This is a really awesome interview of Derek talking about everything…literally everything! From “World of dance” and Move Beyond till his rituals, principals and travelling adventures with his dad Bruce…and many more!
There are so many parts I want to add from the interview but, adding below only few excerpts from each subject. Believe me, you don’t want to miss the whole article on Elite Daily.
About his rituals: “For me it’s really important to basically have rituals… one is waking up in the morning… I struggled a lot, I mean who wants to wake up in the morning? But the one thing I’ve been trying to practice lately is when I wake up, I wake up. And that’s it… It’s like when you wake up, just wake up and start your day. And you’ll find that you’ll have more energy and better energy thoughout the day. So that’s a ritual I’ve been practicing lately and it’s been amazing.”
About World of Dance: “It truly is a worldwide celebration of dance,” Derek said about the show, before correcting himself, “I shouldn’t say celebration — it’s a competition.”
About his spare time: “My grandpa passed away last year and when he did, I told my dad we need to spend more time together. Like, ‘What are we going to do with the time that we have left?’ was a question that I started asking myself. If I had a couple of days off, normally I would go do something in LA, but then last year, I made it a mission to go on these adventures with my dad”
About Eh Bee Family and the Greater American Trip: “I’m very close to my family and the idea of working with another close family and having them go on the road and experience this adventure together as a family giving back to the community, it’s really special”
“For me, family, adventure, movement — it’s all very important.” – Derek
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