Dancing with the Stars: Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas Join 10 Club

Alexandra Raisman and Mark Ballas

Craig Sjodin/ABC

updated 04/29/2013 AT 10:00 PM ET

originally published 04/29/2013 AT 10:30 PM ET

The ballroom heated up on Monday night’s Latin-themed Dancing with the Stars.

Seven weeks into the competition, almost all of the remaining couples came up with impressive routines. But it was Alexandra Raisman and Mark Ballas who landed their first 10s of the season, with a salsa that Len Goodman – who gave the pair a nine – called, “tasty and refreshing.”

The pair got 10s from the other two judges, which put them at a total of 29 points out of 30. They also received an additional three points for winning a dance-off against Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess.

Raisman and Ballas tied with regular high-scoring duo, Derek Hough and Kellie Pickler, who wowed judges with their samba to Ricky Martin’s “Shake Your Bon Bon.”

But at the end of the night, even though Pickler and Hough were in a tie, they were the ones declared free from Tuesday night’s elimination because they had the highest cumulative score of the season.

Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff and Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy also tied with 27 points each. Jones and Smirnoff performed a salsa that Goodman called “first rate,” while Zendaya and Chmerkovskiy executed an impressive paso doble, though judge Carrie Ann Inaba said it was “missing was a little bit of the depth.”

The two couples teamed up against each other in the dance off, with Zendaya and Chmerkovskiy scoring the three extra points for their jive.

Sean Lowe, who struggled in the bottom two last week, bounced back this week, performing a sexy rumba with partner Peta Murgatroyd to Enrique Iglesias’s “Hero.” The pair earned 24 points on his fiancé Catherine Giudici’s birthday.

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