We’re loving the synergy between Dancing With the Stars and The B---- in Apartment 23 right now, and on last night’s episode (December 11), one of our favorite dance pros made a major appearance.

In the video below, Karina Smirnoff sounds off on James Van Der Beek’s dancing skills. On the show, he is a contestant on DWTS, and Karina is paired with Dean Cain, his main competitor.

"I think both James and Dean are doing amazing," Karina said in the behind-the-scenes video. "The cha cha is a hard dance ... James is doing a lot of hip action that I did not see on Dawson's Creek." As for Dean, she says, “We are just flying through our tango, it’s so fast and so sharp.”

And for those of you hoping to see the real Beek on the real DWTS, it’s definitely a possibility! He said that he would definitely choose Karina to dance with, and when asked point-blank if he would do the show, he said, “I have been asked, [but] I’ve always been too busy working.”

Credit: ET Online Photo: Watch Karina Smirnoff Dance and Goof Around on The B---- in Apartment 23! (VIDEO)

Dancing With the Stars Season 16 premieres March 18, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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