On Monday night’s episode of the reality dance competition series, the celebrity competitors and their pro partners will dance Disney-inspired numbers for the show’s seasonal Disney week.
Despite not being able to perform on Monday evening as a result of his injury, Chmerkovskiy is still heavily involved throughout Heather Morris‘ weekly dance rehearsals, and refers to himself as “the captain of this ship. I say when it goes.”
In a PEOPLE exclusive sneak at Morris’ upcoming jazz number with troupe member Alan Bersten, Chmerkovskiy, 37, turns into Olaf from Frozen — and it is too cute!
“I might not be dancing this week, but I still know how to bring the magic,” Chmerkovskiy teases in the video.
With the snap of a finger, Chmerkovskiy makes snow fall from the sky as Morris, 30, and Alan Bersten dance. “See, now you get into character,” he jokes.
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Though he has served as Chmerkovskiy’s fill-in while the pro dancer is injured, Bersten admits that “Maks really took charge of this studio” and “he wants to focus on these characters because jazz is a very character-driven dance.”
“I need you to become the characters,” Chmerkovskiy explains to the dancing duo.
But Morris needs a visual example of what he wants. “Can you just like show us?” she asks.
And with a second snap of the finger, the new dad turns into Olaf from Frozen. We’re pretty sure his 3-month -old son, Shai, would be impressed by his dad’s snowman dance moves!
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.