There’s just something about bangin’ K-pop dance covers that make you wanna get up and groove! Need a little motivation? Slip on your dancing shoes and get ready to be amazed by these 8 K-pop dance covers.
‘Don’t Recall’ – K.A.R.D. by K-City
If you need proof to see how far K-pop dance covers have spanned across the globe, look no further than K-City’s flashmob-inspired cover of K.A.R.D.’s ‘Don’t Recall’, right smack in the streets of Vancouver, Canada. Dressed in all-white ensembles and armed with confidence, the foursome busts out moves to the intrigue of bystanders and passersby. Are you entertaining the thought of throwing out some spontaneous moves at Orchard Road yet?
‘As If It’s Your Last’ – BLACKPINK by EAST2WEST
A popular favourite among K-pop dance cover crews is this bubbly bop from BLACKPINK. But while usually a staple for female-centric crews to take on, leave it to the all-male troupe from EAST2WEST to do the choreography justice in their own right. Hip sways, sashays and sass – checked!
‘Cherry Bomb’ – NCT 127 by Koreos UCLA
Gather your squad and put your skills to the test rivalling this impeccable cover of NCT 127’s simmering hip-hop track. Dripping in swag, the dance moves will have you sweeping smoothly from side to side, all whilst cooperating with your bevy of fellow dance floor killers to pull off coordination at its finest. Can anyone say boomz?
‘Red Flavor’ – Red Velvet by VIVA DANCE STUDIO
They say imitation is the best form of flattery, and there ain’t no better way to emulate the appeal of Red Velvet’s latest smash than taking a cue from these VIVA DANCE STUDIO girls. Clad in similarly red-accented outfits as in the original video, this fierce fivesome channel some serious #girlpower vibes throughout, nailing the dance to a tee.
‘Really Really’ – Winner by Def Dance Skool
We ‘Really Really’ can’t take out eyes off this cover! Def Dance Skool’s crew of fierce female dancers prove they’ve got the sizzle and skills similar to Winner. But instead of the grayscale-toned visuals of its original video, this dance cover pops with colourful outfits in front of a bright burst of graffiti art to inject a breath of fresh air in the routine.
‘Not Today’ – BTS by RISIN’ CREW
Forget dance studios or street alleyways when you can go big. RISIN’ CREW takes it up an ante by recruiting a full clan of supporting dancers in tow, even locking down a similar-looking location as the original MV for an accurate representation. Wind-swept hair, picturesque backgrounds and poetry in motion – this is how you do dance covers right.
‘Bling Bling’ – iKON by 1MILLION Dance Studio
One of the leading dance schools in Korea, 1MILLION Dance Studio prove their outstanding reputation is well-deserved with their array of explosive dance covers ranging from K-Pop hits to the latest international chart-burners. Just take their Rikimaru Chikada choreographed routine for iKON’s electro-hop hit below for example – showing how they kill it solo, in a trio, or as a fivesome. Truly #Lit!
‘WEE WOO’ – PRISTIN by Lisa Rhee
Who says you need a whole squad to do your thang? When you’re left alone to practice your skills, follow the lead of Lisa Rhee’s dance cover of the PRISTIN earworm ‘WEE WOO’, to make sure you don’t get left behind in the next rehearsals with your friends. Remember, part of slaying it together with your crew is having confidence individually and embracing your inner shine as well– time to break a sweat!
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