Couple: Sugar Ray Leonard & Anna Trebunskaya
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Ray had to soften up this week for the Viennese Waltz. Anna has been really good about including boxing elements into their routines thus far, but that’s not an option for this classical dance.
He truly looked crushed when he found out there was no way for him to incorporate something familiar in the routine. “Anna has three days how to teach a boxer how to be graceful and elegant,” he said.
With such little time to nail a routine, Anna was really cracking the whip this week. She even made Ray put on a pair of tights and head to ballet class so that he could learn how to be graceful.
That approach seemed to work because the couple managed to flutter around the floor with their Viennese Waltz. Ray didn’t do a bad job, and it was actually really pleasant to watch him step out of his comfort zone. There’s a lot he could have worked on, but there was a certain charm to his routine.
– Sonya Eskridge