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Derek Hough's Move Live on Tour is now behind him, and tonight (Monday, July 28) he'll perform at the Young Hollywood Awards. But next week something pretty darn big happens: He releases his first book, Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion.


The five-time Dancing With the Stars champion and Emmy-award winning choreographer wrote a book about his life and career, sharing "insider tips of how he transforms his celebrity dance partners into confident, charismatic champions." Derek is getting ready to promote his book and today he tweeted a link to an Instagram post, tantalizingly captioned, "I wanna meet you."

The result is a screen shot of seven book tour dates Derek has scheduled, starting on Tuesday, August 5 itself and continuing until August 11. See the post below, which includes five stops in the Northeast and one in Los Angeles. (He deleted the original post and changed it to say Salt Lake City, UT, not NV, which does make more sense.)

Derek previously told Parade the book features "a lot of stories from coaching my partners on Dancing With the Stars and talks about a lot of things people don’t know about me — some tough times, some amazing times, some triumphant times. [...] Basically there are stories and moments in my life that are like turning points for me and that I learned a lot from and I just wanted to share that with people. I’m excited to get it out there."

Are you excited to pick up the book — and maybe even meet Derek in person at one of these events? Maybe he’ll consider adding a few dates in other areas, if fans push for certain locations.

Source: Derek on Instagram