The couples danced a Latin-inspired routine; rumba is introduced.The couples performed one unlearned dance and a team dance representing different historical eras; jitterbug is introduced.
" really made me feel confident, and has given me a lot of just self-worth within myself and realizing that I don't need a man to be successful and that I could do a lot on my own, and have my own voice and have my own opinion." While overcoming an abusive past wasn't easy, it helped Buke connect with another survivor, contestant Jana Kramer, who recently opened up about the domestic abuse she suffered during her first marriage.
"I went through child abuse and I also went through abuse with dating a couple of boyfriends in high school. My mom and dad are divorced, so I understand," Burke said.
"I feel her pain." "I've gone through similar situations that she has gone through and I mean -- we haven't talked about it -- but I also just know.
I can feel that we would connect great," she confessed.
She also tied with Irwin for most perfect scores in a season with 8.
The first eight professional dancers were revealed on Good Morning America on August 23, 2016, and have all appeared on the show before.
"They'll always be my family." "I would be very open to being a judge," Burke offered.
"I think now that most of my OG friends when we started the show, they're gone, I think it would be a lot easier for me to judge .
The couples performed one unlearned dance inspired by a Cirque du Soleil show, while Cirque du Soleil acrobats, aerialists, dancers, and fire stick performers performed alongside them; Charleston, jazz, and samba are introduced.