The year is 2005 and Let's All Dance Until We're Sick has reached the far corners of Korea.
Dancing, the earliest form of storytelling. They'd even used dancing to cure the ill and the weak.
18 contestants will spend the next three months dancing in the moonlight. They'll compete against each other and be judged by the judges. Every few weeks, our judges will decide who will get sent down The Long and Winding Road. In the end, only one will with 10,000 dollars. To survive they'll battle and each other.
Who will Shimmy and Shake til the ankles breaks
Jump like a Pogo Stick and Dance Til We're Sick.
And Let's All Dance Until We're Sick.
Host: Nan Nam-Il
Theme of The Weeks
Magic Week, Nature Week, Fairytale Week, Past Week, Present Week, Future Week, Backstreet Week, Video Game Week, Backups Week, Semi-Final Week, Finals Week.
Yi Haru(The Madame)- 38-year-old Haru lives in the richest parts of Seoul. She grew up confident and charismatic, but overbearing as well. After graduation, she fell in love and got married to her sweetheart. Twenty years later, she caught him cheating on her with the maid and caused an immediate divorce. For a year now, she has been coping with the divorce and needed a way to get over her first love. During her job at Yi Insurance, she saw one of her coworkers with postcards from her son's pen pal in Orlando, who watches the American Let's All Dance Until We're Sick. Remembering from the newspaper that their opening for LADUWS dancers, she decided to join to get over him.
Song Jaesong (The Pessimistic)-26-year-old Jaesong lives in the dark streets of Busan. In high school, he was a powerful stage dancer. But after a bully tricked him into falling off the stage, leaving both of his legs broken, he refused to dance again. He took a job at Busan School of The Arts as a graphics design teacher. One day, his wife was coming home from her job as the dentist when she showed Emica's Seoul concert, where she displayed some dance moves from Let's All Dance Until We're Sick (America). Jaesong refused at first, but when he heard that the end of school dance might not happen due to budget cuts, he decided to take risks.
Rhee Goo(The Best Friend) 20-year-old Goo is the Goo Good Time Girl of Daegu. She grew up believing that she is living in The Hippie Movement 24/7. To make it through, she worked as a tour guide for English-Speaking tourists. During a tour with a traveling scouting troop, Goo spotted a Save The Tiger Rally and decided to donate money to protect Korea's national animal. Remembering her contemporary dance lessons, she decided to go on LADUWS.
Mun Da(The Hopeless Romantic) 33-year-old Da is the most romantic man in Incheon. His parents were scientists who study on chemicals. However, Da wanted to explore dancing to impress women. During his college years in Europe, he studied all types of dancing from waltz to ballet. After the death of his father, he took it upon himself to show his mother that he can follow his path. When he saw an AD in the paper for LADUWS: Korea, he decided to take the risk.
Moon Jee (The Fan Dancer) 19-year-old Jee is a traditional Korean fan dancer in Gwangju. Though on the outside she looks graceful, inside, she's perky and hyperactive. Most people find her annoying, but she means well. Her parents were constantly calm and never had fun, so she decided to live with her uncle at the orphanage he works at. During her time, she taught orphans how to dance and match children with the right parents. Recently, the orphanage she lives at is in need of money for Korean New Year celebration they do every year. So, Jee decided to join LADUWS to get the money for it.
Kang Kyu(The Thrift Shopper)- 21-year-old Kyu operates the Independent Leaf Thrift Store in Daejeon. He can be quiet and observant at times. For as long as he can remember, Kyu loves helping the eco system, from using rechargeable batteries to planting trees, to turning off lights when he leaves. One day while restocking on shoes, he saw some fliers for Let's All Dance Until We're Sick and remembered his old days in tap dancing. So, he decided to join.
Choe Hyun-Ok and Kim Seok(The Art Lovers) Co-Painters 30-year-old Seok and 25-year-old Hyun Ok run an art studio in Ulsan. Normally they paint pictures of horses and unicorns. During their trip on the farm Seok's family owns, he saw that their chicken coop. In need of chicken coop renovations, she decided to go on LADUWS after hearing their AD on the radio.
Kan Sook and Gang Hyu Chan(The Translators) 24-year-old Hyu CHan and 25-year-old Kan work as English teachers Suwju High in Suwon-Si. Even though that their beginners as teachers, they get along really well with the students, including English speaking exchange students. One day, Hyu Chan heard that the school's theater dept is in need of money for new costumes. Sook remembered that her cousin works on LADUWS as a member of the costume department, so they decided to join.
Lee Shin and Jo(The Toymakers)- Jo and Shin are a brother-sister team who run their father's toy shop in Jeonju-Si. Not only they sell toys, they make hand-crafted toys for those in need. One day, Shin's old college roommates came for job openings. During their time looking at the budget, they saw that they couldn't afford to hire them. Unfortunately, no one else in Korea would want to hire them for their destructive behavior. THe last place they tried to work at was the studio for Let's All Dance Until We're Sick. It was there they decided to go on so they can get hiring money for them.
Cho Kyungsoon and Chanwook (The Samplers)- Wife and husband Chanwook and Kyungsoon operate their own noodle shop in Changwon. 29-year-old Kyungsoon and 32-year-old Chanwook work hard everyday to make food for everyone. After their shifts, they give leftover food to homeless people. Their manager doesn't mind it because not everyone can afford 4 star food. One day, a health inspector was suspecting their homeless feeding and were afraid that they would get the axe. Seeing that he's reading a dance magazine for LADUWS, they decided to perform on the show, so they can change his mind.
Chung Soon-Bok and Jeong Kyubok(The KPop Stars) 29-year-olds Kyubok and Soon-Bok are the KPop duo, 'Supreme Snow' all the way from Busan. One night while practicing their dance moves in an old barn when Kyubok's girlfriend came and gave him flowers from her flower shop. Then she told him about LADUWS being on Korean TV for the first time.
Gim Jin-Ae and Min Ki(The Night Owls) 28-year-old Jin-Ae and 30-year-old Min Ki both work the night at Lucky Chicks Bakery in Daegu. Before he baked treats, Ki was a gifted lyrical dancer. He performed in many dance troupes. After his last performance a year ago, his troupe kicked him out for constantly being tardy. Without anywhere to go, his older brother gave him a job at his girlfriend's family bakery. Currently, Jin-Ae found out about Ki's tardy troubles and decided to help him with keeping track of time by competing on LADUWS.
Hrung Hei-Ran, Tram Taeyang, Chwa Jung-Hwa, Mun Jee, Eoh Yoon, Maeng Man-Young, Nang Young-Mi, Ri Kyung-Sam, Ch'u Mi-Ok, L'ing Myung, Y'ao Hoe, Ryuk Lin In