During the press conference for upcoming JTBC survival program The Dancer, SHINee‘s Taemin revealed that competing on the show revived his love for dancing!
Taemin shared that he was losing his passion for dance until he started filming for the show.
“My passion for dancing started to disappear. As I was having those feelings, the show made me realize ‘I used to love dance so much.'” — Taemin
He explained that it was because he found joy in other things, which made him forget why he loved dancing in the first place.
“People may take it negatively. In the past, dancing was a place of joy and happiness for me. But you can’t only liking dance. I was able to find joy in other activities, which was when I was reminded of the joy of dancing through the show.” — Taemin
But the show revived his excitement, which is why Taemin didn’t feel competitive around the other contestants!
“This is why I didn’t feel like we were competing, but I felt more joy. We each have different things we’re good at, so we were able to learn from each other and help each other. I personally really enjoyed filming this show.” — Taemin
The Dancer is a variety show that follows top K-Pop idols like Taemin, Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk, and Highlight‘s Kikwang as they travel to Los Angeles to collaborate with world-renowned choreographers to create dance pieces.
The show premiered yesterday, May 5.