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.

Questions? Click Contact Us. And Welcome!

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‘Behind The Scenes’ Rehearsal Tidbits Of The Move Beyond Live Tour

Derek’s Mom, Marriann, has been posting “behind the scenes” rehearsal tidbits of the “Move Beyond Live Tour” at her instagram today. We’ve seen some of this footage before, but, we thought it might be cool to post everything in one post. The first one is new we think? Not sure. Special thanks to Cath for the heads up.

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Derek Hough Visits with Harry Connick, Jr (Video sneak peek)

One of the local affiliates put this nice little clip up on Facebook a few minutes ago – looks like fun. We’ll have the full, TV version as soon as it airs here.

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Broadway World Reviews MOVE Beyond with Derek and Julianne Hough

Broadway World reviewed the Detroit show and, needless to say, it was all thumbs up. They raved, actually. Click the link to read the whole thing (remember: link clicking not only shows your appreciation, but it also shows BWW that PDH posted their article).

For the third year of doing a tour, the Move – Beyond show is the Hough’s biggest and best show yet, with a brand-new production inspired by elements – earth, wind, fire, and water – which the duo has infused into fresh, high impact choreography that only they can deliver. It is amazing to watch these siblings on stage and there is no doubt they have talent because this show delivers. Both Julianne and Derek dance and sing with every fiber of their being. They demand attention and they deserve it. They are talented, incredible, and awe-inspiring individuals. Put them with the Move Company Dancers and the NappyTabs routines who helped co-create, direct and supervise the choreography – it is no wonder that Detroit was a completely hyped and sold out crowd that gave them a standing ovation at the end.

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Derek Hough And Jennifer Lopez On The Ellen Show (Videos)

This is so fun. Check out Jlo and Derek on The Ellen Show today…

ETA: Here’s a you tube version….

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Julianne And Derek Hough’s Move Beyond Tour Amazes The Crowds In Detroit, Michigan (More Videos, Pics)

Once again, fans are raving about the new “Move Beyond Live Tour“…..and the show in Detroit is no different. In fact, our friend Al saw the show. Here is a fun quote he sent to us:

It was one of the best dance shows I’ve seen…hyper physical, creative sets & they were so personable with the crowd…loved it!

Awesome, eh? WOO HOO! Be sure to see Miss Heidi’s first report HERE if you haven’t yet. Also, don’t miss seeing Christophles Instagram for more videos from the Chicago show here. Below are more nuggets…

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Derek Hough: A Day in the Life of MOVE – April 23, 2017 (Instastory)

Our mutual boyfriend still needs some help with his spelling. 🙂 But at least he does us the favor of being shirtless. But first, we wrap up Chicago.

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Derek and Julianne Hough Move to the Motor City – Detroit’s Fox Theater

Well, I wondered if Meryl would show up at the Detroit show and it looks like she did! That was nice of her to support Derek and Julianne…and witness a great show in the meantime!

At the Move Live On Tour show 💃🏽🕺🏻#meryldavis #jeremyabbott #derekhough #juliannehough #moveliveontour #detroit #michigan

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“MOVE Beyond Live on Tour Surprise Tickets” – Fan Blog by Nina

Lucky Nina was gifted MOVE tickets and it was a complete surprise! Thanks to Nina for sharing this fun story – and we’ll look for her blog after she sees her show. Thanks Nina!

A Move Live on Tour Surprise Tickets!!!!!!!!!

Ever since I was 5 and half years old, I have wanted to go and see Derek Hough in person. That dream has been dwindling farther and farther away the last couple of years. The last time they toured, I was out of town, when they were in my city. I was so sad, that could’ve been my opportunity to see Derek and Julianne in person, just like I have always dreamed about. I was hoping to get another shot, and I didn’t know I was about to have one. Continue reading

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

It’s kinda hard to do the week in twitter when there is a constant onslaught of media coming in about MOVE Beyond. So, either intentionally or accidentally, most of this post is behind the scenes stuff that may not have been posted before. Seems to be the way to go. 🙂

Good morning show day!!! @moveliveontour

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MOVE Beyond Live on Tour “Moves” to Detroit After This Look Back on Chicago

Vogue and I have both posted on the Chicago shows, but I’ve since found a few interesting bits of the show that might not have been seen before. 🙂

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