Dancing with the Stars premieres on Monday night and the pro dancers, along with their celebrity partners, are gearing up for their very first night on the dance floor. The couples have been sharing a few moments along the way so fans can keep up with their rehearsals. In addition, Good Morning America talked to the couples to get a special sneak peek into the first night of dances and what to expect from this season’s contestants.
Premiere night of Dancing with the Stars will feature a flash mob dance on Hollywood Blvd. The famous street was shut down temporarily to accommodate this routine that viewers will be able to see on Monday. There are so many dancers in the street that you may have to squint to see your favorite stars in action.
Bindi Irwin even brought along a friendly Burmese Python wrapped around her during the taping. It looks like Sunny the snake is getting some recognition in the process.
The Australian teen and her pro partner, Derek Hough, have been hard at work perfecting their first routines of the season. Bindi compared her love of reptiles to dancing on the ballroom floor.
“I feel more comfortable holding a giant snake then when I am out here.”
Bindi Irwin is seen during last minute rehearsals wearing a pretty green fringy outfit while Derek leaps over her head in his usual fashion. Mom Teri Irwin and little brother Robert are watching the couple and looking proud.
It also looks like Chaka Khan will be making a grand entrance on the dance floor. She is seen being lowered down to the ballroom floor while standing on a small platform. She is paired up with Keo Motsepe, and they may really be heating it up this season.
The youngest male contestant so far on Dancing with the Stars, 15-year-old Hayes Grier, is looking a bit shell-shocked as he gets ready to dance. He calls the whole experience “unreal.” However, he and partner Emma Slater are planning to blow it away with their dancing. The pro dancer has had to improvise her routines this year with having such a young partner. She told the Charlotte Observer that she won’t be doing any sexy dance moves with the teen.
“I definitely can’t go in there guns blazing and doing this raunchy dancing, because that would just not be appropriate, and I’m pretty sure that I would lose my job. There’s still cheeky moments in there… but it’s mainly about the technique of the dancing.”
Paula Deen and Louis Van Amstel have been practicing and having loads of fun in the process. The cooking queen says that she just wants to do her best out on the dance floor. She will have her chance as they are expected to perform their Quickstep to “Hey Good Lookin’.” Victor Espinoza and Karina Smirnoff will most likely incorporate horse racing into a routine or two this season. There is also the anticipation of seeing Gary Busey, Nick Carter, Alek Skarlatos, Kim Zolciak, Tamar Braxton, Andy Grammer, and husband-wife team Carlos and Alexa PenaVega showing off their dancing moves.
Who are you most excited about seeing tonight on Dancing with the Stars?
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