This Korean Dance Group Straight-Up Dominates These Dance Routines

This story was originally published on Sep 7, 2016.

If you're the type of person who likes to binge-watch dance shows and movies (So You Think You Can Dance, anyone?) this might be the next rabbit hole to jump into: K-pop dance routines.

That's right. We're already obsessed with Korean beauty, but the world of K-pop is more than the right clothes, and some catchy tunes. The world of K-pop dancing is full of incredibly talented choreographers and performers.

One such group? Seoul-based 1Million Dance Studio, which has been getting a ton of K-pop press lately thanks to its client list of many a mega K-pop Star. The studio's choreographers have worked with Girls' Generation, 2NE1, Jay Park, you name it — and the YouTube numbers show it, with many videos hitting at least a million views (their "Worth It" dance video has 31 million views).

Most recently, Jia from K-pop group miss A showed up in a Tinashe choreography — which just goes to show the clout this studio has in the K-pop world. Still, we know there's a lot more out there so we rounded up the best of the best from 1Million, and five other amazing choreographers, dance studios, and more to follow now. From the legends like Kyle Hanagami, to newcomers like Rocky from Astro, these K-pop choreographers and studios will be influencing our next dance trends for years to come. Trust us, it's better than "Gangnam Style."
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1Million Dance Studio
"Worth It" by Fifth Harmony

The biggest intro to this dance troupe is an 8-minute long clip featuring choreography from May J Lee. And lest you think it's primarily female dancers, skip ahead to 2:50 to see some dudes absolutely slaying the choreo.
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1Million Dance Studio
"7/11" by Beyoncé

No dance roundup is complete without a Bey homage. The "Formation" video isn't half-bad, either.
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1Million Dance Studio
"La La Latch" by Pentatonix

This rendition might be the most dramatic one by far (see 2:20)
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1Million Dance Studio
"Work" by Rihanna

The original music video might be a mix of dance moves, drinking, and general partying, but this version is all dance.
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1Million Dance Studio
"Sorry" by Justin Bieber

Okay, so the original was great. Those girls slayed. But if you can't get enough of this insanely catchy song, here's another version for you.
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Blazer Pyo
"Put Your Graffiti On Me" by Kat Graham

Choreographer Blazer Pyo has trained many a K-pop artist, working with miss A's Suzy, and most recently singer songwriter HA:TFELT. It makes sense. The choreographer is known for hyper expressive moves that BRING IT.
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Blazer Pyo
"Trini Dem Girls" by Nicki Minaj

This rendition of Nicki's "Trini Dem Girls" is particularly sassy.
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Blazer Pyo
"Partition" by Beyoncè

This video features Min from Miss A, but you can see Blazer Pyo straight slayin' in the background 30 seconds in.
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Blazer Pyo
"Into You" by Ariana Grande

It's not the best quality, but you can still see why Blazer Pyo has become a go-to choreographer.
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Blazer Pyo
"Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera

Short, sweet, but so, so good.
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"G.O.M.D." by J. Cole

This dance studio in Gangnam, South Korea launched in 2001 and is still going strong, working with stars like 2PM, BEAST, and Jay Park.
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"SOLO" by Jay Park

Here, the dance group shows off their versatility, moving from stairwells to wide warehouse spaces.
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'I, I Love You" by Esna

While some might prefer PREPIX's more low-key, less produced videos, Esna's ballad is transformed from simple to sweeping grand gesture.
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Here, you see what PREPIX does best: playing and vibing with rhythms without seeming too formulaic.
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Watch until a minute in for some partner dancing.
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"Stick Talk" by Future

Souldance is another popular studio in Seoul, featuring choreographer Girin who just so happens to be a trainer at JYP Entertainment.
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"Party Favors" by Tinashe

The choreo takes this sultry song into straight slaying zone.
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"7/11" by Beyoncè

Just like the original music video, this choreo is equal parts fun and straight fire.
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"Post To Be" By Omarion

This rendition of "Post To Be" might be a fan favorite, showing off Girin's playful choreo and ability to hit everything on. the. beat.
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"Uptown Funk"

Of course, you can't forget the studio's "Uptown Funk" choreo, with almost 1.5 million views.
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Rocky from Astro
"Moving Mountains" by Usher

The member of Kpop group Astro has started making waves for his clean choreo.
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Rocky & Moon Bin from Astro
"Wall To Wall" by Chris Brown

Here's Rocky dancing with fellow Astro member Moon Bin, sort of ruining their reputation as a "cute group."
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Rocky from Astro
"Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars

Sorry, but this video of Rocky, Moonbin, and Sanha dancing to Mars' big hit is straight-up adorable.
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Rocky from Astro

Here's proof that Rocky is versatile, too! He did get his start tap- dancing on Korea's Got Talent, after all.
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Kyle Hanagami
"24k Magic"

You can't really talk about K-pop choreography — or YouTube dance videos in general — without talking about Kyle Hanagami. The LA-based choreographer has worked with SM Entertainment's Girls Generation, TTS, and Red Velvet — and built up years of experience and tons of YouTube followers.
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Kyle Hanagami
"Side to Side ft. Nicki Minaj" by Ariana Grande

Hanagami's videos are mostly shot at the New Millennium Dance Complex, pretty much recognizable for anyone who has spent hours jumping down the YouTube dance rabbit hole. Hanagami's version of "Side to Side" might just be better than the VMAs SoulCycle version.
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Kyle Hanagami
"Cold Water" by Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber

Just posted in August, Hanagami's video of this summer jam has already hit 3 million views.
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Kyle Hanagami
"That Girl/Don't Hold The Wall" by Justin Timberlake

Proof that his choreo works just as well for slow-downed smooth moves, too.
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Kyle Hanagami
"Yonce" by Beyoncé

Practically every dance group has done a number to Yonce, but at 15 million views, Hanagami's is by far the most memorable. So memorable, in fact, that another K-pop group allegedly copied his choreo without giving him credit.
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