Girls’ Generation‘s Hyoyeon is known as the “Dancing Queen,” and for good reason. She’s been dancing since her elementary school days and is well-versed in many areas of dance, like hip hop, jazz, popping, and Latin dance. She’s also worked with many big-name choreographers, including those of Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson.
It’s clear to anyone as soon as they watch her dance how much control she has over her body, and no matter what style she’s dancing in, Hyoyeon is consistently captivating.
With her title of “Dancing Queen,” Hyoyeon is often asked who she thinks are the top dancers in the K-Pop industry. Talent recognizes talent, so whoever she names is guaranteed to be an amazing dancer. In a recent radio appearance, Hyoyeon mentioned her favorite girl group dancers: Chungha, TWICE‘s Momo, BLACKPINK‘s Lisa, and aespa‘s Karina.
Momo being mentioned as one of Hyoyeon's pick when the radio DJ asked her who's the top idol dancer line among girlgroup members
Hyoyeon mentioning Chungha, Momo Lisa, and Karina as great dancers line
— 🍑 🍓 | semi-hiatus (@pinkot9) August 16, 2022
Every single idol Hyoyeon listed is an incredible dancer in their own right, each overflowing with their unique charm and style. And it’s not the first time she’s mentioned some of these idols. In the past, Hyoyeon named Chungha and Momo as juniors she’d pass the “Dancing Queen” title down to.
Momo and Chungha were mentioned by SNSD Hyoyeon as juniors who she thinks are dancing queens. Hyoyeon praised them for their dance lines being pretty and their control/energy being attractive 👏🏻 #TWICE #트와이스 @JYPETWICEpic.twitter.com/q6URmPXiC4
— misa •ᴗ• (@misayeon_twt) May 12, 2020
And during a VLIVE, Hyoyeon again mentioned Lisa, Momo, and Chungha as the best female K-Pop idol dancers.
Some of the best Kpop idol dancers according to Hyoyeon:
Male: Kai, Taemin
Female: Lisa, Momo, Chungha pic.twitter.com/5W8a3SaDvI
— DAILY HYOYEON ⋆ (@DailyHYO922) August 9, 2021
However, if there’s one artist Hyoyeon has kept her eye on for a long time, it’s Momo. The two first met in 2016 on the dance show Hit The Stage, and ever since then, their relationship has been one of mutual admiration and respect.
Though they couldn’t collaborate on the show, both idols have expressed their desires to collaborate even years after their first meeting.
SNSD Hyoyeon chose Momo as the idol she wanted to collab with in the future 😊
— misa •ᴗ• (@misayeon_twt) August 9, 2020
210622 MOMO Video Call Event
I asked Momo who she wants to do a dance collaboration with and she said with Girls' Generation Hyoyeon 🔥🔥🔥💖💖🙏🙏 Can we make this happen pls! #TWICE #MOMO #SNSD #HYOYEON #MOMOxHYOYEON #videocall #fansign #트와이스 #모모 pic.twitter.com/EUpJeUTuIR
— MAJ (@maileesha) June 22, 2021
Hyoyeon’s even liked posts of Momo’s dancing on TWICE’s Instagram, including this video of Momo’s Latin dance rendition of “Alcohol-Free.” Given that Hyoyeon is also trained in Latin dance, she must have been proud of Momo’s excellent execution of the style.
On the other side of things, Momo has been a long-time fan of Girls’ Generation, even featuring in their Japanese documentary during her pre-debut days. Girls’ Generation was also the reason why she dreamed of becoming an idol.
Momo being in SNSD's japanese documentary, saying she has always admired girls' generation. Now, Hyoyeon mentioned that Momo is one of the hoobaes she likes pic.twitter.com/wzoFPcCL50
— ms. myoui from team cryptography (@twicesoshi) August 16, 2022
Both Hyoyeon and Momo are powerful and beautiful dancers, and we can’t wait for the day their dance collaboration comes to fruition.