How to do the Gangnam Style

Infographic: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xjdpxLmw4is/URql14iVxYI/AAAAAAAAABk/EqbhmGOntuI/s1600/GangnamStyleThe5BasicSteps_50b941fe62867.jpg

Original Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0

The original source, as it says in the bottom of the infographic, is Youtube. However, Youtube can be a very broad source of information considering there are currently millions of videos present on that particular website. So, I am going to assume that the actual original source of information comes from the Gangnam music video itself, since it was the location where the dance first made an appearance. The infographic that is pictured here offers information through the use of words and pictures, which, in some ways, can be beneficial for slower learners who need guided steps in order to learn things. On the other hand, the video offers a few things that the infographic cannot. First I’ll state the obvious. The video offers a video. This is most beneficial for people who need to have the ability to physically see things being done in order to learn how to do them. By looking at the infographic, one can see the steps of the movements, but not the movements themselves. As a result, the dance could potentially be learned the wrong way depending on how someone interprets the given information. However, while the video may be fast paced, it is straightforward and easy to visualize. The infographic especially adds value to the information because it includes an outline that explains when to use each step in the dance throughout the song.  This is seen very clearly in the upper right corner of the infographic where it has the chorus written with each corresponding step listed above the phrase it goes with. Also, notice how the word “step” is written in red, making it easy to connect with other steps on the page. This would be a hard concept to learn or even memorize if a person is trying to do so simply by replaying the video several times. Overall, a combination of the two sources would be most effective if a person wants to learn how to do the Gangnam Style dance correctly and efficiently. The video should be watched first so that the movements are familiar to the person, and then he or she should use the infographic to figure out the details and the order of the steps, referencing the video when needed.

4 thoughts on “How to do the Gangnam Style”

  1. I think this funny info graphic does an excellent job of laying out the separate pieces of the dance, in an easy to learn way. It also does a good job of catching your attention, especially if you know the Gangnam Style song, but you don’t know the dances very well. If you want to be able to dance along with the song, the top right section tells you when the movements are in relation to the song lyrics. The middle section shows you the actual movements being performed in specific steps, and the bottom section shows you where to place your feet in each step. I’m a very visual person, so for me this info graphic is great, and now I can dance along to Gangnam Style!

    1. I like that you looked into the usefulness of the image but I am curious to find out more about who created it and why it was created. You tended to simply describe that this style of conveying the dance was more effective, but I feel as though the post missed the point of why this type of presentation is useful in the ways you described.

  2. I agree that the infographic serves as an auxiliary teaching device for the Gangnam Style dance, and that the video and infographic combined make an effective pair for education. To reiterate what others have said, I would like to know who actually developed the infographic, as I do not exactly trust that Youtube is the original creator.

  3. This image does a very great job in describing the dance. I just realized I have been doing the wrong thing for almost a year now. The images really help to slow down the dance to create a better understanding of what is required to achieve a perfect gingham style. I never thought the last two steps where important through watching the video but after seeing this, I now know that a gingham style is not complete without the cool pose.

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