'DWTS' stars Val Chmerkovskiy and Laurie Hernandez are already crushing it in rehearsals

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Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez To Compete On 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 23


Dancing With the Stars' Val Chmerkovskiy and his partner, Laurie Hernandez, are already killing it in dance rehearsals, just one day after ABC officially announced the cast for season 23.

Chmerkovskiy, 30, shared an Instagram video on Wednesday of the pair nailing a difficult sequence in the dance studio and it's about as adorable as you'd expect.

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Before the DWTS pro and Hernandez, 16, begin their dance, Chmerkovskiy gives some last-minute advice to the Olympic gold medalist: "You're on clouds, you're on clouds." The advice clearly worked!

After acing the steps, Hernandez couldn't contain her excitement, and celebrated by showing off their super-complicated, secret handshake! If that doesn't make you smile, we don't know what will.

See all the contestants:

Season 23 Dancing with the Stars contestants
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Season 23 Dancing with the Stars contestants
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 09: Actress/singer Jana Kramer (Photo: Getty)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 20: Actress Marilu Henner (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Retired Football star Calvin Johnson  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
CAMDEN, NJ - AUGUST 06: Rapper, actor and TV host Vanilla Ice (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 27: Nascar Driver James Hinchcliffe (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/FilmMagic)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 9: Ryan Lochte of Team USA (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Actress Maureen McCormick (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Recording artist/producer Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 03: Reality Actress Terra Jole (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Model, reality star, singer Amber Rose (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actor Jake T. Austin (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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"Still need a lot of work on the frame. but eyyyyy we already got a handshake," Chmerkovskiy wrote. "So excited for the season. Helping this incredible girl reach her ballroom dreams. She's is a real gem."

Take note, DWTS competitors: Looks like you'll be going up against some mean competition!

Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

One of those stars vying for the mirror ball trophy is Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who issued an apology on Tuesday's Good Morning America following the Rio robbery scandal. Watch the video below for more.

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