All photos: Cathy Pinnock/M-Net
Shirtless! Laughing after sharing a joke! Wearing tekkies with an evening gown. Getting their hair and make-up done.
These are some of the unguarded, intimate moments from the stars behind the scenes at Dancing with the Stars South Africa on M-Net (DStv 101) as TVwithThinus got exclusive access to venture and peek behind the glitter show's glamour front - a place that viewers don't get to see.
With an exclusive all access pass, photographer Cathy Pinnock this past Sunday snapped away for TVwithThinus behind the scenes at the Dancing with the Stars SA's Dancing Dome atop the Hyde Park Corner shopping centre in Johannesburg.
It's here, in an area off limits to all except the stars and the production crew, among white walled corridors, where the remaining contestants, judges and professional dancers in their dressing rooms and a VIP contestants lounge, get ready and wait for their next showstopper performances in the dance floor format show that's produced by Rapid Blue and broadcast on M-Net at 17:00.
With only 4 weeks left to the Dancing with the Stars SA grand finale, on this Sunday evening viewers can look forward to a special live performance by MiCasa during the Live Results show with judge Jason Gilkison who will also be back.
Singer and songwriter Connell Cruise and his partner Marcella Solimeo have been at the top of the leader board for the past 2 weeks and will try to impress with a Samba.
Protea netball goal shooter, Vanes-Mari du Toit and her partner, Johannes Radebe will perform a Paso Doble, while actor and model Eden Classens and his partner Ash-Leigh Hunter will dance the Charleston.
Screen and stage actor Frank Opperman will dance the Foxtrot with Jeanné Swart, which will also be performed by radio presenter and former Miss SA Liesl Laurie and her partner Ryan Hammond.
TV actress Zola Nombona and her partner Tebogo Mashilo are back after Zola recovered from her ankle injury last week, and they plan to dazzle with a Rumba.
Over and above of the dance styles that the couples will perform this week, the remaining 6 pairs will also have to master the moves for a Lindy-Hop-a-Thon! All 6 couples will be on the floor at the same time showcasing their technique of the Lindy-Hop, which will count towards their final score.