April 26th, 2016
Famous Dances week arrived in the ballroom, with each couple assigned an iconic dance from a live performance or movie. Mark and Paige were reunited after the week 5 Switch Up week, only to learn that their song and dance choice had not cleared for legal use. They were assigned Soul Bossa Nova from the Austin Powers movie. Starting off with a two day disadvantage, Mark and Paige quickly pulled together a jazz routine to reflect the quirkiness and color of the 60's. The dance received rave reviews from the judges and earned them a score of 28, including a 10 from hard to please Head Judge Len Goodman.
During the elimination phase, Paige and Mark were one of three couples in jeopardy. Jeopardy does not mean necessarily they were in the bottom three-but that they were not yet called safe. Ultimately Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff were eliminated, propelling Paige and Mark into week 7. They currently have the second highest cumulative score behind Wanya Morris. Week 7 will be a dance the couple has yet to perform and the team dances. For the first time, these dances will be the men versus the women, so it should be a fierce night of competition!