Florence Henderson and dance partner Cory Ballas are holding their own as the senior team on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Week four of the celebrity dance competition saw the team perform the Rumba to the Beetles song Yesterday.
Henderson at 76 is competing against dancers young enough to be her children and in the case of Bristol Palin and Kyle Massey her grandchildren. Even her dance pro partner Corky Ballas at 50 is young enough to be her son. If nothing else judging Henderson by her 52 year career in show business proves she has staying power.
Henderson considered one of the greatest pop culture icons of all time is best known as Carol Brady on the Brady Bunch. The show appeared from 1969 until 1974 and is still playing in syndication having the distinction of never being off the air. It is currently being shown in 122 countries around the world.
Dancing with the Stars Unplugged saw team Florky in clips taken from their rehearsal sessions trying to decide how far is too far to take the Rumba, especially at their age. As team Florky rehearsed their moves, Henderson’s daughter Barbara Chase and Corky’s son Mark [team Ballin’] held up cards indicating whether the moves were appropriate or inappropriate.
On team Ballin’s rehearsal segment on Dancing with the Stars, Mark demonstrated to partner Palin which parts of the body are sensual and okay to touch and which parts of the body are considered vulgar and off limits. Too bad Henderson didn’t eavesdrop on his lesson.
Team Florky chose to throw caution to the wind when it came time for the competition pulling out some pretty suggestive down and dirty moves. When it came time for the judges scoring the team received a 17 for technique and an 18 for performance.
Carrie Ann said, “That dance proved how dirty, sexy and raunchy you can go”. Len said he found the performance “better than expected”. Bruno told the couple they were scary yet dramatic.
Team Florky ended the night with a total of 35 out of 60 and landed in the middle of the pack for the night. Come on Florence you are beautiful, sexy, mature woman, don’t degrade yourself with cheap sex.