GQ Dancers Host the First Ever K-Pop Dance Class in Kenya
The all-female dance crew GQ Dancers have been making a name for themselves in the entertainment industry. From putting up a successful show at the Kenya National Theatre to being featured on NTV’s The Trend with Amina, the dance crew has had a banner year, so far.
Riding that wave of momentum, the ladies are now taking up the challenge of bringing Korean pop dance to Kenya by hosting the first ever K-pop dance classes in Kenya.
Just like the GQ Dance crew, K-pop music has enjoyed a breakout 2018, going globally mainstream, thanks mostly to the band BTS whose hit song Idol broke all kinds of YouTube records when it dropped in August. Propelled by a growing community of K-pop megafans, Kenya has also embraced the phenomenon.
K-pop music is known for its especially complicated dance routines that fans the world over want to learn. GQ Dancers have taken it upon themselves to teach Kenyan fans choreography from some of K-pop’s biggest groups such as BTS, EXO and BlackPink by bringing their most iconic dances from the screen to the floor.
“We love to dance and perform, and that is where our interest in K-pop stems from. We therefore hope to give K-pop lovers in Kenya an opportunity to learn dance moves from their favourite artists,” says crew member Gladys when asked why they decided to start the classes. “People should attend our classes because they will have fun and get to develop their dance skills.”
If you are K-pop fan looking to learn some K-pop dance moves, you can find details on GQ’s dance classes on the K-Pop Dance Kenya Instagram page.
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Check out how the first K-pop dance class for BTS’s Mic Drop went on the video below.