The weekly Amy Purdy update

Yes, I continue to be impressed by Amy Purdy’s turn on Dancing With The Stars.  What she is able to do despite having two prosthetic legs is a testament to so many things:  modern prosthetics, Derek Hough’s superb choreography, Purdy’s  innate physicality and, most of all, her will power and optimistic personality.

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  • shirleyelizabeth

    I watch the episodes the next day, and this time I had the thought that they have to keep finding ways to give Derek a tougher situation to keep him from blowing out the competition. I can’t imagine how this girl is doing all of these dances with prosthetics.

  • jj

    Hough does his job – which is to put her front and center and make her the star – very well.  The job of choreographers and male dancers is to display the female dancer – something which toads like Hillary and her pals never understood.  “Ginger Rogers could do anything Fred Astaire could do, only backwards, and in high heels.”  Sure she could.  If you believe that, Hillary ol’ fat-ass, it just means you didn’t understand what you were looking at. 
    Hough is perfect for this girl: he puts her there and gives her to you; he takes her right to but never past the point she can go; he keeps her balanced and comfortable; and he gives her as solid a rock to stand on as Fred gave Ginger, or Gene gave Leslie.  She is extraordinary – but so is he.  

  • Bookworm

    Shirleyelizabeth and jj:  I couldn’t agree more with both of you.  I’m especially pleased about Derek’s solid work.  He’d gotten awfully arrogant a couple of seasons ago, and needed both a challenge and someone/something to teach him humility.  This seems to be working.

  • Ymarsakar

    You know the saying where there is a will, there is a way?
    Other people think that when there is agreement, there’s a will.