Sugar Ray and Anna have to do the waltz this week. Sugar Ray is upset that they can't incorporate boxing like they did last week, and Anna says that he has to enter her world of the Russian ballet now. Anna really cracks down because they have a short time to learn the dance, and then she takes him to ballet class. See, that's a field trip that actually makes sense. Unlike basketball or dolphins or whatever.
Anna comes out dressed like a ballerina and Sugar Ray meets up with her. Anna dances so beautifully, and she knows how to choreograph around him. It's a charming little number, but Sugar Ray doesn't have a whole lot to do but stand there while she spins. And when he does dance, his hands are terrible. His posture does seem better, though. Judges? Carrie Ann thinks that Sugar Ray sparkled, and while his technique wasn't great, he charmed her. Len says he didn't love the beginning, but the more they got into it, he was smiling, and he was thoroughly entertained. Bruno also admits that it wasn't perfect technically, but it was still entertaining and an improvement over last week. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7, and Bruno 7. His highest score so far.
Petra and Dmitry have the paso doble this week. Dmitry tries to get Petra into the character but she can't get angry without giggling. So he sets up a modeling session where she's supposed to be modeling like a paso dancer? This week's clip packages are kind of bullshit. So Petra thinks she's going to be angry this week. Will she succeed?
Can anyone over the age of 35 or so hear this music without thinking of the Bad News Bears? I can't. Anyway, the beginning of the routine is really good and Petra does a great job of getting into character, but something is off with her movements. I think she's landing on her heels when she walks instead of toes? And her upper body seems wobbly. I don't know if it's because of her pelvic injuries or what but it looks weird. And then other times she looks just fine. Len thinks her feet and legs could have been crisper, but he likes that she showed the emotion of the dance. Bruno does a strip tease while he describes how sexy Petra was. Poor Len is horrified. Carrie Ann thinks Petra is on a roll, and her lines were great, but she needs to work on her core strength a bit. Was that the problem? I can't figure it out. Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 7, and Bruno 8.
The pros are back to do the slow waltz (as opposed to the Viennese waltz) and show us how it's done. As far as I can tell, it involves a lot of smoke on the dance floor.