Dancing with the Stars Pros' All-Star Summer GetawaysSwimming with dolphins! Hitting the Hamptons! The dancers tell PEOPLE how they chilled before suiting up for the show's Sept. 24 premiere


What a sport! Ballas puts on his best game face during a friendly beach volleyball match on Aug. 29 in Malibu, Calif. Though away from the dance floor, he continued to show off his fancy footwork that month at the Summer with the Stars charity event in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. "My summer flew by so fast," he says. "I played music or danced almost every day for all kinds of events."