Welcome to Pure Derek Hough!

This is a site for fans of Derek Hough. We try our best to compile all news, pictures, music and videos about and by Derek – if you find something you think we’ve missed, feel free to contact us. If you are a new fan of Derek’s and want to learn more about him, the “Accomplishments” and “Biography” buttons to the right (and above) contain pages of what we know (or think we know). 😉

Also to the right is a music section where you can find music by Ballas Hough, Derek’s band, and songs that Derek has danced to on Dancing with the Stars. Complete with iTunes links.

If you want to see old posts, there are two ways: 1) by the media buttons to the right, or; 2) by month under the “Derek Archives” buttons also on the right-hand side of this page.

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Derek Hough On World Of Dance Week Eight (Teaser, Pics, Videos, Discuss In Comments)

Wow! Only a couple of more shows left of “World Of Dance”. What a fun summer it’s been full of phenomenal dancing…and JUDGING by Derek! So you know the routine for tonight’s show. Miss Heidi and I will be any photos and videos that might come out with Derek. Let us know what you thought of Derek in comments….and his gorgeous SUIT. I can’t get enough. Thanks, Everyone!

A sneak peak into tonight…

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Flashback to Footloose – Derek Hough Interviewed While Starring on West End

It’s very possible that this interview was posted a long time ago on this site, but when Dee sent it to me today I read it again and it was quite a treat! Plus, he’s on his way to London so it’s convenient timing. Thanks Dee! How young he looks – gorgeous as always though. I’ve put an excerpt below, but go to Shenton Stage to read the whole thing.

Romantic complications: During his Latin championship dancing days, he had six dancing partners in turn. “That’s a lot – normally people don’t have that many, but what happened is that I outgrew the first three, and the last two I fell deeply and madly in love with, and that always goes wrong! When you’re travelling with each other, you’re going to these places in great romantic settings and earning good money; we were having fun and the time of our lives, but it broke my heart. I was devastated for a while!” But he’s not single now: “I have a beautiful, stunning talented girlfriend who is actually in Las Vegas right now, where I should be, too. I bought us some tickets there for a two week holiday when I didn’t know we were going to be here in the West End ! But I told her to go – she’s never been to America , and my mom has a beautiful house up on the mountain. She’s going to have a blast!”
Panto and flying cars: Derek found a different home for his talents in the theatre. “I hadn’t done the theatre thing till two years ago, so I went to do a pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, at Windsor . Wayne Sleep was in it, and I was the last guy on the left and I also played the giant. I was 18.” Then he then made his West End debut in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, appearing in the show for its final six months at the London Palladium. “I was the last guy on the left again. It was pretty crazy – it wasn’t my type of show, really, but I enjoyed it thoroughly.”  Then he played the title role in an amateur production of Jesus Christ Superstar – “for the experience, because I love the music so much” – and in the midst of that, there was a round of auditions for Footloose: “They were just changing a few guys for the last tour, and I went up for it but I didn’t get it, actually. But the next time around, I’d improved a lot since then, and I was seen again, and this time they wanted me! I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity and I want to do it as much justice as I possibly can, to my greatest power.”
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Derek Hough Interviewed On What TV Has Done For Dance And More

Don’t miss reading this fun new interview with Derek at The Knockturnal. He talks on the importance of TV and how it’s brought attention to dance and more. Thanks to Linz to the find.

Can you speak about the importance of the medium of TV and really bringing dance out there? I feel like these shows have really made it super relevant.

Derek: It’s educated American as well. I think dancing was kind of a niche thing and only a select few kind of appreciated it and understood it and liked it. Because you like what you understand, you know what I mean? And I think that now over years now if I go ask somebody in the street, “Hey, do you know what a Paso Doble is?” They’re like, “Yeah!” Before they’d be like, “Wait, what? Are you swearing at me? What’s happening?” So it’s great that America’s been educated in the past decade and now they can watch World of Dance and appreciate the athleticism, they can appreciate the technicality, they can appreciate not just the wow factor but the actual work that goes into it. Which I think is why it’s being received so well. So, it’s awesome.

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Derek Hough on NBC’s World of Dance Week 7 – Screen Caps (Part 2)

I had to do quite a bit of capping of Derek in this beautiful suit. I couldn’t stop. 😀

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Derek Hough: A Day in the Life – July 23, 2017

CHICAGO!! Wonderful town. Makes me think of Popcorn and Pizza. I suspect we’ll see lots of video tomorrow from the DWTS touring cast in that same town. 😉

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Derek Hough: A Day in the Life – July 22, 2017

Forgot to do this yesterday – and he had such a full day. You notice in the week in twitter that he’s in the airport…what’s he up to now? 🙂

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Derek Hough: The Week in Twitter – July 23, 2017

Derek living life to the fullest as usual!! Painting class looks fun. The photo of him in the tux in the boat is killing me. 🙂

Sunday Style

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Derek Hough and NBC’s World of Dance Week 7 – ScreenCaps (Part 1)

Does Derek look absolutely gorgeous in this suit or what? That color is perfect with his eyes. Swoony. 🙂

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Derek Hough Boxes and ET Reports On It. (Video)

They seem to report on every breath Derek takes these days, which I guess is a good thing, eh? In any case, ET posted Derek’s video of him boxing and wrote a little article on it. I’ve put an excerpt (and the video) below, but click the link to read the whole thing.

Derek Hough never slows down.

The World of Dance star took to Instagram on Saturday to share a video of him practicing his boxing skills — and he’s pretty good!

Need a little work on form and technique but always a blast hitting mits!!! @alecthetrainer #icantseeanything

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Derek Hough Will Guest On The Tonight Show August 8th

TV Heads Up, Everyone. On his show last night, Jimmy Fallon announced Derek will be a guest on August 8th with the World Of Dance winner. You can hear the announcement below during an interview with Jenna Dewan Tatum. Thanks to jennie for the heads up!

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