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Derek Hough Shows Off Unseen Dance Rehearsal Footage with Hayley Erbert

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Derek Hough has recently shared an unseen dance rehearsal video of him and wife Hayley Erbert. The professional dancer revealed that they specifically created the choreography for their supposed performance on Dancing With The Stars.

Derek Hough, Hayley Erbert Reveal Dance They Were Supposed to Perform on ‘DWTS’

In a recent post on Instagram, Hough showed the raw video of their dance rehearsal to “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol. According to the five-time Mirrorball champion, it was the routine they failed to perform on DWTS because Erbert unfortunately suffered a shoulder injury.

“Last season we were supposed to perform this piece on @dancingwiththestars but unfortunately the day before @hayley.erbert injured her shoulder. This was the rough concept we put together in our garage,” he wrote.

In the comment section, Hough stated that he thinks the choreography isn’t near perfect. Nonetheless, he supposes that an organic clip can tap on emotions as well.

“You can tell it still needed a little finessing and the camera work would’ve really helped enhance the movement and artistry. But sometimes the rough and raw glimpse can be moving too,” he wrote.

Upon seeing the clip, fans immediately expressed their awe towards the couple’s passionate choreography. Particularly, they praised the manifestly romantic connection seen in the dance.

“The connection you have with each other when you dance is phenomenal. It brings me to tears and makes me remember why it is that people love the pure passion for dance and the range of emotions it brings us through,” a fan wrote.

The clip was only part one of the entire rehearsal footage. Hough, however, revealed that he intends to release part two of it soon.

He Thanks Fans For Their Positive Feedback for Symphony of Dance

Recently, Hough also shared a clip of a fan sharing his cheerful review about his tour Symphony of Dance. The live dance show is the first-national tour for the dance performer in four years.

“They don’t get it until I see the show,” the man said. “The guy last night came to me and say ‘I’m so sorry because I completely did not understand the show’ until they saw it and now I’m blown away.”

In the caption, Hough expressed what i means to hear positive reactions to the live show.

“I love hearing people’s reactions about this Tour:)) We give 1000% every single night so to hear people leave with smiles on their faces and local crew feeling moved and “blown away” means everything to us. Thank you !!! We never take it for granted!” he wrote.

On October 2, Hough kicked off his Fall Tour in Salt Lake City. According to its description, the show “features all-new high-energy choreography, stunning stage production, astounding versatility and as always, Hough’s magnetic stage presence.” The tour also flaunts Hough exploring dance styles from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in between. 

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