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 eight blog post below.
What an incredible semi-finals week! This past week of rehearsals was such a whirlwind. Working with judge Carrie Ann Inaba for our 'Judges Choice' dance was such a gift. We have similar creative ideas for choreography and dance concepts — and we were honored to have come up with a dance that represents Noah’s life thus far.
Noah and Sharna rehearsing with judge Carrie Ann. (Photo Credit: Sharna Burgess | Jane Owen PR)
Noah exuded such passion and bravery on the dance floor this week — it was mind blowing! We got our first perfect score for our Paso Doble, and I could not be more proud! Noah absolutely stepped up to the plate for our Viennese Waltz and it was beautiful to see how fluid he danced. His dancing improves each and every day.
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Now let’s talk about Noah's surprise proposal! I am blessed to be a part of Noah and Jamie's beautiful love story. I didn’t even hear the first two scores from the judges because I was so focused on holding the ring as Noah popped the question!
Noah popped the question to his girlfriend, Jamie Boyd. (Photo Credit: R/R)
I feel like I have already won DWTS just having Noah as my partner. He is my hero and a true champion. Noah deserves an award for overcoming his physical challenges and performing so beautifully each week. I have an amazing freestyle dance planned for Noah — I truly hope we make it to the final!
This season is my dream come true. Thank you to all our fans for being so supportive, we love and appreciate you!
Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC to see if Noah makes it to the finals!
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