It's time to give the kids a shot at that Mirrorball trophy! For the first time ever, "Dancing With the Stars" is featuring an all-kids cast! Ahead of the "Dancing With the Stars: Juniors" premiere on Oct. 7, 2018, Wonderwall.com is introducing you to all the tiny dancers who will be strutting their stuff on the show — and the veteran pros who will be serving as their mentors. Keep reading to see who's competing…
First up, a familiar face: TLC reality star Alana Thompson — Honey Boo Boo herself! Alana, 13, found fame on "Toddlers and Tiaras" before landing her spin-off, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," and is no stranger to the elaborate costumes or performing on stage. She will be dancing alongside Tristan Ianiero under the guidance of pro Artem Chigvintsev.
You might not recognize Mandla Morris, but you know his famous father! The 13 year old is the son of Stevie Wonder. He'll be showing off his skills while dancing with Brightyn Brems. Cheryl Burke will be overseeing the duo's training.
At 10 years old, Addison Osta Smith was the youngest contestant to ever win "MasterChef Junior." Now 13, she's taking her competitive nature to "Dancing With the Stars: Juniors," where she'll be paired up with Lev Khmelev. Keo Motsepe will mentor the team.
"Black-ish" star Miles Brown is no stranger to ABC primetime, but the 13 year old will be showing off a different set of skills on "Dancing With the Stars: Juniors." Rylee Arnold will be his partner, and her big sis, Lindsay Arnold, will be the team's mentor.
Bristol Palin's son Tripp Palin Johnston is growing up and ready to hit the dance floor. At 9 years old, the kiddo is joining forces with Hailey Bills. Pro Jenna Johnson is mentoring the duo.
Recognize this face? If you're a fan of dancing shows, you do! Mackenzie Ziegler, the little sis of famous dancer Maddie Ziegler, grew up on the small screen on Lifetime's "Dance Moms." Now 14, the talented dancer will be performing alongside young pro Sage Rosen. Gleb Savchenko will be their mentor.
Pint-sized actress Ariana Greenblatt will be putting on her dancing shoes too. The 11 year old is matched up with Artyon Celestine, with pro Brandon Armstrong serving as their mentor.
Smarty-pants alert! Nine-year-old Akash Vukoti started competing in spelling bees at age 2 and later become the youngest kid ever to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. He'll dance with Kamri Peterson, with Witney Carson overseeing the pair.
Nine-year-old Sophia Pippen joined the cast too — she's paired up with young pro Jake Monreal. Sophia — the daughter of NBA champ Scottie Pippen and former reality TV star Larsa Pippen — is making a name for herself in the modeling world. But will she add dancer to her resume? Find out as she's mentored by pro Sasha Farber.
We've got a soap opera star on the show this season! Ten-year-old Hudson West plays Jake Spencer on "General Hospital" by day, but he's trying his hand at dancing during primetime. He'll be paired up with Kameron Couch, while pro Hayley Erbert mentors.
Jayson Maybaum is the cast's resident Disney star. The 10-year-old plays Levi on "Raven's Home." Elliana Walmsley is the young pro paired with Jason. Adult pro Emma Slater will be watching over the team.
Sky Brown, 13, is a skateboarder and surfer, but will her talents translate to the dance floor? We'll find out on on this season of "Dancing With the Stars: Juniors" when he dances alongside pro JT Church. Pro Alan Bersten will be mentoring this pair.