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11 Pro-Looking Moves For People Who Can't Dance

12 Jul 2017 by Fabian Loo

Not everyone can dance – and that’s a painful truth. But when the bass drops and the infectious hook comes on, it’s hard to deny that inherent desire to groove to the beat. Sometimes, you just want to feel the music course through your body. And bopping up and down like a lifebuoy just won’t cut it. So here are some cool (and relatively easy) dance moves you can pepper into your very own musical number.

Cue the spotlight.

SEVENTEEN

It’s like you’ve snapped your neck while bending over. But you power through, and you let people know that you’re okay.

Backpack Kid

If you’ve ever felt like a pendulum, then this move is for you. Alternate your swinging arms to the front and the back, and you’ve got a winning move that’ll upstage even Katy Perry. Trust us – it has been proven.

PSY

PSY know what’s good when it comes to delivering the next viral dance move. Pretend that you’re unbuckling your belt when you realise there’s more to the buffet spread than you expected. One should never say no to good food.

Lorde

Magikarp comes to mind when seeing Lorde prance aggressively with gusto. It feels like the move ‘splash’, but then again isn’t that just all of us when our #OTP actually ends up together?

WINNER

There’s something about this move that’s … really really cool. It’s like you’re paddling vigorously on your kayak, but you’ve brought your swag along for the ride. Where are you going? It don’t matter when you’re looking this hip.

HAIM

Try walking away in unison. Picture this: you and your friends are strutting off after slaying the last paper in the the examination hall. After all, the actual end of the EOYs calls for a celebration.

Bruno Mars

This one is easy to visualise – you wear a bib, realise it doesn’t look cute on you. So you take it off and fling it away. Cause nothing should cram your style.

TWICE

Grab a friend, and reenact the scene when you realise that that door knock was the pizza delivery guy. It’s hard not to smile when you think of pizza at your doorstep.

Liam Payne

Delivering major JT vibes, Liam shows off his sleek moves and rhythmic new song. Pretend you’re fanning the air after sneakily releasing your fart. What’s that smell? Your air of coolness – that’s what.

BLACKPINK

Think of this move as a celebratory dance for getting over your ex. Shake your arms in triumph, and flip your hair when you find out he’s dating someone less cute. Throw in a goodbye kiss for good measure.

VIXX 

An oldie but a goodie, grab a few friends to complete Vixx’s ‘Chained Up’/’Ring Around The Rosie’ move. We imagine it’ll come in handy when zeroing in on that last free table at the hawker centre. 

Feeling the itch to bust some of these moves? The upcoming Teenage Dance Challenge is the perfect platform to showcase them killer moves. Get inspired by some of the above routines (we promise we won’t tell) or recreate your favourite choreographies. Either way, this challenge will be a great excuse to put on your dancing shoes. So round up your dance crew and signup today.

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5 Up-And-Coming Acting-Dols To Watch Out For In 2017

7 Jul 2017 by Chew Hui Ling

Being able to sing and dance is part of the package of becoming an K-pop star, but when you can act on top of it all, consider us sold. With more and more idols taking the leap of faith into acting, we take a look at the recent crop of young triple-threats poised to become the next big things in K-drama land.

Kim Se Jeong (Gugudan), School 2017

Kim Se Jeong School 2017

It’s been a busy year for the former I.O.I sweetheart, lending her mellow vocals for The Legend of the Blue Seas OST, displaying her emceeing skills on Get It Beauty, etc. But fans will have more to look forward to come July, as Kim Se Jeong is set to make her K-drama debut on School 2017 alongside fellow idol peers SF9’s Rowoon and former SECRET member Sunhwa. Although the Gugudan member has made cameos in the past, we’ve yet to see much of her acting capabilities so here’s hoping her upcoming role will be a promising one!

School 2017 premieres on 7 July.

Jung Chae Yeon (DIA), Reunited Worlds

DIA Jung Chae Yeon Drinking Solo

Like her I.O.I counterpart, Jung Chae Yeon has been fleshing out her acting portfolio since her Produce 101 fame, having flaunted her acting chops with a debut role in Drinking Solo as well as a leading stint in web drama 109 Strange Things. Making her small screen comeback in upcoming supernatural drama Reunited Worlds, the trending darling will be playing the younger version of the lead heroine (Lee Yeon Hee). And it doesn’t hurt that it stars an eye-candy male cast featuring Yeo Jin Goo and Ahn Jae Hyun – all the more reason to watch it!

Reunited Worlds premieres on 19 July.

Cha Eun Woo (Astro), The Best Hit

Astro Cha Eun Woo The Best Hit

Heartthrob alert! While we’ve seen the ASTRO hottie in web dramas To Be Continued and My Romantic Some Recipe, The Best Hit marks his first ever foray into the small screen – and there’s just something about his bad-boy character (who has an odd penchant for cringey dad jokes) that charms the socks off viewers. Fun fact: Cha Eun Woo plays the role of fictional Hallyu star MJ, which is actually another ASTRO member’s stage moniker!

Bonus: Watch Cha Eun Woo and Kim Se Jeong being all romantic with each other on their recent CF together! If you didn’t know better, you’d have totally thought this was a K-drama – and hey, this is one pairing we can definitely get behind.

The Best Hit is available on Viu.

Key (SHINee), The Guardians

SHINee Key The Guardians Lookout

Singer, variety diva, fashion muse and now budding actor… is there anything Key can’t do? After a supporting stint alongside co-star Jung Chae Yeon in Drinking Solo, the talented idol lands another starring role in ongoing thriller drama The Guardians where he plays a genius hacker in a team of justice-fuelled vigilantes. Psst, the SHINee member also gets his very own love line with Kim Seul Gi’s character – bring on the LAN cable chemistry!

The Guardians is available on Viu

Gong Myung (5urprise), Bride of the Water God

5urprise Gong Myung

While his Fantagio labelmate and fellow 5urprise member Seo Kang Joon has been dominating the scene, the 23-year-old is finally taking his turn in the spotlight with a solid repertoire of small and big screen works, including the much-anticipated remake of Bride of the Water God. Taking on the role of wind god Bi Ryum who harbours a one-sided crush on water goddess Moo Ra (Krystal Jung), we can’t wait to see how this unrequited romance will unfold!

Bride of the Water God is available on Viu.

Which idol-turned-actor are you looking forward to the most? Comment down below!

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Justin Bieber Will Be Bringing His #1 Hits To Singapore

7 Jul 2017 by Bryan Yeong

It’s official: the Biebs is finally making an overdue return to Singapore on 7th October at the National Stadium!

We already have the likes of pop heavyweights Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes gracing our shores for gigs in the later part of 2017, but get ready to make a huge calendar marking for the one and only Justin Bieber this October 7th. It’s been 4 years since we were thrilled by his dance moves, shirtless teasing and one spectacle of a show at 2013’s post-F1 Grand Prix concert and our inner Beliebers (you’re guilty of being one – don’t deny it) are madly anticipating his local stop for what’s expected to be his biggest Singapore show yet, as part of his extensive and explosive Purpose Tour.

JustinBieber_AnnouncementPoster

The tour has already seen Justin Bieber selling out dates in far-flung corners of the world such as Mumbai, India and Cape Town, South Africa, and we’re relieved he didn’t leave us out from witnessing his #1 hits like ‘Love Yourself, ‘Sorry’ and ‘What Do You Mean?’ performed live. But if there’s anything us fans can possibly cross our fingers for, it’s whether he’ll add his most recent collaborations ‘2U’, ‘I’m The One’ and the certified summer smash ‘Despacito’ to his setlist – although we hope he gets the lyrics for the latter right if he does so…

Justin Bieber Purpose Tour 
Date: 7 October 2017 
Venue: National Stadium 
Tickets: from $148 to $298, VIP packages from $708 to $1898. 

The tickets will be available for purchase on 22 July 2017, while Bkstge Fan Club members, American Express cardholders and StarHub subscribers have exclusive pre-sale access. Full deets available at Sportshubtix. VIP packages will also be available for sale via www.justinbiebermusic.com

Will you be on standby to get your Purpose Tour tickets? Let us know how excited you are in the comments below!

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Descendants of the Sun (DOTS) fans scream! After a confusing round of “are they dating or not?”, it has been announced that Song Hye Kyo and Soong Joong Ki aka the Song Song Couple are getting married! The surprising news – which came after Song Hye Kyo’s camp denied all dating rumours – has caused a frenzy amongst Song Song Couple shippers and fans worldwide. Here’s what we know so far about 2017’s biggest K-drama plot twist couple! 

Halloween Wedding Date 

SOng-Joong-Ki-&-Song-Hye-Kyo

The happy couple will tie the knot on 31 October 2017. The Song Song Couple were careful not to reveal their situation till the wedding was confirmed as it “involves [not only] the individuals, but also their families.” Can anyone say Halloween after-party? 

Song Song Couple Started In 2015

According to an exclusive interview media outlet OSEN had with an acquaintance of both Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo, they revealed that the Song Song couple’s love had actually started during the filming of DOTS in 2015. That means that they’ve been together for at least 2 years!

They Spent Time Together Overseas

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In a bid to overcome their hectic schedules, the Song Song couple would spend time together overseas even if it was only for short periods of time. Their wedding announcement came shortly after dating rumours arose thanks to fan sightings of the couple when they were in Bali, Indonesia. Ironically, their agencies had claimed that they were in Bali at the same time by coincidence. 

Song Joong Ki Sent Snacks To Song Hyo Kyo 

As like a real life K-drama, Song Joong Ki and Song Hyo Kyo’s relationship was peppered with sweet gestures. One confirmed fact was that Song Joong Ki had secretly sent snacks to Song Hye Kyo while she was at a photoshoot. According to the same acquaintance, “This was before ‘Descendants of the Sun’ aired and the staff members were confused as to why Song Joong Ki was there.” 

Song Hyo Kyo Didn’t Want To Date A Celebrity

Despite being hesitant at dating a fellow celebrity, Song Hye Kyo opened up after Song Joong Ki’s efforts during their courtship. They aren’t the only actors whose love blossomed after a drama filming! Song Song couple now officially joins Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung from Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

They Never Hid Their Relationship From Friends 

With dating rumours running rampant, the Song Song couple decided to reveal their relationship to the public via the media instead of having the news spread without their consent, also as a courtesy to their fans. According to the acquaintance, “They didn’t really make an effort to hide their relationship to acquaintances. When a person who they both trusted would ask about it, they would respond indifferently.”

Song Song couple is total proof that there can be K-drama happy endings in real life. Here’s to a happily ever after for the happy couple!

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7 Action-Packed Movies To Watch This July

30 Jun 2017 by Germaine Cheah

From your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man to the Allied troops battling it out in World War II, we’ve compiled a list of high-adrenaline movies coming your way this July. 

Spider-Man: Homecoming

In Theatres: 06 July 2017

After a stellar debut in Captain America: Civil War, a young Peter Parker returns to his ordinary life as a high school student in Queens. But his experience with The Avengers has gotten the fledging superhero longing for more web-slinging action. When a new villain – The Vulture – presents himself, Peter has to prove that he can swing with the big guys, or risk losing everything he holds dear. 

War For The Planet Of The Apes

In Theatres: 13 July 2017

A continuation of the events from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar and his apes are in the midst of a deadly conflict with the human military led by a ruthless special ops soldier. Despite being armed with makeshift weapons and automatic rifles, the apes still find themselves suffering heavy losses after the first battle. Wanting to avenge his kind, Caesar finally comes face-to-face with The Colonel in an epic battle of man versus ape – but which race will prevail?

Wish Upon

In Theatres: 13 July 2017

Bullied by her peers, ignored by her longtime crush and embarrassed by her hoarder father, Clare Shannon is barely surviving the hell that is high school. So when she’s gifted a beautiful old music box by her dad that promises its owner seven wishes, Clare thinks she has nothing to lose and starts making her wishes. Soon, she has it all: money, popularity and love… until the people closest to her start dying in brutal ways. While Clare knows she must get rid of the box, she’s also unwilling to part with her new and improved life. So where does she draw the line? 

Dunkirk

In Theatres: 20 July 2017

Acclaimed director Christopher Nolan helms this World War II thriller about the 1940 evacuation of Dunkirk, an intense battle that erupts as over 300,000 Allied troops struggle to escape the French coastal town as they become increasingly trapped by German Nazi forces. Amongst the star-studded cast of Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and more, is Harry Styles’ much-anticipated film debut. We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely excited to see the former 1D star in this one – here’s hoping he makes it out of the war alive!

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

In Theatres: 20 July 2017

Based on the groundbreaking comic book series, follow special operatives Valerian and Laureline as they venture to Alpha – a metropolis where different species from all over the universe gather to trade knowledge and cultures. When a mysterious force threatens to upend the peace in the City of a Thousand Planets, will our heroes be able to identify the danger in time to save the universe from destruction?

Baby Driver

In Theatres: 20 July 2017

Relying on his personally curated iPod playlists, Baby (Ansel Elgort) becomes the best getaway driver in the crime game. However, he decides to ditch his shady lifestyle in order to have a shot at a future when he falls in love with a diner waitress. But when he gets caught up in a heist gone wrong, and with the police and his ex-criminal partners on his tail, it’s Baby’s turn to face the music as he struggles to fight for his life, love and freedom.

Atomic Blonde

In Theatres: 27 July 2017

MI6’s most lethal assassin, Agent Lorraine Broughton is sent into Berlin alongside station chief David Percival to recover a priceless dossier. With an uneasy feeling about her new partner, Lorraine immediately finds herself caught in a web of deceit and danger. In order to complete her mission, she has to stay alive, but will her strength and spycraft be enough to keep her ahead of everyone else in this deadly game of spies?

Want to know what else you can watch, read and spin this month? Go grab your July issue of Teenage Magazine, out on newsstands now!

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