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Dancing With The Stars: Ralph Macchio Talks About Karate Kid Dance Moves

May 01, 2011 08:00 AM by Allyson Wells

Ralph Macchio has been the dancer of highs and lows on Dancing with the Stars.  Along with professional partner Karina Smirnoff, he has been at the top and the bottom of the leader board throughout the season.  Most recently, Karina tripped and fell over his coat during their paso doble.  Ralph is speaking out about his hopes for the rest of the season, and using his famous Karate Kid moves.

Ralph spoke to Zap2it.com about who he wants to be in the finals.  “Well, me first.  Karina and I have a lot more to show, and I’d hate to see that relationship end before it needs to.”  However, Ralph knows the competition will be stiff.  “Chelsea Kane is fantastic, arguably the best celebrity dancer.”

As for his dance moves, Ralph addressed his dramatic facial expressions.  “Some of them are just gasping for air.”  However, some of them are planned.  “I like embracing the character.  We discuss and design that in the rehearsal process.”  Some of those moves included the famous “wax-on, wax-off” moves from ‘The Karate Kid.’  However, the decision to include those moves was a tough one.  He said to Entertainment Weekly, “I’m so protective of the Karate Kid stuff. I’ve been asked do the movie ending crane kick since day one!  For me, that’s a move for the climax. This is a move for the training process. I’m at week six. I wanted to frame it in a dance that made sense. If I put this in a waltz…how about the rumba? It doesn’t work. This was the dance for it.”

I’m hoping Ralph makes it to the finals so we can see that famous crane move again!  It would be even better if his dance ensemble contained his famous headband, too.

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