DANCING WITH THE STARS (as TTK-Finland) covid-19

Season 13.episode 10. Miisa and Marko Keränen. With this ”Phantom Of The opera” themed paso doble they got full 30 points. It is absolutely stylish!

I was gonna made a post of dancing with the stars semifinals which should have been on Sunday. I was waited this semifinal episode a whole week and then when Sunday finally came, I went to net and clicked the show on. Then I realized that actually isn’t semifinal episode at all. There was just an episode where judges did memorize the best dances of previous seasons. Later when I was searching on net, I found the news about this. There were said that someone on Dancing with the stars team had covid -19 virus and that’s why the semifinal episode was cancelled.

Season 11. Boxer: Edis Tatli and Katri Mäkinen. Amazing fiery tango!

I’m disappointed that I couldn’t see my favorite vlogger: Miisa on the dancefloor as every sunday! Let’s see if DWTS can move on or will they quit it. Actually they shouldn’t even start the show this year. It would have been better if they just had decide not to show it but they did, and now when I have been watching it every week, what a pity it would be if it ends unfinished. Well, just have to wait and see.

Miss Finland 2010 Viivi Pumpanen ja Matti Puro 2011.

Earlier on this season there were covid -19 case on one of the DWTS orchester members and they did switch the orchester for a week. Now only two weeks after that another case of the virus occured…

This covid -19 have totally ruined my life in every possible way. It almost have took my mentall healthy away too and I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. Maybe you too are feeling this way, or are you? Are you as worried than I am now when I’m almost loosing my mind because of the fear (specially now when this covid-19 have started to spread here in Finland too?)

Season 12. epidode 10. Singer Jannika B and Aleksi Seppänen. Truly one of the best dances in ”TTK” history. So beautiful and emotional!

There is not much else to do than only pray to God to make this end and make the world normal againon the meantime we can try to relax with watching these beautiful dance shows…maybe it helps…even a little!

Season 12. episode 6. An actor Christoffer Strandberg and Matti Puro. This dance was historic in DWTS Finland last year. It was the first time we saw two men on the dance floor. I must say it felt weard for me at first when I heard this was coming but this is great dance and the more I watch it, the more I just see two great dancer, without thinking it’s two men dancing. Maybe even this ”granny” can still learn new, fresh perspectives.

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https://tanssitytto.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/dancing-with-the-stars-season-13-2/

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 13 (2)

I finally got together this second compilation amazing dance shows! (Time have flied so fast again. I’m sorry this post took a while!)

Live show 4. My favorite couple: Miisa and Marko: Foxtrot. I love this song!
Live show 5. Miisa & Marko. Miisas dress is beautiful and that lift is just perfecto!! Miisa is in great position with ankles stretched. She looks like professional dancer. That’s something you don’t see too often in this show (made by star students). It’s surely not so simple to make it look as elegant as she does!
Live show 7. Movie theme evening: Saturday night fever marathon challenge. This show was fun!
Live show 7. Miisa & Marko in the moods of the Mouling rouge tango. Great show, great costumes, great singer…all was just great! I loved this all of my heart but the judges only gave 3 times 8=24.
Live show 7. Niklas & Kia: Star Wars.
Live show 7. Jukka & Katri: Dirty Dancing…(with that classic lift. By the way I made that lift with my big brother as a child when this was our favorite movie.)
Live show 8. Halloween evening. I’m not the biggest fan of Halloween but I liked this show and the whole part!
Live show 8. Jukka & Katri. This was my favorite show on Halloween evening. Those characters are deceased stars of abandoned circus. Great story, great costumes and great choreography!
Live show 8. This may not be Miisas best performance but I liked it even judges criticized it quite hardly because of the mistakes. (They did anyway praise her legs!) Miisa told on her youtube channel that she’s disappointed with this performance and that she fell in after that show at home. Completely in vain!! Anyone can get black out sometimes but it doesn’t matter! You still look great!

Hyvä Miisa! Jatka samaan malliin. Älä huoli virheistä, ei niihin kiinnitä huomiota, muut kuin tuomarit!

The tension condenses…Who will be the winner 2020…

DANCING WITH THE STARS (Finland)

HELLO EVERY DANCE LOVERS! FROM NOW ON I WILL POST YOU DANCE VIDEOS A WHOLE AUTUMN BECAUSE

The show have started again…The great glamorous dance show and it’s time to let that star dust flow in to your room again

Already three dances have been danced (Miisas dance links are ordered till the first live show from the third). This year there is a little bit extra excitement to me because my favorite vlogger Miisa (a girl from my beloved town of Keuruu) is competing. I hope she will make it to the final! She have made really fine untill this (as you can see on those videos). She’s looking like dancer I think. You can see she’s a former (flow)gymnasts. Her hands are so smooth…but her legs is also doing a great job. Let’s hope she gets even better and stays along because there is some other good couples too and I’m sure this will be tough competion…but I think she will manage! Good luck to you, Miisa!!!

There is a link to Miisas vlogpost (TTK/DWTS) first live show -a whole day with a back stage visit-. It’s very interesting (and brings me memories of my own ”back stage” experiences. It’s always exciting). Unfortunately Miisa is making only finnish videos so this link is only for finns (or people who understand finnish well).

There’s also a video link to 2018 tv-commercial of this show which includes my own poem.

If you still haven’t watched it you can do it now. You can also watch here my post touching this where’s (a free) english translation of my poem.

https://tanssitytto.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/dancing-with-the-stars-2/

Till the next time…

ADVENT CALENDAR 9.12. (Training holiday)

These are roses we gave to our gymnastic team leader today in return to this autumn.

Today was our last rehearsal this year. It’s always little bit wistful. I have got use to see my teammates weekly and also I enjoy that relaxing moment at rehearsal. It’s like making art and my body is ”instrument”. It feels great!

I have learned more again this season which I’m happy for. I have learned some series which felt very difficult at first…and I feel my body technique is little bit better. I feel more capable to do different things. That’s amazing…specially in this age. I’m not so young anymore.

It’s definitely not true that ”Old dog doesn’t learn new tricks” like the phrase says…

Till tomorrow…

ADVENT CALENDAR 1.12. (Dancing with the stars winners)

It’s 1.12. and it means it’s the time to start advent calendar again. I’m sorry I’m little bit late. This was a rush day but anyway let’s see my first calendar post…

The winners of dancing with the stars (Finland) 2018 have been resolved. The three finalists were: boxer Edis Tatli & (dancer) Katri Mäkinen, youtuber Tuure Boelius & (dancer) Ansku Bergström and actor Hannes Suominen & (dancer) Kia Lehmuskoski…

…and the winner of those three couples were…

…Edis Tatli & Katri Mäkinen

All of those couples developed during the competition. All of those did work and train hard…

Here you can see how all of them did manage…

Edis Tatli were one of my favorites but I also did like Tuure very much…

Congratulations Edis & Katri!!

DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE SHOW

I’m sorry, my promised post have been taking time to publish but here it finally comes…

At Sunday 23.9. I was guest at Dancing with the Stars Live tv-show with my friend. I was invited there because of my poem which were used on their commercial at summer (if someone still didn’t know).


I was so exited to get there. After a long consideration I put my black dress and black smock (where is silver decorations) on and met my friend at city center. She was also very stylish and girly (with her beautiful turquoise skirt) which she usually is not. She’s not using skirts very often but she likes to use those on special occasions…

It was quite long bus trip to the filming place and when we got to the area it was hard to find the entry there. Finally after making a big round over that hall we saw a group of people and navigated our selves there.

We got poor placies cause almost all places were taken already. Also we didn’t realise which placies are the best and took the wrong ones. So we didn’t see (even those speakers: Vappu and Mikko) well.

Before the actual show we also sang to Mikko who did celebrate his 40th birthday at the same weekend.

All dancers were great! They all had sence of rhythm and some potential moves. I was very surprised of that! If that was the first show how great they are at the end of this season…They all got good points from the judge.

There is three judges on this season (who were sitting their backs in front of us). They are same ones as before but there is not the forth one (guest judge) anymore. Judges are: Jukka Haapalainen (internationally well known, succeeded dancer), Helena Ahti-Hallberg (dancer) and Jorma Uotinen (well known choreographer and dancer (Wikipedia mentioned he as singer also)).

Over all the whole experiment was fun even there were too much comercial breaks and it was nothing but just wait but yes it was fun…and at the end they also filmed few program commercial where the audience were cheering at background.

Well, that was all abut my special evening. Next time I’ll be posting about finnish autumn (and winter) nowadays and in future! It’s quite different already than it was at my childhood 80’s and 90’s because of this global warming…

Anyway in the middle of this scary catastrophe, try to have a good day!

DANCING WITH THE STARS 2018 (COMERCIAL POEM)

This Spanish sparkling wine we did by to celebrate my commercial poem. It was quite dry but still good tasting wine. Not bad at all.

Finally it’s official and done…I mean the comercial convention I told you some time ago. Specifically Finnish marketing company bought my poem for ”Dancing with the Stars” -program commercial to channel 3 (commercial television). The finnish version of ”Dancing With the Stars” is starting again in autumn and this commercial with my poem came out at Monday.

I was so surprised that it was my poem they found (here at my blog, post: ”runoja 5/poems 5”) and it was the poem they wanted to use!

At first I thought my poem might be maybe little bit too deep for entertainment program but it’s actually working well. It depends how you take it. It doesn’t have to be taken too serious even that was my vision when I wrote it. I made it to be more like ”the dance of life”.

”Dancing With the Stars” is one of my favorite programs! I have watched every season of it. This is my dream come true!

My poem is read by famous finnish dancer and choreographer: Jorma Uotinen. What a great honor!

You can read my poem below first in finnish (naturally) and then there is my translation to english. I’m not sure if it’s working so well but atleast I tried. I think you can catch the idea.

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Minä tanssin. Tanssin yli esteiden. Tanssin ohi päivien. Tanssin läpi vuosien.

Minä tanssin. Tanssin vaikka väsyttää. Tanssin kohti päämäärää. Tanssin askeleen viimeiseen.

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In english: I’m dancing. Dancing over barriers. Dancing pass the days. Dancing through the years.

I’m dancing. Dancing though tired. Dancing to the target. Dancing till my final step.

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TURKU PHOTOS

The grave of Kaarina Maununtytär (Karin Månsdotter). She was the wife of Erik XIV-king of Sweden and the queen of Sweden 87 days in 1568. (Finland was part of Sweden by then).

Firstly I’m sorry I have been so busy that I haven’t been very active to check out other bloggers posts but I hope you don’t get mad to me!

It’s just that I had that trip and my mom is still in hospital and dad is alone at home. So I have been running to see them both.

These three photos are from ”Lumo” (Charm) competition 9.6. at Marli arena.

My mom is not coming back home very soon. She’s disordered to some extent and she need to get magnetic resonance imaging to getting diagnosed. She waited to get there for long time now. I just hope she will not become passive in hospital. Well, we can’t do anything than just wait.

Anyway, I promised to post more photos from the Gymnaestrada event (and that Turku trip generally). So here you are!

These two photos are also from ”Lumo” -competition.

These next photos are from ”Rock, rauha, rakkaus” (Rock, peace, love)- evening show 9.6. at Marli-arena.

Japanese talented Kokushika University gymnasts.

Great acrobat gymnasts!

Graves and chapels in Turku Cathedral (the only medieval basilika cathedral in Finland).

The holy Yrjänä’s chapel who were Roman soldier, Christian’s martyr and inter alia scouts patron saint.

The grave of Åke Tott -finnish soldier who became field marshal 1631-.

I think this was Totti extended family chapel.

Stålhandske chapel (sielujen kappeli) -where you can find the coffer of warlord Stålhandske-.

The holy flesh chapel. The chapel of many pastors, soldiers and other dignitary. Inter alia Magnus Bishop have been buried in here.

Knut Posse have been buried in holy people chapel. He was Swedish soldier. He’s remembered of successful defence of Vyborg castle against russian in 1495.

Turku Cathedral

Tuomiokirkonkatu 1, 20500 Turku

Open every day 9.00-18.00.

http://areena.yle.fi/1-4376772

On that link you will find Gymnaestrada closing ceremony where is inter alia our Group performance: ”Elämän voima” (Life Force) and all gymnasts final performance. Don’t know if this is working outside of Finland or not…

TURKU SG 2018 *SATURDAY-SUNDAY*

Final Group performance at closing ceremony. I was in the middle tree branch.

Finland Gymnaestrada event is over and I have got back to normal life! That few days in Turku was like living in some bubble. If you know what I mean. Like you’re some kind of star in gymnasts own little world…

The closing ceremony was on Sunday at Turku. We had over 1100 gymnasts on our head Group performance (”Life Force” =Elämän voima) and over 4000 gymnasts on the final Group performance (where almost all gymnasts were in).

Our half at court made it really well but I herd there were some problems on the other half of court. Well, something always happens but nothing too bad…and it seems to be that if rehearsal goes well, then the show is not so perfect, like this time. Anyway the integrity was fine which is the most important thing.

”Lumo (-charm)” show. My room mate’s friend was in this performance.

Our part felt very short (this show was shorter than our last Group performance) and too soon it was all over. Right after when I saw the crowded audience and got the perfect mood, the performance was over…

It was fun but tough day. It was first very warm and sunny day which made it so hard. We waited there in sunny, burning court so long. I was little bit scared I will get heatstroke. I had burned already my neck quite badly and my eyes were running probably because of my (too old?) make up and because of sun. So besides heatstroke I was also scared of that I don’t see anything while the show…

Also we didn’t have water while we waited on our lines but one of my team mate’s was so fair that bought a bottle of water for me on the kiosk which was in front of our waiting lines. (I didn’t have my money with me there).

Our women on the evening show at ”Marli-arena”.

Saturday 9.6.

Let’s get back to Saturday…As Friday, also Saturday started with good breakfast with fairly portion coffee ofcourse (cause I never sleep well at new placies that was needed).

I was so happy we had much more free time than Friday. We had only two hours rehearsal and it went well. The settings seemed to be clear and for the first time it felt really easy to do that it gave me certainty.

After our rehearsal we ate at market with my room mate and went to see ”Lumo” (=charm) gymnastic competition where her sister were competing. After that we went to Turku cathedral where I was first time in my life. That is really beautiful and unique. There is also old dignitarys graves.

In the evening we went to watch a hall show were part of our girls were performing with performance: ”Autumn”. After that show we went to eat with our team to the restaurant near our hotel. Nice and eventful evening!

Turku Cathedral

”LIFE FORCE” (=ELÄMÄN VOIMAA)

At Sunday I had to wake up early cause we had dress rehearsal at 9.30. and that room should been gived away at midday. It was hustle again. I did even forget my charger to hotel room and I had to get back while I was already on my way to the court…and you know the rest.

In the end I want to thank the audience which made this experience so great again! They were fully with us! They clapped and whistled to us! Even though I was before the show very tired and strengthless I got the energy from audience and did enjoy fully! When you see and hear the audience then you realise it’s all real and you’re really performing (and not just practising)!

Big thanks also to all who were making this event true! I got unforgettable memories!

Hope you too had a great weekend!

(More photos coming soon!)