Some people love the show Dancing with the Stars and others couldn't care less.  I fall in the middle of that group.  If there is a contestant that's on the show that I "know" or I'm curious about, I would like to see how they do.

The show used to be on ABC for several years.  This year, it's moving to streaming service Disney+.  So, if you'd like to see how your favorite contestant is doing, you are going to have to pay for a subscription.

There may be a reason, actually a couple of reasons why people from Minnesota may want to tune in.  Former NFL player Eric Decker, originally from Cold Spring, and a graduate of ROCORI high school is married to country artist Jesse James Decker, and she will be a contestant this season.  The other Minnesota connection is actor Daniel Durant.  Durant is the third hearing impaired contestant to compete for the coveted mirror ball trophy.  Sidebar: I wonder what the winners do with that god-awful trophy after the show.

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The other deaf contestants have been Marlee Matlin in 2008 and Nyle DiMarco from America's Next Top Model fame.

Anyway, Durant grew up in Duluth and has acted is a few things including the Academy Award winning film "CODA".  But does he have any dance experience?  Yes!  He does.

According to Star-Tribune:

...performed solo choreography on Broadway in Deaf West Theatre's 2015 revival of "Spring Awakening" and said he considers it a "tiny, tiny bit of dance experience."

This season of Dancing with the Stars kicks off Monday, September 19th.

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