Transcript for 'Dancing With the Stars' Choreographer Makes History With US Ice Dancers
talking about ice dancing gold medalists, Meryl Davis and Charlie white and got help from our friend Derek hough from dance. Let's go back to Amy robach with more on the secret weapon. Hello again, Amy. Hello, George. It's a secret no more. Derek hough, maybe more accustomed to choreographing on the dance floor than on the ice but now the "Dancing with the stars" golden boy has proven either on the ballroom or on the ice he has the midas touch. ♪ Meryl Davis and Charlie white, the darlings of the ice rink. Fading into history book winning America's first ice dancing gold on Monday. To go through the most stressful thing in the world, you know, we put so much pressure on ourselves and you know we did such a great job of being there for each other. Reporter: This dynamic duo has been skating together for the past 17 years. ♪ so what's one of their secret weapons in scoring olympic gold? None other than master of the mirrorball, Derek hough. ♪ ♪ I could spread my wings." Reporter: He helped choreograph Sunday's short program earning Davis and white first place. They came to me and said, listen, you know, we're going -- we want to go all the way. I feel really confident in them as a team. Reporter: He met them through a mutual friend and was up for a challenge of taking his ballroom skills to the ice. I do things outside my comfort zone and picked up pretty quick that certain things you can and cannot do on the ice but mostly that you can do and then that you can't do on the wood floor. Meryl and Charlie are just amazing human beings. They're the most sweet and kind people and I'm just so happy and proud of them. I got done texting Meryl and just congratulating them and how happy I am for them. It's unbelievable. Gold medal. I mean -- how do you wrap your mind around that? Derek hough posted had message on instagram "Usa, usa, usa, history in the making. First time usa has won this event in olympic history. So proud." Derek says deciding to work with Meryl Davis and Charlie white has been one of the best most fulfilling decisions he's ever made and the entire American team is certainly glad he Mae it. I would say the entire united States of America is happy he made it. Way to go.
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