I decided to attend the “Move Live Tour” featuring Julianne and Derek Hough. They are the talented brother and sister act that are from “Dancing With the Stars.” Julianne used to be a dancer on the show, but stepped up to be a judge last year.
I love watching Derek each season, but it’s something else to watch Julianne dance with him. It’s a treat to watch him masterfully dance with professionals. It reminded me of the Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire movies.
Julianne is as good as he is, and she has a fantastic voice.
Their show sold out the Palace Theater in Columbus, Ohio which holds hundreds of people. The audience was primarily women of all ages, sizes and shapes. During the show the Houghs kept engaging the huge audience, and made it feel like we were a part of the show. They even got the crowd up on their feet to dance.
Derek and Julianne started the show coming out on their huge staircase set, music playing and lights flashing. The set changed with each number. They had a group of talented dancers accompanying them who were just as limber, energetic, and easy on the eyes. There’s something refreshing about youthful energy.
The show went from traditional to modern dancing. They even did a few dances emulating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. They also shook their booties in a most entertaining way. The skill and artistry was present throughout the show. My favorite duet with the Houghs was a dance they did on “Dancing With the Stars”. (If you’re a viewer, it was the dance done with the children imitating their dance moves. ( They did it without the kids in this show, but it was still terrific.)
Toward the end, Julianne sang some great ballads wearing unique costumes. One of my favorites was a dress that lit up with all kinds of lights and reflected back and forth between audience and the stage.
During parts of the show, Derek came out and shared some pieces of advice. I suspect it was while they moved around the set and changed costumes.
My favorite was when he said, ” if you don’t feel confident with a skill go out and try it. You may not be great, but you will get better. If you wait and wait you won’t get better.”
The show lived up to its name, and kept moving. If it’s coming to your town, go see it. You won’t regret it!