The actress (and longtime dancer!) hopes to join the show – and dance with Derek Hough

By Rennie Dyball
November 23, 2010 09:00 AM
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While Bristol Palin and Jennifer Grey battle it out for this season’s Dancing with the Stars title, another star is hoping to make her own bid for the ballroom.

“I really want to do the show,” Jodie Sweetin tells PEOPLE. “I just want to dance, but the fact that it would be on camera, and I’d get to have my hair and makeup done and wear those costumes? Awesome!”

It wouldn’t be the first time she’s danced on television. Sweetin, who shows off her baby girl Beatrix in this week’s issue of PEOPLE, began taking tap and ballet classes as a 3-year-old girl, and when she starred on Full House, the writers would incorporate dancing into her role.

“Stephanie was always dancing,” she recalls. “A week or two before a dancing episode, the writers would say, okay, you and your teacher choreograph a routine.”

These days, Sweetin and her boyfriend Morty Coyle follow Dancing closely, and Coyle has begun something of a grassroots campaign to try to get his girlfriend on the show.

“We saw a ‘Get Jodie Sweetin on Dancing with the Stars‘ group on Facebook,” says Coyle. “And I thought, wow, all you have to do is ‘like’ this. So I started a trending topic on Twitter. It’s her dream. Hey, Betty White got on SNL!”

Of course, Dancing is on ABC, just like Full House, so “this would give them free reign to play all those clips of Stephanie dancing,” he jokes.

Should she get the call she’s hoping for, Sweetin says she’s already got an ideal partner and a favorite dance picked out.

“I really like Derek Hough,” she says. “Maks is good too – my mom loves him. But I like Derek’s style and his technique. And I really enjoy Latin ballroom. I’ve always wanted to learn the Argentine tango.”

She’ll probably make quick work of it, too.

“If I did do the show, I would ask, ‘How many hours did the winners rehearse?'” says Sweetin. “Then I’d want to do that, plus an hour. I would be that determined.”

Derek, consider yourself warned.