Dance Cover Showcase: Alex
Could you tell us who you are, where you’re from and why you have chosen this dance cover as your showcase?
My name is Alex and I’m from Utah, USA. I’ve been into K-Pop since 2012, but I’ve been dancing for 14 years. I chose my cover of “Easy by Stray Kids“, because it was a challenge for me. It’s always good to have a challenge instead of sticking to your norm.
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So how long did you have to study the choreography?
For this cover, it took me two days. One day for learning the dance and the other for cleaning and focusing on detail.
How long does it normally take for you to memorize the choreography?
Normally, it takes me a little under a day to memorize the choreo. Sometimes, a little more if the profile of the dancer is not facing forward.
What was the most difficult part of the choreography?
The most difficult part of the dance would probably be the footwork at 0.06. This took lots of focus and balance that also came from lots of raging.
Were you surprised that the choreography was easy / difficult and why?
I was not surprised that this choreography was hard. It comes natural, in my opinion, with any Stray Kids dance. They spend so much time to make it look so good, which I envy.
How did you come up with your outfit?
I watched the MV to the song repeatedly for about an hour while looking at all of my clothes. Eventually, I picked a couple of outfits that may have worked. After trying them on and doing the dance in that outfit, it was easy to decide which one to pick.
Are there hidden bloopers / secrets in your dance cover?
There are many bloopers of me falling or losing my balance, which caused me to have to refilm many times. Instead of drinking water, I’ve found out that drinking orange juice helps me maintain my stamina for longer than normal, so I drank a couple cups of juice throughout this cover.
If you could give one positive message / advice to anyone out there who loves to do K-pop dance covers, what would it be?
Don’t give up. Dancing will always seem hard or you might find yourself often unmotivated. But if you can see true happiness within yourself when you dance, then it’s worth putting effort into.
And last but not least: If you could give a shout out to another K-pop dancer, because people need to see their showcase. Who would you like to give a shoutout to and why?
I would like to give a shout out to a good friend of mine @daeku. I’ve been watching him dance ever since I got into dancing to K-Pop and I’ve been inspired by him ever since. He gives me hope that I could be as talented as him one day.
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