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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Mark Ballas And Derek Hough Go Bowling!

Once again, Derek’s snap chats are a blast. Below you can watch him and Mark Ballas bowling last night (I love the look Derek gives the camera….and I want Mark’s hat too). Miss Heidi is travelling currently. She says she will make videos out of everything when she gets back if she has time.

They had too much fun last night. ???? #derekhough #markballas

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Mark and Derek bowling…wish I coulda been there. ???? #derekhough #markballas

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First Promo For The Wonderful World Of Disney “Disneyland 60” With Derek Hough And More

This is awesome and thanks to Linz for sending!! If you can’t see the video below, you can see it at Entertainment Weekly and read an article on it.

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Derek Hough’s Snapchat Day – February 5, 2016

I can’t promise I’ll do this everyday, but I will when I have time. Below are Derek’s fun snapchats from today. Of course, I have to get off here since I have to get up at the crack of dawn, that means he’ll post about ten more. :-)


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Derek Hough To Be On “The Chew” And “Kelly & Michael”

Gear up, All! Derek is going to on “The Chew” on February 18th. From The Chew….

02/18/16 PG
We care about our fans and what better way to show that than dedicating a whole show to their favorite fiesta dishes? Special guest: Craig Ferguson, Derek Hough Bailando

It’s going to be so good to see him again. Yay!!

ETA: Derek is also going to be on “Kelly & Michael” on February 17th.

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Derek Hough is “Feelin’ It” (Snapchat Video)

This was so cute I just had to post it. :-) Oh Derek…

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And he’s figuring out all the fun little apps too… :-)

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Tickets To The “World Of Dance” Awards, Keep Fingers Crossed For Derek Hough And Julianne Hough

As previously reported, Derek and Julianne are nominated for a “World Of Dance” Choreography Award for their “Elastic Heart” performance on Dancing With The Stars. The Awards take place Tuesday, February 9th at Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California. If you live in the area and are interested in attending the Awards, see this link for tickets. The Red Carpet starts at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. Black and white formal attire is required. For more information, see World Of Dance. Let’s hope Derek and Julianne are planning to go to the show and keep your fingers crossed that they win.

Who's a fan of these dance television shows?! The nominees for "BEST CHOREOGRAPHY ON TV" are @tessandrachavez @chrislxd …

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Musical Performances And Segments Of The Disneyland 60th Anniversary Special Hosted By Derek Hough

Miss Heidi reported on the full cast list of the Disneyland 60th Anniversary Special last night in this previous posting. Stitch Kingdom is now listing the musical performances and segments. They list as follows…

•Elton John will perform ‘The Circle of Life’ from The Lion King as well as debut his new song, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’
•‘Dancing with the Stars’ professional dancer Derek Hough will play host to the special as well as be joined by co-star Witney Carson in a performance as part of Disneyland’s ‘Paint the Night’ parade as well as pay homage to Disney films in a dance medley.
•Josh Gad will take viewers to places normally closed to Disneyland guests including Walt Disney’s private apartment above the firehouse as well as the Disneyland Dream Suite.
•Harrison Ford will share new details about the Star Wars themed lands coming to both the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World.
•The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel, will join the celebration performing The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney’s acclaimed animated film Fantasia.
•Tori Kelly will duet with Kermit the Frog on ‘The Rainbow Connection’ from The Muppet Movie.
•Jessi J will perform ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ from Pinocchio.
•Kelsea Ballerini will perform ‘Part of Your World’ from The Little Mermaid, accompanied with dance by ‘Dance Moms’ star and Sia collaborator, Maddie Ziegler, with choreography by Travis Wall.
•Fall Out Boy will perform ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ from The Jungle Book

This is going to be so awesome. To read more see Stitch Kingdom.

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Derek Hough Assembles his Emmy?? (Snapchat Video)

Well, who knew that you had to wait this long to get the plate for your Emmy? I guess the Creative Emmy’s don’t have that little station where they engrave it and put it on for you like the Primetime ones do? Anyway, a cute story from Derek tonight on snapchat. :-)


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Full Cast List for Disneyland 60 Starring Derek Hough

And quite a cast it is. Holy cow, Derek is in fantastic company. From Broadway World:

ABC announced today that a star-studded line-up of music, film and television personalities will participate in the festivities on “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60.” Stars include Alfonso Ribeiro, Ariel Winter, Bryce Dallas Howard, Eric Stonestreet, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dame Helen Mirren, Hilary Duff, Jason Bateman, Jessica Alba, Jimmy Kimmel, John Stamos, Julie Bowen, Kerry Washington, Kiefer Sutherland, Kristen Bell, Lupita Nyong’o, Neil Patrick Harris, Nolan Gould, Pink, Priyanka Chopra, Sabrina Carpenter, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Carson, Ty Burrell, Viola Davis, and Zendaya. “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough, airs SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.

Previously announced participants and performers include Harrison Ford, Elton John, Josh Gad, Tori Kelly and Kermit the Frog, Jessie J, Kelsea Ballerini, Witney Carson, Maddie Ziegler and The Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel.

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Even MORE Fan Reaction from the Disneyland 60 Taping

Vogue posted a fun video with two women who went to the Disneyland 60 taping earlier today. I just came across a different video which has two different women who had a VERY good view of Derek and Witney when they were dancing right in front of them. That part comes in at the 6:30 mark. :-)

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