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Mark Ballas and Derek Hough try their hand at Flipping Houses

April 25th, 2015


Professional dancers Mark Ballas and Derek Hough team up off the dance floor to buy an outdated California home and flip it in just four weeks. From demolition to design, construction and decorating, find out what happens when the coaches become the students, and see if they have what it takes to join the ultra-competitive Los Angeles real estate market.

The show premieres Tuesday, April 28 at 11PM EST on HGTV!

More bonus footage check out:

http://www.hgtv.com/shows/mark-and-dereks-excellent-flip

Team Markingjay takes on Spring Break week

April 21st, 2015

With the competition passed the mid point, Dancing With the Stars chose week six to celebrate Spring Break.  Each couple danced one new dance style and participated in the team dance competition.  This was the first week the couples performed two dances.  Mark Ballas and Willow Shields danced a salsa to Tequila by Xavier Cugat.  The routine was inspired by the film "Whiplash" and earned a 34 from the judges.


The second dance of the night was the Team Dance.  Mark and Willow were on Team YoLo with Nastia Liukin, Derek Hough, Robert Hajavec, Kym Johnson, Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess.  Their beach themed routine to WipeOut by The Surfaris.  The judges loved the routine and rewarded them a score of 39.


The salsa routine was inspired by the movie Whiplash, and DWTS released this footage of Team Markingjay reenacting one of the scenes.


Team Markingjay takes on Spring Break week

April 21st, 2015

With the competition passed the mid point, Dancing With the Stars chose week six to celebrate Spring Break.  Each couple danced one new dance style and participated in the team dance competition.  This was the first week the couples performed two dances.  Mark Ballas and Willow Shields danced a salsa to Tequila by Xavier Cugat.  The routine was inspired by the film "Whiplash" and earned a 34 from the judges.


The second dance of the night was the Team Dance.  Mark and Willow were on Team YoLo with Nastia Liukin, Derek Hough, Robert Hajavec, Kym Johnson, Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess.  Their beach themed routine was to WipeOut by The Surfaris.  The judges loved the routine and rewarded them a score of 39.


The salsa routine was inspired by the movie Whiplash, and DWTS released this footage of Team Markingjay reenacting one of the scenes.


Mark Ballas and Willow Shields Go Down the Rabbit Hole

April 14th, 2015

Week five of Dancing With the Stars was the popular Disney week!  Each couple danced to a song from a Disney movie.  Mark and Willow danced to Alice's Theme from Alice in Wonderland.  Willow dressed as Alice and Mark portrayed the White Rabbit in a gorgeously executed foxtrot.


The dance received positive comments from the judges and a score of 34.  They move on to week six of the competition.

Mark Ballas and Willow Shields Pay Tribute to The Hunger Games Movies

April 7th, 2015

Week four of Dancing With the Stars brought one of the most popular theme weeks-My Most Memorable Year.  Willow chose 2011, which was the year she was cast as Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games-a blockbuster series of movies which changed her life forever.  They chose the song Atlas, which was from the second Hunger Games movie Catching Fire.  Mark chose to honor the series with his theme and choreography.  The dance which takes place in the arena, was a fierce and emotional Contemporary routine. 


 The intense routine drew rave reviews from the judges and 3 perfect 10's.  Their final score of 39 propelled them to the top of the leader board, and is the highest score given to a contestant this season.  While they were in jeopardy, they were called safe and moved on to next week's Disney week.

Mark Ballas and Willow Shields Talk Contemporary with JC Rubio

April 6th, 2015

Mark and Willow talk to JC Rubio from AfterBuzz TV about their contemporary routine and how happy they are with their scores.