'Dancing With the Stars' Most-Memorable-Year Dances: It’s All in the Family!

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They are family! On the dance floor, at least.

"Dancing With the Stars" is known for its wacky theme nights (Prom Night, anyone?), but the personal story week ranks as one of the most popular. Now it looks like next week's celeb tributes to their most-memorable year are shaping up to have a common theme.

Yes, we're talking family-themed memories -- at least for the stars who've been dishing!

While there's still hope that Elizabeth Berkley will go all Jessie Spano on us and recreate her "I'm So Excited" dance from her "Saved by the Bell" years, here's the scoop on some "DWTS" dance themes we can expect.

Leaderboard topper Corbin Bleu told "Access Hollywood" his performance with pro partner Karina Smirnoff will definitely be a family matter: "'My family for me is everything,'" he said. "'My mom has always said, 'Your friends will come and go, your family's always there.' 2011 was a big year of change for us, so I'm doing this one for them.'"

In an interview with On the Red Carpet, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi said the year she became a mom (her son Lorenzo just turned 1!) will be her theme. "'It's when I gave birth to my son and I became a mother and my whole world changed,'" the "Jersey Shore" alum gushed. "'I love him, he's amazing, he's my best friend. ... I'm obsessed. I can't help it, he's so cute!'"

But don't expect baby Lorenzo to make a cameo for the dance. The reality star previously told partner Sasha Farber, "'My son's not a prop!'"

Leah Remini has been very vocal about her choice to leave the Church of Scientology, so it's no surprise that her theme will center on that life-changing decision, which, incidentally, was also a family affair. She told On the Red Carpet that next week's dance with partner Tony Dovolani will be about "'strength and growth and courage and all the things that we're about.'"

Remini previously told Us Weekly that the Scientology split was a family decision: "'It's a time of change,'" she said. "'I think the fact that my family has taken a stance and we are on a united front says a lot.'"

And while Jack Osbourne hasn't dropped any hints about next week's dance, his partner Cheryl Burke gave a clue via her blog for Life & Style. After writing, "When Jack isn't dedicating his time to rehearsals, he devotes his time to his daughter, Pearl. He's such an amazing father," the pro dancer added, "You actually might see a more sensitive side of Jack on next week's show, which is 'most memorable' week. You'll learn a little more about Jack. The song we're dancing to is really dark and emotional."

Maybe something from dad Ozzy's Black Sabbath songbook?

"Dancing With the Stars" airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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