10/25/2010 AT 9:15 AM ET
This week is rock-themed on Dancing with the Stars, and my partner Tony Dovolano and I are dancing to “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen. I love classic rock, so it’s really fun! We’re doing the paso doble, and Tony’s starting to push the limits by making our choreography super challenging. So we’ve been working really, really hard in the studio.
We’re actually doing two dances this week. I’m also learning a second dance for the marathon, where all seven couples take the dance floor at the same time to perform a minute-long routine over and over for four minutes. Whenever a couple starts to struggle or get tired, the judges tap them out of the competition. The last couple dancing gets ten points added to their score for the day.
The dance Tony and I are doing for the marathon is completely different from the paso doble. It’s a combination of the jive, the Lindy hop, and another dance. It’s really fast and there are lots of lifts and flips. Meanwhile, the paso doble is very intense and aggressive. We’re going to be stomping our feet a lot and looking kind of mad and sultry. The other dance we’re hopping around, having fun and smiling. They’re completely different!