4 Pros Definitely Returning for ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 21

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Karina Smirnoff, Mark Ballas, Mark Ballas, Val Chmerkovskiy

Get ready to cha-cha-cha your way into a new season. ABC has revealed the pro dance instructors who are back to compete on Season 21 of Dancing With the Stars.

Good Morning America announced that defending champion Val Chmerkovskiy (who won last season with partner Rumer Willis) will return, along with fan favorites Mark Ballas, Derek Hough and Karina Smirnoff.

Other pros who will also be refining celebrities’ dance moves are Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Allison Holker and Peta Murgatroyd.

The competing celebrity list won’t be revealed until Wednesday, September 2, also on GMA. But rest assured that legacy judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and former competitor Julianne Hough will still be around, as well as co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.

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