How do BTS always have such tight dance moves? With lots of practice. The seven members of the world’s biggest K-pop group released a video Tuesday (July 13) of their choreography rehearsals for the “Permission to Dance” music video.
The new video features RM, Jin, J-Hope, V, Jung Kook, Jimin and Suga working hard to prep the “Permission to Dance” dance routine that would later be filmed officially in the music video. In what looks to be a cross between a black-painted basketball court and dance studio, the guys switched off between full-group choreography and solo member moments. And if you thought that they would opt for T-shirts and sweatpants rather than their usual glam outfits in a rehearsal setting, think again: All seven members look just as stylish as ever.
The behind-the-scenes video comes ahead of BTS’ “Permission to Dance” challenge, announced in a July 9 tweet. It was accompanied by a short video of the guys doing a few of their signature dance moves, which they called on their BTS ARMY to re-create for the challenge starting July 23 on YouTube Shorts.
With the release of “Permission to Dance,” BTS will likely be competing with themselves for the No. 1 spot atop the Billboard Hot 100 next week. Their May single has spent seven weeks leading the chart so far, but the group is confident their newest release, co-written by Ed Sheeran, will be the track to dethrone it. “After 6 weeks at #1 ‘Permission to Dance’ will take the spot and be first for 4 to 5 more weeks,” Suga said in a recent YouTube video.
Watch BTS rehearse their “Permission to Dance” moves, then the official video: