How to dance bts songs

13 Practical Tips to Dance Like BTS –

Video Transcript

Today we will discuss the talent we know as BTS.

I will break down why you love them, why the world loves them and share practical tips you can apply to your own dance training. 

BTS is an international performance group comprised of seven talented members. 

We love BTS because of their catchy tunes and smooth moves, but the question is how do they do it?

Let’s examine their A.A.T their 



and Technique

to learn how to dance like BTS.

1. Legs up

If you watch BTS you will notice they have high jumps and kicks. 

I watched a few fan-made dance covers and I noticed a lot of the fans struggled to jump as high as the BTS dancers.

If you want to jump as high as BTS members you need to lift your knees up higher when you dance jump and kick, especially if it’s a jump-kick combo move.

Get those knees up.

When you put your attention into getting your knees high and then put your focus on performing a big kick

your moves will look more dynamic like the moves you see in a BTS dance video.

2. Embrace 3d

BTS dancers are dynamic and multi-dimensional. 

If you want your dancing to have power and electricity like what you see in a BTS video then I challenge you to perceive your dancing as a 3d experience versus a 2d experience.

There are many ways to do this but one thing you can try the next time you dance is

imagining that you are standing in a sphere

interact with the entire sphere around you when you move and dance.

A lot of dancers have low energy and low charisma when they dance because they only put effort into the parts of their body and moves the audience will see.

To break this habit I challenge you to be like BTS and dance as if you were on a rotating stage with people watching you on all sides that way all your body demands energy and full out dancing.

3. Joint dancing

BTS dancers are clean.

Crisp, sparkling, clean.

But do you ever feel sloppy when you learn a new BTS dance?

A trick to make sure your dancing body matches what you see on screen is to match your elbow and knee placement with the elbow and knee placement of the BTS dancers.

Watch the angles of these body parts watch the symmetry and linear placement of these body parts.

In general, the elbow and knee joints are crucial for moving the arms and legs, and for this reason, these body parts make great visual indicators of your movement accuracy.

4. Hands are everything

BTS dances are accented with powerful hand gestures.

To dance like BTS you must position and place your hands with purpose throughout the dance.

BTS choreographers don’t want cookie-cutter dance team hands.

Simply having clean uniform hand placement won’t suffice.

BTS dances demand expressive hands that tell a story, so play with hand dynamics.

I was over the moon when I found a video of Mr. Son teaching “Permission to Dance” to a dancer.

The way he directed the dancer validated my theory that hands are super important in his BTS choreography.

Mr.Son spoke passionately about hands while directing, so add detail to your hands when you dance and preserve that aesthetic when you remake your favorite BTS dance video

5. Stay light on your feet

BTS members are always light on their feet, they glide and fly around the dance floor.

A technique you can try to stay light on your feet is shifting your bodyweight off your heels and more towards the balls of your feet.

This will help you have faster footwork cleaner footwork and more efficient gliding

6. Be like Mike…Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is revered as the king of pop for a reason and his influence will be forever felt on the pop entertainment industry.

Observing different BTS dance videos I noticed a large chunk of the BTS choreography is inspired by Michael Jackson’s stylings.

If you want to learn how to dance like BTS it will do you well to study the work of Michael Jackson.

7. Learn Hip-hop

BTS is a k-pop group with hip-hop dancers.

Many commercial dancers learn hip-hop dance as hip-hop dance techniques are crucial for commercial dancing.

All things considered, hip-hop dance is a branch of artistic expression that is and should be observed as a developed and multi-faceted style of dance and an element of the all-encompassing culture known as “hip-hop culture.”

Because of the commercialization of hip-hop dance styles, much of the historical and cultural elements of hip-hop dancing have been overlooked.

With that being said, if you desire mastery dance skills like that of BTS members, take the time to learn true-to-the-source hip-hop dance techniques in addition to learning modernized hybrid hip-hop dance techniques.

If you take on this challenge you will study old techniques and new methodologies to develop a well-versed movement vocabulary.

Earlier I stated BTS is a k-pop group with hip-hop dancers


the small attention to detail and elements of the BTS choreography stem from original hip-hop dance techniques, subtleties, and aesthetics with their stylized choices.

8. Create your own world

Great entertainers have the ability to take their audience on a journey, otherwise known as the ability to “move the audience.”

BTS is no exception.

When you watch BTS, you are transported to the world of BTS. How is this possible?

It’s possible via the magic of storytelling.

When BTS members dance they aren’t merely going through the motions of choreography but telling a passionate story with every step.

Telling a story through song and dance is best known as a 


Every BTS music dance video is a mini-musical sequence full of theatrical pizzazz, dedicated acting, and a storyline you can follow from the beginning, middle, to end.

If you want to move your audience the way BTS moves their audience, you should experiment with borrowing musical theater practices.

The next few points in this video will be examples of musical theater practices and techniques BTS uses that you can add to your performances.

9. Break the fourth wall

Breaking the fourth wall is a theatrical technique that refers to a moment in a performance when performers break the imaginary wall that separates the audience from the story.

I will argue that watching a BTS dance video feels like the fourth wall is shattered.

The members of BTS are constantly performing for their audience.

They are watching you, watch them, watch you. but in a non-intrusive way.

The show is always “on” with BTS and the audience is a part of the performance.

BTS wants the audience to feel like BTS is performing just for them.

As someone who is watching BTS videos for the first time, I get the sense this group is very passionate about their fans and audience, every second that the eyes are on them they do not want to disappoint their viewers.  

At this moment I can’t think of another relevant popular group of this level of fame that brings this level of passion. 

So often you hear famous individuals talk about their fans as if there’s some accessory to their life they say “I love my fans” and “I’m thankful for my fans” so often with mere words


BTS shows their love for their fans and their love for their craft through their raw energy and delivery. 

Their consistent display of passionate energy is something that can be challenging to deliver even for trained professionals. 

Now I may be under the BTS spell, I  did just finish watching their dance videos for hours in preparation for this script,  but, honestly as someone who is watching this group for the first time, and I’ve seen a lot of performers in my lifetime, I’ve studied a lot of performers, and this group of artists does not drop the ball when it comes to showmanship and it’s truly inspiring. 

To backtrack BTS breaks the fourth wall in their dance videos, they do this by always having a conversation with the audience.  

From start to finish the audience is the center of attention in a subtle way. 

Your takeaway is that you should try creating work with your audience in mind,  set aside vanity and self-indulgence, and try to imagine what your audience experiences and feels when they interact with your art 

10. Mind your placement

In musical theater cast members are almost never on stage without purpose and reason. 

 An amateur mistake for new performers is that they don’t know how to be present on stage while seemingly doing nothing. 

It’s the performing artist’s job to figure out why they’re on stage at any given moment and know how they can wholeheartedly contribute to the show even when they aren’t the focal point of attention. 

This is something BTS members do very well. 

BTS members will have plenty of moments when they are off to the side of the stage or their back is to the audience but they still are fully invested in the storyline. 

they know that they must commit to every moment of the show even when it’s not their spotlight moment because they understand that when you uplift the other members you are uplifting yourself and you should treat people the way you want to be treated.  

the group victory is your victory and your victory is the group’s 

11. Embrace your inner actor

BTS members are actors they have the dedication and energy of an acting troop and they are in character all the time, even if the character is themselves. 

I believe a group of musical theater students could recreate a BTS music video better than a group of dance students because the musical theater students would capture the characterization of the BTS members. 

characterization drives the narrative the storyline of the musical, your character will set you apart from others. 

Embrace your inner actor to get in relations with your true character and true being. 

Something else that trained musical theater performers have that many untrained performers struggle with is the ability to command a room.

The ability to use your raw life energy to capture people’s attention is what the thespian must master. 

It is an art that can be trained under the right guidance so if you want to channel energy that commands a room an exercise that will help your journey is watching some videos on “how to nail your next audition” or “musical theater improvisation exercises. ” 

I believe BTS members are directed like a musical cast and I believe they studied acting you should try an acting class. 

At the very least I believe theater can help anyone, with any background, reframe and or challenge their perception of society, life, and humanity

12. Everyone matters

Something Bts does well that many groups struggle with is spotlighting each artist and allowing each member to shine at some point in the program.

Media outlets and some creative directors have a history of singling out one individual, who was a contributor to a group effort and, labeling them as more valuable than other team members.

I don’t know enough about BTS to know their social dynamics at this time but as someone observing their artistic works, no one member is more valuable than another

and it is a breath of fresh air.

Creating an environment where everyone matters to some extent will help you foster healthier long-term relationships and increase productivity on all your ventures.

13. Study influences

Well, it’s not so secret, that the secret to success is mixing previous successful practices with an original twist.

You see this everywhere in the entertainment industry even if you don’t know it.

That’s why there are so many remixes of songs and remakes of movies great pop artists rarely reinvent the wheel and are usually a modernized combination of previously successful individuals, for example;

I believe the image of the younger Beyonce, Queen Bey, was originally molded after the likes of Tina Turner and Diana Ross.

and I believe this sentiment is true for BTS as well. 

While l cannot confirm who influenced BTS or who inspired them and their image, 

but if I had to take a guess I would surmise that the image of BTS is a combination of Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, New Edition, The Temptations, and John Travolta.

I see resemblances between BTS and the artists I listed.

They are very popular artists who have had a global impact on many creative individuals I recommend.

You check out these artists yourself learn about them and see if you agree or disagree with my claim

Much Peace, 

Deja Cherese aka: Dance Deja 

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Permission to Dance Song translation, Text and Words

Permission to Dance

Resolution to dance


[Bookpiece 1: Jang, RM]

Its the thought of being young

When your heart's just like a drum

Beating louder with no way to guard it


When it all seems like it's wrong

Just sing along to Elton John

And to that feeling, we're just getting started


[Pre-Chorus: Jimin, Jin]

[Chorus: Jimin, Jin]

When the nights get colder

When the nights get colder

And the rhythms got you falling behind

And because of these rhythms, you seem to be behind

Just dream about that moment

When you look yourself right in the eye, eye, eye

Then you say

Then you say

[Chorus: Jung Kook, V]

[Chorus: Jungkook, V]

I wanna dance

I wanna dance

90 got03 The music going 90 got03 Music turns me on

Ain't nothing that can stop how we move, yeah

Let's break our plans

And live just like we're golden

And roll in like we're dancing fools

[Post-Chorus: Jimin, RM, Jin]

RM, Chin]

We don't need to worry

We have nothing to worry about

'Cause when we fall, we know how to land

Don't need to talk the talk, just walk the walk tonight

Don't need to talk too much, just start tonight

'Cause we don't need permission to dance 2: J-Hope, Suga]

There's always something that's standing in the way

But if you don't let it phase ya


You'll know how to break it

Just keep the right vibe, yeah

Just keep the right vibe, yeah prove

No one to prove anything to

We don't got this on lock, yeah

V, Jongkook, Jimin]

The wait is over

The time is now so let's do it right, mm (Yeah)

Yeah we'll keep going


And stay up until we see the sunrise

And we'll say (Yeah)

Chorus: V, Chin]

I wanna dance

I wanna dance

The music's got me going

traffic, yes

Let's break our plans 9

And live just like we're golden

And roll in like we're dancing fools

[Post-Chorus: Jung Kook, j-hope, Jimin]

[Post-Chorus: Jungkook, J-Hope, Jimin]

We don't need to worry

fall, we know how to land

Because when we fall, we know how to land

Don't need to talk the talk, just walk the walk tonight

'Cause we don't need permission to dance dance

[Bridge: Jin, Jung Kook]

[Transition: Chin, Jungkook]






No, we don't need permission to dance

No, we don't need permission to dance -na (Hey)

Da-na-na-na-na-na-na (Hey)

Da-na-na-na-na-na-na na-na



[Pre-Chorus: Jimin, V]

[Chorus: Jimin , V]

Well, let me show ya

Well, let me show you

That we can keep the fire alive

'Cause it's not over

Till it's over, say it one more time say it again



[Chorus: Jung Kook, Jimin]

[Chorus: Jungkook, Jimin]

I wanna dance


Music turns me on (Music turns me on)

Ain't nothing that can stop how we move, yeah (Hey, yeah)


And live just like we're golden (Ooh)

And roll in like we're dancing fools (Like we're dancing fools)

And move like we're crazy dancers (Like we're crazy dancers)

[Post-Chorus: Jin, SUGA, V, Jung Kook]

[Post-Chorus: Jin, Suga, V, Jongkook]

We don't need to worry

We don't need to worry

'Cause when we fall, we know how to land (We know how to land)

Don't need to talk the talk, just walk the walk tonight (Ooh)

Don't need to talk much, just start tonight (Oh)0006

'Cause we don't need permission to dance

'Cause we don't need permission to dance' because it's the eighth anniversary of ARMY, the fanbase of BTS. The lyrics of the song are completely written in English, above you can read the translation of the song Permission to Dance into Russian. An interesting fact: British singer Ed Sheeran became one of the authors of the song.

song history, interesting facts, content, lyrics

BTS "Black Swan"

"A dancer dies twice. For the first time - when he stops dancing, and this death is much more painful. It is with this quote that the video clip for the song "Black Swan" by a South Korean boy band called "Beyond The Scene" (also known as "Bangtan Boys" or simply "BTS") begins with this quote. The video, contrary to the truly “pop” style of the band, can be regarded as a real work of art, critics sing praises to it, and the audience does not get tired of praising their idols. But what is so special about this composition and what were the prerequisites for writing it?

Read the history of the creation of the song " Black Swan ", as well as interesting facts, lyrics and content of the composition on our page.

A Brief History

After gaining national fame and receiving several prestigious awards (gold certifications from the RIAA, the Billboard Music Awards in 2017), BTS has reached a new level of creativity. The team, perfectly formed and trimmed by many years of experience in working together, had only one thing left in the list of unspoken achievements - to do something radically impossible, incredibly popular and breaking all conceivable and unimaginable records. Such was the composition "Black Swan", the name of which can be translated into the language of Pushkin and Tolstoy as "The Black Swan".

The official release of " Black Swan " took place on January 17, 2020. The composition was released as a single from the new album "Map of the Soul: 7", and it seems that even the members of the boy band did not expect its crushing success. Of course, first of all, the track "shot" in the South Korean segment of the Internet: 50 thousand "hearts" in the Melon application - the result is not the most stunning, but no one in history has ever managed to reach this mark so quickly. “Swan” instantly climbed to the top of the app chart, displacing nine competitors, seven of which were, among other things, released by the same BTS.

Next, under the onslaught of popularity of the freshly baked single, iTunes fell: in 90 countries out of 119, the track took first position on the chart. Following iTunes, the composition broke into the Soribada, FLO and Bugs charts. The only platform where the track kept the second place was Genie.

However, all these achievements for the ears of the average layman sound very distant, and in order to understand the scope of what happened, it is worth giving a clearer example of how popular the song "Black Swan" became. Many of us remember the incendiary dancer and performer named PSY with his pop hit “Gangnam Style” rattling around every corner. Its popularity at one time was worldwide, and the views of the clip on YouTube alone amounted to billions (today there are already three and a half). So, "Black Swan" managed to overtake PSY with its mega-hit, and officially become the most popular composition from Korean artists, which took the first line of iTunes Worldwide. However, the guys are still far from “billions of PSY”: so far, the official video of the track has only 28 million views.

Speaking of the clip. Its release took place in fact at the same time as the composition itself, and perhaps it was thanks to him that the track "shot". From a high bell tower, spitting on the stereotypes about Korean boy bands, whose music is focused on teenagers who are not too sophisticated in the arts, BTS presented a full-fledged dance performance to the public in their video. However, the dance itself was performed not by RM and his team, but by professional artists from the MN Dance Company, a Slovenian dance school headed by Nastya Bremets Rynya and Mikhail Rynya.

According to the artists, BTS representatives contacted them back in October 2019 and offered to collaborate. For filming, it was proposed to select seven professionals and put on a dance number for them. After an exclusive acquaintance with the future hit, the artists immediately agreed to the proposal, imbued with the concept of the song.

In their interviews, the MN Dance Company dancers mentioned that they were treated like world stars on the set. In total, more than a hundred people participated in the filming of the video, each of whom contributed to the final creation. The video hit the network under the auspices of "Big Hit Labels".

The video clip was deservedly deprived of the vulgar "Official music video" in the title: on all English-language sites it is signed as an art film, and this title suits what is happening on the screen much more. Some critics have described the dance genre as contemporary, which includes several directions at once, among which elements of classical jazz dance can be caught.

Interesting facts