Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars 2014: Season 18 Premiere Performance Pics!

As our girl NeNe Leakes would say, Dancing With the Stars Season 18 started out with a BLOOP! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and her pro partner Tony Dovolani kicked off the new season with an energetic Cha-Cha-Cha. And it was all uphill from there.

The show continued, showcasing impressive choreography, glittery costumes, and great partner chemistry. Speaking of which, what's the deal with James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd? The duo revealed that they had gone out on a date once and Peta was even checking out James during rehearsals. We can't wait to see what happens there!

Olympic skaters Charlie White and Meryl Davis transitioned beautifully from the ice to the ballroom. Charlie and Sharna Burgess's Contemporary dance was one of the best of the night, and Meryl and Maksim Chmerkovskiy's Cha-Cha-Cha got the audience — and the judges — cheering for more.

Super excited about the new cast and what's to come? Click through the gallery to see photos from the first performances of the season!

Which dances were your favorites? Sound off in the comments.