As many of you saw today on Good Morning America, my brother Derek and I are beyond thrilled to announce our third tour: MOVE – BEYOND!! Whether you’ve been to the first, second, or both of our sold-out tours, or even if this will be your first time — you and your expectations will be blown away! This show is going to be like nothing we’ve ever done before.
With MOVE Beyond, we want your imagination to run wild and free along with ours. The show will feature inspiration pulled from the elements — earth, wind, fire and water — as well as an all new stage and incredible choreography. We cannot wait to share it with you!
I look forward to MOVE’ing with YOU at one of our 50+ shows! Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 16th. We are also offering VIP packages, giving you the chance to attend pre-show parties and hang with me, Derek, and the dancers! Check MoveLiveOnTour.com for ticket info and more details.
The tour kicks off April 19th in Akron, OH and continues through Chicago, Boston, New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more before concluding in Santa Rosa, CA. See the full tour dates and locations here!
I associate the word “dance” with feelings of energy, passion and beauty. For many, sometimes myself included, “dance” can also stir up less positive emotions such as intimidation and vulnerability. Everyone
has felt vulnerable at some point — whether her or she is a skilled competitor or just an casual dancer at school events or weddings.
Below, Anna and Sydnee represent two sides of dance: the teacher and the student. Their emails are brave, honest and relatable to anyone hoping to succeed in something new. I hope you can relate to both of them as much as I can.
These Ask Jules emails stood out to me as I was reading all your great letters last week. What can I say, I have bride on the brain! While I’m still learning as I go through the process of planning my own wedding, I do know a thing or two when it comes to certain nuptial-related scenarios.
As always, I’d love for all of you to leave your best advice, too! It takes a village, after all. 🙂
My fiancé and I have never stepped foot on a dance floor. We’re getting married in April and after watching so many gorgeous slow dances on dwts we would love to have a beautiful first dance! What type/style of dance would you recommend that will be the easiest to pick up for us beginners but still be breathtaking!? We’ll be dancing to “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds!
Thank you so so much!!
Melanie & Drew
Last night was the first part of the Dancing With The Stars finale, and it did not disappoint! My very favorite moment of last night’s show were the freestyles. The freestyle is a great way to show a contestant’s journey and how far they’ve come by the end of the season. Even though all of the finalists are mentally and physically exhausted beyond belief, the energy still came through!
Alek and Lindsay’s freestyle was incredible. He nailed the performance, and Lindsay’s choreography was next level. Bindi and Derek’s dance was beautiful and breathtaking; I was definitely holding back the waterworks on that one! Carlos and Nick were also phenomenal in their performances and brought an amazing energy into that ballroom.
I absolutely love receiving all your emails! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and trusting your concerns with me. If I didn’t answer your letter this week, keep checking back because I will try to get to as many as possible.
I just started college in August and have found myself having a hard time making friends. Granted, it is only the first semester and I still have quite a while for making friends. The biggest issue I have run into is how much partying people do around here, and by partying, I mean drinking. I choose not to drink because my family has a long line of substance abuse. This puts me at a higher risk of addiction, and I have no desire to test those waters. I don’t particularly mind if other people party, but that just isn’t something I want to participate in… unfortunately that means I miss out on a lot of opportunities to connect with other people.
My friends understand and support my decision to not drink, but I can’t help but feel like I’m missing out on some rite of passage. Is there any advice you might offer to me and other students like me? Is there a way for me to connect with my peers that doesn’t involve drinking?
Last night on Dancing With The Stars we witnessed something truly great. Alexa PenaVega’s contemporary dance, brilliantly choreographed by her partner Mark Ballas, was more than just a dance. It was bigger than her — it was a tribute to anyone who has ever struggled to overcome something.
Before her dance, we saw her speak openly about her struggle with bulimia, and how she overcame it. You could see in her movements that she was conveying something so deeply personal, and everyone in the audience was truly moved when the dance was over. I had goosebumps!
On last night’s Dancing With The Stars, celebrities danced to commemorate their “most memorable year.” To say this episode was a tear jerker is a major understatement. It was beautiful to hear about the backstories of the people we are getting to know little by little every week. This episode brings out a vulnerable side of people and allows them to find beauty in that space. For that, it is one of my most favorite weeks on the show every season.
Bindi’s dance in particular was pretty spectacular. She dedicated her dance to her dad, the late, great Steve Irwin. Everyone was brought to tears and inspired by her courageous performance.
As I settle back into at-home life, I can’t help but reminisce over the last few months on tour. MOVE is so much more than a performance. It truly is an experience and an opportunity to connect and celebrate life with each and every person who comes to a performance.
I’m so very thankful for the positive energy and happiness all of you brought to us each night. At the end of every show the dancers, Derek and I were blown away by what you gave to us. We are forever humbled and grateful.
Until next time!
Photo credit: Desiree Stone
Last week Brooks and I celebrated our engagement with a bang! We hosted an insanely fun party for some of our family and friends in LA. There were many choices to be made when it came to planning for the party but the first one that came to my mind was of course, what should I wear?!
I immediately called up my friend and fashion stylist, the wonderful Anita Patrickson. We decided to start looking for a timeless, classic dress that also felt fun and sexy. Anita said her goal was for me to be able to look back at the pictures in 20 years and love them, rather than cringe at a “trend” that was fleeting. Knowing me as well as she does she also knew it was really important to be able to dance up a storm (which we did, obviously) and have a great time in what I was wearing. The less fuss, the better!
We both loved the shape of this dress. It felt very ’90s Kate Moss — cool, sexy and edgy, yet simple and elegant.
You all know how I feel about dance when it comes to elevating my mood and staying in shape. Derek and my feelings and beliefs about dance were the major influences behind us creating the MOVE Live On Tour! We wanted to share with everyone the sensational benefits of movement. I realize not everyone can make it to our show, but I’m hoping I can still inspire some of you to get your groove on.
This weekend, I challenge you to push outside your comfort zone and do something exciting! I’ve got some fun ways you can express yourself, but there are no rules for this challenge, so just get crazy and let loose, but most importantly — tell me how it goes!
Here are some of my ideas to incorporate dance into your weekend: