A Chorus Line
, move over. Kim Kardashian
is providing new insight on what it is to be a dancer.
In a lengthy new entry on her MySpace blog
, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians
reality-show star tells what it was like to begin preparing for her stint on Dancing with the Stars
, which will debut Sept. 22.
In terms of her very first meeting with her professional partner, Mark Ballas
, on Aug. 18, "All I could think was, I would be spending weeks and weeks and weeks, hours upon hours with this person, so I hoped we'd just get along to start!"
Compounded her nervousness was the fact that "I've never taken a dance class in my life … the second thing I thought of was, could I really do this?"
As for what occurred when she and Ballas met, Kardashian says fans will simply have to tune into this season's first DWTS
episode. "But I can tell you this: I was really happy when I saw it was Mark!"
For their first two competition dances together, "We had to pick two songs that were the right tempo and cadence for the specific dances we're doing -- it has to match and has to work -- but we also wanted things that worked for our personalities -- plus we wanted things that we thought the crowd would like."
Having, in an earlier post
, complimented her partner's fashion sense, she now tips her hat to the wardrobe team ("Every sequin, every bead, is painstakingly and lovingly applied and sewn by hand") -- and to Ballas's ear for picking music.
"But I also love music," she notes, "so I think our coming together with thoughts and ideas worked really well."
In terms of actually putting one foot in front of the other, "At first, I just try to imitate what Mark does, but after a while and with his guidance, I know the dance steps myself and not that is gets easy, but it gets less confusing and we can actually dance together and that is really, really exciting. Of course I have my moments where I lose my balance or I lose my place, and some days are better than others."
By the time "my brain cannot soak in any more … that is usually when we stop."
But there's no stopping her now. "Mark and I continue to rehearse every single day, still make each other laugh, and are getting more and more excited to show everyone what we've been working so hard for!! Just a few more days!!!" -- Stephen M. Silverman