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Take Class with "World of Dance" Host Derek Hough—In Your Living Room

Have you ever wished that the "World of Dance" team would just show up at your house and teach you everything they know? Of course you have! Who wouldn't want to learn one-on-one from the best? Well, guess what: It's happening. Two-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer Derek Hough is taking online dance tutorials to a whole new level with his World of Dance Master Class series launched today. TODAY, people!


Follow Hough as he walks you through–or, rather, dances you through–the main components of multiple styles, including contemporary, urban, jive, and cha cha. He is breaking down how to do each move rather than just showing you the final product, and his goal is for everyone to get up and dance, no matter their level of training. "You don't have to be great to start," he says, "but you have to start to be great."

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With a team of fan-favorite dance professionals by his side (like power couple Keone and Mari), Hough is ready to teach you and your family at home or on the go. And don't worry: Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Jenna Dewan have already talked about joining in.

Go to worldofdancemasterclass.com right now to get all four classes (a total of 35 lessons) at a discounted price!

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