Watch Chaz Bono’s First Dance on ‘DWTS’ (VIDEO)

By: Wes Ferguson / September 20, 2011

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With all the talk about Chaz Bono this year on Dancing with the Stars, it’s time to cut the chatter and settle it on the floor.

In his first dance with pro partner Lacy Schwimmer, Chaz did a cha cha —  to positive reviews from the judges and roaring applause from the audience.

As the first ever transgender contestant, the author and activist caused a controversy by his inclusion on the show, but it appears the pressure didn’t get to him.

From the beginning, Chaz just wanted a chance to dance, telling Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM radio show:

“[Dancing] gave me an opportunity to really physically challenge myself. For so many years, I was uncomfortable with my body. And now finally being comfortable in it for the first time, doing something like this was really appealing to me.”