Moments before Jordan Fisher was awarded the Season 25 Mirrorball Trophy (Adam Rose/ABC)

If you feel like "Dancing with the Stars" has been on hiatus for a veritable lifetime, you're not alone. Our lives (and our hearts) have felt a little empty without the unique combination of NFL stars dressing in sparkly costumes, Bachelor contestants attempting to samba, and professional ballroom dancers trying not to laugh at said NFL stars or the Bachelor contestants.

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Everyone loves the multitalented Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler. Everyone loves Olympic figure skater (and pop-culture icon) Adam Rippon. Everyone loves when dancers ice-skate, and vice versa. So what could possibly be more lovable than the latest episode of the YouTube show "Break the Ice with Adam Rippon," in which Rippon teaches the sisters Ziegler to skate? (Nothing. NOTHING is more lovable than this freakishly cute video.)

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There's nothing like pint-size performers to remind us how much we have to be grateful for, and thanks to this week's performances on "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors," we have a few more things to add to the list. The theme for this week was "Giving Thanks" and these young dancers embodied gratitude as they each dedicated their routine to people who have inspired them. The sweetest part about these dedications was watching the stars dedicate their dances to their families—we're all about showin' the love to your tribe, especially when you can show it on the dance floor.

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Sage Rosen dancing with partner Mackenzie Ziegler on the premiere of "DWTS: Junior" (photo by Eric McCandless/ABC)

Ever since it was revealed who the inaugural cast of "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" would be, we've hardly been able to contain our excitement for the show. Seriously people, this group of tiny humans is TOTALLY stacked! And on the docket for the partnership we're most excited to see this season, is none other than L.A. commercial scene fave Sage Rosen and singer/actress/dancer/goddess Mackenzie Ziegler.

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Mackenzie Ziegler's new book (courtesy Simon and Schuster)

Mackenzie Ziegler's new book, Mackenzie's Rules for Life: How to be Happy, Healthy, and Dance to Your Own Beat, gives advice and tips on friends, family, fitness, personal style, and a whole lot more. Enter here to win a free copy and discover life lessons from this talented dancer.

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Mackenzie Ziegler's new book (courtesy Simon and Schuster)

Mackenzie Ziegler was blessed with skillz. Between dancing, singing, and partnering with tween retail chain Justice to design her own line of activewear, Mackenzie continues to wow fans with her versatility and willingness to take on exciting new projects. And now the dancer is adding author to her list of side hustles.

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You may not have heard Rachael Sage's name before, but you definitely know her music. Sage's songs have been featured on "Dance Moms" a record 22 times! Breakout star Maddie Ziegler even danced to several of her tunes.

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Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler (via Instagram, @maddieziegler)

You survived Nutcracker season. The gifts have all been opened. The craziness of the past few months is finally dying down. As you give your mind and body a (much deserved) rest this winter break, don't forget about your skin. Dancers are constantly wearing loads of makeup (and sweating a lot in said makeup), which can wreak havoc on your pores. Take this downtime to pamper yourself and refresh your complexion with our favorite detoxing face masks. You'll head into the new year glowing like never before! ✨

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If you looked up #GirlBoss in the dictionary, chances are there'd be a giant picture of Mackenzie Ziegler. The 13-year-old captured our hearts when she posed for pics with older sister Maddie during Maddie's 2015 Dance Spirit cover shoot, and since then, has totally come into her own. These days, Mackenzie's been busy with her budding singing and acting career, modeling gigs, and (of course), lots of dancing. Her latest endeavor? A super-cute activewear collection for Justice, with a sparkly, shiny, holiday-inspired video to go along with it. We caught up with Mackenzie to chat about her passion for clothes, her dancewear must-haves, and holiday plans.

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It's finally the weekend, which means it's time for lots of hanging out, unwinding from a long week of dancing and watching Maddie Ziegler and Mackenzie Ziegler on "Cooking with Kenz!". The younger Ziegler sister's latest YouTube vid is eight-and-a-half minutes of hilariousness, sisterly bickering and baking—with a special cameo from their mom, Melissa, and fluffy pup, Maliboo. We've gotta give credit where credit's due, because the chocolate concoctions they make look insanely delicious. So if you need us, we'll be testing out this recipe from our new favorite YouTube cooking series with our favorite pair of dancing sibs. Check it out below!

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Big news from the reality dance show corner of the universe: Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler are leaving "Dance Moms." This might have something to do with the fact that Maddie is slated to star in Sia's movie Sister. But it also might not.

Maddie's had acting ambitions for a while, and both she and Mackenzie have had star turns on various TV shows. Again, that doesn't mean that she or Mackenzie are giving up dance.

We'll miss Maddie and Mackenzie's sunny personalities on the show, and we're left with several questions: Will Maddie continue to train with the Abby Lee Dance Company and just not be on "Dance Moms"? If not, where will she train? Will the Zieglers move to L.A. to pursue Maddie and Mackenzie's careers? We'll just have to wait and see!

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As soon as Maddie Ziegler walked onto our photo shoot set, we understood why the 12-year-old is already a dance superstar. Watch Maddie and her sister Mackenzie light up the camera with every shot—and show off their goofy sides.

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