'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Stepping out in style

By Mark Ballas, Special for USA TODAY The new season of Dancing With the Stars (Monday, 8 ET/PT, ABC) is here — and with it, the return of dancing pro Mark Ballas' exclusive blog for USA TODAY. Check back twice weekly, Wednesdays and weekends,

For her first dance on “Dancing With the Stars” Season 14, classical/crossover singer Katherine Jenkins and her partner Mark Ballas were handed the foxtrot, which is a deceptively simple-looking dance.

"Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and "Family Matters" icon Jaleel White are among the 12 stars joining season 14 of "Dancing With the Stars," ABC announced on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday. From the world of music,

"Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and "Family Matters" icon Jaleel White are among the 12 stars joining season 14 of "Dancing With the Stars," ABC announced on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday. From the world of music,

By Plain Dealer staff View full sizeBob D'Amico, ABCKym Johnson and Jaleel "Urkel" White are among the contestants on the new season of "Dancing With the Stars," which debuts tonight. "Dancing With the Stars" contestants reveal aches, pains and anxiety