"I feel like I'm the every mom ... and I feel like I'm living out the fantasy of all those women out there who wish they could spend the time to learn to dance with Derek [Hough]."
The finalists couldn't stay away from the dance floor for too long, putting back on their dancing shoes to strut their stuff live on "GMA." They also were surprised with greetings their family and friends sent from the ballroom, including messages from Rob Kardashian's sisters and mom, Kris Jenner, Lake's husband and friend Kristie Alley, and Martinez's mother and girlfriend.
Dancers from the Dance With Me Studios, a leading social ballroom studio that such "DWTS" stars as Maks Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani call home, performed a spicy salsa/meringue combo, to end the after-party celebration.
ABC News' Suzan Clarke contributed to this report.