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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MOVE Live on tour: An “explosion of fun, energy and excitement I will never forget!!” Fan Blog by Adrianna

Wow, many thanks to Adrianna for sharing her fun blog with all of us!! Not to mention her photos and videos!! Give it up for Adrianna, gang!

I seriously cannot emphasize enough how amazing Move live on tour was. It was an explosion of fun, energy, and excitement that I will never forget!!! I didn’t intend to write a blog about the show but it was such an amazing experience that I knew I had to share it with my fellow Hough fans! So here goes….

I’ve been a fan of Jules and Derek for quite some time now. Last summer, I couldn’t make it to one of their MOVE 2014 shows, so when I heard they were going on tour again, I was ecstatic! I begged my mom to go and she said YES!!!! The day of the show I was extremely tired. I hadn’t gotten much sleep the past few days but I was so excited I couldn’t sleep in. Right when I woke up, I ran to the window of my hotel room. I was super blessed to get a room with a direct view of the Music Hall so I could see whether Derek and Jules’s bus had arrived yet. I waited and waited but they hadn’t come yet so I headed out to lunch. On the way back I saw their infamous blue flamed bus and I wanted to start jumping and screaming out loud because I was filled with so much excitement! I had been dreaming of this day for so long and finally it was here! Continue reading

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Derek Hough’s Status on Dancing With The Stars Season 21

DWTSGossip tells me that Derek has said yes to this upcoming season of DWTS. Derek himself has been hedging a bit in MOVE Live on Tour Meet and Greets, but he often includes a “probably” along with a “I have one more season, I think”. :-) He said in my Meet&Greet that he was going to be the official curtain opener. :-D

But, at the end of the day, we all know that true confirmation will be via GMA announcing his partner. Mainly because that boy has a busy life and you just never know what may come up last minute…. ;-)

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Derek Hough Seen At Southpark Seafood, Move Live On Tour Goodies From Portland, Uncle Dances, And More

What another fun night for the Move Live On Tour and this time in Portland, Oregon!! Below you can read some fun reactions from fans. You can also view some photos and videos including Derek and Julianne’s uncle dancing in Seattle in the Dance Contest. Note how Derek was also seen at Southpark Seafood yesterday as well. Photo courtesy of @anonymousalice1 at instagram.

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And this photo with two fans and Derek after the show is cracking me up. Roll on Move Live On Tour! California, you’re next!

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taylor_rose07: Such an amazing night! So thankful to have had the opportunity to watch such amazing dancers and meet Derek Hough!!!

sasshole___ Easily the best day of all time … #moveliveontour

sjdavis5: Tonight I watched the 2 most talented and inspiring siblings ever, along with their amazing pro dancing team. What an INCREDIBLE show!!! Thank you! @derekhough @juleshough #nofilter #moveliveontour

eerrrca: Everyone needs this in their life. #MoveLiveOnTour

sunchaser78: Watching #DEREKHOUGH SHAKE IT EHRMAHGERRRD!!

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Derek Hough: One of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men 2015

Of course! Who better. Meant to post this the other day…and well. :-) As you can see from Dona’s new page, he’s been on sexiest lists numerous times over the past few years. If you want the magazine with the photo below, it’s apparently on newstands now – go pick it up!!

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Move Live On Tour “Heaven Sent” – A Denver And Salt Lake City Review By Voguerista And Hubby

Move Live On Tour “Heaven Sent”-A Denver, Salt Lake City Review
by Voguerista and Hubby

My goodness! Where do I begin? The last week has been incredible and “moving” to say the least. Even now, I can’t believe my husband and I experienced what we did.

As most of you know, we attended the Denver show first. I have no words for how good it was. I’ve seen a number of dance show these last few years including the first “Move” tour, but, this was by far the best dance show I have seen yet and in an element of it’s own. My husband was so “moved” too which I wasn’t expecting. See, he had open heart surgery 6 years ago. Needless to say, when Derek told us to put our hands over our hearts and to close our eyes and why, it was one of those life moments as Derek nailed it for how we only have one heart and we should go out there and live life to it’s fullest. My husband totally got the message of the show afterwards too and mentioned how if we “move”, we’re happier, healthier, and you only spread more happiness and joy to other people in doing so.

We both loved all the performances too. So much so, neither one of us could pick our favorite dances afterwards. I mean…after seeing videos and the LIVE stream, personally, I thought the “Run Boy Run” and “Earned It” performances would be my favorites, but, each performance was so special in it’s own way including the dances with the back-up dancers. We were literally mesmerized and talked on it all they home.

We were so impressed by Julianne and Derek’s vocals as well. My hubby said, “They really slayed it out there” and that they did. The energy was so incredible and addicting. The choreography of the whole show was masterful, powerful, emotional, and a colorful expression of light. But, a really special highlight of the whole night for me in Denver is that Amy Purdy (who I have been a big fan of since she danced with Derek and hearing her incredible story) was sitting right in front of us about four seats down. It’s funny as I didn’t even notice her until intermission. I looked over to my left kind of scanning things in the theatre, when our eyes met. She was looking right at me (or maybe it was my hair as I was having one of those wild, odd hair days. lol). I was startled for a minute realizing it was her. She was so Continue reading

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Julianne And Derek Hough Tap Their Way Into Seattle – Move Live On Tour Fan Reviews, Photos, Videos

Awww, it’s so good to be back, but, it’s hard to believe we only have a few more shows of the Move Live On Tour. I want to cry just thinking about it. :( Let’s hope something is in the works for next year like what Miss Heidi mentioned in a previous post. So below are a few fan reviews of last night’s show in Seattle, Washington. They are positive as always. Also below are some photos and videos.

mejennamarie: Derek and Julianne Hough radiate their passion and love for dance when you watch them perform. Tonight’s show was breathtaking and so much fun, and rekindled my love for dance as well. Thank you to the Hough siblings for being the inspiring artists they are, good energy was felt tonight

onewildarrow: I can’t even put into words how much I loved tonight!!! So well done, definitely worth the trip from Alberta, Canada.

genki96: Amazing show! Dance at its best:) Thanks for throwing in a tap number!

mitch5sos: @derekhough @juleshough Thanks for one of the best nights ever!!!

chicandchais: ….I still am in shock over how down to earth and fantastic @derekhough and @juleshough are. They put on a life changing show tonight that has inspired me more than I could have imagined. Thank you for the joy you bring to my life. Tonight was spectacular.

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Derek Hough: The Week in Twitter – August 2, 2015

Well, this week’s Week in Twitter is great thanks in large part to the Hough and Erbert Families. So awesome to see everyone having such a great time. :-)

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Midnight Snack: MOVE Live on Tour in Idaho (and SLC)

Just a few lovely Derek tidbits I found before bed. :-)

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Amy Purdy and Derek Hough at MOVE Live on Tour, Denver (Video)

Many thanks to Jeanette for sending me this video!

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Derek and Julianne Hough Take MOVE Live on Tour to their Hometown of Salt Lake City!

And it looks, from Derek’s instagram, like it was an amazing experience for everyone involved. :-)

Well, this tour is drawing to a close. One more week. It’s been their best yet!! I don’t know about tonight’s show in Idaho, but the two shows after that have less than 200 seats left, which is amazing. Then Oakland is sold out. Without doing the math, I would guess that this tour was about 95% sold in, mainly, much larger venues than last years. A massive success! Sounds like next year they may do the “MOVE Experience” instead of a show like this one. From how they were talking in my Meet and Greet, it could be very interesting. And good to keep things changing. I also think that not doing a full tour next year will mean the following year will sell even better! Always leave them wanting more. :-) Continue reading

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