Karina Smirnoff Talks About Choreographing a Dance to 'Watching You'
SheKnows: Karina, I cannot believe you were able to choreograph a foxtrot to the country song “Watching You” by Rodney Atkins!
Karina Smirnoff: Thank you! It was a challenge! In the beginning, we were just thinking the song was great, and then we got the music and started working on it and I was like, “Oh my goodness, what was I thinking?” But instead of worrying about how it’s not necessarily the perfect song for the foxtrot, we just started dancing to it, and I think it fell into place.
And after the show, Rodney Atkins — I don’t know if he was watching the show or if a friend of his called him about it — the moment we finished dancing, he tweeted us! He was like, “Thanks, man, that’s awesome!” And Jacoby and I tweeted right back to say thanks to him, and that it was an honor using his song.
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