Dance Cover Showcase: Tatjana
Could you tell us who you are, where you’re from and why you have chosen this dance cover as your showcase?
I’m Tatjana. I’m 24 and I live in the Philippines. I have been covering K-pop dances on Instagram since 2018. For my showcase I chose “Not Shy – Itzy”. I chose this cover, because it’s one of those dances that you don’t forget easily. While covering dances is always fun, this specific dance is so much fun that you can probably see me dancing it at least once a day.
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So how long did you have to study the choreography?
For “Not Shy”, it took me about 40 minutes to learn 50 seconds of the choreography.
How long does it normally take for you to memorize the choreography?
I am quite specific on details, so I really make sure that I get them as accurately as possible. So I also allow more time (about 2 hours) for cleaning the moves and mastering it.
What was the most difficult part of the choreography?
If I had to choose, the most difficult part for me was the “hey there, hey there; great pair, great pair” part (if you check my actual cover). It’s not hard to overlook the details of the footwork, so I had a difficult time making sure my coordination was correct.
Were you surprised that the choreography was easy / difficult and why?
It’s actually a funny story. The choreography is really hard, but I was able to learn it fast, because I could easily remember the steps from watching the same dance covers of other coverists. Especially because there was a time that my feed was full of “Not Shy” covers.
How did you come up with your outfit?
I usually match the music video outfits of any of the members. For this specific cover, I matched Ryujin’s outfit, although in a different set of colors. I think I got the overall vibe of it though.
If you could give one positive message / advice to anyone out there who loves to do K-pop dance covers, what would it be?
Just go for it! It seems scary to post K-pop covers, especially if your following is not into that kind of content (like what happened to me), but you can make your own dance account and interact with people who have the same interests as you! I met so many people from all over the world with the same interest as me and I’m glad I met them!
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 actually know a lot of K-pop dancers I want to give a shoutout to but since it’s recently her birthday, I want to give a shoutout to @simmiplydance! She is an underrated coverist and I swear her covers are of really good quality and she deserves more love and support! Go check her page out!
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