Louis van Amstel was not included in the list of professional dancers on season four of Dancing With The Stars because of his height. All the female celebrity dancers were 5'9" or taller and he is only 5'8" tall.
In September of 2006, Louis van Amstel walked the catwalk, along with Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, at Runway For Life Benefiting St. Jude at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
Louis van Amstel is 5'8" tall.
Louis van Amstel is a seven time Dutch National Amateur Champion.
Louis van Amstel retired from competitive dancing in 2000.
Louis van Amstel was the World Amateur Latin Champion in 1994 and 1995.
Louis van Amstel produced, choreographed, directed, and performed in the Broadway production Latin Fusion.
Louis van Amstel's is the founder of VanDance, LLC.
Louis van Amstel's first professional dance partner was Julie Fryer, from Britian.
Louis van Amstel went to the University of the Arts in Amsterdam.
Louis van Amstel was the coach of Dmitry Chaplin, a Latin dancer best known for being a Top 10 finalist on So You Think You Can Dance.
While on Dancing With The Stars, Louis was partnered with Trista Sutter the first season, Lisa Rinna the second, and Monique Coleman the third.
Louis van Amstel is a professional dancer, choreographer, and a dance coach.
Louis van Amstel: (on the check he received for $200,000 for his non-profit, Vision Worx) This money is so great because we can invite phenomenal dancers to be in a company and people around the world can enjoy their talents. Because of people like Enrique, we want to bring dance back, not only while Dancing with the Stars is on, but for the next 20 years, at least.
Louis van Amstel: (on his workout DVD) People at home can learn what the celebs learn on the show and get a great workout while having fun.
Louis van Amstel: Although the rumba is a slow dance, I've given Monique a lot of move requiring skills and not just be slow and tender -- which we've had enough of!
Louis van Amstel: A lot of people say that I don't know what I want. I know exactly what I want. But sometimes I don't know how to get there.
Louis van Amstel: With Julie Fryer I had my biggest success. We won three world titles and a European title. We also made the finals in the World Ten Dance Championship. I love the standard just as much as the Latin. The only thing I don't like about the standard is those bloody costumes! There's no freedom to move and I don't like the look of it. But I love the style and I teach it as well as the Latin. A lot of people in the states don't know that, but I've worked with Nick Kosovich and Katarina Marks and Clive Phillips and Karen McDonald.
Louis van Amstel: (how he got started dancing) My parents sent me when I was ten years old. They said it was part of my education, part of my growing up. I liked it so much that I forgot it was for my education.
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