Maksim Chmerkovskiy


Dancing's Maks: I Don't Know If I'll Be Back Next Season

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great week! Thanks for all your comments and support.

I've been relaxing since our elimination. It's bittersweet that we're out, but I have to say, it's nice not to have to go to rehearsals! Kirstie had some commitments here in L.A., so we couldn't ...
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Dancing's Maks: I Believe We Can Make the Final

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all well and safe and sound, especially if you're on the East Coast. My and Kirstie's thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

It's been a very hectic few weeks and we're glad we don't have a Tuesday show this week. (I hope you all voted, by the way!) We decided to just take the day off completely. We didn't have rehearsals or anything. It's gotten to the point where last week was so draining physically and mentally for Kirstie that she could barely stand. We've  never taken a day off, so it's good to let her have a chance to rest.

A lot of people have been saying to us, "Well, she's already done the show. She knows what to expect. How can she be so exhausted?" Yes, she's already done it, but this season isn't a direct replica of Season 12. None of us has any idea ...
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Dancing's Maks: I'm Trying to Be the Best I Can Be for Kirstie

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great week. Thanks for your votes!

We're hard at work on our dances and it's getting pretty crazy. Our team dance is very silly. I think after this, the production is going to be against giving us freestyle for a team dance. We're just doing some obscene stuff. It's just going to be funny and silly. It's all about putting smiles on people's faces.

We're all exhausted! For me, it's mental exhaustion because I'm trying to make it easier for Kirstie. For Kirstie, this is the part she forgot when she said ...
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Dancing's Maks: I Believe We're the Best Entertainers

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a great week! Thanks for voting for us!

We are hard at work on the Charleston and it's going to be a good one! I know my initial reaction was like, "Aw, crap!" But when you think about it, the other option was rock 'n' roll, and the Charleston is much better for Kirstie. She's having a lot of fun with the dance.

I really enjoyed the whole dance ...
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Dancing's Maks: Kirstie Is Excited to Be in Charge

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a great week. Thanks for voting for us!

I think Kirstie did awesome. The jive is one of the hardest dances and one of her least favorites. She doesn't like the constant jumping, but she handled it very well. She embraced the things that she needed to embrace. The French thing was her idea and I think it worked. 

I have no idea why we had latex gloves in the rehearsal studio. I found a closet where we keep stuff like warmup gear and medicine balls. I thought we would have an elastic band, but we ...
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Dancing's Maks: Kirstie and I Are Having Fun

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hey everyone!

I'm back! Hope you had a great summer!

First of all, I want to say a huge congrats to Tom for his Emmy win last night for reality show host. It's so well-deserved. There is truly no one else like him in the business!

Well, tonight's the big night! It's going to be a good one. We're all excited here. I am ecstatic to be with Kirstie again. I kind of ...
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Dancing's Maks: I Hope There Are "Major Discussions" in the Off-Season

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone!

Thank you for your patience and your support! First, I want to apologize for not blogging last week. Things got busier than I anticipated, but I will make it up to you now with a longer entry!

So Season 14 is over for us, competitively at least. Thank you to everyone who ...
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Dancing's Maks: I'm Taking My Injury Day By Day

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a great week! Thanks for voting for us again!

First, I want to get you up to speed on my injury. Yes, I had an MRI on Tuesday on my foot. I have a lot of pain in my joints and ankle area. It's not pleasant and I was hoping that there's something that I could do to get rid of the pain. My doctor, who's one of the best foot specialists in the world, warned me that I might not be able ...
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Dancing's Maks: I Underestimated Our Fans

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a great week!

First of all, I just want to thank all of our fans for your votes! I honestly did not know how big our support is, so I was admittedly surprised when we were called safe. I did not expect it. When we were told about this dance-off, my first impression was, "Great, I'm gonna be out Week 5!" I want to apologize to ...
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Dancing's Maks: We Are Taking It Easier This Week

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a great week! Thanks for voting for us!

First things first, Melissa is doing well. She's quite an inspiration. It's not like her injury was a crazy trauma, but it's definitely scary and not something you want to see on the show. This is not The Hunger Games. It's Dancing with the Stars. It's not without struggle and adversity, but it's not a blood ...
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