DWTS' Mark Ballas Blogs: Candace Comes Out of Her Shell

April 23rd, 2014

Hello, SheKnows. It was a crazy week in the world of Dancing With the Stars. Last week, Candace and I were up for elimination. We went into rehearsals working hard, and Candace made a couple of breakthroughs this week.

We were both bummed about being saved last, so this week we kicked things up a notch. We danced the cha-cha this week, and I wanted Candace to get out of her shell and become the confident, sexy woman I know she can be. I'm so proud of what Candace did this week, and the work she put into the dance. She realized it's OK to have fun and be yourself. Like she said, confidence is sexy, and when Candace is confident, she's at her best.

I have to say it was rough being saved last again this week. I was nervous before elimination, but again I had a feeling we were OK and we'd make it through. I felt confident in our performance last week, and I know our fans have our backs. A huge thank-you to the fans for voting for us.

Drew and Cheryl did a great job this season. They really brought a lot of fun to the show. I know we're all going to miss having them around.

Next week is Latin Week on the show and we've got some fun stuff up our sleeves. This week is another busy week of rehearsals, and Candace and I are going to be working as hard as ever to kill it. If you want to see us continue on, there's still time to vote. Voting is open until 5 p.m. PST.

I've also got something very special to announce this week. It all starts today at 1:00 p.m. PST on my Facebook page ( It's gonna be a fun couple of weeks.

Until next week,

Mark Ballas

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Dancing With the Stars Going Disney

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Mark Ballas and Amy Purdy dance salsa

April 8th, 2014

Week 4 of Dancing With the Stars was the big partner switch up.  The fans tweeted what couples they wanted to see dance.  For this one week, all the couples changed partners, with Mark dancing with Amy Purdy, and Candace Cameron Bure dancing with Tony Dovolani.  Amy and Mark danced the salsa and earned a 34 from the judges.  

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During Most Memorable Year of My Life week, Candace Cameron Bure selected 1995 as her most memorable year. She and Mark danced a jive to Elvis Presley's Blue Suede Shoes and earned a 32 from the judges!

Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas talk with ABC7

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Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas talk with George from ABC7 about their contemporary routine and their reaction to their scores.