Originally published September 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM | Page modified September 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Hope Solo waltzes through DWTS week one

A weekly update on former UW Husky and World Cup soccer goalie Hope Solo's bid for the Mirrorball Trophy on "Dancing With the Stars." In week one, Solo waltzed her way to the No. 3 spot on the leaderboard.


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Week 1

Former UW Husky and World Cup soccer goalie Hope Solo dons sequins and spray-tan for a stint on "Dancing with the Stars," airing at 8 p.m. Monday. Here's a quick recap of last week:

The dance: A careful but somewhat stiff Viennese waltz. The judges praised her "attack" and connection with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, but noted that she needs to work on fluidity. "You've got a bright future in front of you," said Bruno, in case she was unsure of where her future might be.

The outfit: Floaty pink gown trimmed with sparkly things; not much fabric above the hips (except for enormous wafty sleeves). Paging Edyta ...

The laugh: Squeezing Chmerkovskiy's bicep in a rehearsal segment, the very toned Solo sweetly noted, "It's kind of flabby."

Standings: 21 points from the judges, putting her in third place.

Moira Macdonald,

Seattle Times arts writer


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