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Behind the scenes of "Dancing with the Stars"


LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- 27 News got a backstage pass to follow Donald Driver as he practices for his Week 4 performance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

Donald and his partner Peta Murgatroyd rehearse for about six hours every day.

Week 4 this is Rock Week on the show. Donald and Peta will be dancing the Pasodoble to the song "Purple Haze".

Donald says despite his athleticism and what he's learned so far, this routine has been kind of hard on him for another reason.

"In this dance you have to be tough. You have to be manly. And the whole time you can't smile. And you know I'm so used to smiling, it's a little bit hard for me to do it. I just told Peta, don't make me laugh and I'll look mean."

Last week, Donald and Peta earned their highest score yet, a 26 out of 30.

Follow our adventures in L.A. and Driver's performance on our Dancing with the Stars page on

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