Palms Casino Resort.
The mirror ball glistened in the eyes of eager young students as "Dancing with the Stars" pro Derek Hough visited The Lounge at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Saturday.
A group of 15 girls cha-cha-ed with the champ to Lady Gaga's "Born this Way." Fellow "DWTS" pro Kym Johnson was on hand to help demonstrate steps to the yearning pupils. Derek looked at this opportunity as a way to "contribute" to dance schools and "connect" with the next generation of dancers.
This special dance class was conceived in conjunction with the Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Program and Fine Arts Program.
Derek will be taking the upcoming season of "DWTS" off to embark on an acting career. He explained the premise of his film 'Cobu 3D,' as "essentially a Romeo and Juliet story; east meets west. Kind of a fusion. It's exciting because it's going to be something that nobody's really seen me do before."
"Dancing with the Stars" returns to ABC on Monday, March 21. Kym Johnson, with partner Hines Ward, will seek to tackle the ballroom.