Derek and Dancing in Iowa

As many Derek fans may know, Derek and several of the DWTS Season 8 cast (and the Ballas Hough Band) are taking part in an event titled “Shawn Johnson and Friends” in Iowa on Sunday night.  This event is billed as “An Evening of Music, Dance and Shawn” and is described as a thank-you from Shawn to her home town/state and fans.  Derek’s been doing a bit of tweeting about his travels, including some fun pictures:


Derek as Quarterback





























He’s so totally a quarterback. 🙂  He says “as well” in reference to a picture of him (aka Superman 🙂 ) because of this picture he took of Shawn:
Shawn Johnson in Iowa


























Then they all tried to fit into Shawn’s Range Rover. Corky and Steve-O drew the short straws, apparently. 🙂
Corky Ballas and Steve-O


























Finally, Derek claims he’s out of shape:
Derek Tweet - out of shape













I am highly skeptical of this “out of shape” business. I think it much more likely that he’s out of shape *for Derek Hough*. 🙂 Which means he still looks amazing.

Now, some of you may be wondering why I am posting these bits of small news. Well, for one thing, I find Derek’s tweets very amusing (honey, demoine??).  🙂  For another, I’m going to be trying very very hard tomorrow night and Monday to find actual video of this little event to post on this site. So we can, hopefully, god willing, see Derek DANCE and sing.  So, consider this post an early notification of new video (hopefully) and also a plea for assistance. There are several dancers and stars involved in this event – their fans may be fortunate enough to attend this event.  So, if you guys come across anything related to this event, please let me know, so I can save it for posterity on this site and so that others have a chance to see it.  Here is the list of attendees that I could come up with:

  • Derek (of course)
  • Shawn Johnson
  • Mark Ballas
  • Cheryl Burke
  • Gilles Marini
  • Lacey Schwimmer
  • Steve O
  • Chelsie Hightower
  • Kristi Yamaguchi
  • Corky Ballas
  • Shirley Ballas
  • Mitchell Musso
  • Ballas Hough Band

What I take from this is that Derek might very well be dancing with Chelsie which I would KILL to see.  Why did I not buy a ticket to this months ago? Why?  Anyway, everyone cross your fingers and warm up your search engines in the hopes that we get video.  Here are a couple other links about this event”

‘Shawn Johnson and Friends’ show adds more dancers

Shawn Johnson and Friends on Sunday


Shawn Johnson Previews ‘DWTS’ Show

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11 Responses to Derek and Dancing in Iowa

  1. Krista says:

    hopfully i love seeing them perform. i just cant wait for them to go on tour. but its fun watching updates on derek it helps the withdraw. lol

  2. HeidiHo1013 says:

    Krista – yes, Emily is touring with Demi Lovato, but Sam and Harry both are in Iowa and the band is listed as performing. So, hopefully we’ll get video.

  3. Krista says:

    love derek. but emily grace wasnt there. since she is touring with demi lovato.

  4. Hotaru says:

    Why can’t I live close to Iowa?! Or anywhere BHB goes to for that matter! lol Also, is it just me or is Mitchell always where Shawn is? How would they know each other? She an Olympian and he’s a Dinsey star.

  5. Phillipe says:

    for what i see on the video ,they are definitely doing the hip hop from the tour with is awesome ,and shawn and mark are doing the cha cha

    • HeidiHo1013 says:

      Yep, that’s definitely the hip hop routine from the tour in the part where you see Mark and Derek. Very awesome. I saw this video on the TV stations web site but not an embed code – glad it’s on You Tube. Thanks for the heads up. Don’t know if I will post it on this site because the Derek content is so small, but I may post it on Pure Dancing with the Stars.

  6. Phillipe says:

    a video that i just found on youtube ,a interview with shawn and mark but there is derek too

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  8. HeidiHo1013 says:

    Thanks, Phillipe!! I’ll keep my eyes open. 🙂

  9. Snooppee_14 says:

    I am So sad the one time they are here in Iowa I wont be able to go and them!!! hopefully they have a good crowd and want to come back on DWTS tour!!!

  10. Phillipe says:

    he is probably dancing with chelsie and lacey becouse i dont think lancey will dance a lot with Steve O
    i dont know but i have a felling that derek are going to dance the hip hop from the tour wirh lacey and mark

    and mark is going to dance a lot becouse of Shawn and Kristi so would be very cool if derek dance with shawn ,a dance with a lot of tricks and flips, i remenber derek and julianne cha cha and he did a really cool backflip

    ps:there is a girl who post in one of dereks twitter pictures that is going to the event,maybe she will post something ,unless twitter about the event

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