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Louis Van Amstel
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Information
Full Name Louis van Amstel
Gender Male
Date of Birth June 23, 1972
Hair Color Brown
Network
Job Pro Partner (1–3, 6, 9–12, 15, 21)
Production
First Season Season 1
Last Season Season 21
Duration 2005–06, 2008–12, 2015

Louis van Amstel (born June 23, 1972) is a Dutch-American ballroom dance champion, professional dancer, and choreographer who appears on the U.S. reality television series Dancing with the Stars.

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Dancing with the StarsEdit

Van Amstel was cast for season one of Dancing with the Stars in early 2005. He was partnered with Trista Sutter, but they were the first to be eliminated from the competition. In the show's second season, he was partnered with hostess Lisa Rinna, with whom he reached fourth place.

Van Amstel returned in season three and was partnered with High School Musical star Monique Coleman. During the eighth week of the competition, they received two 10s for their Cha-Cha-Cha marking Van Amstel's only 10s of Dancing With The Stars for an individual dance for many seasons to come. They made it to the semi-finals, but were eliminated, resulting in a fourth place finish. He did not participate in the fourth season due to all the females being taller than him, but he nonetheless maintained a role as a performer and choreographer throughout the season and season five.

He returned in season six and was partnered with actress, businesswoman, and wife of Elvis Presley Priscilla Presley. The couple made it to the fifth week, but were eliminated, resulting in an eighth place finish.

He returned in season nine and was partnered with reality TV star and singer Kelly Osbourne. The couple made it to the finale where they finished in third place, marking Van Amstel's first and only time to make it to the finals to date. In season ten of Dancing With The Stars, Van Amstel was partnered with Reno 911! star Niecy Nash. The couple made it to the eighth week, but were eliminated, resulting in a fifth place finish.

For season eleven of Dancing With The Stars, Van Amstel was partnered with actress and comedian Margaret Cho. The couple made it to the third week, but were eliminated, resulting in a tenth place finish. Van Amstel appeared in Cho's comedy music album Cho Dependent as her therapist. In July 2011, he appeared alongside Cho as himself in thefourth episode of the third season of Drop Dead Diva.

For the show's twelfth season, Van Amstel was partnered with playboy model and reality star Kendra Wilkinson. During the fifth week in the competition, they danced the 1000th competitive dance. The couple made it to the seventh week, but were eliminated, resulting in a sixth place finish. Wilkinson later published her book, Being Kendra, in which she said her and van Amstel clashed constantly and that he called her dyslexic and learning disabled. Van Amstel denied the comments, calling her book "twisted". Nevertheless, Van Amstel made two appearances on Wilkinson's reality shows Kendra and Kendra on Top, though Wilkinson described their encounters as "awkward".

Van Amstel returned for season 15 of Dancing with the Stars, the All Stars season, and was partnered with former contestant, Sabrina Bryan. In the sixth week of the competition, the pair scored the first perfect 30 of the season. This was also Van Amstel's first perfect score ever after nine seasons on Dancing with the Stars. The couple made it to the sixth week, but were eliminated, despite being at the top of the leaderboard, resulting in an eighth place finish. This was also the same week that Bryan was shockingly eliminated in her original season. In Week 8, Van Amstel was chosen by Kelly Monaco and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy to be their partner in their trio dance.

Van Amstel was not asked back for season 16 of Dancing with the Stars.

Season Partner Place
1 Trista Sutter 6th
2 Lisa Rinna 4th
3 Monique Coleman 4th
6 Priscilla Presley 8th
9 Kelly Osbourne 3rd
10 Niecy Nash 5th
11 Margaret Cho 10th
12 Kendra Wilkinson 6th
15 Sabrina Bryan 8th

Season 1: With Trista Sutter:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Waltz/"Come Away With Me" 6 6 6 No Elimination
2 Rumba/"Endless Love" 6 7 6 Eliminated

Season 2: With Lisa Rinna:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Waltz/ "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" 5 7 7 Safe
2 Rumba/"Your Song" 6 7 7 Safe
3 Jive/"Jailhouse Rock" 8 9 8 Safe
4 Paso Doble/"The Final Countdown" 9 9 8 Safe
5 Samba/"Le Freak" 7 9 9 Safe
6 Quickstep/"9 to 5" 9 9 9 Bottom Two
7 Foxtrot/"Fever"

Cha-Cha-Cha/"Material Girl"

8

9

9

9

9

9

Eliminated

Season 3: With Monique Coleman:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/"Baby Love" 6 6 7 Safe
2 Mambo/"Bop to the Top" 9 8 9 Safe
3 Jive/"The Heat Is On" 9 9 9 Safe
4 Waltz/"If I Were A Painting" 8 8 8 Bottom Two
5 Rumba/"Samba de Verão" 9 9 9 Safe
6 Samba/"ABC" 9 7 7 Safe
7 Quickstep/"Luck Be a Lady"

Paso Doble/"The Reflex"

9

9

9

9

9

9

Bottom Two
8 Tango/"Somebody's Watching Me"

Cha-Cha-Cha/"Ghostbusters Theme"

8

9

8

10

8

10

Eliminated

Season 6: With Priscilla Presley:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/"Feeling Good" 8 8 8 No Elimination
2 Mambo/"Deixa Isso Pra La" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Tango/"El Choclo" 8 9 9 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz/"Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" 7 7 8 Bottom Two
5 Rumba/"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" 7 7 7 Eliminated

Season 9: With Kelly Osbourne:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Viennese Waltz/"Trouble"

Cha-Cha-Cha/"Centerfold"

7

Awarded

8

8

8

Points

Safe
2 Tango/"Take Me on the Floor" 6 7* 6 Safe
3 Samba/"LoveGame" 7 6 7 Safe
4 Charleston/"Cabaret" 8 7 8 Safe
5 Paso Doble/"Crazy Train" 8 8 8 Safe
6 Jitterbug/"Bread and Butter"

Mambo Marathon/"Ran Kan Kan"

8

Awarded

8

5

8

Points

Safe
7 Salsa/"Good Lovin'"

Team Tango/"You Give Love a Bad Name"

8

9

8

9

8

10

Safe
8 Foxtrot/"Mama Do (Uh Oh Uh Oh)"

'60s Jive/"River Deep - Mountain High"

8

8

8

9

9

9

Last to Be

Called Safe

9 Rumba/"Angels"

Quickstep/"99 Red Balloons" Cha-Cha-Cha/"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"

8

9 9

8

9 9

8

9 9

Last to Be

Called Safe

10 Argentine Tango/"Los Vino"

Megamix/"You and Me", "Whenever, Wherever", "Maniac" Freestyle/"I Will Survive" Viennese Waltz/"Trouble"

9

Awarded 8 Awarded

9

26 8 26

8

Points 8 Points

Third Place

^* Due to Len Goodman's absence in week 2, the 7 was awarded by stand-in guest judge Baz Luhrmann.

Season 10: With Niecy Nash:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Rescue Me" 7 5 6 No Elimination
2 Foxtrot/"Love You I Do" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Waltz/"With You I'm Born Again" 7 7 7 Safe
4 Rumba/"Taking Chances" - Technique

Rumba/"Taking Chances" - Performance

6

6

6

6

6

6

Last to Be

Called Safe

5 Jive/"La Bamba" 6 6 6 Safe
6 Argentine Tango/"El Sonido De La Milonga"

Swing Marathon/"In the Mood"

7

Awarded

7

5

7

Points

Bottom Two
7 Quickstep/"You're the Top"

Team Madonna/"Holiday"

9

8

8

8

8

8

Safe
8 Viennese Waltz/"I Got You Babe"

'90s Paso Doble/"Rhythm is a Dancer"

7

7

8

6

8

7

Eliminated

Season 11: With Margaret Cho:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Viennese Waltz/"We Are The Champions" 5 5 5 Safe
2 Jive/"Dreaming 6 6 6 Safe
3 Samba/"Copacabana" 6 6 6 Eliminated

Season 12: With Kendra Wilkinson:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"When Love Takes Over" 6 6 6 No Elimination
2 Quickstep/"Gotta Work" 7 6 6 Safe
3 Rumba/"You and Me" 8 7 8 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz/"Time To Say Goodbye" 6 6 6 Safe
5 Foxtrot/"Yankee Doodle Dandy" 8 7 7 Safe
6 Samba/"Livin' la Vida Loca" 8 8 9 Safe
7 Team Cha-Cha-Cha/"We R Who We R"

Tango/"Jealousy"

7/7*

8/8*

8

7

8

8

Eliminated

^* The additional scores of 7 and 8 were awarded by guest judge Donnie Burns.

Season 15: With Sabrina Bryan:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"What Makes You Beautiful" 7.5 7.5 7.5 Safe
2 Quickstep/"Black Betty" 9 8.5 8.5 Safe
3 Paso Doble/"Free Your Mind" 8.5 8.5 8.5 Bottom Three
4 Disco/"You Should Be Dancing" 9 9/8.5* 9 Safe
5 Waltz/"So This Is Love"

Team Freestyle (Shawn)/"Call Me Maybe"

10

9.5

9.5

10

9.5

10

No Elimination
6 Rumba/"Wanted"

Group Country-Western/"Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy", "I Play Chicken with a Train"

10

No

10

Additional

10

Points

Eliminated

^* The additional score of 8.5 was awarded by guest judge Paula Abdul.

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