For the 20th season of Dancing with the Stars, professional dancer and choreographer Sharna Burgess is sharing her inside scoop with 'Closer' readers — everything from show highlights and behind the scenes secrets to her experience dancing with Army veteran and double amputee, Noah Galloway! Read her week five blog post below.
Oh my Noah, my protector and soldier. Boy do I adore him for wanting to defend me last night. It's not easy to see your video package before you dance. As judge Julianne Hough said, sometimes it is really hard to snap out of the emotions it brings up.
(Photo Credit: Sharna Burgess)
We had an intense but fantastic week, and our first fight lasted all of five minutes. What counts is how we pushed past it and moved forward. I do think it's important for our fans to see this isn't easy for either of us. It can sometimes be overwhelming, and we had a very human moment of frustration. We got through it easily because we understood where each other was coming from and made the necessary adjustments. We are great friends, too, and we honestly laughed about it at the end of the day!
Related: Sharna Burgess' 'DWTS' Blog, Week 4 — Disney Night is 'A Whole New World' for Noah's Dancing!
We are more energized than ever to produce an amazing jazz number for next week's dance! I love our song so much and have some really big ideas for choreography! I can't wait to start working on the dance — there's so much to do.
We've got our second wind now, and hopefully we get to stick around on the show a bit longer. I hope we don't go home next week because I know Noah has so much more to give, and I really want more traditional ballroom dances for him! I saw a lot of potential after our foxtrot and would love for us to dance a traditional tango.
Once again, thank you so much for your incredible support for #TeamShway! Your votes and love are what's keeping us here, and we appreciate every single one of you! Neither of us is ready to leave yet, and we want to be here till the very end!
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