Dance Cover Showcase: Valerie
Could you tell us who you are, where you’re from and why you have chosen this dance cover as your showcase?
Hi I’m @bailerie. A K-pop dance coverist on Instagram. I chose to showcase my “More & More – Twice” dance cover, because I think it required the most effort out of all my covers and I honestly loved the whole process like location scouting and learning how to edit on a bigger and new editing program.
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So how long did you have to study the choreography?
It took me about 1.5 hours in total around over the span of 2 days, because I like to super focus on one part of a dance, before feeling confident enough to learn more of the dance.
How long does it normally take for you to memorize the choreography?
Usually it takes me 1-2 hours to learn a choreography, but my memory is my weakness and it takes time for dance moves to stick in my brain.
What was the most difficult part of the choreography?
The choreography was fairly simple, but I guess it was most challenging when the dance’s tempo got faster.
Were you surprised that the choreography was easy / difficult and why?
It was easy, but what made it difficult at times was the speed for me. Although it is not surprising at all coming from TWICE, because they are such clean and swift dancers. They need to all be on the same page and move exactly at the same time and speed, to create that team effect which they do so effortlessly!
How did you come up with your outfit?
I tried to pick out clothes from my wardrobe that seemed most similar to the outfits worn in Twice’s mv. If I have the available pieces, I really love recreating / matching the outfits worn by the members / artist in their music videos, stage performances or practices. It gives me an excuse to wear outfits I would’ve never worn anywhere else.
Are there hidden bloopers / secrets in your dance cover?
A secret in my cover is that the location of my video’s thumbnail (used also for other parts of the choreo) was not actually planned, but found spontaneously when I was filming outside for the other parts. It ended up being so pretty and hence my second fav location to film at.
If you could give one positive message / advice to anyone out there who loves to do K-pop dance covers, what would it be?
It’s totally normal to not always love your craft and doubt yourself. It’s all part of the process in building a better version of yourself as a coverist /dancer and as a person because you learn to take the good and the bad. Even your worst work can inspire someone out there and you don’t even know!
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’d like to shoutout @kbluepa23, she’s truly one of the most hardworking coverists I’ve met on this platform. She excels in every aspect of a cover. Her editing is amazing, her outfits are unbelievably on point and her dancing alone is so amazing. Such an inspiring and humble dancer who’s worth watching!
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