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Derek Hough Is Spotted Filming A New Series In Jamaica, Teases First Look

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Dancing with the Stars judge and six-time Mirrorball champion, Derek Hough has taken on an exciting new project that promises to captivate audiences around the world. With a passion for dance and a thirst for exploration, Hough has embarked on a thrilling journey to uncover the cultural roots of dance styles from various corners of the globe.


Derek Hough Is Filming A New “Passion Project” In Jamaica

In collaboration with National Geographic, Hough’s upcoming show, tentatively titled Dance the World with Derek Hough, will showcase the magic of dance and its profound influence on different societies.

On June 28, a sneak peek of Hough’s latest project emerged on social media, leaving fans ecstatic. The video clip featured Hough and Kerry Washington, the beloved Little Fires Everywhere star, dancing together against the picturesque backdrop of Jamaica.

Hough’s show will take him and a celebrity guest on an awe-inspiring expedition to various destinations worldwide. With each episode, viewers will witness Hough and his companions immersing themselves in the local customs, environments, and people that have given birth to diverse dance styles.


At the heart of each episode lies a grand finaleβ€”a spectacular performance that shows the culmination of Hough and also his guest’s newfound knowledge and skills. From the lively streets of Kingston to the vibrant dancehalls, every step in their adventure leads to an unforgettable display of both talent, and passion.

Derek Hough Announced That They Wrapped Up Filming

Hough couldn’t contain his excitement as he recently wrapped up the filming for this remarkable project. Taking to his Instagram Stories, he then shared his gratitude for the incredible crew and collaborators who made this passion project a reality.

The presence of Washington, an actress of Jamaican heritage, adds a special touch to this captivating series. Her connection to Jamaica runs deep, as she proudly embraces her roots and celebrates the island’s rich culture.


While specific details about the episodes and air dates are yet to be revealed, fans of both Hough and DWTS eagerly await the premiere of this extraordinary series. As Hough’s project intertwines dance, exploration, and cultural understanding, it also promises to be an entertaining experience for viewers worldwide. Stay tuned for further updates as Hough and his celebrity guests waltz, tango, and cha-cha their way through a captivating global dance adventure.

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