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Dancing With The Stars cast member Shawn Johnson, Olympic Gold Medalist, at EPSN The Weekend

DANCE FEVER: Shawn Johnson, Gold Medal-winning gymnast and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant, appears at ESPN The Weekend 2009

2008 Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast Shawn Johnson strikes a dance pose with Mickey Mouse Feb. 27, 2009 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Johnson, 17, is the youngest celebrity to ever compete on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Her appearance today was part of “ESPN The Weekend,” a special event that continues through March 1, 2009 at the Walt Disney World theme park. Johnson makes her debut on “Dancing with the Stars” when Season 8 of the ABC show premieres Monday, March 9. Don’t forget to come back to The Disney Blog for our coverage of DWTS!

(Photo courtesy Disney, Gene Duncan, photographer)