Derek Hough – the phenomenal dancer

by parineeti lal

Those familiar with Dancing with the Stars would have come across a ‘dancing sensation’ called Derek Hough. Those not, can see why he deserves to be called one. He was the force behind his celebrity partners who were competing and assured most of them the top place, with his passion for the craft and dedication in his performances.

Brooke Burke, American actress, dancer, model, and television personality & Derek HoughDancing With The StarsSeason 7Freestyle

Wow ! What control! – Shawn Johnson, once American artistic gymnast, 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist & Derek Hough Dancing With the StarsSeason 8Mambo

Just watching him move with his different partners in various seasons of the ABC show and other professional appearances on stage, made the audience go crazy and applaud with fervor, wishing the delightful sight to keep on going much after it ended. They were always waiting every week to watch his fresh moves and even today seek to see him perform once again with new celebrities. This set of videos of some of his dances with different celebrities and one with his own sister Julianne are a feast for the eyes and a thrill for the heart.

Grace and control in actionNicole Scherzinger, American singer, dancer, actress and television personality and once part of the group Pussycat Dolls – Dancing With The StarsSeason 10 – Cha Cha Cha

Amazing precision & synch – Bethany Mota, American video blogger & You Tube personality & Derek HoughDancing With The StarsSeason 19Salsa

About Derek – in brief

Derek Hough, born May 17, 1985, is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, director, actor, singer-songwriter, and musician.

Since September 2007, Hough has become known for his work on the ABC dance-competition series, Dancing with the Stars, on which he has won a record six seasons. With a total of eight nominations, he has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography for several routines that he choreographed for the show.

Softness that makes you cry – Bindi Irwin, Australian actress, television personality and conservationist & Derek HoughDancing With The StarsSeason 21Freestyle

Sensuality at its bestPeta Murgatroyd & Derek Hough doing the Argentine Tango

Hough grew up the fourth of five children in a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) family in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. He is the son of Marianne and Bruce Hough and has four sisters, Sharee, Marabeth, Katherine, and Julianne (a professional dancer herself).

All of his grandparents were dancers, and his parents met while on a ballroom dancing team in college in Idaho.

But that does not take away the merits of Derek’s personal talent.

Here’s to the phenomenon called Derek Hough!

My Word! Mind- boggling co-ordination of the siblings  – Julianne and Derek Hough doing the Jive with “Shake your tail feather”

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