On September 10, 2016, Derek and Julianne participated at The Celebration of Dance Gala, an annual fundraising event held by Dizzy Feet Foundationn. The two siblings have been among the honorees, receiving the 2016 Inspiration Award.
The event, as the official site notes “(…) celebrates the accomplishments of exemplary individuals and entities whose unique contributions have significantly impacted the world of dance. These awards recognize innovation, dedication, support and promotion of the art form.”
Specifically for the “Inspiration Award” per Broadway World: “The Dizzy Feet Foundation Inspiration Award is presented to an individual whose dance prowess, talent and gifts have delighted audiences and whose career in film, television and/or theater has left an indelible mark on the entertainment field.”
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Below we gathered the media surrounding Derek’s participation at the event.
“Huge honor to be presented with the Inspiration Award at the Dizzy Feet Foundation alongside my sis @juleshough . I don’t know what to do with my hands like my man Ricky Bobby. #dizzyfeetfoundation #honor #talladeganights” – September 10, 2016 Courtesy derekhough IG
“#repost Such an honor “Over the shoulder Derek!” We can never be serious! What an honor to receive the Inspiration award last night at the dizzy feet foundation gala! We are here today because of dance. Being a dancer gave me not only a career in entertainment and something to be passionate about, but it gave me a sense of home. I never feel as present and free as I do when I dance! It’s amazing what dance can do for your soul… Thank you for the incredible honor! ™@juleshough” – September 10, 2016 Courtesy derekhough IG
“Look who’s here! #DWTS #DizzyFeetGala” – September 10, 2016 Courtesy watchdancetv twitter
“Julianne’s dress! ❤️👗#dwts #DizzyFeetGala” – September 10, 2016 Courtesy watchdancetv twitter
“The 4!! #DWTS #SYTYCD #DizzyFeetGala” – September 10, 2016 Courtesy watchdancetv twitter
“Maddie on the dizzy feet dance foundation gala carpet with Nigel, Julianne and Derek Hough!!” – September 10, 2016 Courtesy thedancemomslounge IG
“3 star dancers in one shot @maddieziegler @derekhough and @juleshough at the Dizzy feet Gala. #maddieziegler #dwts #juliannehough #derekhough” – September 10, 2016 courtesy-feelingthevibemag-ig
“Photobomb @juleshough @maddieziegler” – September 10, 2016 Courtesy derekhough IG
“And then I hopped on over to #DizzyFeetGala with @watchdancetv to interview the Houghs. #DWTS” – September 10, 2016 Courtesy thekristynburtt IG
“Travis is getting really good at the Derek photobomb. #DWTS #SYTYCD” – September 10, 2016 Courtesy kristynburtt twitter
“About last night, when I asked fellow nominees if we dance fight on the red carpet… #emmys #choreography #katburnschoreo #sytycd #dwts @traviswall @derekhough #dizzyfeet” – September 10, 2016 Courtesy katmburns IG