Wednesday, September 6, 2006

‘Bad Girl Of Pop’ Strives To Be Good Girl Of Dance

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Singer-model Willa Ford has long called herself the “Bad Girl of Pop” but now she’s trying to be the “Good Girl of Ballroom Dance.”

Ford is one of the celebrities participating in the third season of Dancing With The Stars and she says the experience so far has “not been a confidence builder.”

She admits: “I actually had more confidence going into the show than I do now.”

Part of the problem, she says, is the adjustment between the hip-hop style she’s more familiar with and the ballroom style.

In her words, “Hip-hop is more flat-footed and requires different placement of the hands and feet than ballroom. There were times when I thought I did well, only to have my partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, tell me, ‘That sucks!”’

Dancing With The Stars debuts next Tuesday (Sept. 12) and Ford says regardless of the ultimate outcome, doing the show has changed her.

As she puts it, “My next album will definitely feature beats perfect for ballroom.”

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