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When 19-year-old Bristol Palin announced she'd be joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars she was open about her lacking skills. she her parents "(My parents) know I can't dance," she told ABC News. "So they're worried about that." Now her expert partner, who previously danced in the reality competition with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Shannen Doherty, is learning it that the hard way.
"She's not ready," Ballas told the website Zap2it.com. "She's very nervous. She's never performed or done anything like that in her life, so it's like we're starting completely from scratch and having to build her confidence and make her feel like she's doing it well."
It seems like Palin's biggest hurdle is confidence. Ballas thinks the teen mom (who even admitted she is "naturally shy") "needs to work on moving her hips and not being shy to be sexy and sensual and womanly when she's dancing."
"She's a little shy, little taken back," he added. "She's out of her element. She's uncomfortable. It's new for her. But she's getting comfortable with it as we go along."
To suit her more reserved personality, Palin opted for a longer, classier dancing outfit -- rather than the flashier duds usually seen on the show. "Her costumes are really cute...We kept it nice," Ballas said of her threads. "We kept it classy, but at the same time, it's got a little fire to it as well."
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