Derek Hough


Dancing's Derek Hough: Amy's Journey Is the Best Victory

Derek Hough

Hi guys,

Thanks so much for your messages!

Second place! Woohoo! Who would've thought that when I was sitting at a table and saw Amy walk through the door for the first time? Seeing her walk in with these prosthetic legs and not having any idea what at all would be possible, and now to think about what we've achieved and what we've created — that really is amazing.

I had a gut feeling that Maks and Meryl were going to take it, and I said that to Amy, so we knew. Based on the packages and the tone and the way they put everything together, I had a feeling they ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough on "Remarkable" Quickstep and His Problem with Abby Lee Miller

Derek Hough

Hey everyone!

Thanks for your votes!

Amy is doing a lot better. Even on Monday she was feeling good. I can't believe we got a 40. We never ever expected that, especially with the mishap with the stool. I was supposed to kick the stool and Amy was supposed to catch it with her leg and pull it up, but the stool didn't go over, so I had to pull it back myself. I'm not sure if the judges didn't notice it or what. I guess you can say it was an unfortunate moment and not an actual misstep. 

I really loved choreographing that ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: We're Playing It By Ear

Derek Hough

Hey guys,

Thanks for your messages! Sorry I was MIA last week. Things got hectic, but I'm back now!

Amy is feeling better. It's a day-to-day thing. She was overworking a certain muscle group in her back and it just came to a head on Monday. After we got the judges' comments, she turned to go up to the skybox and she felt something pop. Her muscles had spasmed and she dislocated ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: I'm So Proud of Amy

Derek Hough

Hey guys,

How'd you like Disney Week?

Thanks for all your votes and messages this week. They've really meant a lot to us, Amy especially. The waltz was a hard one for us, but we pushed through and I'm so proud of Amy and how well she did. We had our usual pep talk before we went out to dance and I just told her to really enjoy it. At the end of our performances, Amy is quick to criticize herself. As soon as we finish, she'll point out what she did wrong or say, "I was off-balance" or something. As I'm holding ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: It's Awesome to Be Back with Amy

Derek Hough

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Thanks for your votes!

How'd you like the switch-up? I thought it went great. It was fun to see everyone with different partners and I think it was a good change of pace for us and the celebrities. For me as a student, I like to have a bunch of different teachers and I want insight from different people. Plus, it was great to admire Amy from afar. It was wonderful and I was so proud watching ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: I'm Excited About the Switch-Up

Derek Hough

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Thanks for your votes!

I'm still on a high from Monday. This week was so special. I feel very grateful. The whole theme of Monday night was gratitude. Whenever Amy gets nervous or uptight, she starts letting her that affect her, and she really wanted the dance to be perfect. I said to her backstage, "You can't put that much pressure to make it perfect because ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: I'm Excited About Amy's New Legs!

Derek Hough

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Thanks for your votes!

I'm super proud of Amy and super happy with our swing. We had a little mistake. My jacket got in the way. I put my arm behind my back and she's supposed to grab my hand, but my hand went inside my jacket, so she couldn't grab my hand. It was no big deal. I thought she did great because right before we went on stage, her foot came loose! Because the floor is sticky, it was causing friction and it was coming undone. She needed a wrench to tighten it up, so I went to a lighting guy and he pulled out a Swiss army knife and she just sat on the ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: I Can't Believe We Got a 24

Derek Hough

Hi everyone!

Hope you enjoyed the show Monday.

Amy and I had a blast. I thought she did great considering all the craziness the past few weeks. Right before we went on, she said, "I'm nervous, but I don't know if I'm nervous enough." I think it was from the jet lag. If it's a few hours, it's OK, but she was, like, 12 hours ahead and completely out of her body. You want to be in your body and present when you perform in anything. But when you're tired, you're floating. So we did a victory pose where you put your arms up in a V shape and jumped around. That gets your adrenaline going and blood pumping. If you keep still, you'll just get more tired.

I was expecting something like three sevens, so I can't believe we got a 24. For me, scores are irrelevant, but psychologically, the 24 is good for Amy. It can give her the ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: Amy Has Really Inspired Me

Derek Hough

Hey everyone!

How's it going? Hope you've had a great 2014 so far! I'm excited to be blogging again and I'm so stoked for the new season and to be with Amy.

For those of you who don't know, Amy is a Paralympic snowboarder — and she just won a bronze today! Woohoo! She is a double amputee and is absolutely amazing. I am in awe of her. I went to Sochi to rehearse with her and it was a really great experience, not just working with Amy, but to be among the energy of the Games. What was really interesting ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: Our Win Still Feels Surreal

Derek Hough

Hey everyone,

We won! I can't believe it! Thank you for all your votes and messages!

It still feels surreal. I think I got about two hours of sleep on the plane from L.A. to New York overnight, but it's all good. It's really exciting not just celebrating the win, but the whole season. Amber and I had no expectations going into the finale. We just wanted to do our best, which I think we did, and let the chips fall as they may. I thought we had a great finale this season. Everyone really brought it, and I could picture ...
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