Marama Fox, 47, Maori Party Co-leader
My seven-year-old said, "Really? Do you have to?" My 16-year-old was like, "Nooooo, Mum!"
Flashing my wobbly bits on the nation's TVs.
Only 47 years of listening to old-school R&B, which makes your hips swing.
Some of them are missing bits – lots of bits!
If you can't dance, smile and distract them!
The little voice in my head telling me to get my butt off the floor when I'm dying at practice.
Suzy Cato, 49, Children's Entertainer
Myself! I'm challenging myself physically, mentally and emotionally when it comes to learning and remembering steps, and showing more Suzy than has ever been seen before.
How much I enjoy it! Even coming home bone-tired and drenched in sweat, now my body craves it even more than chocolate.
I won a bronze medal in waltz when I was 10 and had a healthy appetite for jazzercise in my 20s. Now I break my mum moves out at any opportunity.
My husband and family. My two babies are missing their mum, but they're thrilled I'm part of this exciting adventure and supporting me in so many wonderful ways.
Jess Quinn, 25, Social Media Star
I thought it'd be a cool opportunity to push myself out of my comfort zone and raise money for The Child Cancer Foundation, a charity that provided me and my family with a huge amount of support, love and reassurance in a really scary time.
Suzy. She has serious style – and who doesn't love her?
My leg falling off. Nah, that won't happen. Probably falling over or having a mind blank.
I'm quite a tomboy, so it was a surprise at first, but I'm learning to love them!
Gilda Kirkpatrick, 44, Real Housewives of Auckland Star
My children disowning me due to embarrassing dance moves.
My lack of ability to have control over my body.
Very, very uncoordinated.
They're very theatrical. I'm loving it!
Every single contestant.
My dance partner.
I'm terrified I'll get distracted by something as I walk on to the dance floor and go completely blank. It's keeping me awake at night!
Nothing that counts. I did modern dance for about five minutes at primary school and I took one tango lesson in Argentina. I definitely came into this a beginner.
Oh, I'll dance to anything. We got the limbo going at my brother's wedding. I came first – or was it second? It's still hotly debated.
Naz Khanjani, 28, The Bachelor NZ runner-up
Nobody. I'm not here competing for a rose. There is no hit list. This is all positive vibes and raising money for charity.
Falling over or forgetting a move on live TV.
After boxing live in front of thousands of people, I thought I'd be confident going into this, especially because I'm so fit and love dancing, but everything scares me in training.
I danced in high school and did cheerleading, but that's going back 15 years!
Sassy, strict, sexy!
Shavaughn Ruakere, 40, actress
Like most females on the planet, I love to dance, but apart from a couple of years of ballet and jazz when I was little, I haven't had any real training. The thought of learning a new skill and really challenging myself was very appealing – plus it looks like so much fun!
Finding out the way I learn. Counting the beat doesn't work for me – I have to make sound effects all the time to remember steps. You'll hear a lot of "swish, swish" and "ba-ba-boom" coming out of my mouth!
Be yourself, try your best and get your boobs out.