Season 25 "DWTS" finalists awaiting their results. Who should take the ballroom floor next time? (Adam Rose/ABC)

9 Celebs We're Dying to See on "DWTS"

The 26th season of "Dancing with the Stars" is quickly coming to a close (how is that even possible?!)—but we're already dream-casting the next round! Which celebrities might top Adam Rippon's already-iconic performance? Here are 9 stars we think would #slay the "DWTS" stage.


Hillary Duff

Hillary Duff has come a long way since her Disney days as Lizzie McGuire, now appearing on the TV Land hit series "Younger." But tbh, there's nothing we'd love more than to see her relive her performing past (girl can move!) on the "DWTS" stage.

Tom Holland

Before he was doing acrobatics in that Spider-Man suit, Tom Holland was showing off his ballet skills as Billy in the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical. Tom, "DWTS" is ready for you.

Cardi B

Cardi B needs to be on "DWTS," okurrr?! Yes, we know she's about to give birth to a baby girl, but Season 27 won't be for another year. Here's to hoping we get some Cardi B-style finesse on the show soon.

Madelaine Petsch

With her sass, wit, and charm, "Riverdale's" Madelaine Petsch—who also took dance classes as a kid—was practically made to be on "DWTS." Can you imagine all the bright-red lewks she could serve us?

Zac Efron

Listen, Zac: It's time for you to GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME and start SOARING, FLYING across that "DWTS" stage. We know you have a busy schedule and all, but we're sure we can WORK THIS OUT.

Tiffany Haddish

We already know she loves a good dance-off. And would there be anything funnier than Tiffany Haddish on "DWTS"? We don't think so.

Hugh Jackman

The Greatest Showman was, quite frankly, one of the best things we've ever seen. And Hugh Jackman is certainly no stranger to the stage, having performed on Broadway several times before. GIVE. HIM. THAT. MIRRORBALL.

Gina Rodriguez AND Justin Baldoni

This TV couple (not real-life, unfortunately) from the CW's "Jane the Virgin" is all kinds of #RelationshipGoals—and we've actually already seen them show off their considerable dancing skills on the show. We'd love to watch them compete against each other on "DWTS"!

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Enter TikTok. The app is blowing up right now, with everyone from Hailey Bieber to LeBron James to former Bachelorette (and "Dancing with the Stars" champ) Hannah Brown making accounts to stave off the stir-craziness.

To get you started on your TikTok journey, Dance Spirit rounded up seven of the best dances for you to learn. And when you're ready to share the fruits of your TikTok labors, be sure to tag us @dancespiritmagazine—we'll repost some of our faves!

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A Letter from the Editor in Chief

Hi, dance friends. It is a strange time to be a person in the world, and an especially strange time to be a dancer. As the dance community faces the coronavirus crisis, a lot of you are coping with closed studios, canceled performances and competitions, and a general sense of anxiety about how your world will look going forward.

Yes, dancers are super resilient, and there's been a lot of inspiring community-building happening. #LivingRoomDances and Instagram dance parties and virtual ballet classes with the pros are wonderful. Dance can, and should, be a bright spot in the darkness. But that weird, empty feeling you have? It might be grief. The loss of the certainty of daily class, the loss of the promise of that big end-of-year performance—that's real. The dance studio has always been a safe place; it's especially hard not to have that outlet now, when you need it most.

We're here for you. We—and our friends at Dance Magazine, Pointe, Dance Teacher, The Dance Edit, and Dance Business Weekly—are doing our best to document the hurdles facing the dance industry, and to advocate for dancers in need. We're developing more online content that will help you maintain and improve your technique while you're at home, and process the mental and emotional fallout of all this upheaval. (You can keep up with the latest stories here.) And we're still making our print magazine. We have issues planned and shot, full of great dance stories and beautiful photos. We're not going anywhere.

We want to hear from you. Talk to us. Or dance to us. Or both. We won't stop moving, and you shouldn't, either.

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