Those familiar with Dancing with the Stars would have come across a ‘dancing sensation’ called Derek Hough. Those not, can see why he deserves to be called one. He was the force behind his celebrity partners who were competing and assured most of them the top place, with his passion for the craft and dedication in his performances.
Brooke Burke, American actress, dancer, model, and television personality & Derek Hough – Dancing With The Stars – Season 7 – Freestyle
Wow ! What control! – Shawn Johnson, once American artistic gymnast, 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist & Derek Hough – Dancing With the Stars – Season 8 – Mambo
Just watching him move with his different partners in various seasons of the ABC show and other professional appearances on stage, made the audience go crazy and applaud with fervor, wishing the delightful sight to keep on going much after it ended. They were always waiting every week to watch his fresh moves and even today seek to see him perform once again with new celebrities. This set of videos of some of his dances with different celebrities and one with his own sister Julianne are a feast for the eyes and a thrill for the heart.
Grace and control in action – Nicole Scherzinger, American singer, dancer, actress and television personality and once part of the group Pussycat Dolls – Dancing With The Stars – Season 10 – Cha Cha Cha
Amazing precision & synch – Bethany Mota, American video blogger & You Tube personality & Derek Hough – Dancing With The Stars – Season 19 – Salsa
About Derek – in brief
Derek Hough, born May 17, 1985, is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, director, actor, singer-songwriter, and musician.
Since September 2007, Hough has become known for his work on the ABC dance-competition series, Dancing with the Stars, on which he has won a record six seasons. With a total of eight nominations, he has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography for several routines that he choreographed for the show.
Softness that makes you cry – Bindi Irwin, Australian actress, television personality and conservationist & Derek Hough – Dancing With The Stars – Season 21 – Freestyle
Sensuality at its best – Peta Murgatroyd & Derek Hough doing the Argentine Tango
Hough grew up the fourth of five children in a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) family in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. He is the son of Marianne and Bruce Hough and has four sisters, Sharee, Marabeth, Katherine, and Julianne (a professional dancer herself).
All of his grandparents were dancers, and his parents met while on a ballroom dancing team in college in Idaho.
But that does not take away the merits of Derek’s personal talent.
Here’s to the phenomenon called Derek Hough!
My Word! Mind- boggling co-ordination of the siblings – Julianne and Derek Hough doing the Jive with “Shake your tail feather”