**Pure Derek Hough Christmas Card: Christmas Message From Fans To Derek Hough**

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Would you like to give Derek a shout out for Christmas?? In comments, write would you’d like to send him for Christmas. Also, what would you write on a card for him? Put your thoughts and ideas in comments and maybe he’ll read them.

Thanks to Miss Heidi’s tweet for the inspiration of this post. Text image above created by Rose Rus!! Thank you Rose!! And thank you all for you love and support of Derek and Pure Derek Hough!xxx

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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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The Twelve Days of Derek Hough – Day 10

You know, I’ve always maintained that Derek is a chameleon – that he changes his own style of dance, his choreo, everything, to reflect the strengths and personality of his partner. He’s an empath. Never was this more evident than when he was dancing with Amber. And never has a pro been so absurdly skillful at hiding injuries, disabilities and other issue. Just amazing. Here’s a perfect example.

Would you believe that I didn’t remember this dance until I saw it again? Amazing dance. Have you noticed that I have a real thing for the Pasos, ATs and Tangos?? :-) Continue reading

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Derek Hough’s “Make Your Move” Hits HBO on January 2

Many thanks to CMartin for the heads up on this one! I checked it out and this is what I found:

As you’ll see from the screen cap, it will also be on Amazon Prime – be sure to watch and rate where you can.

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Derek Hough: The Week In Twitter December 21, 2014

Well, it’s a “short” twitter round-up this week…and yet, a “sweet” one too! Below are a few “blast from the past” pictures and a few more photos from the Tony Robbins event. Derek posted another cool photo from Florida at his instagram. Derek was also seen at The Grove in Hollywood this past week. You can also view some new photos of him and Julianne spending some holiday time with Shirley and Mark Ballas if you head to Shirley’s Facebook page. Shirley said she had “a great evening”! She also said they “grew up too fast” and that she loved her children “soooo much”. #LovingAwwwMoment Merry Christmas, Everyone, and enjoy!!


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The Twelve Days of Derek Hough – Day 9

While I always felt that Nicole was the perfect combination of grace and talent – just all around skillful dancing – Shawn Johnson brought out a side of Derek we’d never seen before. The true athlete. Much more athletic than any of his other partnerships. His detractors liked to say that all he and Shawn did were gymnastics – but then, his detractors are never very smart, are they? :-) Some of my favorite dances came out of this season. My very favorite? I’ll probably save for Christmas. But this one is a very close second –

That dance was amazing. But what really started Derek and Shawn down the path of greatness was this one…

Rumbas aren’t usually on my favorite list, but Shawn’s is the second to make the list (after Nicole’s). There are a lot of reasons why Shawn didn’t win Season 15 – one of those, IMO, was the constant ragging on them by the judges. This is one of those times when their bitching worked – but that wasn’t the only reason. But as time has passed, this dance stands the test of time and the judges are irrelevant.

Heh. Everyone remember the angst that Derek went through trying to choreograph to Call Me Maybe?? Turned out pretty fantastic. :-)

Derek snagged an Emmy nomination for a couple dances this season, including this awesome collaboration with Allison Holker. The fact that he worked on the song as well is just more evidence of his brilliance.

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MOVE 2014 Flashback – Derek and Julianne Hough in Phoenix

More goodies from Elizabeth and Helen – this time from Phoenix!

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The Twelve Days of Derek Hough – Day 8

Day 8….Eight Maids a Milking? Have you READ the lyrics to this song? :-)

Anyway, as you remember, Derek took DWTS season 12 off to film “Make Your Move”. And we had to wait a very long time for this movie. Worth the wait, IMO. :-)

He came back to DWTS for season 13. This season featured my favorite Design a Dance…except for maybe the first one. I remember Derek fans being in total rapture by the time this dance was over. And it was yet another glimpse into what Derek is capable of. Continue reading

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Derek Hough Hits the Grove (Hi Res Photos)

Well despite all the rumors, he looks fantastic. That he hasn’t cut his hair yet makes me curious. Hopeful. :-)

Photo Credit: WENN.com

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The Twelve Days of Derek Hough – Day 7

The season of Jennifer Grey…and Cheryl Cole. You know, I could have really liked Cheryl, if not for her fans. I’m going to leave it at that, since it’s Christmas. :-)

During Jennifer’s season I think I held my breath most of the time, in fear that she would get hurt. But I also loved most of their dances. Kinda hard to pick one though…when I think Jennifer, this one springs immediately to mind:

I think I screamed “I CARRIED A WATERMELON!!” at my TV when this dance started. Brilliant, brilliant freestyle.

And who can forget their opening dance? Continue reading

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Amy Purdy Interviewed On Her Life, New Book, Derek Hough, DWTS, And Lots More

In a new interview with the Las Vegas Sun, Amy Purdy talks of her ‘tragedy to triumph’ story one of which includes her Dancing With The Stars journey with Derek. More below and be sure to read the link as it’s one of the most touching interviews you’ll read. Also, don’t forget to order your copy of her new book, “On My Own Two Feet” which will be released on December 30th!!!

How punishing was “Dancing With the Stars” physically?

Oh my gosh, it was challenging, but at the same time it was so exhilarating. I would say it was like doing the Paralympics every week. For the Paralympics, I figured out that I could snowboard and build on that skill set and prepare over a couple of years, but with “Dancing With the Stars” each and every week, you had to go back to the drawing board.

We had no idea what dance we were doing, we had no idea if my legs would move the way we needed them to. Derek and I are both perfectionists, and we wanted it to look the way it was supposed to look. I wanted to move the way I was supposed to move. I didn’t want anybody to say, “Oh, that was good for somebody who has prosthetic legs.” I wanted them to say, “That was good, she did it right, that’s how it’s supposed to be done.” Because of that pressure we put on ourselves every week, we’d go back to the drawing board, once again get creative, order all these different feet, try to see what works right and what doesn’t work right. Continue reading

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MOVE 2014 Flashback – Derek and Julianne Hough (Video)

Thanks again to Elizabeth and Helen for another installment of “Move 2014 Flashback”!!

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