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Season 30 Of Dancing With The Stars – Everything We Know

Season 30 of Dancing with the Stars promised to be bigger and better in 2021. On the ABC channel, the show began on September 20, 2021, at 8 pm. While you might chance upon the familiar faces, but there are new elements infused in the show as well. ABC already had made an announcement but had revealed about two such celebrity figures who would appear early – Suni Lee and JoJo Siwa. Then there’s the Dance Moms alum, who is likely to be paired with a female dancer. This time, Tyra Banks will make for the host and that’s challenging for her. Of course, mistakes occur behind the scenes and she’s back in an avatar for which she had received criticism galore. Thankfully, she didn’t let that weaken her. But these are not the only things defining this year’s lookouts. Here are more for the upcoming season.

Changes Aplenty

Tyra Banks had teased and spoken at length to Entertainment Tonight stating how several changes characterize this season. When she came as the executive producer of season 29, she had several crazy ideas. Now she marvels and even laughs at most of them! Changes occur and that’s natural. The pros are more than perfect with everything. The need to constantly challenge oneself is important or else chances of getting too complacent can’t be ruled out. Even the best of dancers need challenges to move to the next level. She added that some nostalgia will be present in the 30th season of the show. However, that doesn’t imply that the freshness factor will disappear.


Olympian Suni Lee and JoJo Siwa were the very first celebs who were announced for the next season. On September 1, Us Weekly had confirmed the names of Kenya Moore and Matt James too, who would join this season. Just before the GMA announcement, the names of Brian Austin Green, and Olivia Jade Giannulli were also confirmed. Brian, who is dating Sharna Burgess (a pro) will also compete in this season.

The Host

By now, we know who she is! Tyra Banks makes a comeback this season too. One of the best supermodels in the world, she was just 17 or 18 when she started doing live TV. Besides, she prefers going live on TV to the taped recordings. For the latter, the director often asks to repeat the same thing over and over again. But in life, the task is over in a jiffy.

The Pros

Season 30 will see some of the best professional dancers like Britt Stewart, Emma Slater, Cheryl Burke, Daniella Karagach, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Jenna Johnson, Witney Carson, Pasha Pashkov, Brandon Armstrong, Sasha Farber, Gleb Savchenko, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, and Burgess.

Special Events

Not that the 30th season will be a star-studded affair, but the fact that many pros form a part of these. It’ll undoubtedly be one of the most-watched and followed shoes all over the world. Burgess had said this way back in March, that she has set high hopes upon returning on DWTS as a bigger than ever affair.


Dance partners have met each other and Burgess even took to the Instagram story to post a picture from the studio. She openly said how she and her partner have already started practicing and bonding with each other.


For season 30, Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Derek Hough, and Bruno Tonioli have been decided on, for sitting at the judging table.

Who Are The New Pros?

Few new people like Sofia Ghavami and Ezra Sosa are also slated to join this season. This time, the competition utilized Instagram to the fullest in making announcements to the world. Sosa had trained for his whole life for these blessed moments, so he expressed his gratefulness for the opportunity he got.

Even Ghavami excitedly wrote down that it was a dream that came true for her. She was ecstatic upon knowing that she would join the dancing family as the newest pro!

The Audience Making A Return

If Tyra Banks has returned, so has the audience. Season 29 couldn’t enjoy any guests, simply because of the pandemic. Now the season has focused on a limited live audience, including their contestants’ friends and family members. The only catch – they must be tested or vaccinated, and wear a mask.

With so much and more, the prospects for Season 30 indeed look bright.

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