Rachael: I’m still absolutely astounded by the fact that that class was going to be four hours long. These kids are really committed to K-pop stardom at a level you don’t really see in other genres of music, I think. I just hope for them this isn’t the be-all-end-all. Success in any industry is hard, let alone entertainment, but especially K-pop. But hey, if they’re enjoying it and get a short glimpse of how their idols live, that’s pretty awesome.
Ryan: I agree with Rachael, basically. This shit is intense and these kids eat, sleep, and breathe K-pop — literally. Everyone we spoke to talked about how much it meant to them to even have the dance to do something like this. Good luck future K-pop superstars! God knows I don’t have even an iota of what it takes to do something like this.
Kassy: I knew that training for K-pop was intense, but witnessing it in person for even just a few hours really took it to a whole other level. I really admired just how driven all the kids were, despite how exhausting it evidently was. But like the kids themselves told us, if you work hard, you’ll be able to achieve your goals, and it’s not highly unlikely we’ll be able to say in the future that we were once in the same room with a K-pop idol (who is definitely not Ryan).