'Dancing With the Stars'
By Diane Anderson-Minshall, About.com Guide
What You Should Know
Don't know what Dancing With the Stars is about? Learn more about the dance competition, host Tom Bergeron, the current season's celebrity dancers, and winners from season past.
- 'Dancing With the Stars' 101
- Meet Host Tom Bergeron
- 'Dancing With the Stars' Winners
- What's New With Former 'Dancing' Stars?
- Twins on 'Dancing With the Stars'
The Current (16th) Season
Dancing With the Stars Season 16 features three new professional dancers: Sharna Burgess, Gleb Savchenko and Lindsay Arnold (of So You Think You Can Dance Season 9) and the usual mix of athletes, singers and actors. But the biggest question is whether controversial comedian Andy Dick can get through his performances without a)groping or b)offending someone.
- Dorothy Hamill Withdraws from 'DWTS' Competition
- Meet the Celebrity Contestants on 'DWTS' 16
- Meet the Pro Dancers of 'DWTS' Season 16
Meet the Judges
Meet the outspoken dance professionals who judge Dancing with the Stars: Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman.
Meet the Professional Dancers
Learn about Dancing With the Stars' professional dancers who must transform simple celebrities (who often have no athletic backgrounds) into graceful partners who can glide across the stage, performing various ballroom dances.
- Former 'DWTS' Pro Julianne Hough & Ryan Seacrest Split
- All About Val Chmerkovskiy
- All About Anna Trebunskaya
- All About Tristan MacManus
- All About Lacey Schwimmer
- All About Maksim Chmerkovskiy
- All About Kym Johnson
- All About Peta Murgatroyd
- All About Mark Ballas
- All About Cheryl Burke
- All About Karina Smirnoff
- All About Edyta Sliwinska
- All About Derek Hough
- All About Tony Dovanali
- All About Julianne Hough
- All About Alec Mazo
The All Star (15th) Season
The fifteenth season of Dancing With the Stars featured returning All Stars, including a number of previous winners and the first competitor chosen by fans. Check out the celebrities and professional dancers of Season 15.
- Executives Say 'DWTS' All Stars Was a Bad Idea
- 'Dancing With the Stars' All Star Celebrity Cast
- The Pro Dancers of 'DWTS' All Stars
Each season, a new crop of celebrities is recruited to Dancing with the Stars, where they must learn ballroom dance moves in order to compete in the reality competition.
- Season Fourteen Contestants
- Season Thirteen Contestants
- Season Eleven Contestants
- Season Nine Contestants
- Season Eight Contestants
- Season Seven Contestants
- Season Six Contestants
- Season Five Contestants
- Season Four Contestants
- Season Three Contestants
- Season Two Contestants
- Season One Contestants
'Dancing With the Stars' Photos
Find photos of Dancing With the Stars celebrity contestants and their professional dancer partners.