There's no slow build-up to the big moves on the all-star season. These talented dancers have come out of the gate, ready to impress.
"You can't hold back much," said Apolo Anton Ohno. "I don't think anybody's safe because everybody's dancing so well, so you got to bring it every week."
Last week, Emmitt Smith started off on the right foot, earning a leading 24.5 points for his Cha Cha Cha. The judges were thrilled to see the former champ bring his charisma back to the dance floor.
Gilles Marini was only a half-point behind. His foxtrot was called poetic and sophisticated. The two leaders and their competitors have mixed feelings about their upcoming dances.
"I just don't remember liking the Jive at all," said Shawn Johnson.
Her partner, Derek Hough said most people don't like the Jive, "but we're going to have fun."
Smith said he was looking forward to the Quickstep, and almost gave away a secret about his dance.
"I'll let you see it. We're excited about it," he said.
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy revealed Alley may have a trick up her sleeve.
"Different color hair, wait till you see that," Alley said with a laugh. "My hair is going to be different, so people will be looking at my hair, not my feet."
No matter the dance, the two are always having fun. They even offered up their own idea to take the show up another notch.
"We eliminate judges, we just eliminate all the judges. We just dance, everybody gets to enjoy it," Chmerkovskiy said.
Round two of "Dancing With The Stars" begins at 8 p.m.