Ballroom Dance > Dancing on TV > DWTS3 - Mario & Karina

Discussion in 'Dancing on TV' started by Porfirio Landeros, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Mario Lopez is probably best known as A.C. Slater from an old (80's-90's ish) TV Show called "Saved by the Bell". An old teen heartthrob type of guy. He played the stereotypical popular jock.
  2. redhead

    redhead New Member

    they were B&G and I've heard there were some abuse issues, at least when comp stress was involved... If that's so, good for her for leaving. She deserves better.
  3. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    What does B&G stand for? (I want it to stand for bi and gay, but I have a feeling that's not it :rolleyes:)

  4. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

  5. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    :doh: That was painfully obvious and I didn't see it.

  6. redhead

    redhead New Member

    I'm sorry, lazy me... but which one would be bi and which one-gay ;) ?
  7. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    Gee. I don't know. They looked so straight when they danced together. Maybe they're both bi? They were together, after all. ;)

  8. Porfirio Landeros

    Porfirio Landeros New Member

    Here's another picture:
    He must not be very tall, because Karina is not very tall, and they look like a good height together...
  9. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    Have I ever mentioned I love Karina to the end? Just saw the Chacha and Quickstep of the first two weeks (youtube).
    Chacha: Holy crap. :shock: :D I tried to watch Mario (though Karina was pretty distracting *swoon*) and he's good. I mean, all that in a week?
    Quickstep: I don't know peanuts about QS, I can't even count it. But it looked really nice. :D

  10. Merrylegs

    Merrylegs Well-Known Member

    Someone give me the strength to NOT respond to this absurd crap.

  11. SPratt74

    SPratt74 New Member

    Well, what's funny is that guys that have taken Ballet have the same problem when it comes to leading. I danced with a guy a couple weeks ago and his training has been in Ballet. He was having a more difficult time than I was, but he's just starting Ballroom. So, it's the same for guys. Sometimes other dancing can actually hinder your learning until you break those habits.
  12. Beto

    Beto Active Member

    I'd say you're doing pretty good there, admirable restraint. At least we're not talking about the rumors that Karina and Mario have apparently been dating since August ;)
  13. tuftufwang

    tuftufwang Member

    I absolutely agree though ballet dancers at least know how to make lines look good. I'm a classically trained ballet dancer for 15 years and when I switched to Latin, oh boy, I had a truly hard time being "grounded". Also, I have a different way of doing chaine turns in ballet which simply would not work in latin. Rumba walks were especially hard as you have to work your back and hips and really settle your weight while transferring from foot to foot quickly. Ballet is almost always rim rod straight with no allowance for any "sinking" of the hips. Spins were hard as well even though I know how to spot but if you observe carefully, a chaine turn in ballet and a chaine turn in latin is quite different in terms of timing, arm placement and weight placement.

    INterestingly, I believe Hannah Kartunen (who used to dance with Paul Killick) is formally trained in ballet and I think in gymnastics as well. However, she looks absolutely grounded and not "light" and "airy" when she's dancing. We'll just have to keep plugging away and getting rid of the tendency to fall back on old habits!

    Back to the thread: Karina is an absolute favorite of mine. She's very charismatic on the floor and just in a totally different league. I think if the rumor that she and Mario are dating is true, all the better for their chemistry don't u think?
  14. SPratt74

    SPratt74 New Member

    See, now I can make my lines look good thanks to Ballet, and my instructors love this about me. (Plus it helps that I have long arms and long legs.) But it's what to do with my hands that I really need to know how do properly! ;)
  15. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    You do know I was kidding, right?

  16. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    The newspaper, the major paper in the metropolitan area where I live, is reporting that Mario and Karina are dating.
  17. alemana

    alemana New Member

  18. SPratt74

    SPratt74 New Member

    They said the same thing about Kelly Monaco and Alec Mazo. Last time it was Ashly and Joey. They do this with one of the teams every season to stir up controversy. But Mario's girlfriend was in the audience they reported, so I highly doubt it's true just like how I doubted the other rumors were true.
  19. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    Maybe they are dating, maybe they aren't. Maybe I'm actually a really cool hotshot dancer posing as a beginner and I'm being taught by E.T. (which would explain many things).
    In alemana's spirit, I gotta say gossip is boring.

  20. SexyMan2Cha

    SexyMan2Cha New Member

    Plus I'm currently dating Karina,


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