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K-pop Club Closes Semester with Winter Showcase Performance

Sarah Jung
Starting off the Bite Me dance to audience cheers, K-pop club members prepared to give the performance their all. Following the red and black palette displayed in the original performance of the song, dancers embraced the theme of the dance by wearing red lipstick and dressing in darker colors.

On Friday, Dec. 8, students gathered in the cafeteria during flex to watch K-pop Club perform their winter showcase. K-pop Club members learned dances, originally choreographed and performed by their respective K-pop group, to Baddie by IVE, Unforgiven by Lesserafim, and Bite Me by Enhypen. Club officers also provided snacks for audience members to enjoy during the performance.

A club member with ample dance experience, Angela Yue ‘24 had a critical role in helping in preparing for the performance. 

“I helped a bit with cleaning movements,” Yue said. “I mostly got everyone back on track to running the dance since we often got distracted.” 

For some dances in particular, members encountered difficulties rehearsing. Although dancers in the Bite Me number learned their parts individually, they could only arrange five rehearsals to memorize the group formations.  

“The morning of the performance was the first time we ran it on the stage, and not everyone was there so our spacing and formations were a bit off,” Angela Yue ’24 said. “I wish we got to talk more about facial expressions and energy, but I think we looked relatively in sync.”

Each of the dances had color-coded outfits to mimic the original version of the dance in its music video. For Bite Me in particular, the dancers incorporated red and black into their performance attire. 

“I’m really happy that the color coding for costumes worked,” Yue said. “While I was dancing I heard the crowd cheer during that part and that felt super encouraging.

Despite the setbacks dancers encountered, members considered the performance a success.

“I think we did really good considering how little time we had to practice and how difficult [the dances were],” Yue said.

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Valerie Zhang, Reporter
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Because of writing, the spontaneity of ideas that pop into my head in the middle of the night has transformed me into a night owl. Throughout the late hours, I cultivate my obsession with period dramas, sports animes, and pictures of swim practice sunsets. Other hobbies include learning languages, lifeguarding, and sleeping!
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Hi I’m Sarah and this is my first year in Student Press. I enjoy art and listening to music. Few of my hobbies are painting, crocheting, and baking. I am passionate about graphic design and also very excited to be a part of Press!

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