Julianne and Derek Hough are dancing their way through Southern California with shows in Riverside and Los Angeles in July.
The dancing siblings are starring in the 42-city “Move Live on Tour,” which continues throughout the country through July. The tour boasts a full-blown stage production complete with sets, costumes, a cast of dancers and the Houghs headlining in both solo, duet and group performances.
Dance styles range from ballroom to tap and from salsa to hip-hop with a little of everything else in between. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing as the show is designed to be interactive.
Both Houghs are also accomplished singers and musicians, so fans should expect some musical surprises and special guest appearances during the show, which they describe as “a cross between a Broadway spectacular and the hippest, coolest dance party you've ever been to.”
The Houghs and their “Move Live on Tour” troupe also will go into local communities while on tour to meet local dance groups and nonprofit organizations to include them in the “Move” experience. The Houghs are staging the show with Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo (Nappytabs), best known for their Emmy Award-winning choreography on “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Julianne Hough is a two-time professional champion on ABC's top-rated “Dancing with the Stars.” She has since moved onto the silver screen with roles in “Burlesque,” “Footloose” and the film adaptation of the musical “Rock of Ages,” among other movies. She also can be seen in the upcoming thriller “Curve.”
Derek Hough is an Emmy Award-winning choreographer and the only five-time champion in “Dancing with the Stars' ” history. With celebrity partners like Brooke Burke-Charvet, Ricki Lake, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler and Amber Riley, Hough's choreography has garnered a total of five Emmy nominations.
He also starred in the London production of “Footloose” in 2006. He partnered with world champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White to choreograph their short program for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Davis and White won the gold medal. Derek and Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy were runners-up in the recently concluded Season 18 of “Dancing with the Stars.”