Drama on the Dance Floor

Back on March 20, 2017, the 24th season of Dancing with the Stars premiered and this Monday we are nearing the semi-finals of the season. A star-studded line-up including Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles and Nancy Kerrigan, and dancer/actress Heather Morris which continued to cause a social media ruckus. People feel that the athletic and dance background all three stars have has given them an unfair advantage when it comes to the competition. There was speculation that the producers of Dancing with the Stars cast Morris believing she would win the season before it even started to air. Heather said in an interview that the only advantage she feels she has is being able to pick of choreography but that ballroom is completely different from the dancing she did in her one-hit performance with Beyoncé in 2008.

Comments made on Heather Morris’ casting on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars

KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS

To what extent does Heather have an unfair advantage?

Heather’s dance experience really pays off when it comes to remembering choreography and knowing how to perform, but ballroom is a whole change of scenery for her. Some of the basics that she learned in pop dancing could be the complete opposite when it comes to ballroom.

Does experience really pay off?

Even though people say practice makes perfect, that really isn’t the case when it comes to advancing in Dancing with the Stars. It comes down to scores and viewer votes. Despite having the first perfect score of the season, Morris was still sent home. Not only does experience hold a huge weight but how the fans perceive the dances and quality they contain.