Bristol Palin: 'Ballas is a great teacher'
Published Sep 16 2010, 16:13 BST | By Justin Harp Bristol Palin
has said that her Dancing With The Stars
partner Mark Ballas is an "amazing" instructor.
The 19-year-old told People
that Ballas is teaching her how to use "muscles that I've never used before".
"[He's] an amazing teacher and an awesome coach," she said.
Palin noted that she was surprised at how difficult it was to pick up Ballas's choreography.
"Learning the steps and learning to choreograph it and have rhythm to everything... is extremely challenging," she said.
She also revealed that her mother Sarah is looking forward to seeing her dance on the reality competition's season opener.
"She's my number one cheerleader and I can't wait for her to come watch the performances and just see me in a whole new light," she said.
The 11th season of Dancing With The Stars
will premiere on September 20 on ABC.