The “2012 K-POP Cover Dance Festival” held to commemorate the Visit Korea Year!

The Visit Korea Committee (Chairman Shin Dong-bin) is hosting the '2012 K-POP Cover Dance Festival' globally to commemorate the Visit Korea Year Campaign.

Cover Dance is a form of dance that reproduces the choreography of their favorite artist. Anyone who posts their User Created Content (UCC) of cover dance on the official website ( is eligible for the competition. Participants need to qualify preliminary online and local competition.

The online competition is beginning from April 26 through the festival website ( and people who are chosen from the online competition will have chances to participate the local competitions. Local competitions will be held between July to September in area such as Korea, Japan, Greater China, East Asia, North & South America and Europe. The winners from each area will be chosen according to the popularity and expert evaluations. The final qualifiers will have a chance to participate in the festival in Gyeongju on September 21st, during the Hallyu Dream Festival. The Visit Korea Committee will appoint an idol group as its honorary ambassador. The girl group KARA was last year's honorary ambassador.

Also, the Visit Korea Committee will invite the final qualifiers to introduce outstanding tourist attractions, and offer opportunities to meet Hallyu(Korean Wave) artists. Hong Ju Min, Secretary General of the Visit Korea Committee, notes that “The combination of K-POP and Cover Dance will help promote the Hallyu(Korean Wave) and share commonalities among different cultures.” He also adds, “The festival will ultimately promote Korea as an attractive tourist destination.”

For your reference, K-POP Cover Dance Festival was held for the first time in 2011, and 1,700 teams from 64 countries participated in the online competition. 55 winners of the overseas competitions held in Africa, Russia, Brazil, Spain, Japan, the United States, Thailand, etc. performed on the final round stage of Hallyu Dream Festival. They stayed in Korea for 7 nights and 8 days to travel to Korea's famous tourist sites and to experience Korean culture. Those 55 finalists were appointed honorary ambassadors for Korean tourism.

*Participate in the Festival by posting your Cover Dance UCC on the official website:

*Vote for your friends to win a trip to Korea!

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