LOS ANGELES — After last week's traditional yet slightly uneventful classical performances on "Dancing With the Stars," fans and castmembers alike are excited about what possibilities are ahead with Monday night's (April 18) far more open-ended American Week.
MTV News was lucky enough to be invited to the official "DWTS" rehearsals studio Friday to get a sneak peek of Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel's routine. Despite having the lowest ranks from the judges last week — they scored 18 out of 30 points for their waltz — Wilkinson and Van Amstel made it through to another round of competition and are eager to start fresh with a brand-new, energetic routine.
"It's week five, we have foxtrot, and it's American Week," Van Amstel told us.
"American Week," Wilkinson echoed. "My week."
Cut to Wilkinson strapping herself into her dancing shoes and Van Amstel giving her a few quick stage directions before they got down to business rehearsing their foxtrot.
"There's no way I can't have fun with this dance on Monday night," Wilkinson said. "The song is amazing, everybody knows it," she promised. "Dancing to it you just get so happy. I'm excited about it."
Wilkinson went on to say that with this dance, she's able to put a lot more of herself into it, versus several of her prior routines.
"With ballroom dancing, you think very classy, sophisticated, the whole Cinderella [image], whatever, but this week is going to be fun," she said. "More Kendra, for sure."
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