Dancing With the Stars

Watch the best and worst 'Dancing' moments

Sep. 20, 2011 at 10:53 AM ET

For those who missed the ballroom action Monday night, or for those who would just like relive the memorable bits before tuning in to Tuesday night's results show, here’s a rundown of a few of the can’t-miss "Dancing With the Stars" moments.

Fashion guru and TV host Carson Kressley stole the show with a high-energy, all-out, sparkling routine that showed off his Jagger swagger.

Meanwhile, Chaz Bono backed up his pre-season buzz with some fancy footwork of his own.

Of course, not every move of the night was a winner, as anyone who watched Ron Artest, aka Metta World Peace, can confirm.

But that flawed, heavy-footed dance was hardly the worse misstep the ballroom witnessed on premiere night. That distinction goes to “Dancing’s” co-host, Brooke Burke, who stumbled big with her question to actor and war hero J.R. Martinez.

After Martinez’s strong effort on the floor, Burke asked, “Now, 8 years ago, when you were serving in Iraq, did you ever imagine that you would be in here in a ballroom, in front of millions of people?”

Yes, really.

Martinez deserved an extra point or two just for responding with a quick deadpanned, “Absolutely.”

What did you think of the evening’s highlights and lowlights? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page, and don’t forget to join me and Anna Chan for our weekly “Dancing” live chat at 3:30 ET today.

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