Lisa Rinna: Dancing with the Average Joe
10/22/2007 at 12:00 AM EDT
Lisa Rinna has gone from Dancing with the Stars to dancing with, well, anyone who shows up.
Rinna and her DWTS teacher/partner Louis Van Amstel have set out on their own, and for twenty bucks you too can tango with the actress.
"Louis and I have started our own dance class called 'Cardio Ballroom,'" the DWTS alum told PEOPLE at the Got Chocolate Milk? Celebrity moms and kids pumpkin patch event in West Hollywood Tuesday.
"So you don't need a partner and it's basically doing like the Cha Cha, The Salsa, Jive and Disco, those are the dances we're working on for a full hour head-to-toe cardio," Rinna said. "That's all I've been doing I think just since we've started I've lost 5 lbs!"
The pair first thought up the idea when their own dance studio, which is currently in the process of coming to fruition, was taking too long.
"We thought, we can't seem to get the studio open right away," said Rinna. "It's taking longer. We're still going to do it. We're looking into places and whatnot. But, it takes a long time and there's a lot of red tape and it's not the easiest thing to do. But I'm tenacious and so is Louie, and I said, 'Louie, why don't we just start a class? Let's just start it now!' "
The class, which is in the "workshop" phase until Oct. 22 when things officially get going, according to Rinna, is offered in the Los Angeles Valley at Anisa's School of Dance at 14252 Ventura Blvd.
Hour-long classes are $20 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 p.m., with a Saturday class coming soon. "It is fantastic," Rinna said. "We're getting more and more coming. And we're just starting it and by word of mouth, we now have a class."
Fans will be assured of a treat: Rinna promises to be at every class.
"I'm there every time," she said. "Well, secretly, I want it just for myself, and then all the moms wanted it. And so we just started it and are coming in droves. It's the craziest thing." –Jed Dreben