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Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars 2014 Cast Starts Rehearsals: First Look! (PHOTOS)

When the Dancing With the Stars Season 18 cast was announced earlier in the week, we got to see the star/pro pairs in action on Good Morning America, and now the cast is starting to rehearse. In other words, things just got real.

The cast has T-minus 11 days to prep for the big premiere on March 17. What that means for the stars and pros? 'Round the clock Cha-Chas, stretching, and bonding time. So far, we've seen Big Time Rush star James Maslow and his partner Peta Murgatroyd at the studios in Los Angeles, California on March 4. We also spotted actress Danica McKellar and Diana Nyad posing for a pic while arriving at rehearsals yesterday. The heat is on!

Click through the gallery to see the new cast kicking off dance practice for the season. Do you already have some faves? Sound off in the comments!

DWTS Season 18 premieres Monday, March 17 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.