BTS, YouTube's 'Permission to Dance' Challenge Takes World By Storm; Here's How to Join

BTS and YouTube have called thousands into action as they join the latest "Permission to Dance" challenge on YouTube Shorts.

A week since BTS and YouTube launched the "Permission to Dance" challenge last July 19, content creators are jumping aboard and sharing their own renditions of the latest BTS hit through YouTube Shorts - the video streaming giant's recently expanded short-form video experience for users and creators looking to share short and catchy videos using nothing more than their handy mobile phones.

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Spreading Positive Vibes, One Shorts At A Time

In the BTS - YouTube Shorts teamup, everyone is invited to recreate the latest BTS hit in a 15-second Shorts: videos created directly through the YouTube mobile app. In the original announcement from the HYBE Entertainment superstars themselves - RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook - record their own Shorts against a bright orange background. The BTS announcement video for "Permission to Dance," uploaded on the BANGTANTV YouTube Channel has already garnered more than 57 million views, more than five million likes, and more than 70,000 comments.

With the lyrics of "Permission to Dance" encouraging the listeners to move to according to the rhythm of their own heartbeat, BTS brings the world together once again with the fun and uplifting track, this time inviting people to add their own twists to their dance steps.

Performances include a "Nurse on Duty Version," an 81-year-old grandma, an "Indian Folk Dance Fusion" version, and more.

"BTS are global icons. Breaking record after record on YouTube, BTS' immense contribution to the world of music has made them an undeniable force," says YouTube Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen, in a press release. "We are humbled to be partnering with them on the Permission to Dance challenge on YouTube Shorts, helping to spread happiness and build lasting connections amongst their fans on YouTube across the globe. We are stoked to see the ARMY dance!"


How to Create Your Own "Permission to Dance" Shorts

To start creating the fun and exciting YouTube Shorts, people only need a smartphone and the "Shorts" camera that comes with the YouTube mobile app. The app also includes a suite of creation tools dedicated for shorts, allowing anyone to start recreating the now-iconic "Permission to Dance" steps and add their own spin to it. Additionally, YouTube has released the following steps for anyone new to the short-form platform.

  • Tap the "(+) Create Icon" on the YouTube app's navigation bar at the bottom; select "Create a Short."

  • Tap the "Add Music" button, choose BTS' "Permission to Dance." The song is automatically set for a 15-second period.

  • Tap the "Capture" button (red dot) to start recording your own YouTube Shorts

  • Tap "Done," then "Next" to add details to your video. Make sure to add the hashtags #PermissiontoDance and #Shorts.

  • Hit "Upload" and you're all set!

The BTS "Permission to Dance" challenge on YouTube Shorts began last July 23, and will run until August 16, 6 AM PST.

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