July 24th Louis Van Amstel is taking his LaBlast dancing/fitness program to Chicago. The Chicago Sun has a new interview promoting him and the event. Louis talks about how important it is to stay and shape and how dancing can help. Here is what he said about Kelly Osbourne and how he was inspired to create the program.
“The reason I wanted to do something like LaBlast was because obesity is the number one disease worldwide,” Van Amstel said. “When I was partnered with Kelly (Osbourne, in season 9), I started thinking to myself, I’m on the number one show in the country, it’s all about dancing, people are loving the dances, they are seeing how fit we are and how the contestants are transforming, so why not create a dance program people could do without a partner and just feel good about themselves?”
LaBlast is a five-tier workout program (currently not offered in the Chicago area) that incorporates dance steps from the cha-cha, samba, Lindy Hop, jive, paso doble, Quickstep, salsa and more. The routines are designed to create a total cardio/interval training workout.
“When I first met Kelly,” Van Amstel said, “her self-esteem was nowhere. She was this pigeontoed girl, who as overweight, walked hunched over, and I was like ‘What am I gonna do with her?’ But five minutes into our first steps I knew she had enormous talent and rhythm and we just took it from there. As the season went on, people really connected to her transformation, and that’s what LaBlast ultimately does. It builds up your confidence and transforms you on every level.”
They also ask him if he’ll be dancing on the next season of Dancing With the Stars….
As for the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars,” Van Amstel said he won’t know until August if he will be returning. “They don’t ask us until right before rehearsals,” he said. “So we’ll see.”
Yes, we will see. Just come out with it already. I’m having Dancing withdrawals at their worst now. lol
If you’d like more information on how you can attend Louis’ LaBlast class in Chicago, go >>>>here.