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[06/07/18 - 08:30 AM]
"World of Dance Master Class with Derek Hough" Brings Viewers to Their Feet
"Sharing my passion and love for the art of dance through teaching is one of my greatest joys," said Derek Hough.

[via press release from NBC]

"WORLD OF DANCE MASTER CLASS WITH DEREK HOUGH" BRINGS VIEWERS TO THEIR FEET

Hough, a Judge on NBC's Hit Dance Competition Series "World of Dance" and Two-Time Emmy Award-winning Choreographer, Shares Techniques and Trade Secrets With Dance Fans of All Skill Levels in an Exclusive Online Series

Beginning Today, Thursday, June 7, The Four-Episode Series Will Be Available for Purchase

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - June 7, 2018 - Ready to Jive? Time to Cha Cha?

"World of Dance Master Class with Derek Hough" is giving fans of NBC and Universal Television Alternative Studio's hit summer series "World of Dance" a chance to join the movement and enhance their dance skills with exclusive online access to Derek Hough, a two-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer and one of the most acclaimed dancers in the world. For the first time ever, participants all over the world will be able to learn fundamental steps, combinations and advanced choreography in an accessible way, receiving lessons and technical insight from one of the masters of the craft.

"Sharing my passion and love for the art of dance through teaching is one of my greatest joys," said Derek Hough. "Watching the way body movement can transform a person from their emotional spirit to their physique to their confidence level is incredible and I know that 'World of Dance Master Class' will provide just the right amount of challenge and instruction for participants to become their own personal best dancer."

Hough, a judge on "World of Dance," Latin ballroom expert and World Champion dancer, has created a format for participants of all dance levels who have a passion for dancing and share a desire to learn from the best.

Hough will take participants on an in-depth journey through some of the most popular dance styles. The first four classes of the series feature: Cha Cha, Jive, Contemporary and Urban Dance, taking students from basic steps to more complex combinations. Classes also include technical insights and life lessons from Hough on things such as posture, body mechanics and creative emotion that go beyond dance.

Each class series includes four major components:

· STEPS - Introductory moves that make up the foundation of each style and can be performed by anyone.

· SEQUENCES - These pieces combine several steps together and increase in difficulty as the class progresses. From beginners to pros there is something for everyone!

· TECHNICAL INSIGHTS - Derek dives into the philosophy of each style and gives key insight into what makes a good dancer great, as well as lessons that transcend dance and help guide you to a more present connected way of life. Learn about the power of Body Alignment, Emotion driving your movement, how Musicality can inform your work and partnering tricks to take your choreography to the next level.

· PERFORMANCE - Each class culminates in a performances from Derek Hough that highlights all the lessons from the series and will leave you inspired to dance with him!

For more information and to purchase, please go to worldofdancemasterclass.com.

PRICING: $19.95 per class, $49.95 for all four classes for a limited time only (regular price $69.95 for all four classes.)

Class Breakdown: BALLROOM - CHA CHA

Learn the Cha Cha from "World of Dance" judge Derek Hough as he shares key tips that he has learned over many years of professional experience and training. A perfect balance of accessible movement for the at-home novice and more in-depth techniques for the pros.

Class Breakdown: BALLROOM - JIVE

"World of Dance" judge Derek Hough brings the up-tempo and super fun style of Jive dance to life. From easy-to-do footwork and fun everyday takeaways this class has something for everyone!

Class Breakdown: CONTEMPORARY

Two-time Emmy Award-winning Choreographer Derek Hough teaches the core principles of Contemporary movement in an easily accessible way. Learn how to tap into the emotional connection vital to this style that can elevate your movement to the next level!

Class Breakdown: URBAN DANCE

Derek Hough, in collaboration with international urban dance masters and "World of Dance" season one Division Finalists, Keone & Mari, will teach you the fundamentals of groove, musicality and storytelling techniques that define their unique style in this exclusive new Master Class. Watch as Derek and Keone & Mari create, break down and perform brand new choreography.

NBC's hit dance competition series "World of Dance" is led by a judging team of extraordinary dance superstars - Jennifer Lopez (who also serves as an executive producer), Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan. The 16-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studio and Nuyorican Productions gives dancers the platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a life-altering grand prize of $1 million. "World of Dance" airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas & Benny Medina executive produce "World of Dance" for Nuyorican Productions. Also executive producing are Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, Alex Katz, Alex Rudzinski, David Gonzalez and Matthew Everitt. Kristin Campbell-Taylor executive produces the "World of Dance Master Class" series. The series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Nuyorican Productions and World of Dance.

ABOUT "WORLD OF DANCE"

World of Dance is among the most trusted and fastest growing dance and music entertainment brands, combining a successful digital platform of more than 8 million subscribers with the world's largest international urban dance competition. What began in 2008 as a single event is now a continent-spanning, tour de force of human spirit and sick dance moves. The World of Dance Tour attracts YouTube stars, industry icons and tens of thousands of fans to events in more than 25 countries, spanning the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. The inspiring performance videos captured from these events drive 30 million monthly views online, making World of Dance the largest dance entertainment channel on YouTube. No language barriers. No animosity. Just pure, awe-inspiring movement.





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