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PHOTOS: Dance lesson with Valentin Chmerkovskiy

News 12's Elisa DiStefano and Valentin Chmerkovskiy at

News 12's Elisa DiStefano and Valentin Chmerkovskiy at Dance With Me in Glen Head. Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

New 12's Elisa DiStefano gets a private dance lesson with Dancing With the Stars' Valentin Chmerkovskiy, just in time for Valentine's Day!

News 12's Elisa DiStefano and Valentin Chmerkovskiy at
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

News 12's Elisa DiStefano and Valentin Chmerkovskiy at Dance With Me in Glen Head.

The Chmerkovskiy family owns and operates Dance With
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

The Chmerkovskiy family owns and operates Dance With Me, which has a location in Glen Head.

Photog Dave gets the shot as Elisa interviews
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

Photog Dave gets the shot as Elisa interviews Valentin.

Are you ready for this lesson? Valentin asks
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

Are you ready for this lesson? Valentin asks Elisa.

Dancing With the Stars' Valentin Chmerkovskiy shows News
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

Dancing With the Stars' Valentin Chmerkovskiy shows News 12's Elisa DiStefano how to start.

It's all in the hips.
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

It's all in the hips.

Valentin showing Elisa some moves.
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

Valentin showing Elisa some moves.

News 12's Elisa DiStefano starts to get the
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

News 12's Elisa DiStefano starts to get the hang of it with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

Move just like this, Valentin says.
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

Move just like this, Valentin says.

This is the universal move for a turn.
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This is the universal move for a turn.

That turn wasn't so bad, was it?
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

That turn wasn't so bad, was it?

Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

"Is it time for the lift?" Elisa says.

Every dance should end with a dip!
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

Every dance should end with a dip!

The dance finale. Take a bow!
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

The dance finale. Take a bow!

Hugs all around for a great dance lesson
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

Hugs all around for a great dance lesson by Valentin.

Having some fun posing for the camera.
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

Having some fun posing for the camera.

Admiring the other dancers at Dance With Me.
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

Admiring the other dancers at Dance With Me.

Some of the other dancers showing off their
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petarlia

Some of the other dancers showing off their moves at Dance With Me.

Outside Dance With Me studios in in Glen
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

Outside Dance With Me studios in in Glen Head, run by the Chmerkovskiy family.

At Dance With Me in Glen Head, you
Photo Credit: News 12 Interactive: Christine Petralia

At Dance With Me in Glen Head, you can get fit while having fun.

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