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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Derek Hough, Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo Talk to iHollywood TV (Video)

Nice long discussion of the new season of World of Dance. How is it that Derek can make pants that just don’t work on other men look good?? 😉

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Derek Hough’s New Tour A True Fusion Of Dance And Music (New Interview)

In a recent interview in Too Fab, Derek talks all about his new tour. I love how he says fans will be taking a “journey through true fusion of dance and music”. Read on…

“It’s my first solo tour!” he told us when we asked if sister Julianne Hough would be joining. “I’m having live musicians, amazing live dancers. Some of the dancers from previous seasons of ‘World of Dance’ are actually touring with me. I literally saw them and thought they were incredible when they auditioned and wanted to have them come along. It’s really cool to see that I used to judge these dancers, and now I’m gonna be dancing with them on the road because they’re just amazing at what they do.”

“That’s one of the great things about ‘World of Dance,'” he added of the competition show, set to return to NBC Feb. 26. “It’s not just about the people who win, it’s also about the people that are able to get jobs and opportunities, and I wanted to sort of do that for them. It’s exciting! It’ll be a high-energy show.”

The show will feature brand-new stage production, astounding versatility and Derek’s magnetic stage presence. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music, as Derek explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in between.

Go to Too Fab to read more including his thoughts on Jennifer Lopez and the Grammies.

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Derek Hough Announces Another Tour Dancer – Alexis Warr

Derek announced another dancer for his tour today and she looks incredible. Alexis Warr….

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Alexis Warr is a powerful dancer. She is known for her athletic ability and artistic flare. She’s a versatile dancer who has trained in ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, tap, gymnastics, and ballroom since she was 6 (Love Versatility!!) at Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Utah. (Which also happens to be the same studio I grew up in.) She is a semi finalist and finalist in many national and international Latin ballroom competitions. She was a principle dancer in several shows including ‪Hans Zimmer‬’s “Power Of Music” performance. Alexis is also a Joffrey and Hubbard street scholarship recipient. She was a featured dancer with her performing ballroom company on America’s Got Talent and World Of Dance. She has performed in numerous industrials and corporate events worldwide. #dance #tour

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Derek Hough, Jennifer Lopez, and Ne-Yo Hit the Today Show (Video)

This is a fun video – and fun to see a lot of dancers Derek already knows. 😉

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Derek Hough and the World of Dance Judges Teach Dance Slang

For Vanity Fair – pretty fun video, I must say. Particularly the beginning. 🙂

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Derek Hough and the WoD Judges Hit Extra TV (Video)

This is apparently a bit of what is on their show tonight.

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Media Coverage of Derek Hough’s Appearance at ISU

First up is an article from tribstar.com which talks about his appearance, but most importantly has some lovely photos – be sure to visit the site to see them. Click!

About half-way through his hour-long presentation, he got most of the crowd to stand, throw their shoulders back, put their hands high in the air, look up and “make the stupidest smile ever.”

Then he said, “Get depressed.”

The command led to laughter instead, underscoring his earlier message about how people can use their own bodies to help influence their emotions.

Hough has added author to his repertoire with the New York Times best-seller “Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion.” He spoke as part of the University Speakers Series at Indiana State.

Local TV station WTHI provided some video!!

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Derek Hough Announces Another Tour Dancer – Jay Jay Dixonbey

And that would be…..Jay Jay Dixonbey! Video below….

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When I first saw Jay Jay Dixonbey dance in person I was blown away by his charisma, strength and ability to defy gravity. Gonna have to keep up with him out there. Can’t wait! He is a native of Detroit, Michigan. He has studied multiple styles of dance such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip hop, Lyrical and Contemporary since the age of 9. Jay Jay is known for this recent work on So You Think Can Dance Season 15, as well as the So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour this past year. Jay Jay has worked with esteemed choreographers for many years and is a proud company member of Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound. Jay has appeared on TV Shows such as ‪Ellen DeGeneres‬ (Season 16) and the 89th Oscar Academy Awards.

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Derek Hough Talks About His Passion For Dancing And People (Good Day Live Interview)

Derek talked with Good Day Live about his passion on people and dancing! He also talked on his book, World Of Dance, and lots more…

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Derek Hough Begins Introducing His Tour Dancers!

Up first, you’ll remember her from dancing injured on last season’s World of Dance – Audrey Case, who was a part of Royal Flux!! Excellent!!

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Audrey Case is a technically sound dancer. With Incredible capacity, elegance, fearlessness and a strong passion for dance. With legs and feet that make you want to start stretching immediately. She is from Edmond, OK. She started dancing at age 3 and has trained in all styles of technical dance. She is most prominently known for her participation in the LA-based contemporary dance company, Royal Flux (seen on NBC's World of Dance season 1 and 2). Over the years, she has worked with countless outstanding choreographers, performed in many other prestigious contemporary companies and concert-like shows, such as Shaping Sound, Conteur Dance with Eryn Waltman, 3 works by Andrew Winghart, Teddy Forance, and Kristin McQuaid.She has danced for artists such as ‪Kacey Musgraves‬, ‪Kelly Clarkson‬, ‪Pentatonix‬ and ‪Mike Posner‬. I am very excited to be touring with such a brilliant artist like Audrey. Tickets 🎫in bio👆🏼 #derekhoughlive #tour #dance #passion

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