Derek Hough’s blogs

For the last few seasons, Derek started blogging weekly for TV Guide during the seasons, something that we love him doing! Click on the dates to read his full blogs 🙂

Before that, he also wrote an open letter to Maria Menounos, his partner of Season 14, that was posted on Huffington Post. Check it out: “An Open Letter to Maria Menounos, My New Partner on Dancing with the Stars

  • Season 16 (partnered with Kellie Pickler):
  1. March 16, 2013: I’m happy I came back this season
  2. March 22, 2013: We’re stepping it up this week
  3. March 29, 2013: I’m really impressed by Kellie
  4. April 5, 2013: We’re surprised we got the top score
  5. April 12, 2013: I’m having choreographer’s block
  6. April 18, 2013: The team dance is in shambles
  7. April 26, 2013: It’s hard to do simple dances on this show
  8. May 3, 2013: We’re doing parallel universes
  9. May 10, 2013: I don’t take Len’s comments personally
  10. May 20, 2013: We feel good about our pieces
  11. May 23, 2013: This season was very special
  • Season 17 (partnered with Amber Riley):
  1. September 13, 2013: There’s a new energy this season
  2. September 20, 2013: We were not expecting to get a 27
  3. September 27, 2013: I still can’t believe I won an Emmy!
  4. October 4, 2013: We haven’t been able to rehearse
  5. October 11, 2013: Amber stepped it up
  6. October 18, 2013: We didn’t break the rules
  7. October 25, 2013: My back’s been acting up
  8. November 3, 2013: My back is better
  9. November 8, 2013: We are a little behind
  10. November 15, 2013: We don’t want to use Amber’s knees as a crutch
  11. November 23, 2013: We’re playing to Amber’s strengths
  12. November 27, 2013: Our win still feels surreal
  • Season 18 (partnered with Amy Purdy):
  1. March 14, 2014: Amy has really impressed me
  2. March 21, 2014: I can’t believe we got a 24
  3. March 28, 2014: I’m excited about Amy’s new legs!
  4. April 4, 2014: I’m excited about the switch up
  5. April 11, 2014: It’s awesome to be back with Amy
  6. April 18, 2014: I’m so proud of Amy
  7. May 2, 2014: We’re playing it by ear
  8. May 9, 2014: “Remarkable” quickstep and [Derek’s] problem with Abby Lee Miller
  9. May 21, 2014: Amy’s journey is the best victory
  • Season 19 (partnered with Bethany Mota):
  1. September 12, 2014: I wasn’t sure about coming back
  2. September 19, 2014: We have something “potentially dangerous” planned
  3. September 26, 2014: Bethany’s ankle is not doing great
  4. October 3, 2014: We have a “really special routine” planned
  5. October 9, 2014: I hope I don’t let Sadie down!
  6. October 24, 2014: Bethany had a breakthrough!
  7. October 31, 2014: I’m making the routines harder
  8. November 7, 2014: I hurt my back
  9. November 14, 2014: It’s been a rocky week
  10. November 21, 2014: I’m trying not to repeat myself
  11. November 26, 2014: The mishap was “no one’s fault”
  • Season 20 (partnered with Nastia Liukin):
  1. March 17, 2015: Derek Hough explains why he decided to return
  2. March 24, 2015: Our Rumba came down to the wire
  3. April 3, 2015: Derek Hough on new routine: “We can barely do it to music”
  4. April 10, 2015: This Is the Craziest Week Yet!
  5. April 17, 2015: The team dance might be a mess
  6. April 24, 2015: Injuries are “incredibly frustrating”
  7. April 29, 2015: I’m getting better by the day
  8. May 8, 2015: Nastia and I had a “Massive breakthrough”
  9. May 13, 2015: I knew we were going home
  • Season 21 (partnered with Bindi Irwin)
  1. September 15, 2015: I cannot say enough great things about Bindi
  2. September 25, 2015: This week is a Cluster-Bleep
  3. October 2, 2015: This is one of the most special weeks in my career
  4. October 8, 2015: The response to Bindi’s dance is “beautiful and lovely”
  5. October 15, 2015: Jennifer Grey’s helping us with our Dirty Dancing routine
  6. October 23, 2015: Derek Hough reveals the near mishap you didn’t see
  7. October 29, 2015: Derek Hough explains all the ways Bindi Irwin is a badass
  8. November 7, 2015: Bindi Is Going to Dance Blindfolded!
  9. November 12, 2015: I didn’t want to let Bindi down
  10. November 19, 2015: I’d love to see Bindi go all the way
  11. November 25, 2015: It was the perfect ending to a perfect season
  • Season 23 (partnered with Marilu Henner)
  1. September 8, 2016: Everything happens for a reason
  2. September 15, 2016: Derek Hough on kicking out Ryan Lochte protesters: “I don’t like bullies”
  3. September 21, 2016: Derek Hough explains how he was a hypocrite this week
  4. September 30, 2016: I was not upset with Marilu
  5. October 6, 2016: I am taking a different approach with Marilu this week
  6. October 13, 2016: I am thrilled Marilu finally had her moment
  7. October 20, 2016: We haven’t started rehearsing yet!
  8. October 28, 2016: Marilu’s feet were killing her last week
  9. November 3, 2016: I was pretty disappointed with our rehearsal package
  10. November 9, 2016: I don’t know if I’ll return next season

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