by Brandon Armstrong. ABC

    You might recognize 11-year-old Ariana Greenblatt as Young Gamora in Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War. " She recently wrapped Disney's "The One and Only Ivan" and currently stars in the Disney Channel series "Stuck in The Middle."

    Her pro partner is 11-year-old Artyon Celestine, who is a dancer and a gymnast. He's been on "Little Big Shots" and the 2016 Best Mini Male Dancer at the Las Vegas Dance Awards. 

    Hudson West is partnered with Kameron Couch.

    The pair will be mentored by Hayley Erbert. ABC

    At just 10-years-old, Hudson West has worked on several television shows including "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson," "Grace and Frankie," "Modern Family," and "Grey's Anatomy." He currently stars as Jake Spencer on "General Hospital."

    His pro partner is 11-year-old competitive dancer, gymnast, and model Kameron Couch. She has won several national titles and appeared in a music video for DJ Snake with her identical twin sister Katie. 

    Jason Maybaum will dance with Elliana Walmsley.

    The pair will be mentored by Emma Slater. Matt Winkelmeyer/Frazer Harrison/GettyImages

    Jason Maybaum, 10-years-old, has appeared on "Workaholics," "Teachers," "Superstore" and the Disney Channel Original Movie "Freaky Friday. " He currently stars as Levi in Disney Channel's "Raven's Home."

    His pro partner is the 11-year-old actress, singer, and dancer Elliana Walmsley. She appeared on 36 episodes of "Dance Moms."

    Mackenzie Ziegler and Sage Rosen will perform together.

    The pair will be mentored by Gleb Savchenko. Presley Ann/Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

    Mackenzie Ziegler, 14-years-old, is a singer, songwriter, and actress. You may recognize Ziegler from her six seasons on Lifetime reality series "Dance Moms." She also recently published the book "Kenzie's Rules for Life."

    Her pro partner is three-time National Dance Champion Sage Rosen. He has performed with artists such as Justin Bieber, Usher, Sia, and Mariah Carey. 

    Mandla Morris and Brightyn Brems are paired up for the show.

    The pair will be mentored by mentored by Cheryl Burke. Jason Merritt/Getty/brightynb/Instagram

    Mandla Morris is best known as the son of musician Stevie Wonder. The 13-year-old aspires to be a fashion designer and enjoys sketching, playing the piano, traveling, going to the movies and playing video games.

    His pro partner is 12-year-old Brightyn Brems. She is the 2017 Female Mini Best Dancer of the Las Vegas Dance Awards and has appeared on "So You Think You Can Dance," "World of Dance," and "America's Got Talent." 

    Miles Brown with Rylee Arnold will be dancing together.

    The pair will be mentored by Rylee's big sister Lindsay Arnold. Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty/Instagram/ryleearnold1

    You probably recognize 13-year-old Miles Brown as Jack from the television series "black-ish. " The young actor recently wrapped the independent film "Emmett" and has appeared on the television series "The Thundermans," "Shameless," and "Raising Hope."

    His pro partner is dancer Rylee Arnold. She recently placed third at the World DanceSport Championships in Paris. 

    Sky Brown is partnered with JT Church.

    The pair will be mentored by Alan Bersten. Phillip Faraone/ Frazer Harrison/Getty

    Sky Brown, 10-years-old, is a skateboarder and surfer. Her videos have gone viral with over 400,000 views. She learned to skateboard at age 3, and in 2016 was the youngest to compete at the Vans US Open.

    Brown's pro partner is the 12-year-old competitive dancer, JT Church. He has appeared on "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation," "CMA Country Christmas," "Lip Sync Battle Shorties." 

    Sophia Pippen and Jake Monreal are dancing partners.

    The pair will be mentored by Sasha Farber. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Monica Schipper/Getty

    At age 9, Sophia Pippen is a model and the face for Oscar De La Renta Kids. She is the daughter of NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Scottie Pippen and former Real Housewife of Miami and entrepreneur Larsa Pippen.

    Her pro partner is dancer and Miami native Jake Monreal who has appeared in "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation," and "Lip Sync Battle Shorties." 

    Hailey Bills and Tripp Palin Johnston will be on the show as partners.

    The pair will be mentored by Hailey's aunt, Jenna Johnson. Hailey Bills/Instagram/ABC

    Tripp Palin Johnston is the grandson of former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin. His mom, Bristol, appeared in seasons 11 and 15 of "Dancing with the Stars."  The 9-year-old told ABC that he loves fishing, four-wheeling, snow machines, dirt bikes, his little sisters and God.

    His pro partner is the award-winning dancer, Hailey Bills. She started dancing in 2012 at age 6, and in 2017 was named Female Mini Best Dancer in Orlando at the Dance Awards. 

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    Artem Tkachenko: “My three-year-old son is preparing me for the show Dancing with the Stars”

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    Many stars try themselves in a new role during self-isolation. Artem Tkachenko does it in front of the whole country - the actor takes part in the show "Dancing with the Stars". In an interview with StarHit, the actor spoke about his son's talents, home rehearsals and financial difficulties.

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    Artem Tkachenko

    Artyom Tkachenko is self-isolating during his daily dance lessons - the actor takes part in the show "Dancing with the Stars" for the Rossiya TV channel. On the project, he competes in choreographic skills with other fellow stars - including Maria Poroshina, Ekaterina Varnava, Andrey Chernyshov, Alena Babenko. Rehearsals are sometimes held online, and once every two weeks, all contestants take a mandatory coronavirus test.

    When was the last time you danced, remember? nine0022

    I've been on the set of films more than once, in a children's camp and, of course, at discos in my youth. In general, every day I dance at home with my three-year-old son Styopa. He loves this activity very much, moves cool, arranges the most complex improvisations. And he does everything so sincerely and with joy that I also want to, how can I not support here. I think in a few years he will give dad a light - the active boy is growing. Most of all he loves breakdancing.

    Well, that is, you were well prepared for the project, was your partner lucky? nine0022

    We all have to sweat, regardless of the level of training. Each time you need to learn a new dance - and these are new movements, a new form, new chords .... The most difficult ones, Thank God, are already behind me. Lera Semenova, my partner, believes that jive, quick-step and samba are among the most difficult, because they are very fast. And I completely agree with her - this is some kind of long-distance running. I always wanted to learn rumba - and I'm just rehearsing it, there is at least some opportunity to exhale and enjoy. I also like tango - and it will undoubtedly be ahead of me. nine0005

    Artem is married to actress Ekaterina Steblina

    Do you also study at home, do you include your wife?

    Of course, plus I just watch the video. In the evenings we dance with Katya. Valeria and her husband Anton help us a lot - they show the movements, I display the image on the TV screen and repeat.

    The Dancing with the Stars project created many couples and even destroyed several families. Your spouse easily lets you go to such shootings, is she not jealous? nine0022

    No, not at all, because we are at least family friends with my project partner. We often visit each other, in general, we have an excellent trusting professional relationship.

    Who do you consider to be the main competitors in the project?

    You know, if I didn't know Stebunov for many years and didn't work with him more than once, I would probably compete with Vanya. Actually, quite recently we starred together for the Rossiya TV channel - he played in the picture of my older brother, Andrei Sokolov - our father. And so the whole "family" went to "Dancing with the Stars", it turns out. I treat Ivan warmly, I sincerely root for him. But anyway, I'm out of competition. nine0005

    Artem and Valeria have been family friends for a long time

    Who is your main fan among your relatives?

    Everyone watches the show, support - family, relatives in Kaliningrad. And many friends all over the country. The main fans, of course, are those with whom I am now in self-isolation in the apartment - my wife, my children.

    In your sons - Stepan and Tikhon - do you already see the successors of acting?

    Probably too early to talk about it. But children always want to be like their parents. Girls want to be moms, boys want to be dads, whatever they do. The younger one does not really understand what it is to be an actor, and the older one already wants a little. I hope they will get some kind of stable interesting profession - the choice in any case will remain with the guys. nine0005

    The actor has two sons — 3-year-old Stepan and 7-year-old Tikhon

    Has your relationship with your wife already “suffered” in self-isolation?

    We really, probably, never spent so much time together, only when on vacation. And this is a great test of strength. I can say that with Katya it’s not that we are tired, on the contrary, we have become much closer, more united. We try to help, give each other time to rest from the child. Somehow we take it in turn. We develop as a family. nine0005

    How do you think you can survive the quarantine without getting divorced? No wonder they say that after the pandemic there will be many divorces...

    Probably, if he quarreled with someone, it should be so. This means that these people should not be together, since they cannot cope with such a test as spending time together.

    What do you do with your time? Maybe you have discovered a new hobby for yourself?

    I started, for example, to get involved in music and master musical notation, which I once studied, but forgot everything. For me, this is an important point. It's time to watch movies. At the moment, with great pleasure we are watching John Malkovich in Sorrentino's film "The New Pope". It's cool that there is time to read books to children, and they are happy about it too. nine0005

    The most difficult dances for Tkachenko are already behind them

    Now many actors and musicians complain that they are left without work and without a livelihood. Are you facing any financial difficulties?

    Well, whoever does not encounter them, I am not the owner of an oil rig. Although now I would have only one problem from her. Expenses have not gone away, they even increased in some ways ... But Thank God, some money was in reserve - we live on them.

    What's the first thing you'll do when quarantine is over?

    Let's go with my family to Kaliningrad, to my homeland, to the house that was empty without us - now only my mother lives there. This is the place where you always want to return.

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    Text author: Olga Pleteneva

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    Photo: Lilya tore the audience apart by performing cha-cha-cha to Shizgara.

    On Saturday evening, the whole country clung to blue screens watching the first day of Dancing with the Stars 2. "Komsomolskaya Pravda" went behind the scenes of the first dance day of the project. nine0005

    Sveta Loboda was sued

    Eight couples took to the parquet, which was again carefully laid in one of the pavilions of the film studio. Dovzhenko. On the first day, the couples danced the waltz and cha-cha-cha. By the way, the composition of the judges has not changed - in the quartet of the "dance Themis" they are all the same: gentlemen Chapkis, Elizarov, Litvinov and the only lady Elena Kolyadenko.

    Svetlana Loboda and her handsome partner Andrey Matvienko were the first to see the jury. The singer danced despite her injured leg the day before and did it well, demonstrating several dizzying somersaults over her partner's head. However, the jury was not generous and gave only 26 points. nine0005

    - It's very difficult to dance first, - Sveta complained, - and I can't agree with the jury. But I think, no matter how much they bet, we will never be completely satisfied with the result.

    Violin danced to Led Zeppelin

    Oleg Skrypka waltzed his partner Liza Druzhinina to Led Zeppelin's hit Stairway to Heaven remade in three counts. The couple was praised for the dramaturgy of the dance, but they did not give many points.

    But for the waltz "I want to dance" from the musical "My Fair Lady" Alexander Ponomarev and his partner Polina Komisova received the maximum number of points for that evening - 32. Sasha really was at his best. Why be surprised? For the past month and a half, Ponomarev has been training “like a damned man” for five hours a day, canceling most of his own concerts. nine0005

    - But the son doesn't want to understand that it's hard for dad, - the singer complained to Komsomolskaya Pravda about sleepless nights. - I asked Ponomarev Jr. to let his father sleep at least the night before the start of the program, but it wasn’t there.

    Lilya Podkopayeva also got the highest mark of the evening - 32 points - brilliantly dancing cha-cha-cha to the imperishable "Shizgara". The jury was delighted that the Olympic champion did not demonstrate gymnastic techniques, but honestly danced latin, fieryly twirling her hips. nine0005

    Zelensky does not give out secrets

    Zhenya Koshevoy (Bald from the 95th quarter) also gave out a very good cha-cha-cha, despite the fact that Zelensky never gave him the secret of how to win at Dancing with the Stars . By the way, Zelensky and Shoptenko were not present at the start of the program, they promised to be next time. But there was Mogilevskaya, who, even before the start, looked into the dressing room and very theatrically blessed everyone.

    Koshevoy and his black-haired fairy Katya Trishina came up with a dance for the most popular biblical story: Eve once again seduced Adam with an apple. The Serpent was also present - in the form of an application on the partner's suit. nine0005

    But the showman Max Nelipa and Anya Filipenko turned out to be the most cheerful couple. With the help of magic and a black box, Max turned a living rabbit into a beauty with rabbit ears - with her he gave out cha-cha-cha as much as 31 points. Tina Karol, who this evening was in the image a la Liza Minnelli in Cabaret.

    - Yes, we eat what the rabbit eats, - Nelipa cheerfully reported.

    - I sympathize, - Karol sighed, - and like a magician, having fished out a chocolate bar from somewhere, she began to chew it with concentration. nine0005

    Finally, romantic waltzes with partners were danced by Snezhana Egorova and Irina Bilyk. It cannot be said that they danced “ah”, but the jury noted the diligence of the first and the plasticity of the hands of the second.


    "Komsomolskaya Pravda" asked the members of the jury whether they are satisfied with the current composition of the participants.


    - It's hard to tell from the first dance, because these are just sketches. They are still breaking up. And the winner will pop up soon too. Everything will become clear when 4 pairs remain in the program. nine0005

    Grigory CHAPKIS:

    - Now it's very difficult to say anything, couples took to the dance floor for the first time, they were very worried. I can say that these couples are a thousand times more difficult than the participants in Dancing with the Stars-1.

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