Though Sarah Palin wasn't in the audience for Bristol's Dancing With the Stars debut, dance pro Mark Ballas finally got to meet the former Vice Presidential nominee Thursday.

"Me and Mama Palin," Ballas, 24, wrote in a Twitter caption. "Alaska is awesome."

Ballas also posted several photos of himself and Bristol "enjoying the gorgeous Alaskan view."

So what did Sarah think of Bristol's first performance?

"She text messaged me and said, 'We are so proud of you. Congratulations! It looked like you were having fun!" Bristol, 19, told Tuesday.

Up next for the teen pregnancy activist? The quickstep!

"I'm looking forward to a dance that's more proper and pretty," Bristol said. "I won't have to shake my hips so much!"