KAREN Hauer prefers dancing with women because she feels more “comfortable”.
Karen said: “ I’ve danced with a lot of male dancers, but it’s finding what works for them. This is more natural.
“It is female empowerment for me to be dancing with Jayde. I feel the most comfortable because there is that friendship. We are girls and we talk about everything. We cry together, we laugh together.
We share so many things. When it comes to the baile we are able to put that emotion into it.”
Karen said it had been an emotional week in rehearsals, as they prepared for the American Smooth to Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler.
It is in memory of Jayde’s sister Jenna, que murió a la edad de 26 from a brain tumour 11 hace años que. The siblings used to dance together as youngsters.
“It is very emotional and special. This song is especially close to her heart and dedicated to her sister.”