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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Today talks to Derek Hough and the “World of Dance” Gang

Plus, Derek dances with one of the hosts – and it’s quite cute. I can’t wait for this show to start!! Thanks to Linz for the heads up.

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World Of Dance Snapchat Promo With Derek Hough And More

And here’s a new World Of Dance snapchat teaser….

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E Online Interviews Derek Hough, Jennifer Lopez, Jenna Dewan Tatum, and Ne-Yo On World Of Dance

Don’t you just love them?

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More Texas “Move Beyond Live Tour” Coverage With Julianne And Derek Hough

How about some more coverage from the Texas shows this weekend? YeriKV1914 You Tube has a bunch of full performance videos. Here are a few of them as well as some social media goodies from the shows. I can’t get enough. And I can’t get enough of Heather Donovan’s photos either.

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Behind the Scenes of MOVE Beyond – Derek Hough and More Instastories, May 21, 2017

Yeah, he needs to have his own children soon. He’s never more attractive than when he’s playing with children. 🙂

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NBC To Launch Snapchat Version Of “World Of Dance” On May 22nd

According to Variety, “World Of dance” will premiere on Snapchat version of the show ahead of the series premiere on TV. DETAILS below and at the link….

Ahead of the launch of “World of Dance” on NBC, the network will first launch a Snapchat version of the new competition series.

“World of Dance on Snapchat” will feature some of the best dancers in the world going head-to-head in freestyle dance-offs. As seen in an exclusive trailer for the series (above) obtained by Variety, host Jenna Dewan Tatum and judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and NE-YO will preside over the initial six rounds. Once the judges narrow the field to the Final 4, Snapchat users will be responsible for voting on the final winner. The series, the first dance show created for Snapchat, will consist of eight episodes: episodes one through four are qualifying rounds, with five and six as the semi-finals. Episode seven lets the fans swipe up to vote for their favorite dancer, and episode eight reveals the winner. It will premiere May 22 at 6 a.m. ET.

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“Feel the Rhythm” of World of Dance with Derek Hough

Love this…and all the media that has been coming out of World of Dance these days!! Thanks to Jennie for the heads up.

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Derek Hough: The Week in Twitter – May 21, 2017

Mixed bag of lots and lots of stuff this week! Of course, lots of MOVE, some World of Dance and a variety of other thing including Birthday stuff. 🙂 Still coughing…

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Derek Hough Talks Of What Touring Has Been Like And More In New Interview

News Ok has a cool interview with Derek. He talks of what touring with Move Beyond has been like so far and lots more.

“Even though sometimes I don’t know where I am in the morning, we love going into people’s cities,” he said laughing, after figuring out that he was in Jacksonville, Fla. “We love going into … their local towns and bringing a show to them. Essentially, that’s kind of what we’re doing on television: We’re bring a television show into your living room. And this is bringing a show – a live show – into your city. We just love it. We love the energy. We love the electricity, the vibe. It’s amazing. It’s amazing to me.

“Julianne and I, it’s funny, ‘cause during our meet and greets when we’re meeting people and we’re hugging them … people are asking us like, ‘Oh man, don’t you get tired of this?’ I’m like, ‘Actually, this is part of the reason why we’re doing what we’re doing. This is part of the reason why we’re actually on the road is so we can have these interactions, so we can have these one-on-one experiences and face-to-face moments with people who’ve been watching us and who’ve been supporting us. It’s our way of sort getting to meet you and connecting.’ So we love that.”

Both favorite professional hoofers on “Dancing with the Stars,” Derek and two-time winner Julianne have become bigger names than many of the contenders they’ve partnered with on the hit ABC series. Both siblings sang and danced last year in live TV musicals: Derek played Corny Collins in NBC’s production of “Hairspray,” and Julianne starred as Sandy in Fox’s staging of “Grease.” While Julianne has recently acted in movies like “Safe Haven,” “Dirty Grandpa,” “Rock of Ages” and the “Footloose” remake, Derek will appear as a judge alongside Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo on the new NBC dance competition “World of Dance,” premiering May 30.

But their live tours give the Houghs the freedom to create a show that taps into all their skills, including dancing, singing and, in Derek’s case, even some drumming.

“When we first started on tour, our first tour, there wasn’t a touring dance show like this, and trying to convince people and theaters and promoters, it’s difficult. They’re like, ‘What is it?’ And we’re like, ‘Well, it’s a rock concert for dance.’ They’re like, ‘Oh, I don’t get it. Are people gonna come and see this?’ And here we are third tour and it’s just incredible. The audiences have just been electric,” he said by phone during a tour stop.

“What’s wonderful about it is that it’s something for all ages. We have several different acts within the show, and each one touches on a different style, a different energy, a different feeling. And you have everything from a 10-year-old dancing in the aisle to last night I had a lady named Marge and she was 88 years old and I had her up on stage with me and sang to her and danced with her. It’s a very all-inclusive show. It’s very fun.”

Lots more at News Ok.

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Behind the Scenes of MOVE Beyond with Derek Hough – May 20, 2017

This pretty much has is all: scenery, half nekkid Derek, Daddy Bruce dancing with Jules to Derek singing, crazy running Derek…all good.

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