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Aly Raisman Makes It to Dancing with the Stars Semifinals

Viewers vote for the dance she and her dance partner will do next week.

 

Aly Raisman has survived an eighth week on Dancing with the Stars, proving she may turn out to be as much of a champ on the dance floor as on the gym floor.

Raisman and her dance partner Mark Ballas found out Tuesday night that they've made it to next week's Dancing with the Stars semifinals.

DWTS viewers voted Afro Jazz as the dance Aly & Mark will undertake next week for the semifinals.

Who did not make it to the semifinals: Sean & Peta (The Bachelor reality show star Sean Lowe and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd).

At the end of Week 8, Aly & Mark are in second place with a judges' score of 56 out of 60.

The Needham-based gymnast — who attends synagogue in Newton — and her partner did well in in Monday night's show, nailing a 29 out of 30 score with their their first dance of the night, an Argentine tango. In the second dance, Raisman, Ballas and a third dancer performed a trio dance — jive — for a score of 27 out of 30. Adding it all up, Raisman and Ballas received 56 out of 60 possible points Monday night.  

DWTS returns Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC-TV, and Patch will be back with more coverage Tuesday morning.

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