One of K-pop's biggest attractive points is the choreography. With K-pop groups going viral constantly, thanks to their flashy moves, it is now considered an essential part of the genre.
These actual dancers have ranked who they deem to be the best female K-pop dancers of all time. Note, they only took into account idols who hold a main dancer title or soloist. They were graded based on these categories: techniques, musicality, fluidity, and energy. The breakdown of the gradings is under each idol.
Curious to see who they chose? Check them out here.
15. GFRIENDs SinB
SinB was praised for her visuals, making her dancing look effortless. She was a hip-hop dancer, which proves that she has been training for a long time, and it has paid off. She makes dancing look easy, as if she isn't breaking a sweat.
14. ITZY's Chaeryeong
Chaeryeong has the ability to digest music well, hitting every beat necessary. She is a very fluid dance and has very pretty angles when she dances. She has been dancing for awhile, ever since she was a child with her sister.
13. Dreamcatcher's Sua
The idol is able to shine even when she's in the back of her performances, proving her stage presences. They note that there are times she lacks strength, but her charisma when she dances makes up for it.
12. Red Velvet's Seulgi
When Seulgi dances, she dances with passion, emulating the song perfectly. The idol is also diverse, being able to pull-off cuter concepts easily but also switch to more hard-hitting dances. She is a dancer with numerous sides to her and a love for dance.
Minzy was praised for her dance, but it was noted how her dancing was choppy. However, she is a performer - she has beautiful facials and has amazing energy, proving her love for dancing. The dancers say that she is a top tier performer who knows how to put on a show, but noticed that she lacked some skills that others above her have.
BoA is a veteran dancer and the oldest and most season idol on this list. Due to how long she has been performing, she has had more time to perfect her technique, giving his a distinct style of dancing. She is able able to incorporate a lot of body strength into her performance.
7. ITZY's Yeji (tie)
Yeji was praised for her unique look, which is very pleasing to the eye, which in turn allows her to control how people see her. Her dancing skills was praised for being top-notch, with the dancer even saying she is skilled enough to promote as a solo act. She has good rhythm, very fluid, and a very strong dancer. She has amazing energy and has amazing controls because despite having long limbs, it's very proportionate.
7. HyunA (tie)
HyunA was praised as a queen of performance. She is a veteran idol who has been dancing and promoting for years. The dancer praised HyunA's charisma on stage, with every stage proving how she delivers her best at all times. The dancer stated that her charm, visuals, charisma, and technical skills are all on point. Even simple movements are delivered with the utmost swag.
7. Girls' Generation's Hyoyeon (tie)
Hyoyeon was praised for her technique and how hard-hitting her movements are, especially with her control in her hips. She is able to shift from fluid movements to very sharp, strong movements, proving her technique.
6. TWICE's Momo
Momo has long limbs, which usually don't do well when dancing hip-hop. With Momo, however, due to how aware she is of her body, she pulls of hip-hop well. She was praised for putting her personality in her dance, taking the song and making it hers, which is rare. The idol was additionally complimented for her fluidity; there is never a point she is not moving and is always ready to pull of the next move. She is strong and has good isolation's in her rib cage, despite how skinny she is.
5. CLC's Seungyeon
Seungyeon is a dancer who loves dancing; the idol herself has stated that it's her stress reliever. With that, dancing is very natural to her. Her moves are smooth and she looks effortless when she dances. Seungyeon is able to pull off different concepts, going from hard to cute with every new monthly choreography. It's evident that she loves dancing and she freely puts all her energy into her moves.
4. Chung Ha
Chung Ha was praised for being a complete dancer. There is no choppiness in her moves and is a very fluid-based dancer; even when she hits sharp moves, she roots back to her fluidity, smoothly transitioning to the next move. She has amazing facial expression as well, which definitely adds to the experience of the performance. She has high energy. Chung Ha is an idol who can own the whole stage despite being a soloist.
3. IZ*ONE's Chaeyeon
Chaeyeon rises above the title 'idol dancer', being praised for her idol abilities alongside being a hip-hop dancer. She has amazing popping skills, proving that she has immense control over her body. She is fluid and her movements pop, blending together seamlessly. Even if the choreography is awkward, she can make it look amazing. She was being praised for being a dancer who is hard to come by - not many people have her control and her skills
1. BLACKPINK's Lisa (tie)
Lisa was praised as a dancer was praised for being able to pull off any style and any concept. She is versatile. Her body controls are perfect (despite how tall and lanky her body is!) and can make even the most awkward of moves look amazing. She is a dancer with immense influence, with the ability to push people no matter how young or old want to start dancing. Her facials are natural, proving that she is comfortable performing.
1. Hyolyn (tie)
Hyolyn is a complete package - even her hair dances! Her dance has a lot of personality and she never performs with a blank face. Sometimes, her expressions can even come off as teasing. The idol has amazing body control, even flawlessly performing in heels. She oozes confidence, making any choreography look easy and breezy.
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