Terra Jole jives for first-ever little person dance on DWTS


Terra did great!

Little Women: LA star Terra Jole started off her trailblazing appearance on Dancing with the Stars with a bang.

In the introductory video before her performance, the mom-of-two indicated that she certainly felt the pressure of being the first little person to compete on the show. “I truly do feel like the underdog in this competition. But I don’t want anybody to say, ‘Considering she’s a little person she did great.’ I just want people to say, ‘Terra did great.’ End of discussion.”

The jive had a lot of energy and her professional partner, Sasha Farber, took advantage of the height disparity with a flipping leap over Terra during the routine. It was especially fun to see Farber lift Jole up and carry her off the floor when they were done.

The host and judges were highly complimentary of her first go.

Tom Bergeron: I’ve got to tell you. If you felt scared it did not show. You looked completely confident out there.

Len Goodman: You just had a baby and let me tell you, you delivered twice in a month. You’re small in stature but you’re big in heart.

Carrie Ann Inaba: First of all, I didn’t see a little person. I saw a HUGE star because that was incredible. The way you came out and gave such a dynamic, sexy, sultry performance. You shifted gears right into that jive. Every kick and flick in the right place at the right time. Well done!