Why Dancing With The Stars Judge Carrie Ann Inaba's 'Lift Rule' Comment Was Totally Legit

Why Dancing With The Stars Judge Carrie Ann Inaba's 'Lift Rule' Comment Was Totally Legit

...[F]rom day one it was decided that there would be no lifts in the proper Ballroom and Latin dances, just like in a true ballroom and latin dance competition, since that was the original basis of the show, to learn ballroom dances. On the desk is a reminder of what the NDCA rules are: A lift is any movement during which one of the dancers has both feet off the floor at the same time with the assistance or support of their partner. . . .However, lifts are still not allowed in Rhumba, Cha Cha, Jive, Paso Doble, Samba, Tango, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Fox Trot, or Quickstep because those are the rules for these styles. And, on top of that, it keeps it fair for competitors of all ages and abilities to compete on our show.