The #KoKoBopChallenge Is Going Viral On Instagram And You'll Be Mesmerised

16 August 2017, 12:56

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

EXO just gave us our favourite new dance challenge.

If you're a fan of K-Pop you'll know that nine times out of ten, music videos in the genre will have a strong dance element. Dance is a huge part of K-Pop aesthetics and you're bound to pick up some snazzy moves while watching. 

When Sheryse Skinner, a student from Perth, Australia, watched EXO's "Ko Ko Bop", one particular dance move stuck with her. 

Sheryse runs an Instagram account where she does the dance moves from different K-Pop videos. According to Buzzfeed, a conversation with her sister prompted Cheryse to post a challenge video recreating some pretty ticonic moves from the "Ko Ko Bop" video.

Kokobop challenge dance moves

via EXO/SM

What is the #KoKoBopChallenge?

Sheryse Skinner has now gone viral as the creator of the #KoKoBopChallenge. The #KoKoBopChallenge involves a particular dance sequence in the music video where the boys move their arms in a half circle formation while rotating their hips (2:42 in the video). It's mesmerising, to say the least. 

Although it started out as a bit of fun (Cheryse hadn't learned all the choreography yet, so she just uploaded one part that really tickled her), people all over the world seem to be obsessed with the #KokoBopChallenge. 

There's no beating the original.


A post shared by @resey.dc onJul 24, 2017 at 4:01am PDT



#KoKoBopChallenge is fun outdoors.


A post shared by Yin (@sh1rying) onAug 13, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT

You can do the #KoKoBopChallenge by yourself.


A post shared by MIMI (@jincvess) onAug 15, 2017 at 4:51pm PDT

Or you could do the #KoKoBopChallenge in a huge crowd.


A post shared by Kpop Covers (@jaeilcovers) onAug 13, 2017 at 2:26pm PDT

You can even do the #KoKoBopChallenge if you're the former Vice President of the Philippines.

Who doesn't love a versatile dance craze? We are LIVING. Hopefully, all of EXO's future videos inspire dance crazes as cute as this one.