updated 03/20/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/20/2012 AT 10:45 AM ET
It’s anybody’s mirror-ball trophy this season on Dancing with the Stars.
“This is the highest level of dancing I think we’ve had,” pro Kym Johnson, partnered with Family Matters star Jaleel White, tells PEOPLE. The pair tied with Katherine Jenkins and pro Mark Ballas with the high scores of the premiere night, 26 points.
Adds her partner, White: “The competition is going to be so real, I just don’t want to think about that for a while.”