Maksim Chmerkovskiy 'Impressed' by Dancing Partner Kirstie Alley

Maksim Chmerkovskiy 'Impressed' by Dancing Partner Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
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updated 03/08/2011 at 03:00 PM EST

originally published 03/08/2011 04:25PM

Kirstie Alley is Tweeting to a new beat.

After begrudging the pain of Dancing with the Stars rehearsals with pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy last week, the actress is now singing the praises of her grueling preparation for the show's season 12 premiere on March 21.

"Getting stronger and stronger every day ... and feeling more and more alive ... this dancing is good for the soul," the Twitter-prolific actress, 60, wrote.

Apparently, she loves her moves with her Ukrainian partner as well. "UP UP UP!!!! this dance stuff is ADDICTIVE ..... finally a GOOD vice ....... spin me M, spin me!!!!!" she posted on Tuesday.





The former Jenny Craig spokesperson, who recently lost more than 50 lbs. with her own plan called Organic Liaison, was also pleased about the effect all that dancing has had on her figure.

"HERE'S a tip for any weightloss plan ... DANCE 4 or 5 hours a day ... sorta starts melting off ..... but who has the time for that? ... oh .... I do," she said.

As for the usually hard-to-please Chmerkovskiy – who made the top four with Brandy last season – the pro seems happy with his partner's effort.

"[Kirstie] is trying really hard to impress me! I must admit.........I'm impressed!" he wrote.

But that doesn't mean he'll rule out any future drama with the outspoken actress. "Having an absolute blast at rehearsals," he Tweeted, "so far."

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