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: A Day in the Life – October 21, 2017

Derek’s working out and is a bit insane today. LOL to Kristi “shut UP!”

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Derek Hough: A Day in the Life – October 19-20, 217

Not much from Derek himself but some fun video from Julianne and Hayley. Derek with Harley is one of the cutest things I’ve seen in some time, and I’m so not surprised by him running up the stairs at horror night while Hayley records. He wouldn’t be Derek otherwise. 😉

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Derek Hough To Be On Kelly & Ryan

Get your DVR ready again. Derek will be on Kelly & Ryan on November 1st. Thanks to Linz for the heads up!

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Derek Hough: A Day in the Life – October 19, 2017

I have envy regarding the outdoor fireplace/yard area. 🙂 Man, I would love it. Their fire place fun was last night and today Derek is playing with Romie and celebrating Brooks getting picked up by the LA Kings. Congrats!!

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Derek Hough Battles Nicole Scherzinger on “Lip Sync Battle”

Coming this Sunday, apparently!

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The Shibutanis’ Go to Derek Hough for Latin Dancing Advice

According to Maia Shibutani’s blog for Team USA even! This is a fascinating blog, where Maia talks about how the short program is required to be latin dancing this season. So of course they sought out one of the most successful latin dancers of all time, Derek!! Remember back during Move when we commented on the fact that the Shibutanis were visiting Derek and Julianne during MOVE rehearsals? Well, we weren’t far off in our speculations. 🙂 Here’s a tidbit where they talk about consulting Derek about “fun” latin dancing.

While we were aware of the perception that as siblings, the Latin rhythms could be tricky for us to perform, we had our own opinion. In February, before our creative process truly began, we sought out advice from Derek Hough. Derek Hough and his younger sister, Julianne, have been standouts in the world of dance and entertainment on “Dancing with The Stars.” They have experience performing together and even have their own show, “MOVE,” that toured the country for the third time this summer. Derek shared our opinion that Latin rhythms can absolutely be about having fun. The program we have created has a cohesive concept and it is high energy. It really suits us and we’ve made it our own. We love it!

Sounds like they used their regular choreographers, got inspiration from Derek and Julianne, and learned the movement from other ballroom dancers.

Right after worlds, we were able to attend two days of rehearsals for Julianne and Derek’s show. Seeing that elite level of dance on the floor was inspiring. When we were creating our short dance, we worked with Marina and Massy, but we also worked with Serge Onik, Jenna Johnson and Maxim Kozhevnikov. Learning from both male and female dancers was incredibly helpful when we were looking to create movement that highlights both me and Alex.

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Derek Hough to Appear on Justin Baldoni’s “Man Enough”

I feel pretty sure we’ve posted on this one before, but here’s a bit more about it…although still no date. 🙂 From Entertainment Weekly – follow the link to see the photo and read the whole article:

Announced Wednesday, Baldoni’s new weekly talk show, Man Enough, will host a rotating cast that includes Derek Hough, How to Get Away With Murder‘s Matt McGorry, Hamilton star Javier Muñoz, comedian Bassem Youssef, spoken word artist Prince Ea, transgender activist Aydian Dowling, and mixed martial artist Anderson Silva.

Man Enough is described as “a weekly dinner party captured on camera” that will explore “what it means to be a man today.” Baldoni will host the show, featuring a restaurant setting and topics like body image, fatherhood, marriage, happiness, and feminism.

Come join us in the conversation to explore and redefine traditional masculinity in America. #ManEnough

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Derek Hough: A Day in the Life – October 17, 2017

A sword? First a motorcycle and now a sword. 😀

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Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, And More Raise Over $35 Million For Disaster Relief

Such great news! BroadwayWorld.com is reporting that One Voice: Somos Live, for which Derek participated in over the weekend, raised over $35 Million for Disaster Relief. To read more, see BroadwayWorld.com

Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, and Alex Rodriguez announced today that more than $35 million has been pledged collectively so far in connection with the Oct 14 special benefit concert telecast “ONE VOICE: SOMOS LIVE! A CONCERT FOR DISASTER RELIEF,” which featured some of the biggest superstars in the entertainment world and aired on dozens of networks including NBC, Telemundo, Univision and Viacom channels.

Somos Una Voz, the alliance of artists behind the concert/telecast, is still gratefully accepting donations that can be made online at somosonevoice.com (English) or somosunavoz.com (Spanish) or by texting SOMOS to 50555.

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Derek Hough Seen Shopping At The Grove – Video

Awww, Derek is such a Doll as always. Here he is shopping at The Grove. I love his hair!

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