‘Move Live on Tour’: Santa Rosa, CA (07/23/2014) – Miscellaneous Photos, Fan Tweets, Photos, Videos & More!

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“Move Live on Tour’s” next stop was a SOLD OUT show at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, California, on July 23! Santa Rosa is located in the beautiful wine country in Northern California. Derek, his mom Marrianne, Kristy, and the MOVE dancers all enjoyed a day out at a local winery. Check out the great pictures from their outing!

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Santa Rosa was the first of my three ‘Move Live on Tour’ shows and it was an incredible experience. I will share more of my thoughts, photos, and videos in a blog later on. Just know that there was a great, lively crowd and I got to meet Derek after the show! The theater felt very intimate, but it had a capacity to seat almost 1700 people. There wasn’t much stuff that was shared about this show, but I did find some stuff. Check out all the great fan photos, tweets, and videos below!



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‘Move Live on Tour’: Chicago, IL (07/11/2014) – Miscellaneous Photos, Fan Tweets, Photos, and Videos!

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‘Move Live on Tour’ landed in Chicago, Illinois, on July 9 and performed what sounds like an absolutely AMAZING show! Many of our MOVE dancers commented on Instagram and twitter about the incredible audience. It really does make a different to them the amount of energy the audience gives…. the more you give them, the more they give back to us!!

But first, the cast & crew enjoyed a day off in Chicago and many went sightseeing based on their Instagram photos. One of Julianne’s best friends and Derek’s ex-gf, Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), surprised Julianne and Derek by attending their Chicago show, as well. Check out all the fun photos below!!


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@juleshough @juliannehough #EPIC

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HQ Photos from Minneapolis, MN, concert at Northrup Auditorium!!

Check out this interesting interview that Derek did with AZ Central in lieu of their show in Phoenix, AZ, on July 20.

Q: How difficult is the show?

A: It’s extremely challenging. We’re in every single number. It’s pretty relentless.

Q: So how do you relax after that?

A: That’s the thing. I went straight from “Dancing With the Stars” to this show and then will go into my book tour (his first book, “Taking the Lead,” will be published in August). It’s momentum. It’s always good, to keep moving and keep going.

Q: What’s more pressure: Being judged on “Dancing With the Stars” or doing this?

A: I wouldn’t say there’s more pressure. There’s just more of a standard, if you know what I mean. I always hold a certain standard for myself, whether you’re playing for 6,000 people or 700 people. I always want to make sure I go up there and give the best performance I possibly can, and I want to get better and better.

Derek also started to promote his new book coming out on August 5th called “Taking the Lead: A Live Lived in Motion”. I cannot wait to read this book and learn what makes this guy tick! Haha! Make sure you pre-order the book here!

Love the fan response from the Chicago show! Check all the great tweets, photos, and videos taken from last night. I also read that Derek, Julianne, Nina and other friends went to a nearby club after the show!


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#happy at the #moveliveontour — so fun!

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‘MOVE Live on Tour’ Day Off in Chicago (07/07/2014)!

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Our ‘Move Live on Tour’ cast & crew enjoyed a day off on July 7 and spent it in Chicago, Illinois! They are playing a SOLD OUT show in nearby South Bend, Indiana, tomorrow night at the Morris Performing Arts Center. As you can see, the dancers and Julianne’s personal assistant, Kristy Sowin, visited famous landmarks, such as The Bean at the Millennium Park. Check out the fun photos below…. also check out Derek and the Sprinkles Cupcakes ATM!! Isn’t that awesome… RED VELVET cupcake please!!! Hahahaha!

PARADE MAGAZINE also did a recent interview with Derek who discusses the tour, his new book, DWTS, and other fun stuff. Read an excerpt below!

Right now you’re on tour with your sister. What’s your favorite thing about performing in front of a live audience?
“Everything! I mean that’s literally why we did that. It’s my favorite thing. We did it for a lot of different reasons, but there’s nothing like that quite compares to performing in front of a live audience. Even if you feel tired or don’t feel like you can do it, the second those lights hit you, you just find something and I like connecting and I love it. Things go so fast and it’s so much fun.”

Between DWTS, the Move Live tour, and your other projects you seem to be constantly busy. What do you do in your down time?
“In my down time? Well I have a book coming out in August, so I’ve been working on that the past several months, but I love adventure. I love scuba diving and rock climbing–I love things that make me feel like Indiana Jones, basically. I love to go snowboarding—all the things that my producers would be terrified if I told them I was doing.”

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via Amy Purdy IG

Speaking of Derek’s book… He has finally started promoting it on twitter! His book, Taking the Lead: Lessons From A Life In Motion will be released on August 5, 2014, and Derek will be promoting the book on a national book tour. Check out the details at PureDerekHough. You can pre-order the book here and on Amazon!

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.

Lastly, check out these wonderful photos from the iCourage Instagram account. I am not sure which show these photos are from, but I do know they are from this past week. I am thinking Windsor, ON…. =P

‘Move Live on Tour’: Louisville, KY (07/06/2014) – Miscellaneous Photos, Fan Tweets, Photos, and Videos!

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On July 6, ‘Move Live on Tour’ played another SOLD OUT show at the Louisville Palace Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky! During the day Derek, Kristy, Ashley, Paul, and Jake did some local sightseeing and the Louisville Sluggers Museum! Check out the fun photos below… =) So happy for them that they get a little sightseeing fun before their shows and I love seeing their pictures all over the country!

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Check out all the fantastic tweets, photos, and videos from the wonderful Kentucky fans! It sounds like the Houghs are changing lives for the better & the inspiring people which each tour stop! I love seeing all the amazing tweets sent to them after the shows… =)


Derek reading a fan’s bucketlist! Funny!

This is the girl with the Bucket List!


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‘Move Live on Tour’: Washington, D.C. (06/28/2014) – Miscellaneous Photos, Fan Tweets, Photos, and Videos!

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The ‘Move Live on Tour’ played our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., on June 28, to a SOLD OUT crowd at the Warner Theatre! Many of the Move Dancers went sightseeing around D.C.’s historical monuments, Derek took in the FIFA Brazil vs Chile game, and Julianne was probably spending time with her boyfriend Brooks Laich (who plays for the Washington Capitals) and who was also seen at the show that night!

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Check out all the fun miscellaneous photos, fan photos, tweets, and videos from the D.C. concert below! Please make sure to check out the INCREDIBLE photos from Angie, who was like front row center at the show! Oh yeah, I was told that the guys that Julianne brought up for the cowboy competition were incredible and hilarious!! Make sure to check them out in the photos. I also found some incredible new videos from the Red Bank, NJ, show from snocone06 which are at the bottom of this post! Enjoy!!!!

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‘Move Live On Tour’ Takes BROADWAY by Storm with Two Sold Out Shows! New York, NY (06/21/2014) with Amy Purdy & Shirley Ballas!

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On Sat, June 21, ‘Move Live on Tour’ played TWO SOLD OUT shows at the historic Beacon Theater on Broadway in New York, NY! Seriously, I hadn’t seen this many tweets, comments, shared photos, Instagram videos, and Youtube videos of one “Move Live on Tour” shown since opening night! Derek, Julianne, and the entire cast and crew TOOK BROADWAY BY STORM AND CONQUERED!!!!

Julianne even shed some tears of happiness in a Instagram video that she posted in thankfulness of her first time on Broadway. Derek has actually performed on Broadway previously in 2009 when he did a few shows of “Burn the Floor” and, of course, he starred in “Footloose” in London’s West End for a year or so! But it seemed like everyone… Jules, Derek, the dancers, all the fans were in absolute awe of the show and the success of the show at this venue! By the way, I also collected so many more videos and photos from the Upper Darby show and others that are included in this post so that you don’t miss them… Enjoy!

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What makes these shows even more special were two guest appearances by Derek’s most recent DWTS partner, Amy Purdy, and by Shirley Ballas! Shirley has been Derek and Julianne’s dance coach since they were children and pretty much raised them since the time they moved to London. She’s their “London Mom” and Derek even refers to her as ‘Mom’. =) Both Shirley and Amy took photos with lots of fans and were brought up on stage by Derek. Be sure to check out the video below!

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Derek dancing with a little girl during the matinee show!


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‘Move Live on Tour’: Orlando, FL (06/14/2014) – Miscellanous Photos, Fan Tweets, Pics, Videos & Harry Potter!

‘Move Live on Tour’ landed in Orlando, Florida, on June 15 to play at Hard Rock Live! Derek took his MOVE Dancers to Universal Studios (including The Wizardly World of Harry Potter) for some fun before the show. The dancers are always so appreciative of Julianne and Derek calling them the “best bosses” constantly. Love how they are all bonding at each stop and creating so many wonderful memories!

I feel like Derek is like their *Dad*, always taking the kids to the amusement park! Hahahahaha! Or maybe big brother is a better comparison! Anyways, check out all the fun pictures from Universal Studios and all of the fantastic tweets, photos, and videos from fans who attended the concert at Hard Rock Live!

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