The latest crop of competitors -- Kellie Pickler, Andy Dick and Aly Raisman among them -- show off their early moves with the "DWTS" pros.
Country singer Kellie Pickler comes to DWTS from American Idol, where she finished in fifth place in season five.
Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough
Pickler is dancing with Derek Hough this season -- and with three DWTS under his belt, he's currently the show's winningest pro.
Wide receiver Jacoby Jones helped lead the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl win in February.
Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff
Jones teams up with pro Karina Smirnoff this season, who triumphed on the thirteenth season with army vet and actor J.R. Martinez.
After helping the US gymnastics team win Overall Gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics, gymnast Aly Raisman performed on last season's DWTS finale.
Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas
Raisman will dance with Mark Ballas this season. Along with performing on DWTS since 2007, Ballas released an album, HurtLoveBox, in 2011.
Actor Ingo Rademacher is best known for his work as Jax on General Hospital, a role he has played almost continuously since 1996.
Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson
Pro Kym Johnson will take Rademacher as her partner this season. Johnson has won twice before, with Donny Osmond and Hines Ward.
Another Olympian joins the mix: Dorothy Hamill, a gold-medal-winning figure skater. At the 1976 Winter Olympics, Hamill took home the gold for ladies' singles figure skating.
Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus
Hamill will partner up with Irish-born dancer Tristan MacManus for season 16. This is his fourth season on DWTS after moving up from the troupe pool.
Comedian D.L. Hughley will also join this season's cast. His most popular role was in the sitcom The Hughleys, which he created and starred in.
D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke
Hughley has been partnered with two-time champion Cheryl Burke.
Another country singer, Wynonna Judd, will also try her hand at ballroom dancing. The singer released six platinum albums with her mother Naomi as The Judds and three more as a solo artist.
Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani
Tony Dovolani will be Judd's professional partner this season. Dovolani took first place during the recent All-Stars run with Melissa Rycroft.
Comedian, actor, musician and producer Andy Dick will also join the cast of DWTS.
Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess
Dick will dance with Sharna Burgess this season. Burgess, initially part of the DWTS dance troupe, is one of three new pros who will join the cast of returning dancers.
Disney Channel's Zendaya Coleman stars in a dance show of her own, Shake it Up, about two girls trying to pursue their dreams of dancing professionally.
Zendaya Coleman and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Coleman will be paired with Valentin Chmerkovskiy, the brother of fan-favorite pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who is sitting this season out.
Boxer Victor Ortiz, a former WBC Welterweight Champion, will leave the gloves at home for this season of DWTS.
Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold
Ortiz will dance with newcomer Lindsay Arnold, who proved her dance chops on season nine of So You Think You Can Dance?
Not content with her Bravo spinoff, reality star Lisa Vanderpump earns the distinction of being the first member of the Real Housewives franchise to compete on DWTS.
Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko
Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump will dance with first-time pro Gleb Savchenko, who previously competed on the Australian version.
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