I'm curious about the professional dancers who appear as contestants on Dancing with the Stars. Where do "professional dancers" dance?
—Joan East, Hot Springs, Ark.
All of the professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars are award winners who have competed at numerous international dance competitions and some derive a significant income for their talent. An example is last season's co-champion, Julianne Hough, 19, who partnered with Olympic medalist speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno. Hough is the youngest American dancer to become both International Latin Youth Champion and Junior Blackpool World Latin Champion. She also was assistant choreographer for pop singer Gwen Stefani's "Wind It Up" video.