Braley and Johnson attended a PE class, met with students, and participated in exercises with students.In December, Braley and Johnson teamed up to introduce the Shawn Johnson Fitness for Life Act, legislation that seeks to improve physical education programs at schools by emphasizing the use of technology like heart monitors and computerized fitness programs in teaching. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports Olympic gymnastics champion Shawn Johnson, center, was presented with the 2009 Robert D. Robert Ray, left, and Scott Raecker during a ceremony on Friday at the Iowa Hall of Pride in Des Moines.
Anderson's first season: sixth place, Season 10 with Damian Whitewood Mac Manus' best finish: fifth place, Season 13 with Nancy Grace Of all the new pairs, this one has the most potential and is the most intriguing.
No offense to Nancy Grace and Gladys Knight, but Mac Manus has been due a younger partner (comparably) with dance ability — and more importantly, ableness — like many of his fellow male pros have had. Mac Manus has also built quite the fan base over the past year, which could carry them if Anderson does her thing on the floor.
(Andrea Melendez/The Register) Shawn Johnson and her Dancing With The Stars partner Derek Hough were in Des Moines Friday night for the honoring of Chow and stopping in for the Tour of Olympic Gymnasts, including Gabrielle Douglas. - October 12, 2012 - Des Moines, Iowa - A private reception for coach Chow at which Steve Penny CEO of USA Gymnastics honored him with his own "gold metal" .
(Andrea Melendez/The Register) West Des Moines native Shawn Johnson and her Dancing With the Stars partner, Derek Hough, perform a mambo Friday at the Tour of Gymnastics Champions in Des Moines. ANDREA MELENDEZ/REGISTER PHOTOS Shawn Johnson and her Dancing With The Stars partner Derek Hough were in Des Moines Friday night for the honoring of Chow and stopping in for the Tour of Olympic Gymnasts, including Gabrielle Douglas.
Grade: 7Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower Castroneves' first season: champion, Season 5 with Julianne Hough Hightower's best finish: fourth place, Season 8 with Ty Murray Like Hough, Hightower is young, cute, blonde and perky, but her modern, athletic style might not mesh that well with Castroneves' old-school showman's charm.
Plus, let's face it, the Indy 500 champ wasn't the best dancer in Season 5 and was as successful as he was mostly due to his exuberant chemistry with Hough, who was adept at playing to his goofy strengths. Grade: 5Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough Johnson's first season: champion, Season 8 with Mark Ballas Hough's best finish: three-time champion, Season 7 with Brooke Burke, Season 10 with Nicole Scherzinger and Season 11 with Jennifer Grey Can you say "favorites"?
Grade: 9Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy Monaco's first season: champion, Season 1 with Alec Mazo Chmerkovskiy's best finish: 10th place, Season 14 with Sherri Shepherd This one is the biggest question mark.
Monaco might as well have been on a different show back in the six-week-long Season 1, while Chmerkovskiy hasn't lasted long enough on either of his previous two seasons to show what he's capable of as a choreographer and a teacher.
Hough, who had no returning partners, lucked out with the best female celeb in the mix, but it's not like he needs any more luck.
He's already a judges' favorite, arguably the best choreographer, the show's only three-time champ, and has never finished worse than sixth place (just once) in his nine seasons on All-Stars cast revealed! Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya Lachey's first season: champion, Season 2 with Cheryl Burke Trebunskaya's best finish: runner-up, Season 10 with Evan Lysacek Lachey is Trebunskaya's first true contender since Lysacek, and the two go way back — Lachey and Burke beat Trebunskaya and Jerry Rice in Season 2.
Hough and Johnson even danced a little for the crowd.