BTS, YouTube announces ‘Permission to Dance’ challenge for fans

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Popular South Korean band BTS wants the world to dance on their latest track “Permission to Dance” as they have announced a challenge on YouTube Shorts.

From Friday, fans across the globe can create a sharp 15-second YouTube Short from the mobile app that copies the dance steps in the music video.

The dance moves for this challenge are the “International Sign” moves that the septet was seen in the music video bearing the meaning “Joy”, “Dance” and “Peace”.

As part of the challenge, BTS will highlight some of their favorite shorts in a compilation video, encouraging participants to use the hashtags #PermissiontoDance and #Shorts for their creations.

“Just as ‘Permission to Dance’ sends the message that you do not have to ask anyone for permission to dance, we hope we can bring people all over the world together to dance with us without limits or restrictions. We are very excited to see this challenge come to life on YouTube Shorts and can’t wait to see what you all create, ”said Shin Young Jae, General Manager of Bighit Music.

“BTS are global icons,” said Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s global music director, adding: “Beating record after record on YouTube, BTS ‘huge contribution to the music world has made them an undeniable strength. We are humbled to partner with them on the Dance Challenge Permit on YouTube Shorts, which helps spread happiness and create lasting connections between their fans on YouTube across the globe. We are excited to see the ARMY dance! ”

“Permission to Dance” is BTS ‘latest single to top the Billboard Hot 100, replacing their own song “Butter”.


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