Good choice for Nastia, DWTS takes a lot of practice time and it is also not worth the injury risk for her when she really wants to compete and compete to win and is training new routines. And then there would be another ballerina on the show besides Melissa Rycroft (from Bachelor) - who also was a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader - Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders do have lots of dance experience/practice. :) Anybody who has watched that reality series on them knows that!
'Dancing' Backlash: More 'Stars' Slam Melissa's Dancing Background
Professional dancer [COLOR=#ec147f]Maksim Chmerkovskiy[/COLOR]
sparked the debate prior to Week 2 of the hit ABC show, telling TVGuide.com it was "unfair" Melissa was allowed to compete with her background in ballet and as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
When given the opportunity to backtrack on his comments, Maksim stood strong in his stance.
"Let me be that voice of everybody who thinks [it] but won't say it," Maks told Access.
"I'm not going to say anything about it being unfair, but compared to everybody else, there is a huge difference in ability," [COLOR=#ec147f]Julianne Hough[/COLOR]
"Well, I would love to say to Maks, 'How about Mel?'" Tony said, referring to Maksim's partner from Season 5, former Spice Girl Mel B. "That's all I'm going to say."
"It really just depends on what American wants to see. Do they want to see a non-dancer become a dancer, or do they want to see a dancer dance?" Derek noted.
"Does she have dance training? Of course. But it doesn't matter if the people love what she does," he concluded. "You know, Mazel Tov to her, as we say."