Derek Hough talks Dancing with Jennifer Lopez and World of Dance Season 2

Cross posted from www.purederekhough.com:

Well, this is from a little while ago, but it is time stamped today. So, we may not have seen it before – or someone could have taken it from someone else and reposted – who knows? But just in case, here it is again. ๐Ÿ™‚

September 8, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Score A Free Ticket To See Tapings Of World Of Dance Season 2

Would you like to watch the tapings of World Of Dance Season 2? If so, check the link below…

September 1, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

World Of Dance Backstage Dance Battles Digital Exclusives

The official you tube page for World Of Dance has been posting some video exclusives of some backstage battles that were seen on Snapchat during the season. Check them out when you can and be watching this link as they may post more in the coming days.

August 24, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

Nappytabs in NYC with a Sneak Peek at World of Dance Season 2 Auditions!!

This is video from Nappytabs instastory, I assume, and once you get past their adorable son you’ll see several acts auditioning for season 2 of World of Dance!!

August 19, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Derek Hough Talks On World Of Dance Season 2 And More

In this new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Derek Hough talks on his Emmy wins and nominations. He also talks on World Of Dance and what he hopes for Season 2. He thinks it will be even better than Season 1. See why below. I love his ideas…

August 18, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

World Of Dance Announces 14 City Live Tour

Don’t miss seeing the “World Of Dance” Tour this Fall. The show will visits 14 cities beginning October 17, 2017. Below is more in detail from SYS. For scheduling and ticket information, see World Of Dance.

World of Dance Live offers breathtaking dance skills which represent the spirit of originality, expression, and dedication. The WOD mission is to break down barriers, promote community goodwill, and is a commitment to the dancers and the fans beyond what happens on any given stage.

WOD Live consists of engaging and interactive 90-minute dance showcases which include the hottest stars and dance icons from YouTube and television, a signature host, talent meet and greets and autograph sessions. WOD Live brings World of Dance to life, attracting some of the most celebrated dancers and fans from across the globe, crossing boundaries, and bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together through the universal language of dance. Showcases include dance troupes, soloists, duets, and youth groups with multiple genre performances which include hip hop, ballet, contemporary, and ballroom.

The tour is produced by World of Dance, the premier brand in dance entertainment. World of Dance offers successful multi-level platforms which gives a stage to the world’s most influential dancers and adds yet another avenue for dancers to showcase their talent while letting audiences around the country engage and see the artistry up close.

“We are proud to introduce the WOD Live tour that provides dynamic showcases by the dance industry’s elite dancers touring 14 cities around the country celebrating creative expression in all its forms. Join us for high energy, spectacular shows designed to get the audience engaged and on their feet,” said Dave Gonzalez, President of World of Dance.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

Another Division Added To ‘World Of Dance’ Season 2

In a new interview with Derek Hough on August 3rd, we learned there will be longer episodes in Season of “World Of Dance” which means they can dive into the contestants lives more and have more performances (yay!). Now, we’re learning on another new little tidbit for World Of Dance Season 2. According to the office site, there are FOUR divisions not three like in the previous season.

NBC, Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez, and the premiere dance brand, World of Dance, are bringing you the second season of the world’s biggest dance series. The show will feature the most talented and innovative dancers of all styles and ages from across the entire globe.

Open to soloists, duos, trios, and groups, the best dancers on the planet will hit the stage to battle it out for ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Top qualifiers in four divisions; Junior, Upper, Junior Team, and Team will go head to head on their quest to win it all!

Interesting. For more information on the Division Ages and Sizes, the Audition process, and how contestants can register to compete, see this World Of Dance Casting link.

August 11, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

Pure World of Dance Season 1, Week 10 (Finale) – Power Rankings

So ends the inaugural season of World of Dance – can’t say I was entirely surprised with the result, given the song-and-dance we’ve seen from the judges all season long. That sadly made last night’s show a bit of a snooze for me, although I did thoroughly enjoy both of Swing Latino’s performances, one of Eva’s, and one of Les Twins’.

Aside from the general predictability of it all, I think the thing that bugged me most about Les Twins winning was that they were neither humble about it, nor did they really need it. Say what you will about them wanting to send their mom on a permanent vacation, but I go back to “You were touring with Beyonce and modeling for Jean-Paul Gautier before all this.” I sincerely doubt they were too bad off before WOD. On the other hand, Swing Latino members talked about family back in Colombia that they could really help if they won the million dollars, and Eva tearfully admitted that money had been tight in her family in the past year and that she’d like to at least be able to cover her own dance expenses. I thought the million would have genuinely been “life-changing”, as Derek put it, for those two – whereas it just seemed like a nice bonus for Les Twins, which they acted almost entitled to. I’ve really come to question their sincerity when it comes to their backstory, so this is just kind of another thing I’m having a hard time swallowing with regards to them. I only take solace in knowing that – to our knowledge – they can’t come back and win again next season ๐Ÿ™‚

Thankfully, it’s sounding like next season is getting a longer time slot, so hopefully things won’t be so hurried and disorganized; I’m also hoping it’s less predictable, given that the show is established now and doesn’t have to try so hard to grab an audience. So there’s that to look forward to ๐Ÿ™‚ I am still toying with how I’m going to do the power rankings next season, so feel free to offer up suggestions – we’re still just rolling with it here at PWoD, and things could change a bit next season.ย  I just ranked last night’s performances in terms of my own enjoyment once again…

1.) Swing Latino, first performance – This was the performance of the night for me – I just felt like they went above and beyond when it came to coming up with new tricks and staging for their dance, and they had my jaw on the floor multiple times.ย  I really came to appreciate that they were the last act standing that made an honest, conscious effort week after week to up their game and bring something new to the table – too many acts skated by doing the same things over and over, so they have a tremendous amount of respect from me.ย  Perhaps a bit messy in spots, as Derek pointed out, but considering that Columbian salsa is so fast, I generally cut them a bit more slack on messiness. I don’t really care when they’re tossing women 20 feet in the air ๐Ÿ™‚

2.) Eva Igo, second performance – Thank god for this, otherwise I think Eva may not have been able to hope for better than 3rd place after her first, lackluster performance.ย  Not sure that it really had much in the way of a cohesive storyline, but I liked that she returned to the displays of athleticism that got her to the finale to begin with – much more impressive than the aimlessness of her first performance.

3.) Les Twins, second performance – Probably my favorite performance they did all season, for the simple reason that it was DIFFERENT. Thought the mirrors were a nice touch, and the storyline seemed to sum up their season well. Ambitious song choice, but I feel like it paid off.

4.) Swing Latino, second performance – Not quite as glossy and impressive for me as their first performance, but perhaps cleaner, and still a solid effort. Seemed like a nice ending to the season for them.ย  Only thing I disliked were the ladies’ costumes…the gold ruffle was kinda distracting.

5.) Les Twins, first performance – Anyone else get the impression while watching this that they were really just kinda running out of ideas? The turntable felt like a bit of an afterthought – like, “Crap, throw in a turntable or something, I dunno, just make it different!” And then the part where one brother was dancing while the other just kinda ran around hyping up the crowd? That bordered on arrogant complacence for me, as if they were saying “Look, we don’t even really have to dance, we can just run around and still win this thing!!!!”

6.) Eva Igo, first performance – She didn’t screw up royally, per se, but I was just shocked at how completely underwhelming the choreography was – it was as if she ditched all the impressive shows of athleticism and just stuck with some vague flailing. I have to wonder if she was either using a different choreographer, or this was just a failed attempt at doing “something different” and kinda running out of ideas.

So those are my final thoughts – what are yours? Did the right act win? ?

August 9, 2017 I Written By

Medical device sales by day, reality TV blogger by night. Makeup artist, baker, hair model, and wannabe DIY-er when time permits, and a potty-mouth 24/7. Read more of me at puredwts.com, and follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence

World Of Dance Derek Hough And Les Twins Talk And Dance On The Tonight Show

Below is Derek on The Tonight Show last night! He talks on Julianne’s wedding, World of Dance with Les Twins, and even dances OFF BEAT (and Jimmy Fallon joins in! Hilarious!!!) Great great stuff!

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. For fun music and dance mixes, visit my friend's site: WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography. For all things dance: go to PureDWTS, Pure Derek Hough, and Pure World Of Dance.

Pure World of Dance Season 1, Week 10 (Finale) – Music from Tonight’s Show

Here it is – the music from tonight’s episode, in chronological order. I’ve included a description of when in the episode it played in parentheses. If you’re looking for music from previous episodes, all music lists can be found here.

“Let’s Dance” by David Bowie (opening montage)

“All Night” by The Vamps & Matoma feat. Astrid S (Les Twins first intro)

“Stole The Show” by Kygo feat. Parson James (Les Twins first performance) )

“Give Me Your Love (Extended Mix)” by Sigala feat. John Newman & Nile Rodgers (Les Twins scoring)

“Giants” by Lights (Swing Latino first intro)

“Conga” by Gloria Estefan (Swing Latino first performance)

“It Ain’t Me” by Kygo feat. Selena Gomez (Swing Latino scoring)

“False Alarm” by Matoma feat. Becky Hill (Eva Igo first intro)

“Solo Dance” by Martin Jensen (Eva Igo first intro)

“In The Air Tonight” by Natalie Taylor (Eva Igo first performance)

“The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)” by Bebe Rexha (Eva Igo scoring)

“Alive” by Sia (Eva Igo second performance)

“Most Girls” by Hailee Steinfeld (Eva Igo second score)

“Magdelena, Mi Amor (Quimbara)” by DLG (Dark Latin Groove) (Swing Latino second performance)

“Good Times” by All Time Low (Swing Latino second score/elimination)

“B.I.G.” by X Ambassadors (Les Twins second intro)

“Scream” by Michael Jackson (Les Twins second performance)

“The Greatest” by Sia (Les Twins second score; winner announced)

August 8, 2017 I Written By

Medical device sales by day, reality TV blogger by night. Makeup artist, baker, hair model, and wannabe DIY-er when time permits, and a potty-mouth 24/7. Read more of me at puredwts.com, and follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence