Hayes Grier Charms As He Dances With Emma Slater On 'DWTS' Premiere

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Hayes Grier charmed the judges and audience Monday as he debuted his dancing skills with partner Emma Slater on the Dancing With the Stars Premiere.

Just Jared Jr. reported that the duo danced the Cha Cha set to the song of the summer, Cheerleader by OMI and received a total of 21 out of 30 from the judges.

“#HayesGirlsAreBeautiful cuz you all really are I love you all so much you have no idea how much you all mean to me,” Hayes recently tweeted to his fans.

Emma tweeted, “Great camera blocking today, so proud of @HayesGrier & I can’t wait to show everyone tomorrow what we’ve been working on! @DancingABC #DWTS”

Earlier in the week, Hayes Grier, a social media mega star and the show’s youngest male competitor ever at 15, and Emma revealed their team name — Team Slayes! — to their fans on social media.

“Morning! Another rehearsal day with @HayesGrier ???????? & today we’ll let u know what team name YOU unanimously suggested for us!! ???? @DancingABC,” Emma wrote on Twitter before the announcement.

Hayes added a bit later in the day, “Honestly dancing is so fun.”

Speaking with The Charlotte Observer, Hayes opened up about joining DWTS for Season 21.

“I’d hang back and watch everybody else unless I had a group of my friends that would all go out there and just be messing around,” he admitted about his shyness. “It was never me actually going to the dance floor and trying to impress anybody. I was never good enough to do that.”

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Pam Wright