Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas stop by The Grove for an appearance on Extra in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon (April 5).
The Dancing With the Stars pair chatted with host Mario Lopez, who did a few dance holds with Aly, 18.
“A little ballroom dancing with @Aly_Raisman today @TheGroveLA for @extratv ! Good time.. #OlymipicGoldMedalist #DWTS,” Mario tweeted.
Before heading back to the studio for more practice, Aly had a Q&A with the LA Times.
“It actually wasn’t hard to be romantic with Mark!” she shared of their Viennese Waltz. “Even though we’ve only known each other for a short amount of time, we spend so much time together so it feels like I’ve known him forever. Mark is such a great teacher. I never realized that being a good dancer involves being a good actress! I learned that you have to feel the music, the story, and connect with your partner on the dance floor to create a story.”
Mark Ballas follows Aly Raisman outside a dance studio over Easter weekend in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon (March 31).
The twosome put in one last practice for their Viennese Waltz for tonight’s Dancing With The Stars.
“It’s a really cool surprise. I can’t really say more than that,” Aly told TVGuide about their dance. “It’s not a clichéd, cheesy thing at all. I like it a lot. I hope people understand it and like it. It’s mature, so hopefully I’ll be able to pull it off.”
Aly continued of her improvements on the dance floor, “The Viennese waltz is eight-count, whereas the others were four-four counts, so that’s new. But I’m definitely improving each week. I’m getting more and more comfortable with the music and really understanding it, whereas before I just listened to the song. Now I listen to the instruments and the beat and the lyrics.”