Melissa Joan Hart's 'Dancing' Blog: 'Here We Go Again' (10/5/09)

Melissa Joan Hart and her friends and competitors on 'Dancing' Melissa Joan Hart and her friends and competitors on 'Dancing'

Here we are again, in the glam trailer getting beautified. Today being Latin day at DWTS, the spray tans and big hair are intense. The atmosphere here seems more playful and I think there are numerous reasons for that. We are forming friendships, which makes it nicer to be here, especially since we are all away from family and friends for long hours at a time, and it has given us a common ground to form a bond.

The nerves have turned to excitement, as we grow more comfy on the dance floor and with our abilities. I can’t help but think that with all the fatigue we are all experiencing, it helps you relax and be a bit more carefree.

Don’t get me wrong, I am still terrified to stand in my opening pose and hear the scary announcer call out my name! My heart pounds like crazy when I even just imagine walking out on that stage. It’s a fine balance of feeling strong and respecting the dance floor all while relaxing and enjoying every moment.

Tonight I dance the Samba and will shake my hips in ways no camera has ever caught before! Acting sexy is not something I’m comfortable showing so it’s going to be more of an acting lesson for me tonight than dancing. My hips will move if I can relax and for once take myself seriously and channel my inner sex goddess!

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