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Kalani Hilliker Would Love To be a Pro on 'Dancing With The Stars'

Kalani Hilliker Would Love To be a Pro on 'Dancing With The Stars'

One day, you might be seeing Kalani Hilliker on Dancing With The Stars — and not as a celeb contestant.

The Dance Moms star spoke to Dance Spirit magazine about her dream of being on the show one day.

“I want to do more acting, and my dream is to be on Dancing with the Stars,” Kalani shared about her big picture dreams.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the Cheryl Burke is Dance Moms’ new choreographer.

“It’s nice to see a dancer who is such a hard worker, but also knows how to have fun with the process,” Cheryl says about Kalani. “She has great technique and so much passion.”

She adds, “Out of all the girls, she’s the one I could really see being a professional dancer.”

We’d love to see Kalani on the show — maybe even as a pro for Dancing With The Stars Junior!

Will Mark Ballas Return For 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 25? He Says...

Will Mark Ballas Return For 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 25? He Says...

Mark Ballas has only been gone from the Dancing With The Stars ballroom for two seasons, but yet, we seriously miss him!

The pro dancer and musician caught up with ET recently and revealed that you shouldn’t hold your breath for his return for season 25.

“Not at this point,” he shared. “I mean, never say never, but it’s a little early to tell.”

Mark adds that he’s really busy with other important things to consider a return right now — like his new EP with wife BC Jean.

“[BC and I] have been so crazy with the EP, the touring, Jersey Boys,” he adds. “That was like a full time commitment, you know? Especially with vocal discipline.”

Mark also says that being on DWTS didn’t leave him with much of a social life.

“I had no life,” he says. “Six shows a week, 27 songs a night, that was like my focus, and then our music as well. So, we’re kind of just here at the moment. We’ll see.”

Still, we’re hoping he does come back one day!

Corbin Bleu Calls His Time on 'Dancing With The Stars' Incredible

Corbin Bleu Calls His Time on 'Dancing With The Stars' Incredible

Corbin Bleu is by far one of our favorite dancers — and for good reason because he’s insanely talented.

However, the former High School Musical actor admits that ballroom wasn’t his forte at all when he signed up for Dancing With The Stars.

“I went into the show as a fan, knowing how to move since I am a dancer, but these were dance forms I never studied before,” he admits to BWW.

“Not only did I learn from this incredible woman [partner Karina Smirnoff] about ballroom dancing, [but] we became really great friends as we developed our dance partnership, and I really could not have asked for anyone better.”

Corbin has such fond memories of his time on the program, which he was runner up in season 17.

“One of the best parts of Dancing with the Stars is that you have their incredible creative team at your fingertips,” Corbin adds. “First you are given a song and the category of dance to perform, then you work with your partner as a team based on your abilities. Then you sit down with the creative team, tell them what you want in the way of costumes and set, and you get everything within 2 days!”

We can’t wait for season 25 — coming up in just a few months!

ABC Sets Return Date For 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 25

ABC Sets Return Date For 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 25

It’s official — we have a premiere date for Dancing With The Stars season 25!

The reality dancing competition will be back on September 18th on ABC, the network announced yesterday with a slew of other premiere dates for the fall season.

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While we have no clue on just which pros will be back for the 25th season (it’s still early), we do have our faves to return.

In case you missed it, you can check out what Lindsay Arnold shared about what it’s really like being a pro on the show — and don’t forget about our dream cast list!

'DWTS' Pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd are Married!

'DWTS' Pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd are Married!

It’s official – Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd are married!

The Dancing with the Stars stars married in an intimate and lavish wedding at the castle in Taylor Swift‘s “Blank Space” music video on Saturday (July 8) in Long Island, New York.

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‘ younger brother Val Chmerkovskiy served as Best Man while DWTS stars Tony Dovolani and Sharna Burgess along with Rumer Willis were also a part of the wedding party.

Guests at the wedding included Jenna Johnson, Witney Carson, and Peta‘s former partner Nyle DiMarco – who has been sharing a glimpse inside the wedding on his Instagram story.

The couple’s six-month-old son Shai adorably served as “Prince of Honor” at the wedding.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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Lindsay Arnold Dishes What It's Really Like For DWTS Pros (Exclusive)

Lindsay Arnold Dishes What It's Really Like For DWTS Pros (Exclusive)

Every season, we look forward to seeing which celebs will be competing on Dancing With The Stars, and even more — getting a little peak into rehearsals to see just what goes on.

But, we hardly ever think about the pro dancers.

Which is why when we talked to Lindsay Arnold, who’s been a pro now for __ seasons, she gave us some insight.

“Growing up I trained every single day for at least 5 hours,” she revealed to us. “Now on DWTS we practice at least 5 hours sometimes even 10.”

But what really goes on inside that practice room, besides having those cameras tape everything?

“It is definitely a 24/7 type of job because as a pro even when you aren’t rehearsing, you are either thinking about choreography, costumes, music, or flying on a plane to train with your partner,” she says, adding, “In my case that’s most of the time.”

Lindsay adds, “There is so much that goes into the show but that’s what makes it so rewarding! You put in so much work and when things go as planned it is truly such a huge pay off.”

Want to see Lindsay on the DWTS: Hot Summer Nights tour? Get your tickets!

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Lindsay Arnold Really Wants Zac Efron on 'Dancing With The Stars'

Lindsay Arnold Really Wants Zac Efron on 'Dancing With The Stars'

When we think about our dream cast list for Dancing With The Stars, Zac Efron is always in our minds, but a really wild suggestion — but turns out, he’s on Lindsay Arnold‘s too.

But Zac isn’t the only A-lister on there.

Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth, and Zac Efron for obvious reasons,” Lindsay told JJJ exclusively.

Another on her dream cast list? “Rob Gronkowski. I feel like he has such a fun personality and he is an athlete and I have loved working with athletes.”

GMA host Michael Strahan too. “He has such a great personality and every time we go to GMA for the DWTS cast announcement he dances around with us and definitely has rhythm. I hope he wants in on the action soon.”

We also chatted with Lindsay about former pros who have left the show and which ones she’d love to return one day.

“I watched every season of DWTS up until being hired for the show and I truly mean it when I say that every single pro who has been on the show has inspired me in some way,” Lindsay says.

“It was so fun having Kym [Johnson-Herjavec] back this season and Cheryl [Burke] back last season they both have taught me so much and have always been so incredibly kind to me.”

Heather Morris Joins 'DWTS: Hot Summer Nights' Tour For July!

Heather Morris Joins 'DWTS: Hot Summer Nights' Tour For July!

Heather Morris is stepping in for Rashad Jennings on the DWTS: Hot Summer Nights tour.

The actress will be taking over for season 24 champ Rashad, as he takes the month of July off for football training.

“Rashad has been loving the tour so far and will be focusing on football for the month of July,” his rep dished to ET. “He plans rejoin the tour on August 1.”

It looks like Heather is so happy to join the fun, too!

“Get ready! I’m back! Can’t wait to join the #DWTStour July 9th-30th. Get your tickets now @dancingabc,” she captioned a post on Instagram.

Just after she was voted off the last season, Heather expressed interest in joining the tour.

“I would personally love to [do the tour],” she shared then. I’m not against it, and I would really love to just dance on the stage one more time because [Maksim Chmerkovskiy and I] only had two shows where we got to actually dance together, which was really disappointing.”

Get ready! Im back! Can't wait to join the #DWTStour July 9th-30th. Get your tickets now ???????? @dancingabc

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