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Why Dancing's Stars Are Excited for the BallroomSeason 12 contestants like Kendra, Kirstie and Wendy reveal their reasons for joining the competition, which kicks off March 21 on ABC

  • RALPH MACCHIO
 photo | Ralph Macchio

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Updated: Tuesday Mar 01, 2011 | 12:00 PM EST

RALPH MACCHIO

The erstwhile star of The Karate Kid, now 49, is counting on the support of his wife and two children during his turn on Dancing with the Stars. "They have been pushing me for years," Macchio says. "Now, with the crash course in dance training, that may be in a wheelchair."