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Derek & Julianne Hough Will Soon Be Dancing in a City Near You

Derek & Julianne Hough Will Soon Be Dancing in a City Near You

Originally posted 03/18/2014 12:40PM

Derek and Julianne Hough are on the move, and they want you to join them.

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How Did Meryl Davis Fare Against Charlie White on Dancing's Premiere? | Sharna Burgess

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars Premiere: How Did Meryl Davis Fare Against Charlie White?

Originally posted 03/17/2014 10:35PM

Another season of Dancing with the Stars kicked off on Monday night, with no shortage of fancy footwork to hit the ballroom.

Although the night consisted of many highs from a number of talented contestants, it was Olympic gold medalist ice skating partners-turned-DWTS-competitors Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who gained most of the buzz leading up to the show's 18th season.

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Paralympics Snowboarder Amy Purdy Trains for DWTS with Derek Hough

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Amy Purdy Trains During Paralympics for DWTS with Derek Hough

Originally posted 03/13/2014 08:00AM

Being on Dancing with the Stars was the furthest thing from snowboarder Amy Purdy's mind several months ago. Thoughts of dancing on television's most popular ballroom floor took a back seat to training and competing.

But then Purdy, 34, thought, 'Why not?' It's that type of attitude, after all, that helped the double amputee become a world champion in her sport and an inspiration to many.

"It's been so crazy," Purdy tells PEOPLE of the past three weeks training for DWTS with partner Derek Hough and training for the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Before she sets her sights on the ballroom's famed mirror ball trophy, Purdy is going for gold on Friday in the boardercross competition.

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How Brooke Burke-Charvet Explained Getting 'Let Go' from DWTS to Her Kids

Brooke Burke-Charvet: How I Explained Getting 'Let Go' from DWTS to My Kids

Originally posted 03/06/2014 06:00PM

It sounds like Brooke Burke-Charvet has accepted the fact that she was replaced by Erin Andrews as Tom Bergeron's co-host on Dancing with the Stars for its 18th season.

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5 Things to Know About Ice Dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White

Meryl Davis and Charlie White: 5 Things to Know About the Ice Dancers

Originally posted 02/18/2014 07:00AM

American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White will be going home with Olympic gold medals to add to their collection – bronze from the new figure skating team event and silver from the 2010 Olympics – and the first Olympic ice dancing title for the United States.

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Did Ice Dancers Meryl Davis & Charlie White Make Olympic History? (Spoiler)

Meryl Davis and Charlie White: Did the Ice Dancers Get Gold?

Originally posted 02/17/2014 01:50PM

(Warning: This post contains spoilers. If you want to watch the broadcast Monday night on NBC, don't read any further.)

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Derek Hough's Talents Will Be on Display at the Sochi Olympics | Derek Hough

Derek Hough Choreographs Olympic Ice-Dancing Routine

Originally posted 01/31/2014 02:00PM

Is the mirror ball trophy the key to winning Olympic gold?

After 16 years of skating together and a frustrating second-place silver at Vancouver, ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White are hoping ballroom choreography by five-time Dancing with the Stars champ Derek Hough will give them the edge at Sochi.

"We are a totally different team. We've really taken it to the next level this year," says White, 26, partnered with Davis, 27, since they were kids growing up 10 minutes apart in the Michigan suburbs.

The platonic power couple, whose moms still go with them everywhere, delivered a stunning, near-perfect performance at the U.S. nationals to position them as favorites.

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Watch DWTS Pros Battle in Epic Thanksgiving Dance Wars

Hough Family, Amber Riley & More DWTS Pros Battle in Epic Thanksgiving Dance Wars

Originally posted 11/29/2013 10:45AM

One way to keep the drowsiness at bay on Thanksgiving? Just keep dancing!

A hilarious impromptu dance war erupted Thursday on Instagram among several Dancing with the Stars veterans, beginning with a throwdown between Derek Hough and his season 14 partner, Maria Menounos.

Early in the day, Hough, 28, posted a video of himself and his family, including sister Julianne, boogying down to will.i.am's "That Power" while preparing dinner. "The key to a great meal?? Dance while you cook!" he wrote.

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DWTS Champ Amber: I'm in Much Better Shape Since Starting the Show (VIDEO)

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DWTS Champ Amber Riley: I'm in Much Better Shape Since Starting the Show (VIDEO)

Originally posted 11/27/2013 09:20AM

To the average viewer, from the very first episode there was no question that Amber Riley was a clear contender in Dancing with the Stars's 17th season.

But Tuesday's newly named mirror ball champ didn't see things potentially heading in that direction until closer to the end of the competition.

"There was a point where I realized I really wanted to win," Riley, 27, standing alongside partner Derek Hough, told PEOPLE inside the ballroom right after landing the show's highest honor.

"And that point was maybe the last time [I had to put needles in my knees]. The last time I got the knees lubed up was the time that I was like, 'Hey, you know, I feel like I really want to win this, so let's go hard' … It was America's vote and they voted for me and I really appreciate it."

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Dancing Crowns New Winner: Amber Riley (VIDEO) | Amber Riley

UpdatePosted 11/27/2013 07:00AM

Amber Riley Crowned New Dancing with the Stars Winner

Originally posted 11/26/2013 11:00PM

Twelve weeks of sweat – and a lot of tears – have led up to Tuesday night's season 17 finale of Dancing with the Stars.

Finalists Amber Riley and Corbin Bleu were the season's regular leader board frontrunners, while Jack Osbourne improved tremendously since he began, and touched people with his life story.

But it was Amber who won the mirror ball.

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