A Chorus Line, move over. Kim Kardashian is providing new insight on what it is to be a dancer.
In a lengthy new entry on her MySpace blog, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality-show star tells what it was like to begin preparing for her stint on Dancing with the Stars, which will debut Sept. 22.
In terms of her very first meeting with her professional partner, Mark Ballas, on Aug. 18, “All I could think was, I would be spending weeks and weeks and weeks, hours upon hours with this person, so I hoped we’d just get along to start!”
Compounded her nervousness was the fact that “I’ve never taken a dance class in my life … the second thing I thought of was, could I really do this?”
As for what occurred when she and Ballas met, Kardashian says fans will simply have to tune into this season’s first DWTS episode. “But I can tell you this: I was really happy when I saw it was Mark!” For their first two competition dances together, “We had to pick two songs that were the right tempo and cadence for the specific dances we’re doing — it has to match and has to work — but we also wanted things that worked for our personalities — plus we wanted things that we thought the crowd would like.”
Having, in an earlier post, complimented her partner’s fashion sense, she now tips her hat to the wardrobe team (“Every sequin, every bead, is painstakingly and lovingly applied and sewn by hand”) — and to Ballas’s ear for picking music.
“But I also love music,” she notes, “so I think our coming together with thoughts and ideas worked really well.”
In terms of actually putting one foot in front of the other, “At first, I just try to imitate what Mark does, but after a while and with his guidance, I know the dance steps myself and not that is gets easy, but it gets less confusing and we can actually dance together and that is really, really exciting. Of course I have my moments where I lose my balance or I lose my place, and some days are better than others.”
By the time “my brain cannot soak in any more … that is usually when we stop.”
But there’s no stopping her now. “Mark and I continue to rehearse every single day, still make each other laugh, and are getting more and more excited to show everyone what we’ve been working so hard for!! Just a few more days!!!” — Stephen M. SilvermanRob Loud/Getty