We had the pleasure of chatting with Dancing with the Stars Pro Tony Dovolani  this morning on the Get Up & Go Show. He's very excited about kicking off season 17 tonight (he's been with the show since season 2) and admits he still gets "butterflies" every time he steps on the ballroom floor to perform. 

Tony's been dancing since age three but pursued it professionally after moving to the US from Kosovo at age 15.  He attended the famed Fred Astaire Dance Academy and has gone on to win several championships. Tony's the current world and undefeated United States Open champion.

Tony told us about the "changes" to DWTS this season.

Tony told us how moving to America saved his life.

Tony is paired up with funny lady Leah Remini this season.

Jen asked Tony who his favorite dance partners to date was.

Catch Tony and the rest of the DWTS Season 17 Cast tonight 7PM Central on ABC.