When Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough tells you to wrap your leg around him and dip, you wrap your leg around him and dip.

Why I fell head over heels for Dancing with the Stars

I'm admittedly a latecomer to ABC's long-running dance-a-thon, but I've been hooked since the first time I watched those sparkly celebs cha-cha across my flat-screen. Now, with the legendary Radio City Music Hall as my playground, I was stepping into their dance shoes with the most decorated of all the Dancing pros. After watching Hough and his partner, Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin, rehearse an insanely impressive tango, I had the daunting task of stepping in and learning a few moves myself.

Dancing's Derek Hough: We haven't started the team dance yet

So how did I do? Check out the video above!

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.

Head here for more info on how to see Hough performing in the New York Spring Spectacular and here to see him and his sister Julianne on tour.