Watch Pinoys Random K-Pop Dances on YouTube


Hongdae is my favorite place in Seoul, South Korea-IIt’s like any other shopping street during the day. But it turns into a bustling center of buskers where you can watch street concerts at night. Talented artists, young and old, influence you with music, and a bunch of bands dance to the most infectious beats in the world: K-pop tracks.

I don’t think we have a similar location in the Philippines, and even before COVID, I haven’t really seen any K-pop street performances. So imagine my joy when I stumbled upon some randomly played dance videos while searching on YouTube!

What is a random play dance?

It’s like a live challenge for a crowd – the host will play different songs and if you know the choreography, you can go to the center of the improvised dance floor and show your skills. Think about flashmobs, but they’re spontaneous and competitive instead of planned. Add the element of ~ * amazing * ~ K-pop choreography to the mix and it just gets more entertaining!

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Before we go any further, we just want to be clear: we are not encouraging crowds or gatherings in any way at this time. The pandemic is very real and dangerous, and staying inside our homes is one of the best ways to help end the problem. What about the K-pop random dances? Don’t go out and do them now. Just watch all the videos until it is safe to find yourself.

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Where can you watch random K-pop dances?

I had no idea that K-pop random dances had been performed in schools in the Philippines. Imagine ordinary Pinoys (not professional dancers) pulling the iconic choreographies of BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE, and more.

The first video I saw blew me away. It was uploaded last year and has over 2.6 million views at the time of writing! The downloader even had to remove it after getting around 800,000 views the first time he posted the clip due to copyright issues with JYP Entertainment. It was taken on a founding day – a school event that many of us love and hate, depending on how much we love to play or if we are forced to. When I saw the videos uploaded by vlogger Sean Gervacio below I feel like I missed something because K-pop wasn’t that great when I was in school yet.

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Sean actually has a five-part playlist of random play K-pop dance videos on his channel. Some were done in a classroom, while others are in larger rooms in their school. Check it out here and enjoy!

Here’s another video – this time from Cagayan De Oro (CDO). According to X-UNIFIED, the dance group that uploaded the clip, it took place in the Misamis Oriental Provincial Capitol Grounds and features members of the K-pop CDO community. Watch and be amazed by their impressive movements!

There was also a sequel, and this time the participants were split into two large groups: one wearing pink shirts and the other blue. As what one of the comments pointed out, these challenges reveal who new K-pop fans are and who have been in the genre since the first gen bands. Some know the choreography of young K-pop idols like SMS, NCT, and Stray children, while others are familiar with OG or more experienced artists like EXID, Sistar, Super Juniorand the generation of girls.

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Some K-pop fans in Manila also did a similar, smaller scale random play dance in Luneta Park. Who do you think won: Team Blue or Team Yellow?

Here’s another video – this time in Davao. Again, it feels like a gathering of K-pop fans in town. Looks like they practiced blocking and training outside of the choreography because it’s so, so good!

The Zamboanga K-pop fan community has also joined the trend:

And here’s one with Cotabato City fans. Looks like the dress code was purple, green and confident!

Along with unofficial fan gatherings, random dances also take place at K-pop conventions. Check out a clip from Bohol’s K-pop event. A young child was doing his BTS moves like it didn’t matter!

This was a segment of the K-Street Festival at the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines. It took place in Bonifacio High Street, in the town of Taguig.

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This actually happened a month before the lockouts in 2020. You will already see a few dancers wearing masks. uploaded by KAMP92, it’s a gathering of K-pop fans in Iligan City.

There are also a lot of random dances around the world. The more crowds, the more impressive it is! Or, turn it into a competition with a points system. Let the Land of the Morning Calm show you how to do it:

Want a quarantine compatible version? Try this out with your friends, family, and office mates who are other K-pop fans!

Sure, taking the TikTok challenge is fun if you like it, but if you like group games, get together and do a random line dance in a video conference! As long as you choose your favorite tracks, it has to be Daebak!


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