Meeting the Mentors of Dancing With The Stars: GLEB SAVCHENKO, BRANDON ARMSTRONG & ALAN BERSTEN #DWTS #DWTSJuniors #ABCTVEvent Saturday 10 November, 2018

I was hosted and sponsored with an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to cover #DisneysNutcrackerEvent #DWTS #DWTSJuniors #ABCTVEvent. Thank you Disney for the opportunity! 

We headed to PRO DANCE LA to meet with the “Dancing with the Stars” pros and “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” mentors. . This was so exciting, we not only were going to interview 3 of the mentors, but they were going to teach us how to dance! Today is not my dancing post (sorry, soon) but a cute Q&A getting to know Gleb Savchenko, Brandon Armstrong and Alan Bersten.

I’ve watched all three of these men Gleb Savchenko, Brandon Armstrong and Alan Bersten perform their craft on #DWTS as pros and it was so much fun being in Pro LA Studios with them. Fun Fact: This is Gleb’s actual studio in Los Angeles and he opened up his spot to have us interview them about the upcoming Semi-Finals of Dancing with the Stars and speak about their new roles as mentors on Dancing with the Stars Juniors show!



On what age he knew he wanted to be a professional dancer

By the age of nine, I was traveling across Russia doing all these different competitions and when I was 14, I started winning them.  I started really enjoying it. I grew up in Russia, Moscow, and the mentality of everyone, if your kid does something, the parents go 100% in it.  And then I was like, that’s going to be my career.  I’m going to be a dancer.  And here I am.



On how he felt on the difference between being on DWTS and DWTS Juniors

I think it was more rewarding for me, maybe this is just me but this is my first season on the adult show,  but I think it was more rewarding for me to watch my kids do well then it would be for myself to do well.  I think most of us would agree that to be able to sit back and watch your kids when they finally execute it well is a million times more rewarding.



On who is more challenging to train children or adults?

 I think it was an experience that really enlightened all of us.  You know, when we’re on the show with adults there’s a lot of pressure because we’re in it.  We’re in it with them.  We’re going on this journey with them.  With the kids, we’re able to kind of stand back and let the kids go on a journey and really help as much as we can without actually being in it.

On the messages they’d give young dancers who are following their dance dreams:

Brandon: Never give up.

Gleb: Never give up.  Just push forward and anything is possible.

Alan: If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

Dancing with the Stars pros at ProDanceLA
Photo credit: Coralie Hughes Seright /


Pro Dance LA isowned and operated by Gleb Savchenko and his wife Elena Samodanova. The studio is open to the public and people of all ages and dance skill levels are encouraged to sign up for dance lessons here. If you are interested in taking a dance class if you live or visiting the Los Angeles area, check out more information on the studio at and follow their social channels here Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  “Dancing with the Stars” airs Mondays at 8|7c on The ABC Television Network or streaming or on the app! This Monday, don’t miss the Semi-Finals on Dancing with the Stars! Each couple will perform two new dances. Dancing with the Stars – on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and #DWTS

“Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” on Sundays at 8|7c. The seven remaining celebrity kids have each been tasked with choosing the song they will dance to as “Juniors Choice” night comes to Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, Sunday, November 11. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors – on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at #DWTSJuniors

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