Hough's sister Julianne joined him in London several months later.
Originally intending to stay for a year, Hough remained in London for ten years.
He is the second cousin of musicians Riker, Rydel, Rocky, and Ross Lynch from R5, their maternal grandmothers are sisters.
When Hough was 12, his divorcing parents sent him to London to live and study with dance coaches Corky and Shirley Ballas.
I'm choreographing a number for our world champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White to perform at the Olympics next year.
They graciously asked me to do it, and how could I say no? On March 18, 2014, Hough, along with his sister, Julianne, announced a summer tour of over 40 cities across the U. and Canada, called "Move Live on Tour", which would include dancing and singing from both of them, and the appearance of a group of dancers employed by the Houghs who were chosen through auditions.
A few months later, on February 22, 2013, Hough announced that he would be back for season 16, stating on his Twitter account, "Wasn’t sure if I was able to do this season because of my other projects, but worked it out so I can do both. The couple made it to the first night of the finals, finishing in fourth place. Notes: Hough and Grey hold the most perfect scores in all 16 seasons with six perfect 30s.
(Julianne returned after five years.) The Ballases helped tutor the two Hough children alongside their own son, Mark Ballas, schooling them at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
They received training in song, theater, gymnastics, and many forms of dance, including jazz, ballet, and tap.
Hough, who was nominated for Dancing with the Stars, was part of that number, along with the other nominees.
Ken Ehrlich, the executive producer of the show, stated, "It's definitely going to be an original number, something that hasn't been done before.