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Dancing With the Stars 2013 Premiere: Val Chmerkovskiy and Elizabeth Berkley Dancing Contemporary!

Dancing With the Stars 2013 kicks off tonight, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, with a dozen new pairs battling it out for the Mirror Ball trophy. There are veterans and newbies on the pro side, all of which we’re excited to see, but we have a soft spot for one dancer in particular.

Val Chmerkovskiy and partner Elizabeth Berkley (of Saved by the Bell fame) have been hard at work in rehearsals, and over the weekend, DWTS revealed what routine they prepared for tonight’s premiere: Contemporary!

“.@iamValC and @ElizBerkley getting ready for rehearsal! Who's ready to see their contemporary dance on Monday?” the show’s Twitter captioned the photo, showing them cuddling up next to the ballroom floor. Aww!

This is a great move for Val. We all know he’s fantastic at Contemporary — as seen when he kicked off Season 16 with Zendaya last season — and with Elizabeth’s past dance experience in Showgirls, this was a good option for her, too. She won’t be kicking her legs high, but we bet she’ll strut her stuff and impress tonight!

Are you excited for Val and Elizabeth to dance Contemporary? Sound off below!

Catch the Dancing With the Stars Season 17 premiere tonight, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Alyse Whitney is Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.