Back in the early 90s, Inaba toured with the Material Girl on her Girlie Show Tour and she says the main lesson she learned was to own it on the dance floor.
As she puts it, You can do everything technically perfect, but if youre not expressing yourself then it really shows. I really look for the creativity in a dancers performance.
Thats not all she learned from the pop singer.
Says Inaba: That lady [Madonna] has an amazing work ethic. She taught me that you have to bring it every night she pushed us all beyond what we thought we were capable of and I thank her for it.
Dancing With The Stars premieres Monday (Mar. 19) on ABC.
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