Dancing with the Stars turned into “Demo with the Stars” when the pro dancers from ABC’s # 1 show paid a visit to Extreme Makeover; Home Edition. It is good for ratings when T V shows overlap or interact with each other and this collaboration was footloose fun.
Dancing with the Stars Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Anna Trebunskaya and Chelsie Hightower joined the Makeover Team led by Ty Pennington in Neenah, Wisconsin.
The Home Makeover was for the Arboleda family, Mom, Dad and 5 kids between the ages of 2 and 10 years old, living in a 500 square foot home. Dad Rex is an elementary school music teacher that is trying to fight child obesity with a dance program he designed called “Moving to the Groove”.
According to Arboleda “Moving to the Groove”, is a way to get kids to get up and dance, and move to the music as a way to exercise, that is fun for kids to do.
Who better to help demolish the old house and “help” build the new then with the dancers from Dancing with the Stars? Ty and Derek sprang the news to the family that they had been chosen for the home makeover at the Neenah Farmers Market with a flashmob dancing to music written by Arboleda for Move to the Groove. [You tube Move to the Groove!! LexingtonHomesGB]
Hough, Ballas, Trebunskaya and Hightower led the Makeover team of Pennington, Paige Hemmis, Michael Moloney and Xzibit in warm ups and demolition.
This episode of Extreme Makeover; Home Edition featured dance segments with Hough dancing with Makeover designer Hemmis, with Chelsie Hightower and Hough dancing on dry wall stilts .
In the end the Arboleda family wound up with a beautiful home large enough to raise a family of five. Music teacher childhood obesity fighter Rex Arboleda also was given a pimped out ice cream truck turned into a “Move to the Groove” Mobile Classroom to enable him to take his message all over Wisconsin.
For Hough, Ballas and Hightower it is back to week five of Dancing with the Stars. Watch DWTS Monday nights on ABC.