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Pulling a Britney? Bindi Irwin Rehearses for Dancing with the Stars with a Python

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Pulling a Britney? Bindi Irwin Rehearses for Dancing with the Stars with a Python

Originally posted 09/02/2015 05:35PM

Bindi Irwin's first performance on Dancing with the Stars is sure to be a wild ride.

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Derek Hough on Dancing with the Stars Partner Bindi Irwin: 'She's a Breath of Fresh Air'

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Derek Hough on Dancing with the Stars Partner Bindi Irwin: 'She's a Breath of Fresh Air'

Originally posted 09/02/2015 09:00AM

Bindi Irwin is going from Jungle Girl to dancing queen.

"We are gonna bust out with a kind of on-the-nose song the first week," her partner Derek Hough told PEOPLE of their Dancing with the Stars debut at the Television Academy Cocktail Reception for Outstanding Choreography at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday.

"I'm in this space right now where I'm super pumped on life right now. I feel connected. I feel great. And then she walks in my life. You don't understand what positive energy she is," the pro added of late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's daughter.

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Paula Deen! Tamar Braxton! Kim Zolciak! Meet the Dancing With the Stars Cast

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Paula Deen! Tamar Braxton! Kim Zolciak! Meet the Dancing With the Stars Cast

Originally posted 09/02/2015 08:50AM

Break out your dancing shoes – Dancing with the Stars has unveiled the full roster of season 21 competitors on Wednesday's Good Morning America.

Paula Deen, Kim Zolciak, Tamar Braxton, and train hero Alek Skarlatos will join previously announced stars Gary Busey, Bindi Irwin, Chaka Khan, Andy Grammer, Nick Carter, Internet sensation Hayes Grier, jockey Victor Espinoza, and the series' first married contestants: Alexa and Carlos PenaVega.

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The Adorable Way Bindi Irwin's Little Brother Is Helping Her Prep for Dancing With the Stars

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The Adorable Way Bindi Irwin's Little Brother Is Helping Her Prep for Dancing With the Stars

Originally posted 08/27/2015 05:10PM

Bindi Irwin's family isn't known for their dancing skills, but that isn't stopping her younger brother, Robert, from offering help as she prepares to compete on season 21 of Dancing with the Stars.

"My brother Robert – he's 11 now – he sat me down the other day and very seriously told me, 'Bindi, I'm going to give you some tips for when it comes to dancing. I have some great ideas for you,' " the daughter of the late Steve Irwin says in the latest issue of PEOPLE. "I said, 'Okay. Thank you.' "

What came next was a lesson in moves like "the sprinkler."

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Bindi Irwin Says Dancing with the Stars Will Be 'More Terrifying Than Jumping on Top of a Crocodile'

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Bindi Irwin Says Dancing with the Stars Will Be 'More Terrifying Than Jumping on Top of a Crocodile'

Originally posted 08/27/2015 08:45AM

When it comes to things that scare Bindi Irwin, competing on Dancing with the Stars ranks higher than spending time with sharp-toothed wildlife.

"This is going to be more terrifying than jumping on top of a crocodile," Irwin, the daughter of the late Steve Irwin, says in the latest issue of PEOPLE. "Crocodiles, they are very special because they are modern-day dinosaurs. But I've kind of worked with them my whole life, whereas I've never danced before in my life."

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Bindi Irwin: How I'll Honor My Dad on Dancing with the Stars

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Bindi Irwin: How I'll Honor My Dad on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 08/26/2015 01:00PM

Bindi Irwin says she's "thrilled" to be competing on season 21 of Dancing with the Stars, but she's even more excited for the opportunity to pay tribute to her father, the late Steve Irwin.

"My dad will always be with me in spirit," the 17-year-old says in the latest issue of PEOPLE. "Embarking on this journey, I really want to make him as proud as possible."

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Bindi Irwin: Her Journey from Childhood Tragedy to Teen Role Model

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Bindi Irwin: Her Journey from Childhood Tragedy to Teen Role Model

Originally posted 08/24/2015 04:45PM

Bindi Irwin has found herself in many different spotlights since her father's unexpected death in 2007. In her 17 years, she's starred in award-winning children's shows and become an outspoken teenage leader. Now Irwin is gearing up for a new adventure on Dancing with the Stars.

"I am absolutely thrilled. I can't tell you how excited I am," she told PEOPLE about joining the show's season 21 roster. "I think that it is going to be a truly unbelievable new experience. I can't wait to see what is to come."

As we get ready to see what killer moves the wildlife conservationist will bring to the competition, we take a look back at her journey from a crocodile-befriending cutie to a confident, wise young woman.

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Bindi Irwin to Compete on Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars

Bindi Irwin to Compete on Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 08/24/2015 08:10AM

Bindi Irwin is the first to be announced as a contestant on season 21 of Dancing with the Stars, PEOPLE can reveal in an exclusive with Good Morning America.

"I am absolutely thrilled. I can't tell you how excited I am," the daughter of the late Steve Irwin tells PEOPLE.

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Bindi Irwin Gets a Glam Makeover, Opens Up About Her Love of Khaki and Her New Boyfriend: See the Photos!

Bindi Irwin Gets a Glam Makeover, Opens Up About Her Love of Khaki and Her New Boyfriend: See the Photos!

Originally posted 08/03/2015 11:10AM

The 17-year-old star covers the Australia's Sunday Style

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Read Bindi Irwin's Special Birthday Message from Boyfriend Chandler Powell

Read Bindi Irwin's Special Birthday Message from Boyfriend Chandler Powell

Originally posted 07/24/2015 02:15PM

Bindi Irwin has a new boyfriend – and he's just as adventurous as her late crocodile hunting father!

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