DWTS Cheryl Burke Opens Dance Studio

Amidst rumors that she and former

Dancing With the Stars


Drew Lachey

were doing some tricky moves off the dance floor,

Cheryl Burke opened her own dance studio

in San Francisco this weekend.

“San Francisco’s my hometown, so I felt like I needed to give back,” the hot little number told People.com. “I want this to be the new, hip place to go to for ballroom dancing.”

Nothing says "giving back" quite like opening a dance studio, right?

“I’ll be here as much as I can for the rest of the year,” said Cheryl. “I really want to be able to put my foot in the air and be with everybody and support everybody.”

Also on hand for the festivities were DWTS' own Tom Bergeron, Cheryl's current partner, Cristian de la Fuente and yes, even rumored-fling Drew Lachey.

Though this was a night of celebration for Cheryl, she did feel the need to address the talk of the affair, which she and the very-married Drew have vehemently denied.

“At the end of the day, our sport is so close and if you don’t have the chemistry on the floor, you’re not doing a good job," she said. "But someone will always believe that there’s something going on behind closed doors when there really isn’t. It’s our job to be this way, like actors. And I think rumors are rumors, and you have to surround yourself with great people and just keep your head up."

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