Mark Ballas' 'DWTS' blog: Three's company
posted at 5/4/2013 2:17 PM EDT
Mark Ballas, Special for USA TODAY9:21 p.m. EDT May 3, 2013
The 'DWTS' pro preps two dances while recovering from last week's back injury.
This week promises to be a lot of fun, with the "Trio" round. Lucky for us, we have the pleasure of having Henry Byalikov in our our group. It's awesome because when my back was at its worst last week, he stepped in to help me with Aly, so she already feels comfortable dancing with him. He is also great at dancing as a team player and has great choreographic ideas, so I'm stoked to have him.
Our trio dance is the jive, which is one of my favorite dances of all time. It's quick, it's slick and it's got a lot of personality. We are going for a cool theme this week too which will add a lot of flare to the dance. Aly is constantly improving with the counts, which has been her weakest thing so far.
The other dance we are taking on is the Argentine Tango, which is a complete change of pace for Aly. The story of the tango is all about the woman of the night and I represent the paying customer. I'm really pleased with Aly's progress with this character considering she has not had an intense dance yet. She's handling the sexy very well.
My back is still not 100% but I'm powering through. Only a few weeks left to go and I want to keep dancing for all the fans that have been so great to us! Really hoping y'all enjoy this week.
And, once again, when I'm done dancing, I'll have my show this Monday. If you're in the L.A. area, come down to The Sayers Club on Hollywood and Wilcox at 11 p.m. and come see me play with a full 8-piece band set. Each week is more and more fun – hope to see you there! And don't forget to check out the new markballas.com if you haven't already and follow me. And follow me on Twitter @markballas. I'll be getting some exciting things under way next week!