Zendaya's Dancing With The Stars Blog: Getting Ready For Premiere Night!

Zendaya, Season 16, 'Dancing with the Stars' Zendaya, Season 16, 'Dancing with the Stars'

As she gets ready to make her “Dancing with the Stars” debut, Zendaya files her first post as AccessHollywood.com’s guest celebrity blogger for the “DWTS” season!

Here is Zendaya’s first blog…

I am so excited to share my experience on “DWTS” with everyone on AccessHollywood.com!

I am having a blast on “DWTS” and have already learned so much. I am so blessed to have this opportunity and I am so lucky to have all my fans, the Zswaggers behind me!

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I’ve grown up watching “DWTS”… It is my grandmother’s favorite show and she would have viewing parties at her house. So I can’t wait for her to be in the audience tonight to cheer me on.

Tonight, I will be dancing “Contemporary” with my amazing partner Val. Val has been such an incredible teacher. I think we work so well together because of our dedication and we always have fun when we’re practicing.

Everyone keeps asking me if my hip hop background will help me, but this type of dancing is basically the exact opposite of what I’m used to. I have to go back and forget everything I’ve ever learned when it comes to dancing! It has already been an interesting process to say the least. I have sore muscles that I didn’t even know existed!

Last week we wrapped Season 3 of “Shake It Up” and I already miss my “Shake It Up” family. My TV brother Roshon was on “DWTS” and he has been giving me a lot of advice. He was like, listen, what you need to know is to blow your nose before you go out on stage. Because it’s live, snot will fly! I think that’s genius advice and I’m definitely going to have that in the back of my mind when we perform tonight!

-- Zendaya

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