Let's be honest K-Pop wouldn’t be what it is if it weren’t for the intricate and stylish dance moves. K-Pop choreography is especially unique thanks to the moves that are complex, technical and often require flawless synchronization and line changes. Have you ever wondered who the masterminds and creators behind these mesmerizing moves are? Wonder no more cause I got you fam! I have a mad respect for these five Korean male choreographers I will cover in just a sec for their ability, passion and drive. Visually, they’re stunning and on top of that they are technically skilled.
1MILLION is a powerhouse studio based in Seoul that opened almost five years ago. In addition to offering four to five classes a day at their studio, they also post routines and tutorials on YouTube for their 16 million YouTube subscribers. They mix Top 40 jams with a perfect dose of Korean pop moves, while decked out in the latest street wear fashion.
PREPIX was founded in 2001. After countless of hours of training, PREPIX choreographers took the 3rd place in the biggest South Korean competition Street Jam only to win the 1st place three years later. In 2004, the dance studio won the 1st place in the Underground Jam. The true fame followed in 2013 when PREPIX dancers stared uploading the videos on the studio's YouTube channel that now showcases their dance moves to over 583K subscribers. Since then they had a chance to work with K-Pop stars such as 2PM, Beast, G. NA, Jay Park, Supreme Team and others.
And now that we got that out of the way, sit back and enjoy. If you're feeling extra inspired after (I know I always do), get up and try out your favorite set.
PREPIX iLL | NCT's choreographer + dancer at PREPIX Dance Studio
PREPIX's uber talented choreographer iLL always wows me with his slick dance moves each time he takes over the dance floor. He wears his passion for dancing on his sleeves and it shows through multiple videos posted on PREPIX's YouTube channel.
iLL is also the mastermind behind the choreography of WayV's 威神V '无翼而飞 most recent hit Take Off.
PREPIX HAW | PREPIX Crew leader, PREPIX Studio + AOMG choreographer
Haw is the main choreographer and leader at PREPIX dance studio famous for a dance style called the PREPIX Style which mixes the elements of jazz-funk with hip-hop and popping. PREPIX dancers left their mark on the dance scene thanks to their unique way of expressing themselves through movement and their new concepts. Prepix Haw choreographed BEAST's tracks Beautiful Night, It's Not Me and also Yoseob‘s solo debut Caffeine. PREPIX dance studio also worked extensively with Jay Park and helped choreographed tracks such as "오늘밤" (Tonight), "별" (Star), "I Like 2 Party", "So Good", "몸매" (Mommae) and "Solo".
Jay Park has also released a dance practice video for my fave song I Like 2 Party. The video below shows Jay accompanied by several other dancers from PREPIX, namely Haw, Ill, Wassup and Joony, all executing the sharp and complicated choreography, also by PREPIX, absolutely perfectly.
If you want to check out Haw's smooth moves, I highly recommend clicking the video below.