Anne Marie shares her experience of meeting Derek & Jules Hough at Mohegan Sun [FAN BLOG]

Hey everyone! Anne Marie (the owner of DHoughLovers) attended the Move Beyond show at Mohegan Sun on April 30, 2017. Not only she attended, she also had a VIP ticket and had the chance to meet Derek and Jules before the show. She was also lucky enough to see Derek once again afterwards.

Anne was kind enough to share her experience with all of us. Read below what she had to say and be sure to follow her on twitter. Thank you Anne!
P.S. All the pictures she mentions on her blog, you can find them in the gallery at the end of the post.


Where do I begin? I got my VIP in December and didn’t care where my seat was for the show as long I was able to meet them again. The 3 times that I met Derek I froze and said something stupid lol. This time I made sure I wasn’t gonna repeat what happened in the past. Plus all of my pictures with him were side by side. I decided to do a fun pose, can’t tell you what it is until the picture gets uploaded.
So I checked in at the venue for my VIP with them. I was in group 2 so we went into the cabaret theatre for the picture and Q & A with Derek and Julianne. They had their “Hairspray”, “Grease”, Emmys and Mirror Balls on display.
So here comes Derek and Julianne everyone screamed as they walked in. I started to freak out because in a few minutes I was gonna be meeting them again. So the bodyguard/security was calling the groups in order. I was the last one in group 2 to meet them. I was freaking inside and said: “Please don’t let me freeze up like prior times”.
Julianne was first in line so I gave her a big hug and told her how much I loved her and how great she was in “Safe Haven” with Josh Duhamel and she said “thank you”.
Next was Derek and went up to him hugged him tight and said: “great seeing u again”. I asked: “Can we do a fun pose?” and he said “of course”. I told him what I wanted and we did it. Mind you the room was full of people who was waiting for their turn for their pictures and the Q & A as we were taking the picture the whole room was laughing and I had no idea what was going on since I was in a zone with my time with Derek. He hugged me a few times and said to me: “Good seeing you again babe”. Yes I died when I went back to my seat for the Q & A then the other people who had the dressing room VIP waited in the theatre after Derek and Julianne left.
It was showtime and let me tell you it was amazing and a nonstop show. I loved Derek and Julianne’s voice when they sang during the show. So once the show ended, I headed back to the hotel lobby, met up with some people to see if we could see Derek and Julianne again, no luck at this time, but we did see the dancers. I got a picture with one of the dancers.
So myself and these 2 ladies we walked around getting to know each other. I didn’t have to work the next day so I didn’t care what time I was coming home. We ended up back near the hotel lobby still talking, I looked in the direction where the hotel lobby was. I saw someone wearing a beanie. When looked better, it was Derek. I was so calm this time. I said: “Derek thanks for an awesome show etc”. I showed him the page I have for him on my phone, he said: “thanks so much for the support”. I asked if we could get a picture and he said: “sure, all of you get in the picture”. I explained that we were not together and we had just met. So he took selfies with them and then I got my two selfies and another big hug from him. He met up with two dancers and probably went for dinner or something, mind you he didn’t have his bodyguard with him so he was on his own.
After he left I had a little meltdown because I didn’t expect this to happen or let alone see him again. I had a little drive home but I was so wired from what happened. I ended up getting 5 hours of sleep but it was so worth it. I love my professional picture that I have with Derek and Julianne. It’s like a prom pose along with a fun pose lol so it kinda looks weird but not. I love Derek so much and that smile kills me.
I hope you enjoy reading my experience meeting Derek and Julianne again.

Behind the scenes of Move Live on Tour by Julianne Hough

In her latest blog, Julianne shares some pictures of what it looks like backstage and behind the scenes of Move Live on Tour! The pictures are from their performance in Nashville. Be sure to check them all out in Jules’ blog.

It’s a great honor to get to perform at the iconic Opry. Since 1925 the stage has seen performers like Patsy Cline, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, the Dixie Chicks and even a young Elvis Presley! The feeling you get when standing on a stage with so much history is indescribable.

Julianne Hough blogs during Move Live on Tour; From Orlando to Nashville

During the past two months Julianne blogs here and there sharing her experiences while touring with Derek and the cast of Move Live on Tour across the country. Below, are three of her blogs that we didn’t post here. To read the whole blogs, click on the links…enjoy! 🙂

While being in Orlando, during their day off the whole cast visited Disney and they had a great time! Jules sums it up in one word: MAGIC!!! “It rained like crazy the whole time so we had to wear massive ponchos all day. We look hilarious in all our pictures! We didn’t let the downpour rain on our parade, though…

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Julianne Hough introducing Move Live on Tour Cast; Kyle Hanagami & Jason Glover

Julianne, during the tour, has taken time to introduce us to the dancers and cast. The last two she posted and we didn’t post here, were about Kyle Hanagami (associate choreographer) and Jason Glover (dance captain). Check below a part of both and be sure to check the whole interview at Jules’ blog!

How did you get into the business of dance?
I started dancing when I was 18, which is late compared to most professional dancers. I was in college at UC Berkley when I met a group of street dancers. I thought, “I want to do that.” So I did and I loved it. I started uploading my dance videos to YouTube. My channel caught the eye of an agency in LA. They approached me about representation so I went for it. It was a slow build but it was great.

What is your favorite moment so far of the MOVE Tour?
It’s cool getting to watch from the lighting pit. I love turning to the audience to see how they engaged and excited they are. Their faces light up. It’s really cool!

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Julianne Hough: Austin, you are awesome!

In her latest blog, Julianne describes her day off in Austin (June 15, 2015) when Move Live on Tour was there the previous week. Taking her days off seriously, Jules likes to do as many things as the city they are visiting has to offer. Be sure to read her whole blog to find out how she spent her day off in Austin.

“[…] After a yummy breakfast, I hopped over to one of my favorite shops, Uncommon Objects, an antique and vintage shop. I went treasure hunting there last year and couldn’t wait to return. One could seriously ooh and ahh all over that store for hours — trust me, I have!

Julianne Hough introduces Move Live on Tour cast; Steven Lee (costume designer)

In her latest blog, after introducing the dancer Hayley Erbert, Julianne keeps introducing the cast of Move Live on Tour. This time she introduces us the costume designer of the show, Steven Lee. Below is a part of the interview. Be sure to check the whole blog. 🙂

What’s the biggest challenge in designing for the tour?
Making sure there is flexibility for the dancers. Certain things look good as far as fashion goes, but they don’t move the way a dancer would need them to. They are moving their bodies across the stage in ways the everyday person doesn’t, so the clothes need to be able to work and follow the choreography. They need to look amazing and also be effective.

What’s the best part of your job?
Working with the dancers! It’s great working with people who can express themselves like they do. I love them, Julianne and Derek. We’ve all become family.

Julianne Hough: “MOVE Tour cities…What should I do?!”

Julianne writes her first blog from the road…first cities they are going to visit are Phoenix, Albuquerque, Midland and Austin! She sure looks excited and asks for help on where they should do while being in every city! Check out her blog and give her ideas! 😉

There are so many historical and cultural hot spots surrounding Albuquerque; I have no idea where to start. Any ideas? I know Austin is jam packed with awesome being that it’s all about music and food. So many choices! Help a girl out! I’ll let you know where we end up…

Julianne Hough introduces the Move Live on Tour cast: Hayley Erbert

With the premiere of Move Live on Tour only few days away, Julianne goes on and introduces to all of us the dancers who are going to tour with her and Derek! First, Hayley Erbert from Topeka, Kansas. Hayley was also in the cast of last summer’s Move Live on Tour. Below, is a part of her interview, be sure to check all of it on Julianne’s blog.

What about the costumes?
The costumes are amazing! They’re intricate and interesting. Everything is completely blinged out, covered in rhinestones. Last year was great too but on a smaller scale. We each had three pairs of shoes on the last tour and this year we have six shoe changes! Everything overall is bigger, flashier and even more fun!

What city are you most excited to visit?
Kansas City! My whole family is coming to the show. So are the people from the dance studio I went to growing up. I used to train at a studio that was an hour and a half away from home. It’s really special that they’re all coming.