Corny Collins was based on a real person – Buddy Deane, and his show was actually cancelled because he was all for integration in the 1960s!
“That integration really changed not just culture and humanity, but dance,” he shared with NKD mag. “Me being a dancer and learning the history of it, and seeing where all these moves and trends came from, it’s pretty cool…It’s about that time and what it meant. To do The Twist was considered vulgar.”
Can’t wait to watch Derek tonight!
If you missed it, Derek also teamed up with Tia Girl’s Club for a holiday Treasure Box.
The boxes are filled with inspirational messaging and cool activities to encourage kids to follow their dreams.