• Grace Ecarg

    I always see the “hands grabbing air with the fingers rolling” hand gesture, especially in SNSD’s Bad Girl
    and there’s this one I notice Sooyoung constantly does with both of her hands in RDR and Mr. Taxi pv

    • Alex O.

      SO MANY TIMES. The finger rolling!!! I think pretty much every girl group has done that at least twice in their choreography for each song. You can’t go wrong with K-Pop choreography if you add a little air-grab finger rolling.

    • Farah Afiza

      I noticed that too! Sooyoung does that very often. But other girl groups do that too, sometimes not as part of the choreography, like the drool-wiping thingy.

  • http://1nspirit96.tumblr.com/ Mrs_KimSungGyu

    Gah! You just HAD to put that picture of my husband up there didn’t you? I swear I didn’t scroll down for like 5 minutes. He’s giving me the look.

    LOL. Infinite are guilty of incorporating 4/6 of those steps/moves in their choreography! Although, I’m not really sure if the drool wiping counts. I mean, I always figured that in Sunggyu’s case, he just did it on the spot with nothing particular in mind.

    Brilliant list though!

    • Paloma

      I may or may not be a bit biased and love Sunggyu’s super awkward drool wiping.

  • http://twitter.com/Chouchou103 Michele

    Hip thrusting : you forgot Suju’s Don’t Don. :p

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

      I hated the song, but I only tolerate it because the hip thrusts are just epic.

    • Paloma

      Omg forever blaming myself for forgetting the most epic hip thrusts ever. True!

  • Mer

    Mmmmm…. Rain doing Hip Song.  I actually love that part.   Ahem!  Anyway, some of the things that the “artists” do are so corney.  I just try to ignore.

  • Streby

    Jonghyun is the king of drool-wiping. He seems to do it all the time! Lol I love this article, it summaries most of what I find hilarious choreo!

  • http://twitter.com/ErikinaDaisy Erikina•에리카

    This article is pure win XDD
    When I saw “drool wiping” I immediately thought of Heechul~ He does that ALL THE TIME! Not that I’m complaining. I’ll never understand how Kpop idols can turn ‘drool whiping’ into “HOLY CRAP HE’S TOUCHING HIS FACE REPLAY REPLAY~”. It’s one of the mystical powers Korean Idols posses I guess. Thanks for the article~ Made me laugh~ *goes to watch IT’S YOU chest pumps* Oh Hyukie you sexy beast XDD

  • 271828

    Fucking drool wiping dear god I wish boy groups would stop doing it because its so try hard sexy. Girl groups on the other hand….less magic fingers and more drool wiping <3

  • intheshort

    I always thought Rain was little excessive with the body rolls in Love Song…

  • CassieElfSoneShawolExotic4LIFE

    Hahahah, going through the types of choreography and realizing that shinee doesnt do any of those

    • dandelioness

      May I please draw your attention to:
      5d6yw6.gif and
      tumblr_m3yyskckOM1qb8qyxo2_250.gif <– that's a double-whammy right there

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

      Really? They’ve been hip thrusting and chest popping and doing magic fingers since “Replay,” ~drool wiping~ and touching themselves since “Juliette,” and crotch grabbing in every freaking Taemin solo dance.

  • http://twitter.com/SonjaRose2 Sonja Rose

    Just practiced doing it myself, and wiped off the cornflake on my face that I didnt realise was there. It is not only awesome, but practical!!!!!!!

  • km313

    Yes, this article is incomplete without body rolls.

  • YourYG Bias

    Finger rolls, body rolls, hip thrusts, drool wiping, crotch grabbing, chest popping and hair flipping. K-pop essentials. And then there’s TOP… 

    • Zainlovesmusic

      Lol he has his own form of dancing that no one can imitate lol. He’s the best dancer ever in my opinion.

      • http://twitter.com/yuka5470 Yuka sato

         what? eyes dancing?
        his eyes kinda make me giddy <33

        • Zainlovesmusic

          That’s what attracted me to him. His eyes are gorgeous. But no im talking about his bingu dance. So funny~

  • Alice

    The “I really want to touch myself” Lee Joon at the beginning of Y

    • Miyukiwi

      and Rainism o_o that’s the ULTIMATE “I really want to touch myself”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/G4YEZ75723SO7262VEMHAJ4W4M nou

    No more drool wiping, please. Hip thrusting from a guy is just a big turn off in my opinion.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/G4YEZ75723SO7262VEMHAJ4W4M nou

    I mean, some people can pull it off (drool wiping, that is), but to see little kids do it nowadays is just…they’re trying too hard and it’s not really working.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750740725 Sabrina Muslima Shaw

    What amazes me is that Kpop fans and even the Korean media thinks that their choreo’s are so amazing and one of a kind and totally unique all over the world when Bollywood dancers have had 50+ dancers in synchro throughout the song for ages now…

    • black_rose45000

      really? SMH. Sometimes I wonder if Koreans know what modesty and humbleness is (when it comes to Kpop).

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/G4YEZ75723SO7262VEMHAJ4W4M nou

      Exactly!! I love Bollywood films! I really like their music and dancing. 

    • crv2

      U re right, LOL
      for example Yunho’s Rising Sun dance and clothes in MKMF 2008 remind me of Hrithik Roshan (he’s definitely true asian dancing machine all the time)

  • TypingFingerz

    Drool wiping looks like cum/drool wiping after giving a blowjob.

    All these moves are ridiculous

    • CJux

      Lol and I thought I was the only one who made that pervert association

  • http://www.michelle-chin.com Michelle Chin

    Next up we’ll have rolling like a buffalo. 

    • http://twitter.com/yuka5470 Yuka sato

       people can’t just forget that failure huh? LOL
      give them mercy, EXO is just a new bie…
      though i gave you 1 thumb up ROFL

      • http://www.michelle-chin.com Michelle Chin

        LOLLOLLOL. this is me joking about it. Seriously, I am not attacking EXO. I am actually a huge fan of them. I find them really successful as rookies. So, yeah, this is a joke. Try not to take it too seriously. 

    • Khaddie

      Can someone explain where that rolling like a buffalo thing came from please?

  • MAR_M3anie

    Along with the drooling wipe you have lip licking/biting lip.

    • Shichi

      We have JaeJoong for this. He does it ALL THE TIME *A*

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FDPGD37I4L672VJY2YL7N56SC4 LaDonna

    I swear I never saw drool wiping until I got into Kpop. I hate the body rolling. Most of the time it looks more try hard than sexy. Rain’s Love Song makes me cringe.  I do think there is a different between a hip thrust and a hip roll or gyrate. Depending on how it is done it can be sexy or just look scary. Like in SS501 Love Ya I think the hip thrust is sexy. I also like Rain’s Hip Song. Joon touching himself at the begging of Y is awesome choreography. He looks both insane and sexy at the same time. People imitate it because it is so memorable. 

    • PrincelyLuna

      hip gyrate … i remember watching this performance by the japanese boy band, Kattun where that guy Akanishi did that ( i think all the members did that too). it was not sexy at all … in fact i find it kinda disgustingly funny. i thought they’re gonna dislocate their hips sooner or later doing all that. 

  • Projectorlady

    Another one that seems like it’s everywhere (even though MOGEF says it’s not allowed) is the exposure.  Anytime choreography includes running your hands up a shirt it’s a must that at least one person exposes part of their midriff/chest.  All of f(x) in NU ABO, Rainbow in A, Kiseop in UKISS’s Doradora and the most blatent is Joon with Oh Yeah,

  • UsuallySilent

    I try to steer clear of music videos nowadays for some reason.  But when I was really into them, I always thought that the guys would be wiping their noses or something like that…that made me think they were sick -_-‘ But I have two memorable drool wiping moments: Changmin’s in DBSK’s Rising Sun video, which I found sexy, and more recently, if I can remember well enough, in B.A.P’s Power, I remember seeing them walking and Zelo does the drool wipe move…and that was just plain awkward, no other word for it. They shouldn’t have made him do that, and they should be ashamed of themselves.

  • black_rose45000

    The only move that has ever annoyed me to hell was the drool-wiping one. The others are more like, normal… You see that in other forms of Pop, but the drool-wiping – I’ve only seen it in Kpop O.o

  • Lubrro

    How nobody has mentioned the arrogant dusting-of-my-shoulder?!!! It’s just sooooo… meh….

    • noiha

      it’s more like get-rid-of-my-dandruff for me xD

  • ItsQuinnBro

    I really dislike chair dances. It’s so awkward for me to watch.

  • Iam Nuggets

    These moves right here and the main reason I find Rain’s dancing disgusting. Looks and music aside, I can’t stand watching the man perform. Especially his last video featuring Han Ye Seul where he pretty much molested his mic stand had me either laughing like crazy or swallowing back vomit. Male idols, take note, you need not thrust your pelvis in my face to show you’re sexy…in fact it only makes you look stupid and constipated. Get on that pepto bismol.

  • animasaurus

    I’m sorry but Rain’s dancing makes me lol.

  • trippi2

    All these moves made me think about 2pm!
    1. Drool wiping – I Hate You
    2. Crotch grabbing – Tired of Waiting
    3. Magic Fingers – this is really just for girl groups but their recent Beautiful MV comes to mind
    4. I really wanna touch myself – well there’s just so many =”>
    5. Chest pop – Heartbeat, I’ll Be Back, Fly to Seoul
    6. Hip thrust – Hands Up (Wooyoung’s part oh yeaah)

    Gotta love 2pm <3 <3 <3

  • goldengluvsk2

    i’ve always found myself loling and rolling my eyes with all those dance moves but theres times when things like PAradise or Before U go happen and im like “O___o omoomomoomo *squeals**faints*” xDD

  • CJux

    I know this will sound completely inappropriate but after reading that hilarious AntiKpopFangirl article I never forgot about the “fap dance”. 
    But this is a pretty funny article too. Though I hardly notice the crotch grabbing, because they do it too subtly (J-rockers need to teach K-boys how to do it properly). Rania were massaging their crotches in Dr.Feel Good, not grabbing it. But I like CL’s crotch grab in Can’t Nobody c:

  • Eliza17

    The new 2PM single Beautiful has the combo of 4 and 6 on a chair. lol

  • Julianne Jimenez

    Face Arousal Raunchy Thrusting: FART. No, but seriously.

  • noiha

    best chest popping is girls’ day minah version of hyuna’s change. epic.

  • http://blueskyblue.wordpress.com/ Allison Nakamura


    and that rain’s hipthrust vid. sorry but i lol-ed all the time hahaha

    chin dance of mirotic? oh, and all of tvxq are doing hip thrusting in mirotic -_- c’mon. and the sexiest one gotta be yunho just because he doesn’t do it the same way in most of his perfs lol yeah i love variations xD

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513439726 Sharon Overlord

    I can’t believe u forgot the body wave!! That’s like in every choreography!! Or is that considered chest popping???

  • See Hwee Chin

    LOL Junsu everywhere in this post, points 1 and 6! His hip thrust is heavenly Good Lord!

  • joon_adiq (min tae)

    LOLing much because MBLAQ was mentioned 3 times. Hahah… And Joon is a special mention. YAY. <3

  • Chelsea Fisher

    Watching that TVXQ video…….I thought I was gonna go crazy!

  • Conductor 37

    You forgot the still-ever-present ‘dust off my shoulder’ move, one I feel they should’ve retired in 2010, and when dudes pull on the lapels of their coats like the coat did something wrong. Maybe call it the ‘quality check’ move. Another move I’ve come to be bored with is when the women run their hands down either their sides or their fronts and run them down into their crotches.

  • http://twitter.com/sanri_su 楊珊珊 ♪

    Hmmmm I don’t recall DBSK’s Balloons to have any of those lol
    But yes, Junsu’s hips of steel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L55Sz0mt8Ao –> 2:21

  • Shichi

    WHY DID I FIND THIS JUST NOW???? And yes, JunSu’s ass is undefeatable. Jae touches himself in Mirotic a lot, YunHo touches himself in dances almost all the time. Ah but who cares, it’s sexeh.