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September 27, 2018

'DWTS: Juniors' cast show off their impressive debut dance together

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The mini me's of dance professionals performed for the first time on Tuesday night. They hit the stage on the spin-off "Dancing With the Stars: Juniors" and gave viewers a peek at their exceptional abilities.

The group of young dancers moved to a high-energy number that mixed in many quality dance moves including splits, flips and lots of spins. The video of their performance is found below.

The full cast was introduced at the end of the impressive performance debut. Viewers might be familiar with quite a few of the celebrity youngsters. 

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On the list of celebrity kids featured on the show, Sarah Palin's grandson, Tripp Palin, is among the youngest of them at only nine years old.

Another well-known competitor is reality star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. She is best-known from the show "Toddlers and Tiaras" and recently turned 13. 

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Also vying for the win is "MasterChef Junior" season four winner Addison Osta Smith, former professional basketball player Scottie Pippen's daughter Sophia Pippen, and Stevie Wonder's son Mandla Morris.

In the lineup is Akash Vukoti, who was the youngest male contestant of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Additionally, a young professional skateboarder and a 14-year-old pop singer will compete. 

Mini-actors and actresses from "General Hospital," the "Avengers", "Raven's Home" and "Stuck in the Middle" will also showcase their dance talents.

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Hosts will be actors Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz. The two both competed in "DWTS" season 25. 

Val Chmerkovskiy, a pro from "DWTS" will judge.  The winner of season 26 Adam Rippon, as well as the famous choreographer Mandy Moore, will also judge the young stars.

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The pros of the star will include Rylee Arnold, Lindsay Arnold's younger sister, along with Jake Montreal, JT Church, and Brightyn Brems. 

The first season of the juniors show will premiere on ABC October 7 at 8 p.m. ET.

Source: YouTube/ Dancing With The Stars

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Already the season is proving to be a tough challenge for the sensitive little ones. 

Back in August, Alana Thompson was observed crying when she left CBS Studios after a rehearsal.

But it might be worth it for the child star who reportedly has the potential of making as much as $130,000 on the show. 

That's granted she makes it to the finale. Still, she reportedly received $50,000 already just for being on the show.

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