Palin competed in the fall 2010 season of Dancing with the Stars and reached the finals, finishing in third place.She was named "Bristol" after the Bristol Inn where her mother Sarah was employed; Bristol, Connecticut, the headquarters city of ESPN, where her mother Sarah hoped to work as a sportscaster; and the Bristol Bay area of Alaska, where her father Todd grew up.The powder turned out to be harmless, but security on the show was tightened.On the final show of the season, Palin and Ballas finished in third place.She filmed the scenes in Los Angeles in March 2010; the episode aired on July 5, 2010.Palin was a competitor on the fall 2010 season of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS).She was partnered with professional Mark Ballas, a two-time champion on the show who won with Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi in season 6, and with Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson in season 8.
In January 2011, Palin was invited to speak by Washington University in St.
In October 2010, while competing on Dancing With the Stars season 11, Palin appeared in a music video for an Alaskan symphony rock band, Static Cycle.
The video was shot at the Ice Museum in Chena Hot Springs, Alaska.
Lifetime ordered 14 episodes for original broadcast.
Palin competed on the all-star season 15 of DWTS, which began in late September 2012. The two were eliminated in week 4 of the season, in which they had the second-lowest score from the judges.