William Levy wasn’t around for the formal couple portraits for Season 14 of ABC-TV’s Dancing With the Stars, but our Sexiest Man Alive has begun rehearsals in Miami with his dance partner Cheryl Burke. The season premiere takes place in a two-hour event at 8 p.m. Monday, March 19.
Their first routine will be a cha-cha, which I have no doubt will set the dance-floor into flames. No couples are eliminated during the first week of the “reality” competition. Check out an interview with the pair on Miami’s ABC-10 website here.
Here’s an edited version of the news report’s accompanying text: With just a week to go before the premiere of DWTS, Miami native & telenovela star William Levy and partner Cheryl Burke are perfecting their moves for his big debut. Burke and Levy rehearsed in South Florida Monday, and now the actor is ready to show off his Latin moves. “She is telling me, ‘This is not a dancing club or salsa. This is ballroom,'” Levy said. “It’s completely different.”
He has been crunching in as many ballroom moves as he can. “For the premiere, we have one dance, a cha-cha, and no one gets eliminated,” said Burke, who won with Drew Lachey in the show’s second season and with retired football star Emmitt Smith in season three. “What makes the show so interesting is the time crunch and the stress and to see if you are going to have chemistry.” Levy added, “This is cool. This is something new in my life, in my career, so as long as you do something for fun and you have fun doing it.”