Auditions were also held to recruit a new group of dancers to join the Hough's, although some back-up dancers from the previous year returned.
On July 9, 2016, the Hough's held a free fitness pop-up event called 'Move Interactive' in Los Angeles, which they announced would be the first of many to come.
For week nine, however, Liukin performed her Quickstep with Farber and her Viennese Waltz with Hough.
Due to the production, it was announced that Hough would not return for the 10th anniversary of Dancing with the Stars, however, during the cast announcement, Hough and partner Nastia Liukin were revealed as surprise contestants.
(Julianne returned after five years.) The Ballases helped tutor the two Hough children alongside their own son, Mark Ballas, schooling them at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.