Derek Hough Learned The History of The Twist From Hairspray Live!

Derek Hough Learned The History of The Twist From Hairspray Live!

Derek Hough really dove into the Corny Collins character for Hairspray Live!

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.

A photo posted by Derek Hough (@derekhough) on

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Photos: Catherine Powell/NKD Mag
Posted to: Derek Hough, Hairspray Live, Magazine, Television
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