March 30, 2010 12:00 AM

Kate Gosselin’s second week on Dancing with the Stars wasn’t any easier. During rehearsals for Monday’s performance of the Jive, the mom of eight began sparring with partner Tony Dovolani over his teaching methods.

“Can you just show me? We don’t have enough time. I’m stressed!” Gosselin, who turned 35 this weekend, told Dovolani.

“Really? Then why don’t you start to pay attention to my teaching then,” he responded. “It’s like really? You’re telling me how to teach you how to dance? That’s what I do for a living.”

Gosselin responded: “I just wanted to see the steps.” But Dovolani took offense. “So it’s my fault. This whole thing.”

After Gosselin proclaimed, “I’m done. I’m done today,” Dovolani agreed. “I’ve been mister nice guy. I’m done,” he said, tearing out his mic, and walking out, mouthing, “I quit” to the cameras.

But the duo patched things up just in time to perform a Jive that judge Bruno Tonioli labeled “a disaster.”

Gosselin’s take on their rocky week? “It was 30 seconds of a great week of practice with a great teacher,” she said after the show. “We just met each other, we have to learn to communicate like a …marriage!” — Charlotte Triggs

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