Dancing Lessons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in Life

  • by Cheryl Burke
  • Narrated by Cris Dukehart
  • 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The inside story of the life of Cheryl Burke, professional dancer, choreographer, and two-time champion on the top-rated hit TV series Dancing with the Stars.
Cheryl Burke has been dancing since the age of four and competing since she was 13 years old. Over several exciting seasons, she has captivated Dancing with the Stars audiences with her incredible dance performances, Emmy-nominated choreography, high energy, and bright smile. In Dancing Lessons, she takes you from her childhood years into the world of competitive ballroom dancing and on to Dancing with the Stars.
In each chapter, you will discover a depth of passion in Cheryl's life that perfectly matches the commitment she displays on the dance floor. Cheryl's accounts of being a powerful woman putting her talent to work will inspire you to pursue your own dreams.
Included are behind-the-scenes stories from the life of the first two-time champion of Dancing with the Stars. The book also shares lessons Cheryl has learned from each of her celebrity partners on the show, from Drew Lachey to Chad Ochocinco. And it includes never-before-discussed revelations concerning Cheryl's childhood, weight issues, and the media.
Listen to Dancing Lessons and let Cheryl Burke whisk you away to a world full of dancing, entertainment, and life.


What the Critics Say

"Not only an amazing dancer, but a kick-ass woman to look up to." (Jenny McCarthy)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Were the accents necessary?

Overall a nice story and performance. Only question: were the accents necessary? The accents could be offensive to some listeners, and the narrator couldn't check how to properly pronounce "Tagalog"? Twice? Yikes. Too bad Cheryl didn't narrate it :)
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- Melanie

Loved it!

What made the experience of listening to Dancing Lessons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in Life the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed listening to the backstories of the dances that I saw on Dancing With the Stars.

What other book might you compare Dancing Lessons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in Life to and why?

Any biography - this was the first biography I read or listened to of a professional dancer.

Have you listened to any of Cris Dukehart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't. However, the audio was going in and out at times. I wonder if the producer copied and pasted it poorly.

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- Kelli R.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2012
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.