“Your upper body is stable, but your lower body is having a sex party,” casually explains BuzzFeed video producer Eugene Yang, completely poker-faced and effortlessly imitating “The Arrogant Dance” made famous by PSY’s “Gentleman.” He’s teaching the staff some provocative motions in BuzzFeed’s latest Korean-inspired video titled, “Americans Try K-pop Dance Moves.”
The staff learned–or attempted to learn–the moves for a handful of popular K-pop songs, including “The Butt Dance” (aka “Korean twerking”) by girl group Kara. They quickly realized that the art of K-pop dance is way more challenging than it actually seems.
“I’ve never felt more un-athletic in my life,” said one worn-out dancer. Another guy was more optimistic: “I didn’t do it well, but I had swag in my face, so I think it’s gonna sell.” And another just embraced his bad dance skills, admitting, “My whiteness is revealing itself right now.”
As exhausting as this dance session turns out to be, in the end, participants triumphantly exclaimed in unison: “Korea, hwaiting!”
For todays #TBT, we bring you Celeste Chen’s hilarious list showing the 25 most common dance moves in the club. Although the video was uploaded over a year ago on April 2013, rest assured that these dance moves are still alive and well in 2014. In fact, the video is meant to showcase the dance moves in Singapore clubs, but it’s safe to say we’ve seen “The Worm” and “The Awkward” just about everywhere.
Check out the video below and let us know which move you’re most guilty of.
This video has gained over 1.5 million views, but Celeste Chen is no stranger to online popularity. Chen is a well-known blogger based in Singapore and after 9 years of blogging, she has gathered an impressive fan base of 100,000.
“My readers are interested in what thoughts I have about the newest gadgets, food, fashion and travel,” Chen writes in her official page. “Follow me, as I show you along the way about my opinion of whats hot, and whats not.”
It seems like this year, people in China are breaking a sweat everywhere, dancing the summer days away. Last week, we brought you a video of a Chinese boy dancing his way into a pair of pants without using his hands. Not to be out-shined on social media, Chinese grannies have been hitting the streets all over the nation, grooving to the beat of Chinese pop songs.
Much to their neighbors dismay, the early birds begin their routine at the crack of dawn. There has been quite the backlash against the grannies, however, as many young people feel that the grannies are disrupting their peaceful, tranquil mornings.
According to NBC News, some of the neighbors have been not so subtle about their feelings towards the dancing granny movement; there have been reported cases of the neighbors throwing water-bombs, and in one case, a large amount of poop at the grannies.
Though the grannies are aware of the young people’s complaints, they continue to wave their hands in the air, like they just don’t care.
The dancing grannies do not seem to see a problem with their dancing — which has now been nicknamed 广场舞, roughly translating to dancing in a square. They have even spoken up over the backlash. One particular granny told China Youth Daily,”We’ll keep the noise down, but people should be up and going to work by 8am…Why can’t young people just get up earlier?”
All over China, there is now an estimated number of one hundred million public dancers, and the numbers are continuing to grow.
Even if you have the worst case of the Mondays, 3-year-old Zhang Junhao will certainly make your day.
A Chinese reality show, which appears to be similar to America’s Got Talent, recently had the brave young boy on their stage to impress the judges and bring the audience to their feet.
The boy doesn’t appear to have an ounce of bashfulness as he hugs his luggage, calls it his baby and says he will dance with his baby. The second Zhang Junhao walks on stage, he puts a smile on the faces of the judges including celebrity judge Jet Li.
After running up to the judges to give them all a kiss on the cheek, he begins showing off his adorable dance skills. He does everything from the robot to karate punches to skipping. Zhang Junhao may be young and his dancing may be completely random, but he certainly seems natural at putting a smile on someone’s face.
He bravely tells the judges that he was not afraid to perform and he dances for his entire family everyday. He then tells the judges that he loves dancing because it makes his mother laugh and laughter is happiness.
Trust us when we say young Zhang Junhao will put a smile on your face.
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