Y I Watch Dancing with the Stars

PHOTO: Sharna Burgess and Noah Galloway perform on "Dancing with the Stars."

Yes, I'm cheating. "Why I watch dancing with the stars" would be grammatically correct, but who are we kidding here?  By "Y" day in the a-z challenge, anything goes. I'm being creative.

Aside from the trashy costumes most female dancers wear on DWTS, I like the show. (I appreciate the gowns that are more modest and elegant, but maybe that's just me.) Here's Y:

1. I like the back stories of each celebrity. Hearing their struggles reminds me that their lives are not all glitz and glamor. 

2. I admire the courage of the stars who really step out of their comfort zone to do the show: the NFL players, the 70 year olds, the comedians with no sense of rhythm.

3. I like that the stars who are dumped still say the experience was wonderful, they learned a lot, and they're grateful to their professional partner.

4. I love Disney night, when everyone dances to a Disney song. The choreography and costumes that night are magical.

5.  I like that the judges tell the truth. They really are looking for the stars to learn how to dance, and they're constructively critical when they need to be.

6.  I love that the stars really want that tacky mirror ball trophy. They're like little kids at a t-ball game.

7. I love that disabled stars are invited to participate. They bring me to tears every time.

8. I love that overweight stars are invited to participate. Dance and movement are not limited to the athletic and thin.

9. I love that all the teams root for each other.

10. I love that former DWTS stars are often in the audience of current shows.

There are some life lessons exhibited in this show, and that's what keeps me watching. Check it out. Monday nights on ABC.


Andrea said...

Isn't it funny how the last few letters are the tricky ones!

Christine said...

I have watched many seasons. It is a great show, but I wish the costumes weren't so revealing.

Anonymous said...

You go and get creative with those letters. I do that, too. I have always enjoyed stopping by and watching DWTS when I flip channels. This piece articulates reasons to schedule into the week. (one more letter to go!)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I agree there are many life lessons to be learned from that show. It is inspirational at times. I haven't watched it much at all this year, maybe I need to do that next Monday !

Rita said...

I quit watching a couple years ago. But I quit watching a lot of reality TV shows. Trying to cut back on number of TV screen hours is all and then I end up wanting to watch more Netflix. But the back stories and the people who push themselves way out of their comfort zones were always the most interesting to me.

Darla M Sands said...

I know a lot of fans of this show. I'm just too busy for TV, but it's in a good way so I don't mind. Best wishes! You can find me at http://darlamsands.blogspot.com/ during this A to Z blog challenge. Today I am number 1179 on the list. Looks like lots of participants continue dropping off, unfortunately.

Karen Mortensen said...

I haven't watched it too much. My mother loves it. I am with you on the modesty part.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Not a show I have ever watched