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DWTS 13, Week 6: JR and Ricki on top; Chaz at bottom

Tonight on “Dancing with the Stars,” it was Broadway week and Carson Kressley was sorely missed. We’re glad they brought Kressley back as a “creative director.”

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Again, J.R. Martinez and his partner Karina Smirnoff were on top, but they were joined by Ricki Lake and her partner Derek Hough.

Both teams performed the quickstep and received two tens–both from Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Head judge Len Goodman didn’t think these teams were perfection.

The real surprise of the night was who finished in third place: Nancy Grace and her partner Tristan MacManus. Nancy received her first nine. Not bad for the oldest competitor this season.

Chaz Bono and his partner Lacey Schwimmer returned to the bottom with a 19 for their tango performed to “The Phantom of the Opera.” Still, it is likely that Bono will survive tomorrow night’s elimination.

Probably the couple really in danger is soccer player Hope Solo and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy who were just one point ahead of Bono and Schwimmer with a 20 for their rumba to “Season of Love” from the musical “Rent.”

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  • J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff : 29
  • Ricki Lake & Derek Hough : 29
  • Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus : 24
  • David Arquette & Kym Johnson : 23
  • Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke : 22
  • Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy : 20
  • Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer : 19
Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke : 22 (8, 7, 7) to “Walk Like a Man” from “Jersey Boys”
Kardashian and Burke would at this point be the second best team in the cha cha cha.
Here’s the scene from the musical:
Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus : 24 to “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from “Monty Python’s Spamalot”
J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff : 29 (10,9,10) to “Hot Honey Rag” from “Chicago”
Ricki Lake & Derek Hough : 29 (10,9,10) to “Luck Be a Lady” from “Guys and Dolls.”
David Arquette & Kym Johnson : 23 to “We Go Together” from “Grease”
All of these teams scored better than the teams who had performed the quickstep during previous weeks.
Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20 (7, 6, 7) to “Seasons of Love” from “Rent.”
Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer : 19 (7, 6, 6) to “The Phantom of the Opera” from “The Phantom of the Opera.”
J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff : 29
  • 1-800-868-3410
  • TEXT: 3410

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough : 29

  • 1-800-868-3411
  • TEXT: 3411
Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus : 24
  • 1-800-868-3405
  • TEXT: 3405
David Arquette & Kym Johnson : 23
  • 1-800-868-3406
  • TEXT: 3406

Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke : 22

  • 1-800-868-3402
  • TEXT: 3402
Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy : 20
  • 1-800-868-3408
  • TEXT: 3408

Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer : 19

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  • TEXT: 3412
Of course, I have to leave you with clips from the movies “Sweet Charity” and Cabaret.” Tomorrow I’ll add the celebrity performances to this article.

Jump Tour begins in Miami mid-September

Jump is one of the largest dance conventions in the world and the tour will hit 22 U.S. cities and 7 international cities. Each event includes a workshop and competition in a fun supportive environment. I guess that means that certain snide British judges and their wanna-bes won’t be there.

What happens at a Jump dance convention? Here’s what Jump says about itself:

  • JUMP was the first dance convention to bring out a full video crew to every city. Seven years ago we started bringing four huge projection screens and ten plasma TVs to each city, so that dancers could get a better view of the teacher. For Mike Minery’s tap classes, we have a close up view of Mike’s feet so that everyone in the room can learn without obstruction.
  • Jump originated the “Music Video Class” where dancers work with our camera crew every weekend and create their very own Music & Dance Video! The video then gets shown to all the dancers during the weekend’s closing show. Click here to see last year’s music video!
  • Seven years ago, JUMP was the first dance convention to offer online registration through its website. Click Here to register online!
  • JUMP is the first (and only) dance convention that provides a free webcast of our competitions!
  • Jump is the first (and only) dance convention that provides each dancer with a personalized “JUMP Handbook” before the event. This handbook includes a personalized workshop and competition schedule as well as all the info for the event. Studios don’t have to make copies of the schedule anymore!! Each dancer can also download their personalized JUMP Handbook right from our website!!
  • Before JUMP, awards at dance competitions and conventions consisted of the same old plaques and trophies. JUMP introduced license plate trophies, dog tags and platinum records!
  • Seven years ago, JUMP introduced the Rubber-Band Bracelet. These were in place of those annoying plastic ID straps normally given out at conventions. JUMP’s Rubber-Band Bracelets can be taken on and off easily and are quite fashionable!
  • JUMP was the first convention to bring out a live band and singers to perform in the classes!
  • JUMP was the first convention to bring their National Finale out of the hotel ballroom and into real professional theatres! JUMP boasts sold out shows on Broadway at The Hudson Theater, world-renowned rock n’ roll venue Hammerstein Ballroom, the Gibson Amphitheatre in L.A., and most recently the six thousand-seat Radio City Music Hall in NYC.
  • JUMP started the “Teachers ONLY” critique DVD. There are things a judge might want to say JUST to the teacher.Maybe it’s about a particular dancer, a costume, or choreography suggestions. Therefore, one judge on the panel will be doing a TEACHERS ONLY DVD. This way Teachers will receive their very own DVD, with feedback for their ears only!

If you’re competing, here are the performance divisions:

Primarily jazz technique, utilizing uptempo music.

Primarily ballet or pointe technique, including classical steps and movements.

Primarily hip-hop technique.

Primarily tap technique. Routines demonstrating clogging technique and style may not compete in the tap category.

A fusion of many jazz styles with a strong emphasis on modern technique.

A combination of jazz and ballet techniques to slow music incorporating emotional and storytelling elements.

Any routine interpreting a song from a Broadway or Movie Musical.

Consists of all other categories: ethnic, acro/gymnastics, novelty, clogging, ballroom, etc.

Entries that wish to perform only for critiques.

TO REGISTER: Visit their website

Tour dates: Currently the only set date is 23-25 September for Miami 2011. Save the date.

Last year Jump visited: Miami, Toronto, Calgary, Greenville, Minneapolis, Montreal, Vancouver, Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, Dearborn, Pittsburgh, Denver, Kansas city, Buffalo, Orlando, Phoenix, Newport, Seattle, Santa Clara, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Costa Rica, New York City.