Chatting with Derek Hough of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – July 2, 2015

A new interview with Derek was posted in Washington Post where he talks about Move Live on Tour, Dancing with the Stars and more. An interesting article from Caitlin Gibson! We are adding some of the article below but be sure to check it out here.

CG: You choreographed the incredible routine that helped Olympic ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White win the gold medal. What was it like to choreograph a routine for ice instead of the stage?
DH: It was one of those opportunities that kind of came up and they asked me to choreograph it, and I was honored and flattered, but I was also kind of worried. I wasn’t sure if I knew what I was doing, since it was on ice. But it turned out to be great, and obviously they won and it was extremely exciting. Working with them was amazing. They’re the sweetest, kindest people.

CG: I have to ask: You’ve danced with so many celebrities on “Dancing With the Stars.” Have you had a favorite partner, or any that stood out from the others for any reason?
DH: The season with [“American Idol” star and country music singer] Kellie Pickler, because it was the season when I kind of came back to the show with a different outlook and a new perspective, and so for me it was almost like joining the show for the first time again. That season was special.”

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