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Join us Saturday, June 22nd, 5PM - 7:30PM
at Stage 2 for the KPOP Competition!


1st: $500.00

2nd: $300.00

3rd: $200.00


Ankiabom Asher

He is from a non K-pop background but the first time he heard the music it led him to dance till now.


    Attraction is a K-pop dance cover group driven by their shared love for K-pop music and dance. Founded under Cypher Side Dance School, they prioritize support and growth within their team. With each performance, they aim to spread positivity and joy while inspiring others to pursue their passions. Join them as they continue to dance their way into the hearts of K-pop fans nationwide!

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    AURA is based in the Twin Cities and consist of members who have been long-time friends who share the love of K-POP and dance.

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    Chloey Thao

    Chloey is a self-taught dancer that strives to improve her skills and grow as a performer and musical artist. From school talent shows to performing for wide audiences at different venues and events, she hopes for both the audience and herself as a performer to enjoy the stage.

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    Bubbly and sweet with lots of flavor to show

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    Finesse is a competitive dance team located in Minneapolis, MN who explores a variety of dance styles ranging from Open Style Choreography to K-pop dance covers!

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    Haru Bam

    Day and night, light and dark, cute and bold, and everything in between! Haru Bam is a Minnesota-based K-pop and open-style dance cover group seeking to showcase a diverse range of dance styles with a focus on K-pop choreography. Follow us on instagram at official_harubam. We are also open to collaborations! Dm us on instagram if you are interested in collaborating for dance projects or performances.

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    IRRIS was founded in 2023 as a sanctuary for wayward artists to rekindle our love for dance. This is a nurturing space meant to foster creativity, acceptance and growth.

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    We are seniors (soon to be graduating) and we dance in our schools kpop club (which we are board members of) we have been dancing together for 3 years

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    We are a three member dance group, and the video we took was during a culture show and we were performing


      Hi, I’m Norah, a 19 year old University student from Otsego, MN. I have loved Kpop since 2020 and have loved dancing for even longer. I have never danced professionally, just for fun. I was on the Kpop dance team at my high school and now I’m on the Kpop dance team at my university (UND). With finals coming up it has been tough learning a dance by myself in a short amount of time but I tried my best. Thank you for hosting this competition!

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      Sophia Claeys

      Sophia’s been dancing since she was 3 and continues to find inspiration and connection through many styles such as kpop, and continues to pursue her passion through performing.

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      TENSIØN is a kpop dance cover group configured of four members. While attending Minnesota State University Mankato, our group was formed spontaneously through our passion for dancing.

        To Be 3

        To be or not to be, hello we are TB3! We are a dance trio located in Minnesota. Together we bring our teamwork and creativity towards every project and goal. We learn and inspire each other to make our dance even better and to leave an impact on the audience. We love to express ourselves through dancing and hope to encourage others to do the same.

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        Y7K is a collaborative dance project that brings dancers from the community to explore new ideas and share creativity with each other. dancing with new and familiar faces, Y7K strives to create unique and innovative performances.

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          We met through K-pop and we share a passion for dance. Although each of us have different backgrounds, our passion for dance and k-pop connected all of us together.

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          THE JUDGES

          Max Vang

          Max is the chairman and Co-President of MNKpopConnect. Max became interested in K-Pop after joining his first dance team. Assisting MNKpopConnect in ways that he can, he enacts as following lead. 


          Saturn is the Vice President of the Daybreak Collective

          Zen Moua

          Whats up everyone! I’m Zen and I will be judging for MNKpopConnect’s Mekong dance competition.

          MC & DJ

          Toby Vang


          Toby is the founder and head of MNKpopConnect. After experiencing his first K-pop concert, he became intrigued in K-Pop music and dance. Discovering that others shared the same interests, he sought to unite the community together through events and shared interest.

          Cyrus Cruz


          Cyrus is a member of MNKpopConnect

          Thank You to Our Sponsor: 

          Thank You to Our Funders: 


          MNKpopConnect is Minnesota’s newest premier event hosting company for K-Pop and dance enthusiasts. We strive to bring the community together through events and collaborations to help further enhance the influence of dance and K-pop culture. 

          MNKpopConnect has hosted at Anime Detour, Daybreak Collective Random Plays at Summer Series & Maplewood Mall, KPOP USA CO at Black_On Kpop Idol Meet, and Kpop-Up MN at K-Dance Showcase and Kpop-Up MN Convention. 

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