Ballroom Dance > Dancing on TV > Will Derek Hough retire after this season??

Discussion in 'Dancing on TV' started by lildancer, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. lildancer

    lildancer New Member

  2. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Welcome to DF lildancer!
  3. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

  4. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Hi, lildancer.

    Well, let me say that Derek is one of the few pros who has been able to do justice (once in a while) to "ArgentIne Tango."
  5. chachachacat

    chachachacat Well-Known Member

  6. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Well, he seems to really want to be a celebrity/movie star more than a dancer, so he's probably gotten all the mileage he can out of DWTS without getting pigeonholed into it. He's got a movie coming out, so now's the time to really push that rather than risk being that dancer guy who did a movie.
  7. tangomaniac

    tangomaniac Active Member

    Nobody on that show has done justice to Argentine Tango. As Len would say "Where are the elements?" I don't see sacadas, molinetes, barridas, nor dancing in close embrace. Even the music isn't traditional, e.g. Pugliese, DiSarli, Tanturi, Triolo, Laurenz.....
  8. GJB

    GJB Well-Known Member

    It not only tango that the music is not traditional. It's almost never traditional for any of the dances !
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  9. theAnnelis

    theAnnelis Active Member

    GOD, I hope so! Only because he is my reason for living and I hate the storyboarding and manipulation.
  10. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Derek need to retire from the show

    soo my wife can dance pro am with him!!!
  11. Sania

    Sania Well-Known Member

    Your idea or hers??? :)
  12. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    I sometimes wonder how well he would have done if he would have kept competing. I bet very well.
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  13. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    hers but im good with it they would kick azzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  14. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

  15. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    I know DWTS has done a lot for the industry in terms of fostering interest in the larger population, but I definitely think we're poorer for some of the pros it's costs us. It's fun to imagine a world were Derek and Mark were perennial open pro finalists and Val had recently won a national RS title, etc.
  16. slhull.13

    slhull.13 Active Member

    Apart from the obvious losses from the pro-competition world, my coach is always talking about how once upon a time Louis VanAmstel was one of the best Latin dancers he's ever seen...
  17. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    I saw a video of him and Olga K. dancing at Ohio back in the day. I mean this as nothing vaguely resembling disrespect to her, but I couldn't take my eyes off him. He was freaky good.
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  18. slhull.13

    slhull.13 Active Member

    His spins are unreal...and he can cram more patterns into a 90-second routine than anyone else I've seen...
  19. GJB

    GJB Well-Known Member

    I think at one point Louis was quite a big deal and his choreography was considered very innovative. He produced a show called Latin Fusion and they did two nights at City Center in NYC back when he was living in NYC and dancing with Joanna. I think the show toured Europe as well. I enjoyed the show quite a bit and still like his choreography. He picks interesting songs and his choreography is unique.

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