In an interview with Rolling Stone, BTS‘s Jimin revealed how he found his passion for dance.

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Jimin admitted he didn’t pursue dance because he had a knack for it but rather because he loved it.

First of all, I never thought that I’m good at dancing. But I began to like dancing when I was young. It was my friends who suggested that we go learn how to dance as an after-school activity.

— Jimin

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He soon fell in love with dance because it took away his stress and made him feel free.

As I did more of it, I began to like it more and I started taking more lessons. And I became more and more immersed in it. And I realized, as I continued to learn how to dance, that I didn’t have the stress when I was dancing.

— Jimin

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It was my own space where I could go to a different world, where I didn’t have to think about other things. It was something that I could really immerse myself into. And it made me feel really free. And it made me really happy.

— Jimin

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To this day, Jimin feels the same way: Dancing will always be his passion and give him the same feelings!

And then even after I debuted and I still have those feelings and those emotions, dancing is the best answer.

— Jimin

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Check out what Jimin had to say about being a perfectionist when it comes to performing below.

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