Snowboarder Louie Vito steams up Dancing with the Stars

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 6, 2009 9:42 am

If you’ve been following U.S. Team Snowboarder Louie Vito on Dancing with the Stars, you’ll know one thing to be clear: The dude’s a competitor! No shyness, all heart.

Last night Vito and his partner Chelsie Hightower steamed up the DWTS dance floor with their sexy Rumba to Total Eclipse of the Heart. Other boarders tuning in may have chuckled at the song, but Vito was all business. (He even slicked back his hair.) And yes, he moved his hips just fine. In fact, Vito strutted his stuff so well that the duo received a standing ovation. And 20 solid points from the judges.

Everyone loves Louie, including possibly his spunky dance partner. Hightower described their dance to the press as “sensual,” and even said she wouldn’t rule out a romance with her Grand Prix snowboarding champ. ”Louie’s awesome. We have fun together,” Hightower said.

As for himself, you can tell Vito is excited about his blossing dancing career. He takes it seriously and regularly blogs, tweets and updates his Facebook page about his practice sessions. 2010 Olympic gold medal for the snowboard half-pipe event in Vancouver this season? Sure thing. But first, we’re pulling for that crystal disco ball.