Back to the ballroom! Before dancing with the stars makes its Disney+ debut, several of the show’s pros showed off their stuff for the official promotional shoot.
“The mirror ball makeover? It’s a 🔟 of us. 👏”, reality series official Instagram wrote next to the poster on Thursday, August 18. In the photo, the dancers Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Brandon Armstrong, daniella karagach Y Pasha Pashkov danced under a mirror ball shaped like Mickey Mouse.
“YESSSSSS I CAN’T WAIT,” Carson, 28, wrote via an Instagram comment at the time.
The six dancers who starred in the Disney+ photo shoot, and its accompanying commercial, will return to the ballroom when season 31 returns next month. However, the full list of dancers has yet to be announced as the contracts have not been finalized. us weekly You can confirm.
the So you think you can dance alum, for her part, previously took a leave of absence from season 29 while pregnant with her son Leo. (Carson and her husband, Carson McCallistershe later welcomed her baby in January 2021). While Carson and Lindsay Arnold both were absent in the midst of their pregnancies, many of their peers ETAP professionals hit rock bottom last year, including Burke, Chmerkovskiy Valley, Jenna Johnson Y Sharna Burgess. Karagach, 29, finally took home the mirror ball trophy alongside the NBA star. Magnet Shumpert.
Earlier this year, Disney executives announced that season 31, and next year’s season 32, will stream live on Disney+ instead of ABC. While the cast lineup had yet to be announced at the time, the pros were on board with the move.
“I actually find it very exciting,” Chigvintsev, who won ETAP season 29 with kaitlyn bristowe — said exclusively U.S in April about the change. “What’s also really exciting is that we’re actually going to be one of the first big shows… to air live on a streaming platform. So, it’s great to be a part of the Disney family. It’s always a good time. I think it’s very exciting.”
Johnson, for her, was equally as enthusiastic about the change. “I’m so excited,” the 28-year-old pregnant reality star said. U.S in June. “I think change is scary in general, but I think it also ignites a new spark and [brings] this kind of refreshing energy. … I’m excited to see where the show goes. I think it’s amazing that we’re the first live show on their platform.”
While the Utah native hasn’t confirmed if she would be returning to the show in the midst of her pregnancy, she told U.S that the 36-year-old Ukraine native was “really excited” to return to the stage despite exit speculation.
“So the funny thing is, we don’t actually know if we’ll be back until right before the season. [starts],” Johnson said at the time. “But yeah, I know Val is definitely excited to be back for another season and I think he’s in the best shape of his life right now. I’m not sure what happened to him. [this year]but it is snatched.
ETAP season 31, which will be presented by Tyra banks and former champion Alfonso Ribeiro — premieres on Disney+ on Monday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
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