More often than not, we’ve heard of stories where music unites people of different shapes, sizes and backgrounds. For Kueendom Kingsman, that sort of unity among a bunch of passionate young adults who come together for the love of K-pop and showmanship are apparent by looking at the work that they’re done. It is strongly advisable for you to check out their latest dance cover to tune your mood in the right frequency so that you can keep grooving right till the end of this article. Enjoy!
1. Hi Kueendom Kingsman! Please tell us more about yourself.
Hi! We’re Kueendom Kingsman, and we are a local K-pop dance cover team. Basically we learn K-pop dances and perform them. We also film dance videos that we upload on our official YouTube channel.
2. Your team seems to have a dynamic mix of members with guest performers every once a while. How many original members are there in Kueendom Kingsman, and who are they?
We’re a pretty large group. Currently we have about 30+ members. The girls are Iylia, Yi Wei, Keryn, Stella, Julie, Cassandra, Chelsea, Sue, Rebecca, Janice, Yin Ying, Naomi, Silvia, Siau Chian, Donna, Christine, Makiyo, Wendy, and Beii Lyn. The boys are Tavis, Alex, Ming Yang, Jam, Chi Haur, Hafiz, Brian, Wei Shen, Zerone, Lap, Lejun, Jojo, Edwin, CK, and Ben.
3. How do you guys find each other and started up as a team?
Back in 2010, we first started as students who met each other at our college’s co-curricular dance club. Initially, the team only consist of girls, and we were only known as Kueendom. In 2016, we decided to expand and thus, Kingsman was created! After a brief search period, we found enough male dancers to join us.
4. Do share with us the inspirations behind Kueendom Kingsman’s choreography for your dance covers.
We mostly choose to cover whatever feels right or songs that we enjoy.
5. What do you enjoy most on being a K-pop dance crew in Malaysia?
The fact that we get to physically indulge in something we’re all passionate about feels amazing. K-pop culture itself is already a subject that we all love. So to create videos, being able to share our passion with viewers from across the globe, and to perform for a cheering crowd is something we appreciate and cherish a lot.
6. Among the many platforms you’ve performed together as a team, share with us your highlights as a Malaysian K-pop dance crew.
Throughout the years, the two most valuable experiences we had, would definitely have to be when we represented Malaysia to compete and perform in South Korea. It was a worldwide annual competition held by KBS (Korean Broadcasting System).
We had the chance to meet finalists from other countries such as Ecuador, Vietnam, America, Nigeria, etc. Training was provided by professionals who have also trained K-pop idols, our time in Korea was filmed and broadcasted by KBS, and the exciting part was that we got to meet our beloved K-pop idols and performed on the same stage on the night of the concert. The whole experience was not without its obstacles and hardships, but that’s what made the whole thing much more memorable.
7. Are there any upcoming performances, shows or events which we can expect in 2018?
8. What does a typical off day for the team? What do you all leisurely do together as a team?
The majority of our time spent together are purely for training and dancing, so when we do have some time off we try to do as little physical activities as possible. A lot of times it’s finding a nice place to eat, eat and eat. On special occasions, we do some karaoke.
9. Who are your favourite dance group and all time inspiration?
There’s probably no definitive answer to that because there are so many of us! It’d be impossible to only list out one or two. We’re inspired by most of our K-idols, mainly the ones that we’ve covered before.
10. Favourite life mottos?
11. Where do you see your team in 2 years’ time?
Perhaps we’ll get even more members, enough to fill up a village. But all jokes aside, hopefully we’ll still be around doing what we love. With a bit of luck, we hope to be acknowledged by even more people out there.