Amy Purdy hangs on to her Americana bag while arriving at the dance studio in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon (May 9).
The 34-year-old athlete and pro partner, Derek Hough, 28, will be taking a Jazz and Quickstep for the semi-finals.
“This week we have two dances. For the jazz, we have a weird, traditional remix song. We haven’t really started on the jazz yet. But the quickstep, we have something special up our sleeve. I don’t know if it’s ever been done before,” Derek revealed in his TVGuide blog.
He continued, “Amy is dancing with brand spankin’ new legs. We’ve all seen this before, but in a completely different context. But in this routine, it’s absolutely remarkable. We’re able to do stuff that we never would’ve been able to do with her other feet. It was my idea at the beginning, but we weren’t really sure if it would work. But we decided to try it and then we were both like, ‘Oh, my gosh! Wow! This is incredible!’ We just lost our minds for a second. I hope I’m not overselling this too much, but I am really excited about it. I’ll just say this: None of our dances have been traveling dances, if you’ve noticed. So think about that!”