Dancing With the Stars is going to Disneyland. The ABC celebrity ballroom competition will present its third annual Disney Night, with three dances from Disney movies that have never been featured before on the show. The Dancing With the Stars celebs will dance seven different dance styles as they pay tribute to 10 classic Disney movies, according to a press release posted by Broadway World.
In addition to the dances, Disney star and Dancing With the Stars Season 16 runner-up Zendaya will be a guest judge for this animated night of dancing. For the past two seasons, the supersized opening number and many of the dances have featured animation from classic Disney movies, so get ready to see some familiar characters mixed in with the stars on this special night of dancing.
Because Dancing With the Stars has featured two previous Disney-themed nights, only three of Monday night’s dances will come from movies that haven’t been used on the show before. But it’s high time for Tarzan, Toy Story, and Zootopia to be featured, right? And three popular movies from the past two Disney DWTS nights will actually make a third appearance. (Those films would be The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Mary Poppins.)
Several of the Dancing With the Stars couples have already posted teaser photos or talked about their dances. In an interview with People, Dancing With the Stars fan favorite Jodie Sweetin said she actually took a road trip to Disney’s California Adventure Park with pro partner Keo Motsepe to get some inspiration for their routine, which will be from the movie Zootopia.
“I can’t wait to get out there and have some fun with our cha-cha,” Jodie said. “I’m such a huge Disney fan, that I’m really excited to experience all the fun of this night on the show. The costumes, the music and the animation will be amazing!”
Dancing With the Stars pro dancer Sharna Burgess also dished on her dance via her blog for Extra. Sharna wrote that her jazz dance with partner Antonio Brown will pay homage to the movie Aladdin.
“We have ‘Friend Like Me,’ but it is a modern take on the song,” Sharna revealed. “It won’t be the traditional Disney, and I cannot wait to start creating it. We are doing jazz, which most people know is one of my favorite styles to do on the show. I really think his personality is going to come out and shine!”
Meanwhile, America’s Next Top Model alum Nyle DiMarco let the cat out of the bag when he posted a sexy Instagram shot in his undies and asked fans to vote for him if they want to see him do a Tarzan-themed dance. Nyle in a loincloth is pretty much a no-brainer.
And UFC fighter Paige Van Zant told the blog MMA Junkie that she had a particular movie in mind for her Dancing With the Stars Disney debut, but she and partner Mark Ballas had to choose a different flick because he had already choreographed a routine for it last year with partner Willow Shields.
“I’m a Disney person,” Van Zant dished. “I love Disney. I wanted to do Alice in Wonderland, but (Mark) did it last year. So he came up with the idea of doing Toy Story. We’ll be doing Toy Story, and he chose the quickstep.”
Other movies featured on the upcoming Dancing With the Stars theme night include The Lion King, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book. It definitely sounds like a magical night already.
Here’s the complete list of Dancing With the Stars Disney dances.
Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess—Jazz, “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin
Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff—Jazz, “A Spoon Full of Sugar” from Mary Poppins
Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd—Samba, “Trashin’ the Camp” from Tarzan
Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold—Samba, “Circle of Life” from The Lion King
Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas—Quickstep, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story
Kim Fields and Sasha Farber—Quickstep, “I Wanna Be Like You” from The Jungle Book
Marla Maples and Tony Dovolani—Waltz, “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid
Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe—Cha-Cha, “Try Everything” from Zootopia
Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy—Foxtrot, “Belle (Bonjour)” from Beauty and the Beast
Von Miller and Witney Carson—Viennese Waltz, “A Dream Is a Wish” from Cinderella
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central on ABC.
Take a look at the video below to see last year’s spectacular Dancing With the Stars Disney Night opening dance.
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