Tag: daniella karagach

"DWTS" Week 11 Recap: And the Winner Is…

Y’all, this season of “Dancing with the Stars” was truly one for the books. And not just because the “DWTS” team managed to pull off a reality TV show in the midst of a global pandemic, but because the dancing was truly some of the best we’ve ever seen. Like, “We went into the finale […]

"DWTS" Week 10 Recap: Double (Elimination) Trouble

We’d like to take a brief moment of silence for the fact that we made it to the semi-finals of this season of “Dancing with the Stars” without a single coronavirus case. The producers of a television dance competition really do have a better handle on this whole “pandemic” thing than some world leaders do, […]

"DWTS" Week 9 Recap: Lowkey Iconic

Pretty much every episode of “Dancing with the Stars” is fully stocked with pop culture icons (you say b-list celebs, I say icons—tomato, tomahto). But this week, “DWTS” took it up a notch with “Icons Night,” celebrating musical icons, from Freddie Mercury to Amy Winehouse. And the results were lowkey iconic. But in case you […]

"DWTS" Week 7 Recap: Who's the Real Villain?

Though we hate to question a “Dancing with the Stars” theme night, we have to ask: Is this really a year where anyone is craving more villainy? More scary stuff? More heart-racing television? Frankly, we would’ve been fine if “DWTS” had chosen to skip Halloween altogether this season. We’ve had enough masks already this year. […]

You've Never Seen Ballroom Like This Before

I have a bit of a ballroom problem. OK: a MAJOR ballroom problem. I’m obsessed with high-level ballroom dancing. It’s so exacting, so technical—and, in the hands (and feet) of the right dancers, so full of passion and genuine feeling. But, yes—sometimes the ballroom world’s self-tanner and sequins and hair gel can be a little…off-putting. […]

A Perfect Match?

Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov at the U.S. National Amateur Dancesport Nationals in March (courtesy Karagach) When a 15-year-old Daniella Karagach was first paired up with a 22-year-old Pasha Pashkov, she had her doubts. “My coaches warned me that because I was so young and he was a top dancer in the finals already, people […]