Here are the 16 things we learned! Sharna thinks the ladies are the ones to beat this season. Burgess is a big fan of Jayne, whom she called "incredibly talented. Ultimately, Burgess believes the female celebs "are going to dominate a lot this season," adding that "the male celebs [and their partners], we've got our work cut out for us. But she doesn't think Heather Morris or anyone has an "unfair advantage.
Does it make my job harder? Heather Morris Defends Professional Dance Experience Ahead of 'Dancing With the Stars' Debut Burgess went on to explain that "everyone in the entertainment industry has had some sort of dance training at some point. Talking about Morris specifically, Burgess says "she's actually an incredible woman. She's a mom and, yeah, she can dance.
So we're going to be able to see some incredible choreography and some incredible pieces from her and [ Maksim Chmerkovskiy ]. And I think that's going to be entertaining. Sharna is the last single girl on DWTS Burgess told ET that she's taken this year to find herself again after years of being a "serial monogamist". While she acknowledges that her busy Dancing schedule does get in the way of her dating life, Burgess does know what she's looking for in a man -- someone strong and confident, who can handle her life in the public eye.
And it's a genuine concern," Burgess explained. Burgess also joked that her single status may have played in her favor when producers were casting this season. And she got some great dating advice from Val Chmerkovskiy.
It looks like Val Chmerkovskiy might want to consider becoming a relationship guru when he hangs up his dancing shoes. Burgess dished about a recent conversation she had with the year-old dancer when she was looking to get another outlook on why she's still single.
You're a good-looking, beautiful, strong woman. Men are supposed to have game. And I think she's going to have to be a very strong woman. He likes strong women -- strong, passionate, driven and intelligent," she continued. A post shared by Sharna Burgess sharnaburgess on Jan 6, at 9: She's got "big time" baby fever! I want babies," Burgess declared, adding that it feels like everyone in her life is having babies right now.
She also reminded ET that she now has a "very, very scrumptious little nephew that [she] can play with. He is the most perfect little man. He's the most beautiful blend of the two of them [Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy]. He has Peta's gorgeous lips. He's going to break some hearts when he's older.
Speaking of Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd, Burgess revealed that she will be a bridesmaid in their upcoming wedding! She couldn't share more details about the big day because she didn't want to get in trouble with her friends, but teased that the event "will be absolutely stunning and magical and the most perfect day.
From everything [I've heard], it's just going to be unbelievable. The dancer admitted that she'll be emotional on the big day, saying, "I will cry enough for everybody! How do the minds behind DWTS choose the partnerships? Burgess confirmed that the pro dancers have no say about who they're going to dance with each season. We never know how they do it. You want there to be story and ups and downs. Burgess describes her season 22 partnership with "incredibly talented" Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown as a "roller coaster.
However, while the two were partners on the show, Burgess says, "it took us a minute to find our chemistry and our vibe and understand each other and be able to work well with each other. He was so, so talented and lovable," she explains. It sort of, just came off a little bit awkward.
We found our groove by like, week five, but by then people had already picked their favorites, so it was too late. Which dance partners she still keeps in touch with: She keeps in touch with all three, still texting and catching up on FaceTime calls occasionally.
Burgess hopes that Hinchcliffe will make it to Los Angeles for a show this season, telling us that she would love for him to connect with Bolton and give him some pointers. A post shared by Sharna Burgess sharnaburgess on Feb 3, at According to Burgess, her former partner was the fastest in the group to pick up the new moves and the other members told her that they attribute his newfound confidence on the dance floor to her.
Burgess explained, "[Nick] wanted to feel like he was a better dancer, because he always felt like he got pushed to the back because he wasn't [a good dancer].
Now he's right up there in the front. The key to a great partnership is to involve the significant others. The dancer said it's really important as the pro to become friends with both your partner and their significant other. Using her partnership with Hinchcliffe and his girlfriend, actress Becky Dalton, as an example, Burgess explained that she would have conversations with Dalton to make sure that she was comfortable. And I think you should just give her a little heads up on that.
You go to dinner after the show. You talk about it; they're part of the whole experience. And I think that's when it can be smooth sailing. There are "hidden cameras everywhere" at DWTS. Burgess always warns her partners early on that there are cameras everywhere in rehearsals, backstage, all over the studio and that anything those cameras or microphones catch might end up in the segments that run on the show before the couples dance.
She advised, "You have to realize that every single word that we say is on camera. And it can be daunting. It can be a really hard thing for people to get used to. Just go to the bathroom and take a little five minutes to yourself. Double-sided tape is a dancer's best friend. Burgess told ET the fashion tape is the key to making those tiny costumes look so perfect -- and stay on.
It takes the tan off when you take the costume off, it's so intense," Burgess laughed. When we're getting dressed, the wardrobe team has lined my costume with double-sided tape. And they put it on and then I get checked by a female producer just to make sure that everything is taped in and then we're good to go.
Her dream partners are very hot! But on further consideration, Burgess says she would also want to dance with Charlie Hunnam. I've never necessarily had the biggest celebrity [on the show], but I've had people with incredible stories and I love that. And I wouldn't want to change that. Her biggest regret from last season: Burgess calls season 23 a "perfect season" for her, but if she could do anything differently, she would've "tried to have not fallen over and injured my knee.
Between seasons 23 and 24, Burgess participated in the city winter tour and says that she didn't have a single problem with her knee and that it feels stronger than ever, crediting stem cell treatments for saving her season. What coming in second place last season taught her: Burgess called Hinchcliffe her "muse", crediting him with helping her create some of her favorite choreography in her career. She says he also taught her to push through any adversity or challenge. Burgess hopes to apply what she learned to working with Bolton this season, saying "The greatest thing I could take away from my experience with James was to remember to laugh every day".
Where she'll put that mirror ball trophy when she finally wins! With the upcoming season being her ninth as a professional dancer on the show and making the finals three times finishing in second place with partners James Hinchcliffe and Nick Carter, and third place with Noah Galloway , Burgess is ready to bring the mirror ball trophy home.
But where will she put it? I at least need to win one. We'll find out when Dancing With the Stars kicks off its 24th season tonight, airing at 8 p.