Derek Hough


Dancing's Derek Hough: The Mishap Was "No One's Fault"

Derek Hough

Hey everyone,

Thanks for your votes and support!

Congrats to Alfonso and Witney! How great was the finale? Well, except for that set mishap!

That was an unfortunate incident. Bethany and I were feeling good, the dance had just started and then that happened. It just goes to show that you can plan everything, but you can't control everything. The camera guys ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: I'm Trying Not to Repeat Myself

Derek Hough

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Woohoo! Finals! I can't believe we're here! Someone pointed out to me that this is my fifth straight final, which I didn't even realize. Holy crap! It's so surreal and amazing. I'm not really thinking about that though. I'm just focusing on Bethany and trying to give her the best material I can.

With the freestyle, I feel like I've covered a lot of bases before and it's like what's next? It's a sense ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: It's Been a Rocky Week

Derek Hough

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Semifinals! I can't believe the season is almost over. We have the samba and contemporary this week, and I'll be honest, it's been kind of rocky so far. I had a creative block. It's not just a creative block because I am thinking of things, but it's a point where I'm just not satisfied. I want to do something different. I'm not happy with certain things. On Wednesday, I stayed late and I literally tortured myself until we had this breakthrough and ideas ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: I'm Making the Routines Harder

Derek Hough

Hey everyone,

Happy Halloween!

Thanks for your votes! How'd you like Team Itsy Bitsy? We had so much fun doing that. The team dances are always fun to perform because you get to share the experience with more people. And Bethany did a great paso too. I was really happy with everything and to be on top of the leaderboard is a bonus. It was also great to have Len back this week. It's not the same without him, and getting a 9 from him is like getting a 10. He looks well rested, doesn't he?

This week, we have the ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: Bethany Had a Breakthrough!

Derek Hough

Hey guys!

Sorry for being MIA last week. It got a bit hectic traveling to and from Australia. I'll try to make it up to you!

Australia was awesome. It's crazy just to go there for a couple of days, not to mention to go there and just dance! I thought our tango went great! I'm really proud of Bethany. The package played up the stress and lack of time, but we weren't dealing with it negatively. The routine was very last-minute, but I feel like when you have less time, you get more done. There's a sense of urgency. You're like, "Let's get it done." When I was competing, I would learn more and get more ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: I Hope I Don't Let Sadie Down!

Derek Hough

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If you haven't heard, my switch-up partner is Sadie! Bethany is with Mark, so we had a straight swap! I've been staying at Sadie's family farm in Louisiana and it's amazing here. We've been riding four-wheelers and having a good time. We have the Charleston and Sadie's doing great so far. She's a really terrific dancer and she's not afraid to try things. I think she's been ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: We Have a "Really Special Routine" Planned

Derek Hough

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Thanks for voting for us!

I can't believe we got a 40! I don't know if a perfect score has ever been given out so early in the season before — and two of them too — but it's pretty wild. I was very, very happy with our dance. Bethany did a fantastic job. It's funny — before we went on, I kept saying to her, "You're going to be great. You're going to be great. Don't be nervous." And the thing was, I was nervous! I get nervous ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: Bethany's Ankle Is Not Doing Great

Derek Hough

Hey everyone,

Thanks for your votes!

So you saw what I mean by "potentially dangerous," right? After Bethany injured her ankle, I was like, "Oh, of all weeks," but we went for it and got through it, and I'm really proud of Bethany.

This week, we're doing the jazz to "Singin' in the Rain." My very first dance performance ever was to "Singing in the Rain" and I was about 3 or 4 years old. I don't remember it at all. It's on video somewhere. It's me running around the stage with an umbrella. I was the only boy ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: We Have Something "Potentially Dangerous" Planned

Derek Hough

Hey everyone,

How's it going?

Thanks for your votes!

I'm super proud of Bethany. I thought she did a great job. It's tough going second-to-last on the first show. You spend the whole night waiting and watching everyone else go, but she handled her nerves well and I'm really happy with the way it went. I think you can see potential for growth for her. She actually has ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: I Wasn't Sure About Coming Back

Derek Hough

Hey everyone!

How's it going? I'm excited to be blogging again!

Hope you all had a great summer. I think I saw a lot of you guys on tour! Thank you to everyone who came out this summer. Julianne and I had a blast, and we hope you did too! It's been a crazy year for me so far when I think about it: working with Misty Copeland, working with Meryl and Charlie for the Olympics, going to Russia to rehearse with Amy, all of last season, finishing my book, planning the tour, doing the tour, releasing my book and working on an HGTV project with Mark where we're literally building a new house! Now I'm doing Nashville and Season 19!

I wasn't sure if I was ...
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