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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Move Live On Tour Videos From The Niagara Falls, New York Shows

Courtney Larkin has been loading up more Move Live On Tour videos to her You Tube Channel from the Niagara Falls shows. Be sure to view them all here when you get time. They are breathtaking. Below are a few of them.

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More HQ Videos of Derek and Julianne Hough and MOVE Live on Tour in Orlando

This is the rest of the videos from Heather W – so many thanks to her. I believe she even got the entire talk Derek gives to the audience about his injury. Awesome. Thanks again, Heather!! Don’t miss Heather’s videos that I posted yesterday, or her blog that she wrote a couple days ago.

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UPDATE: Dates For 2015 Killick Klassik With Derek Hough And Mark Ballas

As you might remember from a previous posting, Derek is to attend the 2015 Killick Klassik held in Boca Raton, Florida. According to Shirley Ballas at her facebook page, Dancing With The Stars has approved the dates for Derek and Mark Ballas to attend on August 21st and 22nd. Be sure to see the link as she’s posted some cute pictures of Derek and Mark along with this news.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis To Have Dance Lesson With Derek Hough And Julianne Hough

Remember dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis who lost part of her leg in the Boston Bombing? She tweeted that she will be having a dance lesson with Derek and Julianne before the “Move Live On Tour” Boston show tomorrow night. She also lists it in her “Events” section at her official site. Heidi and I think this would make a cool human interest story. Let’s hope the press in Boston will and/or are planning to cover it. Note too that Adrianne writes that she has a VIP ticket. So, it’s possible the lesson wasn’t pre-planned and that she’s going just like the other VIPs. Whatever the case, it’s interesting. I love this girl. Like Amy Purdy, she’s so inspirational for everything she’s been through and coming out on top regardless. So sooooo proud of her….

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Derek and Julianne Hough on Nashville’s “Talk of the Town”

This interview was conducted a while back when they did all their Move press and I believe we posted it back then as well, but News Channel 5 re-aired it today here in Nashville. I continually saw ads for it all weekend. Here it is from their site – I’ll get an international version later.

ETA: International version. Original is below the fold.

Derek and Julianne Talk of the Town Move 2015 by dereklvr1013
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Radio City Music Hall Gets Ready For Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, And The Move Live On Tour

Radio City Music Hall posted on the Move Live On Tour at their facebook page. With their post, they also posted a video from “New York Spring Spectacular”. I bet Derek is so excited to return to this stage again. Who is going to this show? Let us know in comments.

Who got a chance to see Derek Hough dance across the Great Stage in the New York Spring Spectacular? He's taking the #RadioCity stage again with Julianne Hough for the Move Live On Tour this Thursday! Who's joining us?!

Posted by Radio City Music Hall on Monday, July 6, 2015

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Derek Hough Featured In New Issue Of W Magazine

Derek is featured in the new issue of W Magazine. If you go to this link, you can see a new photo of him wearing a Dsquared2 shirt 
and pants. He looks nothing short of gorgeous. He also talks of doing reality TV in the beginning.

“If you try to be cool, if you worry about being embarrassed, you’re doing it for the wrong reasons,” Hough says. “You’ve gotta embrace it—and sometimes that means going for a ridiculous song.”

Thanks to Madeline and Cathy for the heads up!

ETA: If you go to another link for the magazine, it makes it clear that he’s listed in the “Ones to Watch” category!! Of course. :-)

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“Julianne and Derek Hough rocked my world tonight” – Move Live On Tour Fan Reviews, More Photos, Videos From Niagara Falls


What a night again for the Move Live On Tour in Niagara Falls, New York!! As always, the fan reviews are off the hook. Read on to see. Also below are twitter and instagram photos and videos too. A few of them are from previous shows as well. And if you missed our first report from last night, you can see it here. Now on to Boston!

ETA: To see a STUNNING new gallery of photos from one the Niagara Falls shows, see Buffalo.com.

maureensoybean: Julianne and Derek Hough rocked my world tonight! Such a great show

saratanner19: Love, love, loved!!! Such a great show!!

madisongrubb: This night was so perfect️ and a dream come true.

kadikatie: Such an honor! These two are insanely inspiring. Their passion is motivating people to live a life of confidence, daring to dream big, staying strong in who you are, and of course freedom of #movement. Everything we love to do @kadifit #goals #check #MOVEliveontour @juleshough @derekhough Thank you!

stephleary05: One of the best nights of my life. I am beyond words of how happy I was to see these two perform. They are both incredibly talented and such inspirations. A dream come true on this fourth of july

ReviewsSheROTE: We Came… They Danced… MOVE DID IT ALL #MoveLiveOnTour You can read her review and see some videos here.

@jo_kerrigan97: Now I just want to dance #MoveLiveOnTour

Kara ‏@caulkk88: #moveliveontour was incredible. Entertaining and creative @juliannehough was stunning and @derekhough was a joy to watch. Best show

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Night Two of MOVE Live on Tour in Niagara Falls

Just dropping a bit off before I continue my holiday weekend. There isn’t much to post, so far. Congrats to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the world cup!! Thanks to you and to England, I’m now interested in watching soccer. :-)

This group had a great time last night!!

A photo posted by Derek Hough (@derekhough) on

A video posted by @colbshouston on

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Broadway World Reviews Derek Hough And Julianne Hough And The Move Live On Tour

What another great “Move Live On Tour” review…this time from Broadway World. And they have pictures too. See this link to read and see more.

There is nothing subtle about Move, in a good way. It’s a flurry of activity, with the numbers running nonstop throughout each of the two acts, and it connects with the crowd in no small way due to Derek and Julianne’s personalities. The stage is dominated by a massive, multitiered set, which acts as the projection screen for the elaborate background effects, as well as emphasizing the extreme athleticism of the dancers. I was constantly catching my breath as they would leap from stage to platform, or platform to platform, unassisted. This is particularly impressive because Derek and Julianne are a part of nearly every number, and they, and their troupe, never flagged in energy or enthusiasm. Choreography is from the Houghs, Kyle Hanagami and award-winning hip hop choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo (married, and known professionally as NappyTabs, they also directed the show), and it’s a complex and intricate blend of styles that takes advantage of the Hough’s ballroom dance roots, and their versatility.

It helps that Derek and Julianne are both respectable vocalists as well, and the program includes chances for each of them to sing, including a solo moment for Julianne with a version of Katy Perry’s “Fireworks,” complete with light-up gown and on-screen pyrotechnics. I thought her vocal was good enough that she may not have needed the spectacle of the gown, but it worked well in the outdoor setting of Wolf Trap; somewhat like a flock of fireflies had taken up residence in her gown. You’re guaranteed of hearing songs you recognize throughout the show, whether from today’s pop landscape (“Uptown Funk;” “Perfect,” “I Love It”), or on a retro journey through some dance eras of the past, complete with Derek channeling Elvis, and the pair evoking Fred and Ginger, with an enchanting Foxtrot to “Beyond the Sea.” Particularly impressive was the full cast, extended length tap number, that rivaled any you might see on Broadway. If you haven’t already taken note of the sheer number of dance styles Derek and Julianne are expert at, it’s at that point that it hits you that these are remarkably gifted dancers. It also bears noting that the troupe of dancers that accompanies the Houghs are all excellent enough that I found myself double-checking to see if Derek or Julianne are among them at any given point.

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