It's a little too early to tell how well we're going to do but so far so good!

" Corky trained not only his son Mark Ballas (who is paired with Bristol Palin this season), but also Chelsie Hightower (paired with Michael Bolton), Anna Trebunskaya (paired with NFL Star Kurt Warner), Karina Smirnoff (paired with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino), Tony Dovolani (paired with reality TV star from ).

I didn't look to left or right, I just kept my eye on the target.

It worked for me, I think that works for all of us.

The scores soared—and the season's first 9.5 was given! "According to Bristol, Mark didn't show up for rehearsal the other day, and the remembrance of that left her in tears as she accused him of being "not there.""Can you not be like that?

Or, at least the soars scored for the competitors who didn't kick off their rehearsals by accusing their partners of being disappointed to be dancing with them."I know you're bummed that you don't have Sabrina or Shawn," a dejected-sounding Bristol Palin told Mark Ballas as they rehashed last week's low score. Come on, don't be like that," he tried to comfort her, but she got up and walked out of the rehearsal room before they at some point got it together and rehearsed for tonight's paso doble.

"I was kind of born into it, that's true," he agreed.

"The great John Travolta is responsible for getting me into the dance business because I used to go to all those disco competitions, every night I had a disco partner." When the disco fad eventually died out, Corky wanted to continue with competitive dancing."It's great to be on the show again." How does it feel to see the show get to its 11th Season?"I think it's amazing - I've always said that the dance business as we know it has been a sleeping giant.Instead, there seems to be a real camaraderie and supportiveness between the dancers. Life in the dance world is so small that we can't really afford to be tacky.I asked Corky if what I perceived from watching the show was actually correct. We all support each other, we help each other, and that actually makes it even more fun...it's a good setting." Corky's son Mark is Bristol Palin's dance partner."One of the best dances I've seen, if not the best dance, in 15 seasons," Bruno raved of their rule-flouting (lifts, ya know? Here's how the leaderboard stacked up tonight: Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: 27Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: 27 Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: 26.5Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: 25.5Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd: 25.5Hélio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower: 25.5Sabrina Bryan & Louis van Amstel: 25.5Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 25Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya: 24Kirstie Alley & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 24Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 22.5There's a double elimination tomorrow, so this could spell the end for Bristol thinking Mark is bummed, but..never know!