“Dancing With the Stars” pro-turned-judge Derek Hough and his sister Julianne Hough, who can be a former “Dancing With the Stars” skilled dancer and decide, are re-creating iconic film dance scenes for a brand new ABC particular tied to the 2022 Academy Awards known as “Step Into… The Movies With Derek and Julianne Hough.”
The checklist of celeb friends was introduced by ABC on March 9 and certainly one of them has us excited concerning the reunion between Derek and a former “Dancing With the Stars” companion with whom he gained the Mirrorball Trophy.
The ‘Step Into Movies’ Guest Star List
The ABC press launch teases that “Step Into… The Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough” is a “one-hour particular occasion impressed by a few of the most iconic moments of dance on movie.”
The checklist of visitor stars is as follows:
Kevin Bacon, Charli D’Amelio, Ariana DeBose, Jenna Dewan, Harry Shum Jr., Baz Luhrmann, Tate McRae, Rob Marshall, Kenny Ortega, Amber Riley, and John Stamos.
Reimagined by way of a contemporary lens, the performances will draw inspiration from iconic movies resembling “Singin’ within the Rain,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Chicago,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Saturday Night Fever” and “La La Land.”
It is actually a who’s-who of Hollywood dancers. Kenny Ortega is a choreographer and director who famously choreographed “Dirty Dancing,” “Shag,” ” Newsies” and “High School Musical 3.” Kevin Bacon is almost certainly showing to assist re-create his legendary dance scene from “Footloose.”
But we’re most excited to see what Derek and Amber Riley shall be doing. The two of them took “Dancing With the Stars” by storm in season 17. Amber is the primary African-American lady to win “Dancing With the Stars” and he or she and Derek tied the document for the very best week one rating with a 27 on their first dance, a cha cha.
Derek and Julianne Wrapped Filming on March 8
The particular airs on March 20 and it has been fairly a rush getting the whole lot prepared. According to Derek’s Instagram, he and Julianne choreographed and filmed the show in simply 10 days and as of March 8, they’re within the modifying course of.
In a separate Instagram submit, Derek and Julianne had been training their dance steps to Gene Kelly’s traditional “Singin’ within the Rain” quantity, full with umbrellas and yellow rain slickers (although Kelly famously did his in only a enterprise swimsuit).
On her personal Instagram, Julianne known as the particular a “profound” expertise to movie, writing, “Reimagining and celebrating a few of the most iconic dances in movie historical past was one of the profound shared experiences of my profession. Creating and producing this with @derekhough and our unbelievable group @nickandrjofficial @ashleyedens together with our excellent choreographers and particular friends was an absolute spotlight of my life. This shall be an evening to recollect. Don’t miss it!”
Then on her Instagram tales, Julianne shared a preview of her and Derek’s interview concerning the particular with E! News whereby she stated, “This has been one thing Derek and I’ve been dreaming of for a extremely very long time, to have the ability to deliver these numbers to life — numbers that really impressed us to do what we do at this time. So for us, it is like this actually is so magical. We get on set and we’re like, ‘Hang on, do you are feeling that?! There’s one thing within the air. This is simply too wonderful.”
“There is nobody higher than Derek and Julianne to revisit iconic film moments by way of music and dance,” stated Rob Mills, govt vp, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television, in a press release. “Their expertise is insurmountable and can entertain audiences at house by way of their charming visible performances. And the celeb friends and surprises they’ve in retailer are certain to make it an unforgettable night time.”
“Step Into… The Movies With Derek and Julianne Hough” premieres Sunday, March 20 at 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific occasions on ABC, adopted by the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27 at 8 pm. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific occasions on ABC.
“Dancing With the Stars” has not but been renewed for season 31. If it’s renewed, it’ll return in September 2022.