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'Dancing With the Stars' Week 2 Dance Recap: Best Lifts, Kicks, Tricks and Flips!

by Desiree Murphy 10:15 AM PDT, March 28, 2017
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It's only week two of Dancing With the Stars, but the choreography we've seen in the ballroom is already next level!

From Simone Biles' insane headstand to Heather Morris' hip-hop dance break, ET's back with another recap breaking down all the best moves from the season 24 contestants and their partners.

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Nancy Kerrigan & Artem Chigvintsev -- Cha Cha, "No Rights No Wrongs" by Jess Glynne

Dance highlight: #TeamBladesOfGlory started the night off right with a fun and energetic routine. While Artem's choreography was packed with turns, Nancy's shining moment was without a doubt that double turn into a right split at the 0:25 mark.
Judges' score: 28/40. "Nothing fancy, Nancy. Job well done. You set the bar high" - Len Goodman
ET's score: 29/40. Although there were a few shaky moments, most likely from nerves, we thought the Olympic figure skater gave it her all, and we're looking forward to seeing even more complicated tricks from her next week.
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Erika Jayne & Gleb Savchenko – Foxtrot, "Bad Intentions" by Niykee Heaton

Dance highlight: Dayum, girl! Erika brought the spice last week, but amped it up even more with this sexy routine about a girl getting pulled over by a hot cop (Gleb). Her best moment was at the 0:39 mark, a fast leg kick (pointed feet and all!) right into a spin and dip.
Judges' score: 28/40. "You made me feel confident, I love that so much." - Julianne Hough
ET's score: 30/40. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star made major improvements from week one to week two. Plus, Gleb raised the bar with his choreography to include tricks some of the other pairs didn't dare touch.
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Nick Viall & Peta Murgatroyd -- Foxtrot, "Love Me Now" by John Legend

Dance highlight: Nick started out strong, executing almost perfect form at the beginning of the dance (0:08) to assist Peta into an arabesque and arched-back dip.
Judges' score: 25/40. "I love this partnership. I think you're really strong together." – Julianne Hough
ET's score: 29/40. We thought the low score of five from Len was a bit harsh… the dance wasn't that bad! In fact, The Bachelor star's moves seemed to flow a bit better than they did last week. Our one piece of advice for Nick? Don't cut your arm movements short -- feel the music and extend them out, using the full counts.
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Charo & Keo Motsepe -- Paso, "Espana Cani" by Charo

Dance highlight: Charo's shining moment was definitely her lift at the beginning of the number, setting the tone for how energetic the rest of the dance would be.
Judges' score: 26/40. "You're like a tornado! Your own special creature." - Bruno Tonioli
ET's score: 24/40. Sorry, Charo, but we have to dock off a few points for all that craziness that occurred as #TeamCuchiCuchi were receiving critiques from the judges (host Tom Bergeron even joked that she took it too far). Plus, it was hard not to notice how off-beat she was, almost a half a second faster or slower than Keo throughout the dance.
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Heather Morris & Alan Bersten (fill-in for Maksim Chmerkovskiy) -- Jive, "Grown" by Little Mix

Dance highlight: Even though Len Goodman slammed Heather's Beyoncé-inspired dance moves in a hip-hop breakdown that happened midway, we were all for it. Watch it all go down at 0:39!
Judges' score: 30/40. "From step one you were like a gauntlet, thrown down." – Carrie Ann Inaba
ET's score: 35/40. Again, another uncalled low score from Len. In our opinion, this routine was damn near flawless -- the moves, the energy, the attitude. Now fans that didn't watch Glee know why Beyoncé chose Heather to be a part of her dance crew!
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Bonner Bolton & Sharna Burgess -- Waltz, "Unlove You" by Jennifer Nettles

Dance highlight: Aside from an almost kiss (x2!) from the passionate duo, Sharna's technically perfect arabesque spin at the 0:47 mark was breathtakingly beautiful. From a dancer's perspective, that move is not easy with a partner. It takes a lot of control from the guy to lead his lady so she doesn't fall, and Bonner did his part to make it appear flawless.
Judges' score: 29/40. "That was the perfect example of taking choreography that's very simple and executing it beautifully." - Julianne Hough
ET's score: 35/40. This routine was by far one of our favorites of the night. While we loved seeing #TeamDenimNDiamonds take their onstage chemistry to the next level, we can't forget that Bonner is just learning the ropes of dance. He looked like a pro onstage, staying in sync with Sharna from start to finish, so we're giving him a few extra points for that and using his arms so gracefully.
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Simone Biles & Sasha Farber -- Cha Cha, "Burnin' Up" by Jessie J feat. 2 Chainz

Dance highlight: Props to Sasha for packing this number with next-level tricks. In addition to a perfect center split and a sassy hair flip, Simone wowed the crowd by busting out one of her gymnastics moves -- a headstand into a flip, landing right onto her feet. And did we mention Sasha did it too? Watch the epicness at 0:44!
Judges' score: 29/40. "Smouldering, Simone! Hold the fire alarm. Wonderful." - Bruno Tonioli
ET's score: 36/40. Insert all the fire emojis here, because this routine was straight fire! The pair was no doubt burning up the dance floor, and we think Jessie J would approve of this dance.
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Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater -- Viennese Waltz, "Suffer" by Charlie Puth

Dance highlight: In case you missed it, that voice you heard at the beginning of the dance belonged to the NFL pro. Rashad explained the meaning behind that (and his #ShadThePoet hashtag) while chatting with ET two days before the show. We loved that he and Emma brought that cool factor to the ballroom, paired with fun movements, throughout the entirety of the number.
Judges' score: 32/40. "I never feel like [Emma] is leading you. You are the man, and that is so awesome and so refreshing." - Julianne Hough
ET's score: 36/40. The way Rashad waltzed around the stage with Emma appeared as if he has been dancing for years. He's a natural, and we can't wait to see what he does next!
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Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy -- Cha Cha, "Get Your Love" by Sigala feat. John Newman & Nile Rodgers

Dance highlight: The Fifth Harmony starlet pulled out all the stops Monday night, busting out two impressive high kicks that prove exactly why she's a frontrunner in this competition.
Judges' score: 32/40. "All I can say is, that was truly dancing with a STAR." – Carrie Ann Inaba
ET's score: 36/40. The girl is currently traveling all around the world with her all girl-group, adding an extra amount of pressure. She worked it, and we have no doubt she and Val will stay consistent in the following weeks.
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David Ross & Lindsay Arnold -- Cha Cha, "Bust a Move" by Young MC

Dance highlight: Killing it from start to finish! The former MLB pro was all smiles with this routine, nailing his steps, which were perfectly in sync with Lindsay's. Plus, we love that he wasn't afraid to show off his fun side -- check out those moves starting at the 0:45 mark.
Judges' score: 27/40. "You're past second base, you're heading for third." - Len Goodman
ET's score: 31/40. We're giving David a few extra points for being SO into this dance. If he keeps up the energy, he may surprise fans by climbing the leaderboard faster than we think.
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Mr. T and Kym Herjavec -- Paso, "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

Dance highlight: We love the creativity Kym brought to this choreography, showcasing some of Mr. T's wrestling moves in the middle of a boxing ring set up in the ballroom.
Judges' score: 22/40. "Today, you hit every step." - Carrie Ann Inaba
ET's score: 24/40. A major improvement from last week, but Mr. T's still not there quite yet. #TeamDancingFools will need to really step it up in order to avoid elimination.
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Chris Kattan & Witney Carson -- Jazz, "Hey Ya!" by OutKast

Dance highlight: A lift during week one, and a slide on the ground and some booty shaking for week two -- Chris brought the energy and it was clear he was having a ton of fun.
Judges' score: 22/40. "It was fun, it was entertaining … and it was better than last week. Well done." – Len Goodman
ET's score: 23/40. Despite being the first to be eliminated, we won't forget Chris' time on the show, thanks to his fun personality. We will certainly miss all the humor he brought to the ballroom!
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Who are YOUR favorites competing on season 24 of Dancing With the Stars? Which team do you think had the best dance? Let me know on Twitter (@desireemurphy_ ) or in the comments section on our official Facebook page! And be sure to follow all of our DWTS coverage all season long, right here on ETonline.com.

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