Before the Season 21 contestants of “Dancing With the Stars” hit the ballroom floor for the fall 2015 installment of the ABC hit, the red carpet competitors struck a pose for the camera to show off their eager game – or should we say dance? – faces. And from the official pair portraits we’ve seen, it looks like every couple is ready to try their hand at winning the coveted Mirror Ball trophy.
On Tuesday, People magazine released images of every Season 21 couple who will be performing on the foot-tapping series, which premieres next Monday. The portraits gave fans of the long-running show a tiny glimpse at what the celebrity contestants would look like when they take the dance floor.
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But that’s not the only thing audiences got. Viewers also gained a peek at some of the star-studded cast members in rehearsals prior to the season premiere. In the photos, fans got to see married couple, Alexa and Carlos PenaVega, practice the routines they’d be performing when the show returns.
“DWTS” lovers also got to witness Team Crikey (Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough) in action as they sashayed around the ballroom floor with smiles and laughter.
The five-time winning pro dancer dished to Entertainment Weekly that his young dance partner exudes “positive energy,” which he attributes to her rapid grasp on the routines.
“I was thinking maybe it’s because she’s connected to nature and the animals or something. And if you’re that connected, you feel whole, I guess. I don’t know what it is. I love her. She’s amazing. She’s a breath of fresh air. We all need a little Bindi in our life,” Hough gushed.
Fans of the show will get to see all 13 couples take the dance floor when Season 21 of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres on Monday, Sept. 14, on ABC.