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Skai Jackson & Alan Bersten Perform Samba For 'Dancing With The Stars Week 2

Skai Jackson & Alan Bersten Perform Samba For 'Dancing With The Stars Week 2

Skai Jackson hit the dance floor for her second performance on Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday evening (September 22) from Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old danced a Samba with partner Alan Bersten to the song “Miss Independent” by Ne-Yo.

Skai and Alan‘s performance earned them a 15/30 this week, for a combined total with week one of 36/60.

“😂 I didn’t realize I pulled his hair! Sorry @alanbersten We’ll make up for that slip next week! #TeamReachForTheSkai,” Skai captioned a video on Instagram later that night.

Ahead of their second dance, Alan took to Instagram to share how proud of Skai he was.

“I’m so proud of you @skaijackson you put in so much hard work and tomorrow everyone will get to see! I have so much fun dancing with you everyday and honestly I’m so lucky to have you as my partner! Let’s go out there tomorrow and show them what we got! #teamreachfortheskai,” he wrote.


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Skai Jackson Shares Hug With Partner Alan Bersten After 'DWTS' Rehearsal

Skai Jackson Shares Hug With Partner Alan Bersten After 'DWTS' Rehearsal

Skai Jackson carries her Chick-fil-A to the dance studio on Thursday (September 17) in Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old went to meet up with her dance partner Alan Bersten to rehearse for the next Dancing With The Stars performance.

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The day before, Skai and Alan shared a hug while leaving another dance rehearsal.

Earlier in the week, the pair performed their first dance on the Dancing With The Stars premiere. They tied with Justina Machado and Sasha Farber for first place with a score of 21/30!

“Still can’t believe I did this! Hopefully, I can do it again next week! #TeamReachForTheSkai,” Skai shared on Instagram after their performance.

“Holy!!!!!!!! I can’t even describe how proud of you I am @skaijackson you have worked so hard and earned all this praise!!! #teamreachfortheskai” Alan added on his account. “I’m just so excited!!! Did you guys love this dance as much as us?????”

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Skai Jackson Tangos With Alan Bersten On 'Dancing With The Stars' Premiere (Video)

Skai Jackson Tangos With Alan Bersten On 'Dancing With The Stars' Premiere (Video)

Skai Jackson hit the dance floor for her first dance on the season 29 premiere of Dancing With The Stars on Monday (September 14) from Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old Disney star performed the tango with her partner Alan Bersten.

Skai‘s dancing really impressed the judges, earning her the first sevens of the night, for a total of 21/30!

Skai and Alan‘s tango was danced to Nicki Minaj‘s song “Super Bass.”

“I think we nailed it! @dancingabc,” Skai wrote on Instagram.

“I had a blast dancing … make sure you guys vote for me next week!!” she added on Twitter.

Skai recently opened up about dancing and bringing the energy on the dance floor.

“I feel like when you’re dancing, especially how we’re doing it on live television, you need to give that energy to the camera which is mainly with your face,” she told EW. “You can be doing the dance moves 100% but if your face looks confused it might ruin the dance. That’s something that me and my dance partner have been working on a lot — serving face with confidence and with that energy that people can read on-screen and off-screen.”


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Skai Jackson Wears Flame Pants To DWTS Rehearsal Ahead of Big Premiere

Skai Jackson Wears Flame Pants To DWTS Rehearsal Ahead of Big Premiere

Skai Jackson wore some cool pants while arriving for Dancing With The Stars rehearsals on Saturday (September 12) in Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old actress got in one of her final practices before the premiere two days later.

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Skai recently revealed that she will be dancing to a Nicki Minaj song for her first dance.

“I’m dancing to a Nicki Minaj song for my Dancing With The Stars dance,” she said on Twitter, adding, “I’m dancing to Superbass … I just had to dance to queen Nicki”

She also opened up about new host Tyra Banks.

“I think Tyra‘s really cool. I used to watch her all the time on America’s Next Top Model, so it’s really cool that she’s going to be on this show,” Skai told ET. “I think she’ll bring amazing energy, so I think that’s a good change.”

“I have been practicing the smize,” she added. “Me and my partner, we’re doing the Tango, and he’s like, ‘You gotta put on your smize face and bring that energy.’ He literally will say, ‘Give me your Tyra,’ all the time.”

If you missed it, Skai is rumored to be partnered with Alan Bersten. Tune in to the Dancing With The Stars season 29 premiere TONIGHT (September 14) on ABC to find out!

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Skai Jackson Gets 'Caught Red Handed' Heading to The 'DWTS' Studio

Skai Jackson Gets 'Caught Red Handed' Heading to The 'DWTS' Studio

Skai Jackson wears bright pink leggings while on her way into the rehearsal studio on Wednesday (September 9) in Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old Dancing With The Stars competitor could be seen smiling through her mask on her way in.

The day before, Skai was seen all dressed up heading to the studio, while carrying a bag from Chick-fil-A. She joked about the moment on her Instagram.

“Caught me red handed 🐔,” she captioned one of the paparazzi photos. LOL!

Earlier in the week, she shared another photo from the rehearsal studio.

“The smiles before I put on my dancing shoes 😊 It’s a different picture after I dance for over 4 hours a day with my shoes on! 💃🏽 😣 😢 🩸 🩹 But I’m still having fun!” she wrote.

Skai also teased on Twitter that, “Y’all are gonna love the song I’m dancing to for Dancing With The Stars😍.” Can’t wait to find out!

If you missed it, find out the biggest reason why Skai decided to do Dancing With The Stars.

Also pictured: Skai wearing a blue outfit while leaving the rehearsal over the weekend.

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Skai Jackson Wears Purple For 'DWTS' Rehearsal With Rumored Partner Alan Bersten

Skai Jackson Wears Purple For 'DWTS' Rehearsal With Rumored Partner Alan Bersten

Skai Jackson wears a purple outfit while arriving at a dance studio on Thursday (September 3) in Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old author and Disney Channel star’s rumored Dancing With The Stars pro partner Alan Bersten was also seen arriving at the studio that day.

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If you didn’t know, purple is actually the color for Epilepsy awareness, a cause that Skai holds close to her heart. Her friend and late co-star Cameron Boyce passed away due to an epileptic seizure.

The day before, it was officially announced that Skai would be a part of the celebrity lineup competing for the mirror ball trophy this season.

Skai shared the news on her Instagram account with the caption, “Get ready! 💃🏽 via @goodmorningamerica”

One fan commented on the post saying, “Honestly Cameron would’ve been so proud💕❤️,” to which Skai responded, “the biggest reason why I’m doing it.” Aww!

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Skai Jackson Officially Announced as 'Dancing With The Stars' Competitor!

Skai Jackson Officially Announced as 'Dancing With The Stars' Competitor!

It’s official – Skai Jackson is competing on Dancing With The Stars this season!!

The news was revealed on Wednesday morning (September 2) on Good Morning America.

“Get ready! 💃🏽 via @goodmorningamerica,” she captioned her announcement from the news program

“I may have only just graduated high school, but I’m gonna make sure my competition is schooled,” Skai says in the video.

If you missed it, over the weekend, Skai was spotted arriving at a dance studio along with pro dancer Alan Bersten.

Other celebrity competitors include figure skater Johnny Weir, Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean, One Day At a Time‘s Justina Machado, Catfish host Nev Schulman, The Real co-host Jeannie Mai, Selling Sunset‘s Chrishell Stause, Tiger King‘s Carole Baskin, Netflix’s Cheer head coach Monica Aldama, Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe, actress Anne Heche, NBA star Charles Oakley, actor Jesse Metcalfe, and rapper Nelly.

In case you missed it, see all the pro dancers who are returning this season, including new dad Artem Chigvintsev!

Dancing With The Stars kicks off season 29 on Monday, September 14th with new host Tyra Banks on ABC.

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