Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion by Derek Hough
Derek Hough, the dashing Emmy Award-winning fan favorite, and only four-time champion of the hit ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars, tells the inspiring story of his life and career, and shares insider tips of how he transforms his celebrity dance partners into confident, charismatic champions.
For eleven seasons, millions of people have tuned in to Dancing with the Stars to watch Derek Hough, the talented, consummate competitor whose skill and commitment have made him the show’s all-time champion. Whether he’s dancing with an Olympic gold medalist, an internationally renowned recording star, or a celebrated actress, Derek instills in each of his celebrity partners a deep passion, respect for hard work, and an irrepressible joie de vie spirit.
Now, for the first time ever, Derek opens up about his life and the lessons he’s learned on and off the dance floor, revealing how he went from bullied boy to ballroom boss. He details how his experiences have taught him to embrace a positive outlook, and shares the insights he’s gained working with celebrity partners, along with never-before-told, behind-the-scenes stories from the show.
Throughout, Derek spills the real secrets of learning to dance—connection, respect, and cooperative commitment—and demonstrates how he draws on the lessons of dance and competition to embrace and overcome the daily challenges we all face.
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The 2011 Rising Stars Gala
Derek Hough was a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars. Retrieved from abc. Just one year later, he moved to London to live and train with the top dance coaches in the world and attend the prestigious Italia Conti performing arts school where he studied theater, music and dance. A multi-talented entertainer, two-time Emmy Award winner and seven-time nominee for Best Choreography, Hough has appeared in film, television and stage projects as an actor. In addition to choreographing the hit music video "Parachute" for British popstar Cheryl Cole, Hough performed live with her on her concert tour in England and France to rave reviews and standing ovations. Hough can also add author to his growing list of credits. In , they toured again, selling out scores of venues on their city outing.
If you've watched Dirty Dancing over and over again throughout the years, then you're probably schooled in every single move, turn, and mannerism between Baby and Johnny. It's an iconic dance for a reason, and one that millions of brides and grooms have tried to recreate over the years. Read our full recap of all the dances here. In fact, the first time Derek tried the lift with Bindi was at the same moment that Jennifer walked into the studio. I was like, 'Oh my gosh, we're doing it! But the lift almost didn't go off without a hitch when it came time to perform it live last night. It was so scary, but we got it!
'Dancing With The Stars' pro dancer Derek Hough shares his experience dancing with the legendary Jennifer Grey, who portrayed the character of Baby in the.
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How Neil Patrick Harris adjusted from being a child actor., WE were famously told that "nobody puts Baby in a corner" but while that might be true, Dirty Dancing's Jennifer Grey has managed to keep a low profile in recent years. If you're wondering what happened to the star, here's the lowdown on what she's been up to in the thirty years since Dirty Dancing was released in
Nobody puts Bindi in a corner! The pair perfectly executed the number from the film originally done by actors Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, even down to the dramatic lift the dance is best known for. As one would expect, Bindi was a little nervous about being held high in the sky by her partner. The two spent a lot of time rehearsing the number, even jumping into a pond to try the move like it was done in the movie version. Then to really ensure the pair blew the number out of the water they got a bit of help from Grey herself who played the role of Baby in the film.