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.