The World Championships' dates are 3/9 - 3/11. The show starts on 3/19.
I found this little tidbit interesting:
LinkDancer From 'Stars' On Plane That Crashed
POSTED: 12:40 pm CST February 21, 2007
CLEVELAND -- A new dancer that will be participating in ABC's hit show "Dancing with the Stars" was on board the Delta Air Lines jet that crashed in Cleveland Sunday.
Julianne Hough, 18, talked to WEWS-TV after getting off the plane. However, she wasn't allowed to talk about the show until the stars were announced Wednesday.
She flew to Cleveland to practice with her partner, Olympic speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno. He is in town for a skating event.
Hough is from Utah and was on the commuter flight from Atlanta that slid off the runway during a snowstorm Sunday afternoon.