Mazdzer advances after week one of Dancing With the Stars

May 01, 2018, 1:16 p.m. (ET)

Chris Mazdzer and dance partner Witney Carson danced the salsa on Monday's Episode 1 of Dancing with the Stars. The duo successfully advanced to the next round of competition, slated to take place on Monday, May 7 at 8 PM ET. The show airs live from Los Angeles on ABC in a compressed one month season. 

A bare-chested Mazdzer was universally praised by the show's three judges and host Tom Bergeron after he and Carson took to the floor as the first couple in the two-hour broadcast.

Fan votes are a major component of how the teams advance from week to week. Here's how fans can help:

1) Vote online during the show by visiting

2) Upon completion of the show, phone lines will open up. You can vote for 12 hours after the show's conclusion by calling 1-800-868-3403 up to 10 times per phone line. These votes will be used to help determine next week's scores for Chris and Witney.

Best of luck to Chris and Witney next week!