Derek, 29, opened up about the difficulty with the dance on his latest TVGuide blog. Check it:
“We have the Argentine tango and it’s a bit more physically demanding with lifts. It’s one thing to do lifts, but when you’re teaching them, you get injuries and hurt your back and stuff. Nastia‘s doing well and I think this could be a really great dance for her. The thing is the music we have doesn’t really lend itself to lines if that makes sense; it has a different feeling to it. It’s gonna be good, but we’ve got to get it down now.
“We can barely do it to music. I’ve kind of just now finished it and it’s still not really fully finished! We normally have to complete a routine on a Friday because she leaves on a Friday, so we have to have it done no matter what. Luckily, this week, she’s gonna be here Saturday morning, so that’s good because otherwise we’d be screwed! It’s gonna be tough because I do two shows a day on Spring Spectacular. And it’s dark on Mondays and Tuesdays, but Nastia has school on Tuesdays, so that’s just tough luck for us.”
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