|Val Chmerkovskiy & Tony Dovolani celebrate the opening of Dance With Me studios in Las Vegas|
I've long felt the true stars of Dancing with the Stars are the fab professional dancers.
Not only do they come up with the choreography for the celebs, but also the concepts, the lighting and the costume ideas.
And then there's the fact that the men of DWTS are all so easy on the eyes.
I confirmed that last night when I attended the gala opening of Dance With Me dance studio - the ballroom dance studio chain founded by Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani.
After years of watching at home, fans can learn the cha cha in private dance lessons, rumba in a group setting, and even mambo at social dance parties. Students at Dance With Me can learn ballroom, Latin, hip hop or contemporary dance moves, and can even take dance fitness classes.
According to press materials, all the instructors are hand-picked by Val, Tony and Maksim. And the space is gorgeous.
I chatted with Val and Tony on the red carpet (Maks' flight was slightly delayed but he appeared about an hour into the event). Both Val and Tony were way charming, and super-comfortable with their fans.
And speaking of the fans - the line out the door went around the block. Hundreds and hundreds of DWTS die-hards had no problem waiting their turn to get to meet the ballroom boys.
Dance With Me now has nine locations now open across the country.
|Val showed he's also a selfie pro|
Me with Val, Tony and hubby Michael on the red carpet
|Quick interview with Val and Tony|
|Just one more question...|
|Tony Dovolani took plenty of time with every fan|
|Val Chmerkovskiy had no shortage of personality & charm interacting with fans|