The new Los Angeles Times has posted their new interview with Amy Purdy. Below is one question I always wanted to know about Derek and his choreography…
Let’s talk about rehearsals a little. When do you find out your music for the next week’s dance, and how long does it take Derek to work out all the choreography?
The dance begins to take life on Tuesdays, that’s when we get the music. That’s the most creative, private time we have all week to think through what we want to do. It’s just us listening to the music and finding inspiration, trying new moves. Derek basically says ” try this” and we try a move and if we like it we know we will put it somewhere. Derek doesn’t come in with a set dance that he teaches me, we build it together and sometimes we don’t even know the beginning or end until Fridays. Sometimes depending on the difficulty we won’t even put it to music until Fridays. Sometimes we even change moves at the last minute. Derek is such a brilliant choreographer that I’m sure there are countless possibilities running through his head all the time. So while the dance really begins to take shape on Tuesdays it often takes a couple of days before we have finalized a routine, then by Saturday and Sunday we’re trying to fine tune it and come Monday it’s showtime!
Wow, what a night last night! I will be watching Derek and Amy’s dances over and over again! So for media starters today, don’t miss heading to ABC7 to see a recap video or you can watch it below. On The Red Carpet and the Daily Mail also have some fantastic shots of them. Also, if you go to Just Jared Jr., you can see Amy and Derek arriving for rehearsals for the Team Dances last night. Derek is dressed in black!! Here is my fave…I love that gorgeous smile. Ok, more later! ~Vogue and Heidi
ETA: Below is a recap of the dances on Good Morning America. Drew and Cheryl were also interviewed. Note how Cheryl thinks it will be between Meryl or Amy who win Dancing With The Stars….
Yeah, just a teaser for you kids up late enough to appreciate it. Great night of dancing, all in all – Amy totally wowed me with her Jive. I could kinda tell from her excitement that it was going to be a good dance. And it certainly was. She might actually be Derek’s best jive partner in several seasons!! Anyway, up first is just a few screencaps from the opening dance and then Derek watching NeNe’s dance.
Ok, let’s get this party started!! Think think and VOTE VOTE Derek and Amy!! You know the gig! Heidi and I will be posting all of Amy and Derek’s dance videos for Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Week 6 in this post as soon as we can. Keep checking back as the night progresses. Videos provided by IdolXMuzic.
It’s SHOW DAY, Everyone!! How about some new rehearsal exit photos of Derek and Amy to start us off. Head to the Just Jared Jr. to see!! Below is another little jewel that came out yesterday too as well as a sneak peek of a new interview with Morning Brew TV. Go get em, Amy and Derek! We can’t wait!! ~Vogue