WATCH: Derek Hough Freestyles With Pro Dancer Chelsie Hill

“Dancing With the Stars” pro-turned-judge Derek Hough not too long ago filmed some routines for American Dance Movement, together with a freestyle with Chelsie Hill, who’s a professional dancer that makes use of a wheelchair.

In her Instagram story concerning the expertise, Hill thanked Hough for making her “really feel like an individual” and never somebody outlined by being “totally different.”

Here’s what Hill needed to say:

Hill & Hough Tore Up the Dance Floor On an ‘Impromptu Freestyle’

Hill defined in an Instagram story earlier than the filming course of that she was “so excited” to movie extra content material for American Dance Movement.

“Early and thrilling morning immediately. I’m so excited as a result of I get to movie once more with American Dance Movement. They do National Dance Day and I’ve really finished this the final like 5 or 6 years, which is de facto cool. I really like working with them and I can not look ahead to you guys to see the choreography, so let’s go!” stated Hill.

Hough later posted a video of their terrific freestyle routine and captioned it, “Had the pleasure of assembly @chelsiehill and having just a little impromptu freestyle second,” to which Hill replied, “SO FUN! Thanks for dancing with me! Can’t wait to do it once more! There’s a lot extra we are able to do.”

Dancers Cheryl Burke and Sasha Farber left supportive feedback and so did Hough’s season 18 associate Amy Purdy, who’s a double amputee and Paralympic snowboarder. She and Hough completed in second place that season.

Hill Later Thanked Hough For Making Her Feel ‘Like a Person Today’

Afterward, Hill took to her Instagram tales to share how “freakin’ cool” it was to bounce with Hough and thanked him for treating her like every other dancer.

“I bought to bounce with Derek immediately, which was so cool as a result of he actually simply walked as much as me and put his fingers out and needed to bounce, freestyle and see what I can do,” stated Hill. “To me, that made me really feel like this individual noticed me as a dancer and as an individual and never somebody that was simply so totally different. He was intrigued, he wasn’t scared.”

She added, “I felt like an individual immediately another way, it is exhausting to clarify, however so cool. I really like the show, clearly, who would not? ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is wonderful. On cloud 9 having the ability to see that. When you’re employed with associate, it is simply magic. So cool, you guys. … So cool and thanks a lot, Derek, for the chance simply to bounce with you and be seen as an individual and as a dancer.”

Hill additionally stated “perhaps in the future” there could possibly be a full-time wheelchair person on “Dancing With the Stars.”

Hill is the founder and CEO of Rollettes, a Los Angeles-area wheelchair dance workforce. On her web site, it says that the group is “dedicated to schooling, incapacity illustration, and feminine empowerment.”

The web site additionally explains how Hill was a dancer from a younger age, then when she was 17, she was “concerned in a drunk driving accident, sustaining a spinal twine damage that resulted in paralysis from [her] waist down.”

But she did not let that cease her from pursuing her desires of turning into an expert dancer.

She writes:

It wasn’t simple at the start to be the one individual in a wheelchair with a room stuffed with able-bodied dancers, making an attempt to adapt the choreography to suit my wheelchair and plenty of choreographers did not even give me the time of day. But my love and keenness for dance outweighed something that anybody might ever say to me and I needed to show to all of them that dance is dance, whether or not you are strolling or rolling.

On Hill’s Instagram, she revealed on August 4 that she and her husband Jay Bloom expect their first youngster collectively. She additionally posted an unbelievable video of herself dancing with professional dancer Peyton Matthias.

“Dancing With the Stars” returns for its thirty first season on Monday, September 19, on Disney Plus.


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