Dancing With A Star

This season on Britain's Dancing With The Stars, Louis Tomlinson from the world's biggest boyband, One Direction, will test his dancing skills. Louis is known for being the prankster, but will his partner Laurel Weiss be able to turn him from jokester to dancer? Will passion for the dance turn into something more? Follow their story and find out.

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30. Teaming With A Star

It's been forever and a day, I know!!

Thank you for being patient and I hope there are still some of you reading!!!

Love you all!!!

 

 

Louis’ POV

 

It’s funny how sometimes you just can’t control your actions.

 

Like when you say something stupid, but you can’t stop yourself. Or when you see your attractive partner after a sexy performance and you couldn’t keep your hands to yourself.

 

That’s how I felt as I walked away from Laurel, heading backstage where the couples that were safe were waiting. I chatted with Tom Daley for a bit, debating who we thought or hoped would win the competition. I honestly felt that all the athletes had a decent chance of winning because they had the endurance to get through the ten weeks. I, on the other hand, was starting to feel like I was falling apart at the seams. My body ached and I felt like I was not getting enough sleep to survive.

 

But as long as I was in the competition, I was not going to stop.

 

Laurel joined us a couple minutes later still in the shorts and blazer she performed in. She didn’t comment on our conversation, but I noticed she kept a bit of distance between the two of us. It made me feel better that I had an effect on her and just as she affected me.

 

A few times throughout the remainder of the show I could feel Laurel’s eyes on me, almost as if she was trying to decipher my thoughts. I wished her luck with that because even I have not been able to sort through that mess.

 

The directors told all the couples who were safe to line up on either side of the staircase. We were at the top of the stairs and I stood behind Laurel, resting my chin atop her head and smiled to myself when I noticed her breathing pause for a moment.

 

“Are you excited to go to L.A.?” I whispered.

 

“Yes, it should be fun.” Laurel answered. “Although I love how we’ll be traveling the week you have two dances to learn.”

 

I poked her side, “Don’t blame me, I didn’t plan it.”

 

“I know…it just makes things more difficult.” Laurel said. I opened my mouth to speak, but the lights in the ballroom dimmed and I shut my mouth.

 

“This week, these are our three couples who are in jeopardy of going home.” Anthony spoke to the crowd. “We can now reveal the next couple who is safe…and that couple is…Emma and Ryan.” Once the clapping subsided, Anthony spoke again, “And now for our last results of the night.”

 

“The couple who is leaving us tonight is,” Cat paused. “Neither of you!” Throughout the ballroom there were choruses of ‘what’ and ‘huh’. “That’s right, no one is going home tonight, and you are all safe.” Everyone was smiling until Cat continued, “Because next week there is going to be a double elimination.”

 

“Oh shit,” Laurel mouthed.

 

The show ended after a few more minutes and I was speaking with Emma when we were called backstage.

 

“Okay, next week you all will have two dances to learn and perform. One is a regular dance and the other will be the team dances.” A producer stated. “The two highest scoring couples tonight will be the two team captains. That means, Louis and Jade you two will be picking the teams.” He motioned for us to stand next to him and once we did he took out a coin. “Jade, call it.”

 

“Heads,” Jade said.

 

The producer tossed the coin, caught it and slapped it on the back of his hand. “Tails, Louis you pick first.” He said after showing us the coin.

 

“Oh alright; uh, Tom.” I picked.

 

“Emma,” Jade grinned.

 

“Cher,” I winked at her.

 

Jade paused for a moment, “Max.”

 

“Cheryl, you’re with me.” I smiled.

 

“Perfect,” The producer said. “Now here are the envelopes with your individual and team dance styles. Good luck and have fun.”

 

Laurel stole the team envelope from me and said, “Alright, we are Team Tango!”

 

“Sweet! We have to check out our music and plan out the routine.” Josh moved to grab the envelope from Laurel, but she held it out of his reach.

 

“We will do so together.” Laurel narrowed her eyes at him. “Take fifteen and meet in our studio?”

 

“Sounds good,” Julia agreed.

 

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Cheryl, Tom, Cher and I were sat in a corner while our partners were planning the routine. As of right now, they had a rough idea of what the choreography would be. We would start in unison, branch off into our solos and then join together again.

 

“Who has done the tango before?” I asked and Cher and Tom raised their hands. “Well at least we have some experienced people. I have no idea how to tango.”

 

“Well come on, I can show you some of the basic steps.” Cher stood up. “The main thing is that you have to have really good posture.”

 

“It seems like I hear that every week.” I retorted.

 

“Well in this case it is especially important because you could injure your partner and you will also look ridiculous if you slump over.”

 

“Good to know, wouldn’t want to do that. It’s not like I’ve ever made myself look ridiculous before.”

 

Cher helped me learn some of the basics while Tom helped Cheryl. Our partners rejoined us and began to teach us the very beginning of the routine.

 

“Cheryl is going to act as the conductor while the rest of us are standing in a group with violins.” Joey explained. “We’ll pretend to be playing for the first notes and then line up and face your partner.”

 

“Louis and Tom, you guys are going to be on the outside while the girls are the inside.” Julia said and moved us into position. “As the music picks up, we’re going to cross the floor as a unit. Can you show them the steps?”

 

Josh and Laurel stood face-to-face and Julia started the music. On the last set of notes, they raised their arms into hold and stepped out one leg. The music began in earnest and they danced across the floor, taking two long steps and then swiveling their bodies toward each other and away again. Josh dipped her back before they danced in a circle, stopped and finished with some footwork. Julia shut off the music and Laurel spoke, “It’s going to look better together because all of us are going to travel across the floor in unison and when we get to the end, Cheryl and Cher will be a bit further out then the boys.”

 

“All of us are going to dip our partners back, one right after another.” Josh described. “We’ll bring them back up on one count and spin so that we’re standing in a diamond.”

 

“Does that make sense?” Laurel asked.

 

“It’s a tad confusing, but once you show us it’ll make more sense.” Cheryl said.

 

We worked on learning the very beginning of the choreography, but it was evident that we were all exhausted. “Want to meet up Thursday?” Joey proposed.

 

“Sounds good, that gives us tomorrow to start our individual dances.” Julia said.

 

As Laurel and I walked to our cars, I got her attention. “You never did tell me what our dance was.”

 

She looked at me and smirked, “Tomorrow be ready to rumba.”

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