Dancing is one of the crucial skills for every K-Pop idol. The better they dance, the more recognition they get, not only from fans, but also from the public.
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K-Pop idol groups shine in that they can do everything, from singing to dancing, composing, and rapping. One of the most distinguished abilities of K-Pop groups is how they keep their vocals stable while conducting so tiring choreography. To pull all that surprising performances, it is said that idols spend 7- 8 or more hours every day practicing their dance moves. Of course, they don't do it in vain, as fans are more attracted to idols who dance well compared to those who solely sing or rap.
Yes, you can say every K-Pop idol is a good dancer, but still there are a few who are so outstanding, like diamonds among the gold. Here are the 8 most mentioned names in almost all lists of the best main dancers of K-Pop boy groups. They are, no doubt, the dancing kings.
Hoshi of SEVENTEEN is one of the best dancers of the younger generation. Many fans say that they started to stan SEVENTEEN because of Hoshi’s amazing dance moves. He seems to capture the viewers’ attention with his sharp and in-tune dance moves. Hoshi once injured his shoulder while performing their track, 'Chuck' from the album 'Love and Letter', during a concert but he got treated and was back on stage before the end of the performance. This incident proves how devoted Hoshi is to his dancing. Hoshi is not just an amazing dancer but he also choreographs a lot of SEVENTEEN’s dances.
Kai is the main dancer of one of the biggest boy groups, EXO. He uses his dance moves to express the meaning and emotions behind the songs so well that he has many fans in tears. Contrary to his dance style that is aggressive and sharp, Kai comes from a ballet background. Kai has been gaining more and more fans through his amazing talents, promoting as EXO, SuperM and a soloist. One of his legendary performance was during the Pyeongchang Olympic Closing Ceremony, where he added modern twists to traditional Korean dances while wearing a Hanbok (traditional Korean dress).
Taeyang is a rare case of K-Pop, as he is both the main dancer and the main vocalist of this group. At the young age of 12, his love for dancing made him sign with YG Entertainment. His dance style is referred to as strong and smooth. Fans consider " Wedding Dress’ as Taehyang’s golden era and to date remember this masterpiece. CEO of another agency JYP, Park Jin Young who is known for being a harsh judge and not giving praises has said that Taeyang’s dance performance in "Where You At" is jaw-dropping.
SUPER JUNIOR Eunhyuk
Singer, rapper, songwriter, TV host, and dancer, Eunhyuk is a member of the legendary boy group Super Junior. New international fans may not know him but his dance performances were fire during the 2nd-generation era. He is known for carrying out the hardest dance numbers with ease and professionalism. As a matter of fact, the title "Dancing Machine" originated from Eunhyuk, and he is an inspiration for idols of the new generation themselves.
Jungkook is a 23-year-old singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is popularly known as the Golden Maknae because he is extremely talented at everything he does even after being the youngest one. He is a part of BTS’s dance line and his style of dance is Hip Hop. Fans are amazed every day by how amazing and stable his vocals remain while he dances with so much energy.
Jimin from BTS is a highly qualified dancer and we are not saying this just because he has got amazing moves. He was, in fact, a top student in the modern dance department at Busan High School of Arts. Jimin adds a new meaning to every song through his dance moves. He is known to combine different techniques of dancing that he has learned over the years to create a new masterpiece. Unlike most other male idols, he excels at ballet using his fluid dance moves to enchant the stage.
Your hope and my hope J-Hope definitely raises the bar with his dancing. J-Hope is the main dancer of global boy group BTS. Many people hail him as the dancing king, but J-Hope also makes sure that none of the BTS members miss a single beat while dancing, hence they jokingly call him scary. J-Hope won a national dance competition when he was younger. The idol was once a part of an underground dance team before he joined BTS. Thanks to his past experiences J-Hope excels at what he does, making any stage his own. He along with Taemin is respected all over the K-Pop industry for their great dance.
Taemin, the maknae of SHINee, is a singer, songwriter, and dancer. Taemin debuted at a very young age, 14. Since then, his charisma while dancing has every person in the audience hypnotized. His talent and artistic impact have earned him the title the "Idol of idol". His dance moves exhibit a insane control over his body and flexibility. He is well-known for his locking dance style and is praised for his strong choreography and dance. Idols and fans consider him to be the Dancing King.