'Dancing' star Cheryl Burke reveals how to stay active in style — and some of her quarantine obsessions

Mike Natale
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For over a decade, Cheryl Burke has been keeping us entertained at home, from TV shows like Dancing With The Stars and Dance Moms (and who can forget The Suite Life of Zack & Cody), to her candid memoir Dancing Lessons — and, this year, a new podcast with her most recent Dancing With The Stars partner, Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean.

But these days, when she’s not dancing, writing or podcasting, Burke’s been weathering quarantine just like the rest of us. She recently spoke to Yahoo Life about what’s been keeping her entertained. Scroll down for her top five picks.

Cheryl Burke x Bailey Blue - The Rumba

Perfect for the holidays. (Photo: Bailey Blue Clothing)
Perfect for the holidays. (Photo: Bailey Blue Clothing)

Wearing a mask is a simple and safe way to show your friends and neighbors you care—and a fun way to showcase your personal style.

“I actually had a passion for masks, about two, three years ago, before the pandemic,” the dancer says. She even helped create a glamorous new line of holiday masks with Bailey Blue. Wear your lipstick proudly, because each design sports a black inner lining to prevent makeup smears.

Shop it: Cheryl Burke x Bailey Blue - The Rumba, $20, baileyblueclothing.com

Skims Cotton Jersey Mock Neck Tank

Stretchy, flattering, and perfect for on and off the dance floor. (Photo: Skims)
Stretchy, flattering, and perfect for on and off the dance floor. (Photo: Skims)

At home and on the dance floor, Burke has certainly been “keeping up” with Kim Kardashian’s acclaimed shapewear line Skims, and loves this mock neck tank.

“The material is so amazing,” she notes. “I’ve been wearing a lot of Skims during rehearsal.” Wearable either as a layering piece or as its own top in warmer weather, Skims are perfect for every occasion, from a walk in the crisp winter chill to a mad-hot ballroom.

Shop it: Skims Cotton Jersey Mock Neck Tank, $34, skims.com

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

The gold standard of noise-canceling. (Photo: Amazon)
The gold standard of noise-canceling. (Photo: Amazon)

Whether you’re catching up on podcasts or listening to your favorite playlists, make sure you have the best headphones in the biz. The Bose QuietComfort headphones boast three levels of noise cancellation, and they’re even Alexa-enabled to allow for voice-controlled listening.

“I’ve been listening to so many podcasts and so much Audible,” the 36-year-old shares. “This definitely has saved my life during quarantine.”

Shop it: Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, $300 (was $350), amazon.com

Diamond Art Club The Daughter of Honor

So pretty, you'll want to hang it immediately. (Photo: Diamond Art Club)
So pretty, you'll want to hang it immediately. (Photo: Diamond Art Club)

In quarantine, it’s important to do things that don’t just pass the time, but feel productive, too. So if you’re looking to brighten up your living space, don’t just buy the art — make the art. Diamond Art Club guided art projects are fun, mess-free, and look stunning when completed.

Like Burke says, “If you’re stuck at home, why not do a little arts and crafts for the soul?”

Shop it: Diamond Art Club The Daughter of Honor, $60, diamondartclub.com

Ziva Online

While pricey, Fletcher's courses are described as "life-changing." (Photo: Ziva Online)
While pricey, Fletcher's courses are described as "life-changing." (Photo: Ziva Online)

The pro dancer swears by the meditative teachings of Emily Fletcher.

“I was one to always be like, ‘There’s no way[...] I can’t do meditation, nor can I not have my phone in my hands,’” she says, but Burke found these lessons “life-changing”.

The 15-day online course offers 20 minutes of daily guided meditation, perfect for anyone who finds it hard to take time away from the hustle and bustle to focus on themselves.

Shop it: Ziva Online, $400 for six-month access, zivameditation.com

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