Ballroom with a twist with some of ABC's reality starsUPDATED 9:16 AM HST Aug 19, 2014Video Transcript
a twist 34 I'm not the only one who's excited. My neice is excited. My mom is excited. You guys, the appeal is spanning generations. 44 Tony Sharna Val Karina thanks you guys 50 so this is super fun, coming up on 19 seasons of dancing with the stars we're doing this and this is really fun. tell me about ballroom with a twist? 00 3600 Ballroom with a twist is a wonderful show that's on stage. 04 we actually have a quite a mix of different reality shows like from so you think you can dance from american idol from dancing with the stars. 10 so we all created the beautiful show that every body gets to go to. 14 3614 what makes it special is it's for many different generations for your entire family to come and enjoy together 20 I think every body has a blast 22 especially when Karina gets on stage 25 even at the last minutes some times! yes exactly 30 3630 we do play a lot of games with the audience we interact we have our q and a so it's not like where people come in and the have to sit for 2 hours 3638 no we make them dance yeah we even get them up. Tony has the whole special program. Scare them up. Scare in a good way. laughs 3648 we have some moves that we teach them, I also have a lot of stories that are pointless 55 that's ok that's ok. 56 3656 well you guys are just so much fun and this is really apart of a phenomenon that has happened in the past few years with dancing how great has that been and not only for your industry for your talents, to be part of this movement. 09 well we're no longer like a secret society. Karina and I were talking about it the other day people we'd have to explain what we did for a living. 19 now people strange people will come over and talk to us about the pas doble 23 like the other day this biker 6'6", tattoos, who had this ZZTop beard comes to me hey the pas doble I want to learn that I was like what? 31 so it was pretty cool. 33 we bring people from all walks of life to watch us. 35 3838 So Sharna, how do you see that transition for you and the partners you work with because it's such a growing experience in so many ways not only for the people your working with but for the pros too. 49 3949 Yeah really. 52 The first thing I realized when I came into dancing with the stars is how close everybody was and how everybody just helps each other out and everybody is there for one another whether it be the celebrity or the pro dancer and it was really not a hard transition. 03 I felt like I walked in and everybody welcomed me with open arms and it's just amazing to see that and now I get to do that for the new people each season. 12 So it's really wonderful to be a part of. 14 3914 You know I think what's really neat too, is all of you are involved in other types of whether it be different types of programs, different types of entreprenurial works, charities that you work with, this has taken you out into the community as well. 30 Dance has been through out history that has brought so many different things together such as charities and helping them raise money for different causes, in fact, all of us we travel all of us travel and do charity work constantly because dance brings smiles to people and that's the best healing you could ever have. 47 Not only smiles, but really what's great about this movement too is it healthy, it's great to see people move their bodies and in away that a lot of them love to do. What is that meant to all of you to impact people in that way? 01 Well, dancing has always been a very healthy activity not only physically but for your mind and your soul. You see people come out of the dance studio happy, tired in a good way, so this is one of the things we do during the show, we want the audience to get up and actually start moving with us because that gift that passion for dancing is for all of us. We want to be able to share it with people that love the show and love Ballroom with a twist and for us it is the opportunity to do it. 28 4032 So I know you guys have done plenty of shows already, but glad you guys are finally here. Who's been to Hawaii before? I have. I've been to Maui. This is my first time on Oahu. In my dreams I've been here many times. The weather's a little nice right now. Have you had a little bit of down time before you go again? Yes. Gonna have a day to go into the ocean, we're gonna do some snorkling, maybe hopefully see a whale or a dolfin. You might see some jellyfish. 09 12 4112 Again, so Dancing with a Twist coming up tomorrow and another show on Wednesday right? 7:30pm. 22 We're really looking forward to seeing everybody. We love talking to the fans, we love meeting the fans, and come out and we'll talk to them and answer any questions they want. You have two chances to check out "Ballroom with a Twist." It's TONIGHT and TOMORROW night at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Both nights -- starting at 7:30pm. Tony, Karina, Val, Sharna -- along with Cheryl and Mak of course! We've even got a little pro -- and amatuer dancing -- to show you a little later in the newscast. Time now . We'll be right back.