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Inside Mark Ballas and Paige VanZant's 'Rough' Week on Dancing with the Stars: 'We Lost Days of Rehearsal'

Originally posted 04/26/2016 09:20AM

Learning a dance in a week isn't easy, but now Mark Ballas and Paige VanZant know what it's like to learn one in even less.

"We lost days of rehearsal," Ballas told PEOPLE after Monday night's episode of Dancing with the Stars. "About two and a half days."

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Cheryl Burke Admits 'Things Happen' Between the Pros on DWTS – and that Maksim Chmerkovskiy Is a 'Good Kisser'

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Cheryl Burke Admits 'Things Happen' Between the Pros on DWTS – and that Maksim Chmerkovskiy Is a 'Good Kisser'

Originally posted 04/19/2016 08:10AM

Cheryl Burke isn't done dishing about her time as a pro on the ever-popular Dancing with the Stars.

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Inside Mark Ballas' Dancing with the Stars Injury: 'I Didn't Think We Should Do the Trick,' Says Paige VanZant

Originally posted 03/29/2016 01:20AM

Mark Ballas immediately knew something was very wrong – and so did his Dancing with the Stars partner Paige VanZant.

"But I had no idea what happened," the UFC fighter tells PEOPLE of watching Ballas lying on the ground in pain during DWTS camera-blocking rehearsal on Sunday.

Ballas had many fancy tricks planned for the routine they were to perform on Monday's show, but because they weren't warmed up, VanZant had planned on skipping them at the rehearsal.

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Dancing with the Stars' Mark Ballas Sitting Out This Week After Injury

Originally posted 03/28/2016 08:05PM

Pro dancer Mark Ballas sat out Monday's Dancing with the Stars after injuring his back during rehearsals on Sunday. Footage from the rehearsal showed him lying on the dance floor in pain.

"My back just pinched funny. I'm hurting," said Ballas. "I'm in trouble."

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Dancing with the Stars' Mark Ballas Injured and May Not Be Able to Perform, Says Source

Originally posted 03/28/2016 12:15PM

Mark Ballas may not be able to hit the dance floor on Monday's episode of Dancing with the Stars.

"He injured his back at camera blocking rehearsal on Sunday," a source tells PEOPLE of the newly engaged pro dancer. "It's an old injury that he aggravated. It's up in the air if he'll be able to perform tonight."

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Lukas Graham and 6 Other Up-and-Coming Artists You Should Know from SXSW

Lukas Graham and 6 Other Up-and-Coming Artists You Should Know from SXSW

Originally posted 03/23/2016 11:45AM

For years, thought leaders in tech, music, film and more have flocked to Austin, Texas, for its South by Southwest (hence, SXSW) festival.

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Mark Ballas' Engagement Ring to BC Jean Is So Sparkly, It Rivals the Mirrorball

Mark Ballas' Engagement Ring to BC Jean Is So Sparkly, It Rivals the Mirrorball

Originally posted 01/26/2016 02:20PM

The oval-cut ring is a serious stunner

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DWTS Pro Mark Ballas Is Engaged to Singer BC Jean

Dancing with the Stars Pro Mark Ballas Is Engaged to Singer BC Jean

Originally posted 01/22/2016 02:05PM

Another Dancing with the Stars wedding is on the horizon!

Dance pro Mark Ballas is engaged to girlfriend and bandmate BC Jean (née Brittney Jean Carlson), PEOPLE has confirmed.

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Carlos PenaVega's Dancing with the Stars Blog: His 'Brutal' Goodbye to Wife Alexa and How He Really Feels About Tamar Braxton Quitting

Originally posted 11/16/2015 06:00PM

Carlos PenaVega is chronicling his experiences on Dancing with the Stars' 21st season exclusively for PEOPLE.com. Follow Carlos on Twitter!

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