Tony Dovolani, who tackled the not-so-easy task of teaching Kate Gosselin on last season of “Dancing With the Stars,” has a lot of confidence in Season 11 partner Audrina Patridge. So much so, when their names came up as the first dance of the season, he completely changed their cha-cha-cha routine on three days’ notice.
“Audrina worked so hard for me that I just couldn’t help myself but give her even more difficult stuff to do,” says Dovolani, who knew that having his partner open the season with a solo would make the biggest impression possible. “I know now she’s capable of everything, so I have a lot in store for us.”
And what he has in store for week 2 will see them tackling more footwork and rigid dance postures. “Next week we’re doing the quickstep. It’s completely different. You’re moving the entire time, and there’s really no room for breathing… sometimes I forget to breath,” laughs Patridge.
To see how they knew each other before becoming partners, who they think their biggest competition is and what they thought of David Hasselhoff‘s first-week elimination, check out the entire interview:
And here’s what they had to say on the KTLA Morning Show: