"Dancing with the Stars" professional Anna Trebunskaya recently explained to the Philadelphia Inquirer why she has so much fun on the popular reality show. Guess what, dancing with amateurs is just more fun than professionals sometimes. While many other professional dancers wouldn't agree, this ballroom champion has worked with quite a few celebrities during her eight seasons on "Dancing with the Stars." Part of her charm is the ability to have fun no matter who she works with.
According to Anna, with professionals you always have high expectations. This leaves little room for surprises. With celebrities who have little or no experience, you go into the competition with no real expectations. This means you are able to just have fun with the talent that does show itself throughout each week. It gets even better when a celebrity actually does have some natural talent to bring to the competition. Every time they do something amazing, it is truly an accomplishment that they're proud of. The professional is proud of them and the fun continues.
You're the Pilot
Anna Trebunskaya compared dancing with a novice to being a pilot trying not to let their co-pilot crash. With professionals, everyone learns their parts and goes on. With a novice celebrity, the professional has to teach and guide them every step of the way. For the professional dancer, it is almost like being a novice again themselves, eager to learn the next step. While it does put a lot of pressure on the pros, it also lets them explore their own skills and get back to the basics that got them where they are today.
Just Have Fun
While we've all seen Anna get frustrated on "Dancing with the Stars," she is in it to have fun. She has come in second twice on the show, but hasn't let that stop her from giving each routine her all. From the beginning, she believes fully in every partner she has. She knows her job is to not only teach them to dance, but also to teach them to relax and enjoy the ride.
Any time you see Anna dance, whether it's with a celebrity or another professional, she always has fun. This is apparent in all her routines and helps her partners relax. Could Anna have what it takes to win the next season? Definitely. It all depends on just how much surprise talent her next partner might have and how hard they are willing to work.