It seems that Maksim has been dancing on Dancing With The Stars since it premiered, but he actually joined the show beginning with its second season
. He missed one other season because he was The Bachelor in Ukraine and you know, that took some time to give each woman a night in a fantasy suite. I'm not sure what Maksim plans on doing. Hopefully he saved some money. If he says he is going to open a dance studio, then he better be joining forces with Lea Michele's boyfriend and charge by the hour because I don't think a dance studio is going to make him quite the same amount of bank that DWTS does. Seriously, what do you think he is going to do? Go be a dancer for Jennifer Lopez and carry her purse for her? The Bachelor here in the US? To me that seems likely at some point. Disney/ABC loves to mix the two and probably don't want Maksim to go so you let him be The Bachelor for a bit and keep him around the network and maybe he comes back.