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Dancing With the Stars Season 16 will premiere on March 18, 2013. The casts for the past few spring seasons were revealed at the end of February, so we can probably expect something similar this time — with casting rumors trickling in a few weeks in advance. But when will we get an official list of competing pro dancers?

Louis van Amstel, who competed on Season 15 All-Stars with Sabrina Bryan, told FOX 45 in Dayton, "The pros are the last people to find out if they are on the show. And we only find out one or two days before the public finds out. And the reason for that is because they first want to sign up all the celebrities. And when they have the lineup, only then will they tell us who we have and who is on the show."

Credit: Samantha Harris Photo: Dancing With the Stars Season 4 Pros

Makes sense. They want to see all their options before symbolically marrying each celeb to a pro dancer. They have to consider height, personalities, and hopefully things like previous dance experience so the same pros don't always get advanced or novice competitors.

So start expecting more DWTS Season 16 casting rumors to come out in the next few weeks, ahead of official cast and pro lists. Fingers crossed for a great spring lineup!

Source: FOX 45