Dance diary: BTS ‘Idol’

By Nadine Kam I We spent an hour learning BTS’s “Idol” during our beginner K-pop dance class at Star Fitness Hawaii on Feb. 9, 2019. It is the most high-energy dance we’d done so far, and after dancing it at …

BTS makes history on SNL stage

By Nadine Kam I BTS made history April 13 as the first Korean group to perform on “Saturday Night Live” in its 44 years. It was a big night for both parties, and my feeling is that SNL needed them …

… and then there was one, SHINee off to serve its country

By Nadine Kam I April 15 is a miserable day anyway, the day in the United States when our income tax returns are due, and I ended up sending $8,500 away, just like that, blip, gone. It almost didn’t hurt …

Dance diary: Black Pink’s ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’

On Feb. 2, 2019, we danced the chorus of Black Pink’s “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” during our beginner K-pop dance class. As I’m still catching up on the past after starting this dance blog, the timing is good in light of the …

BTS x Halsey a dream come true

We are hours away from the release of BTS’s new release, “Map of the Soul: Persona,” and I’m extra excited that it will contain collaborations with Halsey and Ed Sheeran. While Sheeran is better known, I’m really looking forward to …

Dance Diary: Happy birthday Jonghyun!

April 8 is Jonghyun’s birthday and I was hoping that one of my K-pop dance teachers would be able to teach me how to dance his “Hallelujah” in recognition of the occasion. Alas, one teacher left the studio, and another …

A K-pop takeover of Billboard Music Awards social artist category

By Nadine Kam I Once again, BTS has been nominated for the Billboard Music Awards Top Social Artist award, which they’ve already won the past two years. But what’s new this year has fans elated. For the first time, the …

April brings new releases from Chen and BTS

By Nadine Kam I I’ve been waiting for April to get here. It’s an exciting month for Kpop, if you happen to stan BTS, set for another record-breaking year with the debut of a new concept following the group’s phenomenally …

Dance Diary: IU’s ‘BbiBbi’

By Nadine Kam I On Jan. 19, 2019, in our beginner K-pop class, we danced part of IU’s “BbiBbi.” It’s a cute, lazy-looking dance that actually sends a serious warning to gossips and haters. Her greeting, “Hello stup-I-D,” refers to …

Dance diary: 8 secs of SHINee’s ‘Lucifer’

By Nadine Kam I On a previous dance post I talked about SHINee’s “Everybody” and the robotic, mechanical movements of dubstep. On Jan. 13, we revisited SHINee, but this time going back to the year 2010 and “Lucifer” choreography incorporating …

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