‘DWTS’ professional Mark Ballas publicizes ‘final dance’ throughout tour

Mark Ballas’ time as a dancer and mentor on “Dancing With the Stars” has come to an finish.

During the ultimate cease of the Dancing With the Stars tour in Las Vegas, the longtime “DWTS” persona introduced that his freestyle with accomplice Charli D’Amelio can be his final.

“This will be the last time you’ll see me dance in this capacity. I’m coming to a close tonight,” he said on the Palms Casino’s Pearl Concert Theater on Sunday. “This is going to be my last dance.”

Representatives for Ballas and “Dancing With the Stars” didn’t remark.

Ballas, 36, made his “Dancing With the Stars” debut in 2007 when he partnered with “The Cheetah Girls” star Sabrina Bryan. The following 12 months, he and Olympic determine skater Kristi Yamaguchi gained the Season 6 Mirrorball Trophy. He took dwelling his second Mirrorball Trophy with Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson in 2009.

During his tenure, Ballas additionally partnered with Kim Kardashian, Melissa Joan Hart, Aly Raisman and Candace Cameron Bure.

“I’ve done 20 seasons now. I started this journey when I was 21, 22, and honestly, being able to dance and perform for you fans — you guys are the best fans,” he mentioned earlier in his announcement.

During Sunday’s present, Ballas additionally expressed gratitude for his Season 31 accomplice, D’Amelio, with whom he gained his third Mirrorball Trophy in November. For Ballas’ ultimate dance Sunday, the reigning duo re-created their profitable freestyle the place they waltzed, skipped and spun into one another’s arms.

Sunday’s announcement seemingly shocked fans, however Ballas assured viewers members that they are going to see extra of him.

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“I’m not saying this is the end. This is just the last time I’ll be dancing with a partner,” he mentioned.

Ballas mentioned he gained’t return to bounce with celebrities on the Disney+ present, however there’s a gap on the judges panel.

Len Goodman, one of many three unique “DWTS” judges, introduced in November that he can be transferring on from the competitors sequence after final season.

“Whilst we’re all getting excited and looking forward so much to the finale next week,” Goodman, 78, mentioned, “it will also be with a touch of sadness, as this will be my last season judging on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’”

“I’ve been with the show since it started in 2005, and it has been a huge pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful show,” he continued. “But I’ve decided I’d like to spend more time with my grandchildren and family back in Britain.”