Ko Hyojoo : The Longboard Dancer

Everyone has seen her videos, whether they saw it on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or elsewhere… Ko Hyojoo is the viral longboard dancing sensation.

Hyojoo elevates something that is frequently seen as criminal by older generations to an art form, and in turn, she discovered who she was through the art of longboard dancing.

Hyojoo shared that she was curious as to how she looked when she longboarded, which led her to set up a rig to film herself. As she continued to film herself, she would upload the footage to social media. Eventually, she revealed, a foreign media company wrote a story about her longboard dancing and that’s when she really began to get noticed globally. She believes that was the beginning of her boom in popularity.

When asked about what it was like longboarding for the first time, she replied that she actually picked up the hobby as a way to release stress from work. In fact, longboarding was a way for her to release all the stress within her.

Hyojoo explain that there are three different styles you can do on the longboard: downhill, freeride, and freestyle.

What she does, longboard dancing falls under freestyle. When she longboard dances, she pays particular attention to the shape of her body and the way it moves. With that in mind, she’s conscious of how she moves her arms and legs to make the motions appear more like dancing.

Want to learn how to dance with longboard, just look at this video :