Carrie Ann Inaba
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With New Year’s festivities looming (finalized your plans yet?), there’s bound to be lots of jumping, jiving and celebrating when the clock strikes midnight this Friday. That’s why we caught up with Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba to find out her top tips for making the most of your New Year’s party. “Even though I like to stay home on New Year’s Eve and drink champagne,” Inaba told us, “I like to dance for a good two and a half hours when I do go out dancing.” So, how does she stay party perfect all night long? Click through the gallery for seven dance floor secrets, from hair to shoes to makeup, straight from the one of the country’s hottest dancing queens.