Derek Hough, from "Dancing with the Stars" is apparently taking a sabbatical and catching up on some much needed rest. Don't worry ladies, it sounds like he will be back next season and we have pictures for you in the meantime.

The dancer-choreographer will be spending season 12 away from the ballroom, taking time to film dance flick 'Cobu 3D' in New York and Toronto this spring.

In the film, Hough plays a New Orleans dancer who falls for the drummer of a rival dance group while trying to make it in New York.

Hough says that despite his hiatus for the ABC hit, he will return for the show's thirteenth season with renewed vigor. "I will be making it back to 'Dancing with the Stars' in the fall. I'm just taking a break and taking this chance to grow and expand a little bit as an artist," he tells PEOPLE. "I'll come back with a whole new set of skills."

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