“Dancing With The Stars” Contestants Start Rehearsals

Rehearsals have begun for season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars” and ABC has released images of some of our fave contestants. Here, Bristol Palin is shown some moves by her partner, Mark Ballas. Can he turn Alaska’s former first daughter from preggers prom queen into a ballroom dancer? Personally, I think it’s cute that they’re in socks. [Zap2It]

After the jump, more photos.

Margaret Cho gets touchy feely with partner Louis Van Amstel.

Audrina Patridge and her partner are one of the couples to watch.

Who’s missing? The Situation, of course, who is still in Seaside Heights filming “Jersey Shore.” He won’t be meeting his partner, Karina Smirnoff, until later in the month. Aren’t you glad he got the dancer with the last name that’s also a vodka brand? [MTV]