PHOTOS: 'Dancing with the Stars' Celebrates 300 Episodes!

Contestants and pros old and new come together to toast the show's big birthday

01 of 08

ICING ON THE CAKE

ICING ON THE CAKE
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Dancing with the Stars cohost Tom Bergeron joins the crowd of former and current contestants and pros who came out to celebrate the hit show's 300th episode at Hollywood's Boulevard 3 nightclub on Tuesday.

02 of 08

STYLIN' AND SMILIN'

STYLIN' AND SMILIN'
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Catherine Giudici – who cheered on fiancé Sean Lowe until he was eliminated May 7 – told PEOPLE at Tuesday's bash that she'll miss "seeing [Sean] dance and seeing what he brought to the table. It was a nice surprise every Monday." Sean added that he'll "really miss the camaraderie" of the cast.

03 of 08

THREE'S COMPANY

THREE'S COMPANY
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Fresh off his elimination, which happened just before the celebration, Ingo Rademacher – alongside partner Kym Johnson and pro Karina Smirnoff – told PEOPLE, "I'm sore, I'm tired and this is it. I'm going to party tonight and everybody else has to worry about choreographing. I'm really going to party tonight."

04 of 08

HOST WITH THE MOST

HOST WITH THE MOST
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While getting the party started with Bergeron and season 1 winner/season 15 finalist Kelly Monaco, Cheryl Burke told PEOPLE, "Tony [Dovolani] told me I've been on 294 episodes. It is surreal. It's so crazy. Time flies. I just turned 29. I spent all of my 20s on this show, so that's been pretty amazing."

05 of 08

DANCING DARLING

DANCING DARLING
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Arriving in Hollywood just after learning she and partner Val Chmerkovskiy would be in next week's finals, contestant Zendaya told PEOPLE, "I literally rehearse in my sleep. Val will always be like, 'Do you need to sleep on it?' And I'll go home and I'll literally come back the next day way better because I can't sleep. I dance in my dreams."

06 of 08

SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL

SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL
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Andy Dick shimmies down the red carpet with current finalist Aly Raisman and eliminated pro Lindsay Arnold. The enthusiastic competitor told PEOPLE, "I love it. I can't get enough of it. I pretend like I'm still on the show. It's been amazing. I did this to resurrect my motivation for my career and it did that ... my phone started ringing again. But career aside, I got more out of it as a person."

07 of 08

LIP SERVICE

LIP SERVICE
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Anna Trebunskaya, a regular pro on the show who wasn't given a partner this season, told PEOPLE, "It's always interesting because you spend a season with these people, and you don't see each other [afterward]. And then when you see each other … just a few minutes and it's back on. It's like a high school reunion." The dancer said she was especially excited to run into her season 14 partner, Jack Wagner, on Tuesday.

08 of 08

JUST THE TWO OF US

JUST THE TWO OF US
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Enjoying some girl talk on the carpet, season 11's Brandy and season 10's Niecy Nash expressed their excitement to see each other. Of her DWTS past, Brandy told PEOPLE, "It's an extremely unforgettable experience. I'm happy to be here to help celebrate all the success of Dancing with the Stars. I'm happy I got the call: 'Come through.' You know the party's poppin' tonight!"

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