7 Of Derek Hough's Best 'DWTS' Dances

Not that all birthdays aren't important, but let's be real here — some are more special than others. Which is why it's kind of a big deal that epic dancer Derek Hough is celebrating his 30th one, especially when you consider just how much he has accomplished in his considerably short life thus far. I mean, really, a hit TV show, an Emmy, 5 Mirror Ball trophies, and headlining the Spring Spectacular at Radio City? Does he have time to sit down or is pretty much just always in motion?

Actually, considering his career as a professional dancer, I suppose he is. He has quite literally dazzled us on Dancing With the Stars for approximately 8 years and by the looks of it, he doesn't plan on stopping. Not when you acknowledge the unbelievable fact that even his simultaneous and untimely sprained ankle or broken toe kept him from the dance floor for too long. If he's not actually a superhuman, I have to guess that he's part robot and that's his simple, well kept secret to perfection. In honor of Hough's birthday, his rhythmic prowess, and his prolific feet, here are 7 of his most amazing performances on Dancing With the Stars.

Derek Hough & Shawn Johnson, "My Heart Will Go On"

Le sigh.

Derek Hough & Bethany Mota, "Babalu"

Adorable and quirky.

Derek Hough & Amber Riley, "Locked Out Of Heaven"

Raise your hand if you got up out of your seat and danced, too.

Derek Hough & Kellie Pickler, "Lights"


Derek Hough & Amy Purdy, "Human"

Oh. WOW.

Derek Hough & Nastia Liukin, "Honey I'm Good"

So much fun.

Derek Hough & Julianne Hough, "Shake Your Tail Feather"

Hough power, all the way.