K-Pop idols may get a lot of exposure before their official debut, such as participating in survival shows.

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Some idols get more subtle appearances, where they could become a backup dancer to get some experience on stage. Here are 10 K-Pop idols who were once backup dancers.

1. Kang Daniel

Kang Daniel was a backup dancer when Fiestar‘s Cao Lu and SPICA‘s Sihyun performed “Invitation” (Uhm Jung Hwa).

2. Shownu (Monsta X)

Shownu was a backup dancer for Lee Hyori and her song “Bad Girls”.

3. Eunbi (IZ*ONE)

Eunbi was a backup dancer for Girl’s Day.

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4. Lee Know (Stray Kids)

Lee Know was a backup dancer for BTS.

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5. Chungha

Chungha was a backup dancer for Ulala Session.

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6. S.Coups (SEVENTEEN)

S.Coups was a backup dancer for multiple groups, one of them being After School.

7. J-Hope & Jungkook (BTS)

J-Hope and Jungkook were backup dancers Jokwon.

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J-Hope (Left) & Jungkook (Right)

8. Lay (EXO)

Lay was a backup dancer for SHINee and their song “Ring Ding Dong”.

9. Kahi (After School)

Kahi was a backup dancer for BoA.