My daughter and I always watch Dancing with the Stars together. It is our show. It’s been our thing since 2014, after I had the chance to sit in the audience and meet some of the talent. So, when I found out that I’d be getting to dance it out with the Dancing With The Stars Troupe Members, she gave me the look. You know, the “I’m jealous”, “Why do you get to do this and not me” Look.

As soon as we walked into the dance studio, we were greeted by the Dancing With The Stars Troupe Members: Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Britt Stewart, Hayley Erbert, Brandon Stewart and newest member Artur Adamski. All of them were so nice but but I was immediately drawn to Alan. After all, he had filled in for Maksim and danced with Heather Morris while he was injured and did a phenomenal job. Plus, he has such a great personality and a smile that is super contagious.

DWTS Troupe Members College

I slipped on my flats did some mild stretching (if you can even really call it that) and was ready to get my dance on. After a quick warm up and being taught a few of the salsa moves we were separated into teams to perfect the rest of our dance before the dance off.

Practicing with Dancing With The Stars Troupe Members

Practicing my dance moves
I was just stretching my arms….

Can you guess who’s team I was on?

Practing Dancing with the start dance routine

Here’s a quick clip of our practice.

I know I am biased but I have to say that our team rocked it. I am sure Alan removing his shirt in the middle of the dance is really why everyone was applauding as loud as they did but I am going to pretend that it was because we did so well.

You can check out the video of our dance routine below.

It was such a fun afternoon!!!!

Leanette Fernandez with Dancing With The Stars Troupe Members

Tune in tonight when Maksim Chmerkovskiy Returns to the Ballroom Floor . The eight remaining celebrities will dance to songs from some of the most popular boy bands and girl groups throughout history, and the men and women will also compete against each other in team dances, on “Dancing with the Stars,” live, Monday, April 24th (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter joins Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough as a guest judge. One Couple Will Be Eliminated at the End of the Night.

Some of the iconic boy bands and girl groups, whose songs will be danced to, include Simone and Sasha performing a samba to Destiny’s Child, Bonner and Sharna dancing a rumba to Backstreet Boys, Nick and Peta jiving to The Beach Boys, Normani and Val dancing a salsa to The Pussycat Dolls, and David and Lindsay performing an Argentine tango to *NSYNC, among others. Also, after being injured, Maks makes his return to the ballroom floor, where he and Heather will perform a rumba to TLC.