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Bethany Mota Says Derek Hough Pushes Her To Do New Things

Bethany Mota Says Derek Hough Pushes Her To Do New Things

Bethany Mota and Derek Hough arrive at the studio together for dance practice in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (October 29).

The duo, who had the highest scoring dance on Dancing With The Stars earlier this week, are putting in their time for the next one.

“Probably to try new things. That’s why I wanted to do the competition. Because it scared me so much – performing live and everything – having him as a teacher, he really pushes me to do all of these things that don’t really come naturally to me,” Bethany recently dished to JJJ about having Derek for a partner.

She added, “Comparing now to my first rehearsal, I wasn’t as in control of my body as I am now. I wasn’t aware of things like my posture and having a strong core. And now they are things I do naturally thanks to him. He trained me to present myself that way.”

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We Can't Get Enough Of Bethany Mota's DWTS Hair Game

We Can't Get Enough Of Bethany Mota's DWTS Hair Game

Bethany Mota and Derek Hough head out of the dance studio on Tuesday afternoon (October 29) in Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old YouTuber stopped to chat with her switch-up partner Mark Ballas after working on her next dance for Dancing With The Stars.

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“Happy Halloween ! @bethanynoelm hair is incredible . Give it up for our incredible team on DWTS makin it all happen . #Dwts,” Derek captioned on Instagram the night before with some serious Halloween inspiration.

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Bethany Mota & Derek Hough See Red During 'DWTS' Paso Doble - Peep the Pics!

Bethany Mota & Derek Hough See Red During 'DWTS' Paso Doble - Peep the Pics!

Bethany Mota sports some major height with her hair while on the floor with pro partner Derek Hough during Dancing with the Stars on Monday night (October 27) in Los Angeles.

The two danced the Paso Doble, and received an almost perfect score of 39 out of 40 points. In case you missed it, watch their full performance now!

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“This week, rehearsals are a bit more intense because we have two dances now. We have the team dance and then we also have our own dance,” Bethany told JJJ in a new interview. “We are doing the Paso Doble, which is very aggressive and really fast. So I’m sweating a lot (laughs). And our team dance is pretty fast too, so it’s just a lot of cardio, running around. I’m a little stressed because this is my first week having to do two dances.”

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Janel Parrish, Bethany Mota & More Bring It for Group Dances on 'DWTS'

Janel Parrish, Bethany Mota & More Bring It for Group Dances on 'DWTS'

All of the competitors had to dance twice during Dancing with the Stars on Monday night (October 27) in Los Angeles.

In addition to their normal routine, every one also participated in a group performance where they could earn extra points.

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The first group was Team Itsy-Bitsy comprised of Bethany Mota and Derek Hough, Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy, Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater along with Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev. They danced to “Black Widow” by Iggy Azelea and Rita Ora.

The second group was Team Creepy which had Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas, Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson, Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheyrl Burke along with Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd. They danced to “Time Warp” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Team Itsy-Bitsy took home the win with a score of 36, while Team Creepy lost with a total score of 32.

Watch both performances below!


Team Itsy-Bitsy DWTS 10/27

Team Creepy DWTS 10/27

Bethany Mota & Derek Hough Get Creepy with the Paso Doble on 'DWTS' - Watch Now!

Bethany Mota & Derek Hough Get Creepy with the Paso Doble on 'DWTS' - Watch Now!

Bethany Mota gets majorly dipped by her shirtless pro partner Derek Hough during Dancing with the Stars‘ Halloween episode on Monday night (October 27) in Los Angeles.

The two danced the Paso Doble, and received an almost perfect score of 39 out of 40 points!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Bethany Mota

In case you missed it, check out JJJ‘s exclusive interview with Bethany where she discusses the show, her first single, and her humble beginnings.

To vote for Bethany and Derek, call 1-800-868-3403!


Bethany Mota & Derek Hough – Paso Doble on DWTS 10/27/14

Bethany Mota & Derek Hough: Haunted House Fun After DWTS Practice

Bethany Mota & Derek Hough: Haunted House Fun After DWTS Practice

Bethany Mota and Derek Hough practice their scared faces in this cute shot from Instagram ahead of their haunted house adventures in Los Angeles on Saturday night (October 25).

The Dancing With The Stars duo headed out for a bit of Halloween fun after working on their dances for tomorrow night’s show.

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“Me?!? scared?!? Neverrrr ???????? Haunted house time w @derekhough,” Bethany captioned with the cute shot.

Derek added with another, “@bethanynoelm bout to get scuurrred !!!”

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Derek Hough Hits Up Halloween Party After Dancing With Bethany Mota

Derek Hough Hits Up Halloween Party After Dancing With Bethany Mota

Derek Hough gets into his goth side while arriving for the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party on Friday night (October 24) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 29-year-old pro dancer ran into his Dancing With The Stars co-stars Val Chmerkovskiy and Janel Parrish upon arrival.

Earlier in the day, Derek joined partner Bethany Mota to work on their paso doble for next week’s show.

“We had a breakthrough too. We realized that Bethany was relying on me or Mark [Ballas] as a partner. She could follow us, but she didn’t know her steps herself and the count. We discovered it in Australia because when she’s on her own, she has to be able to do it herself,” Derek wrote in his TVGuide blog.

He continued, “I told her, ‘I need you to know all your moves yourself even when you’re dancing with me, as if I weren’t there.’ That was a big epiphany. She was like, ‘Oh, man!’ So that made a big difference. Now, she has this new confidence and new awareness in her body.”

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