Dance is an essential component in K-Pop, carrying a lot of its charm and appeal. What distinguishes K-Pop from other pop music is precisely its emphasis on choreography performed by the artists themselves. K-Pop idols often have no option other than being absolute all-rounders that are good at everything. However, it is often the case that some idols are better at one particular talent than others and thus, focus a lot of their energy and time on cultivating and honing the same. This also determines the idol's position in a particular group. Today we're counting down some of the best dancers in K-Pop!
[Note: This is part 1 of the complete list of the best dancers in K-Pop. If your favorite artist is not on this list, watch out for part 2!]
Cube Entertainment is home to some of the most talented artists in the industry. CLC, in particular, is a host of incredible talent. Seungyeon is undoubtedly one of the best dancers in the entire K-Pop industry. Her moves are crisp and sharp but, at the same time, beautifully fluid, meshing magically with the music and emotions she's expressing with her dance.
SHINee's youngest is undisputedly the one dancer that the whole industry looks up to. He has been dancing from a tender young age and actively participates in his own choreography and the group. Taemin has a sense of expression and art that is extremely rare, which is to say that while any normal dancer would straightforwardly interpret a song, Taemin does it in a beautifully unique and authentic manner.
Known adorably and endearingly as the very pillar of BTS, J-Hope holds the fort down for the dance and choreography department of the group and for a good reason too. There's no one as neat a dancer as J-Hope, and even when he's freestyling, it looks perfectly choreographed. Such talent is undoubtedly worthy of high praise.
SuA is popularly known as a "dancing machine" in the fandom, and rightfully so! She's the DREAMCATCHER member who is the fastest to learn any choreography and even assists the other members in picking up dance routines. She is brilliant at creating choreography and even recreating existing ones. SuA has a great command over all genres, including hip-hop, contemporary, and even breakdance! Without a doubt, SuA deserves more attention for being one of the best dancers in the industry.
All the NCT's members have openly admitted that Ten is the best dancer in the group, and there's no falsity in the statement. As a matter of fact, Ten is one of the best dancers in all of K-Pop and even out of it. It is a visual treat, a delight, and a blessing to watch him dance, especially solo and when he's covering popular songs but with his own choreography. We can't help but wish Ten uploaded more dance covers!