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Aly Raisman Excited To Join Dancing With The Stars

February 26, 2013 01:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

When the fierce five joined Shawn Johnson during the all star season of Dancing with the Stars, we just knew that one of them would be recruited for a spot on the show this spring. And our prediction proved correct! Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman will dance with Mark Ballas this season and she is more than excited about the opportunity!

Shawn Johnson has proven that gymnasts can accomplish great things on the dance floor, which is why were are beyond pumped to watch fellow gymnast Aly Raisman compete on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. Aly certainly is looking forward to the season premiere and, according to her Twitter feed, has already been busy practicing with professional dancer (and former Shawn Johnson partner) Mark Ballas! After the big news was released, Aly tweeted, “WOW thank you all for the support! I am beyond excited to have @MarkBallas as a partner! We’ve had 2 rehearsals & it was awesome. I love it.”

The concept of fraternizing with the enemy doesn’t usually exist on DWTS, where fellow contestants often end up as lifetime friends. It appears that Aly has already been busy making friends with the other cast members — especially fellow athlete Jacoby Jones! Aly announced via Twitter that she and Jacoby had already made a deal: she’ll teach him how to do a flip and, in exchange, he’ll give her some football pointers!

Aly is sure to have a huge fan base, given the mass popularity of the 2012 Olympic gymnasts. Already, she has several fellow Olympians looking forward to the new season of Dancing with the Stars. Included on this long list of athletes is Michael Phelps, who was quick to tweet his congrats to the new DWTS cast member. Congrats to @aly_raisman for being on dancing with the stars!!! Pumped to watch the upcoming season now!”

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