This Is Where Lindsay Arnold Finds Her Choreography Inspiration For DWTS (Exclusive)

This Is Where Lindsay Arnold Finds Her Choreography Inspiration For DWTS (Exclusive)

One of the big things about being a pro dancer on Dancing With The Stars is that you’re each season, you’re having to reinvent the dances on the show.

Your cha-cha from season 8 can’t be the same one you’re doing in season 20, and Lindsay Arnold definitely knows that.

In our latest “Inside The Life of a DWTS Pro” series, Lindsay opens up about how she betters herself as a pro in between seasons.

“It’s actually really interesting for me with that because most of my growth comes from being in the rehearsal space with my celebrity,” she says. “Growing up, I trained and it was hours and hours on end to train for one dance. You’d think that with choreography…I’m sure it works for others that way that they need to train that way and practice choreography. For me, being in that room, under the gun and under the pressure — that’s when I find I grow the most.”

Lindsay continues, “Being under that pressure, things happen and I make those decisions which end up being really awesome. I think it’s different for everyone, but for me all of my learning have come from the different experiences with all of my partners.”

“It’s never been similar every season, no one partner has been like the other and season after season and week after week, I’m adjusting to my partner’s abilities and think of new ways to do a cha cha. How many times can you choreograph a cha cha? You have to make it look different and that’s where the challenge comes and where I’ve grown.”

“You have to step outside the box and trying new things, adjusting to my partner and personality and abilities. That’s where I’ve grown the most as a choreographer.”

Click inside to see what else she revealed…

JJJ asked Lindsay about seeking outside help and even taking additional dance classes to help her. While that may be useful for other pros, with her it’s different.

“Training and getting to take a dance class is always going to be helpful for anyone, it’s just bettering your craft and renewing the things that you already know,” she says. “Unfortunately for me, I’ve just had no time to do it. During the season, every single day is mapped out and then there’s the tours to add in.”

“That being said though, while I was growing up, I was doing extensive amount of training. I’ve learned all those basics and sometimes its nice to go back and review.

Lindsay adds, “Being on the show and teaching someone else, I’m also reminded of the things that I know. I’ll have little moments where I’ll be like ‘wow, I forgot I knew how to do that’. I remind myself what I’ve learned by teaching it to someone else.”

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