School 2017 co-stars Park Se-wan and Jang Dong-yoon will be reuniting in the Monday-Tuesday KBS drama Dance Sports Girls. This youth drama is based on a documentary film by the same name and tells the coming-of-age story of six girls who enter a dance sports competition. The documentary was originally planned to portray the story of the declining shipbuilding industry in Geoje, a city located in South Gyeongsang Province, just off the coast of the port city of Busan. However, the producer decided to tell the story of students in the dance sports club of Geoje Girls’ Vocational High School. The documentary won an award from the Baeksang Arts Awards.
For the drama, Park Se-wan will play a self-absorbed, arrogant adolescent student who dreams of leaving her hometown of Geoje to become a movie producer. She tries out for the Dance Sports Competition because first prize is special admittance into university. Her fellow teammates and friends will be played by Lee Joo-young, Joo Hae-eun, Shin Do-hyun, Lee Yoo-mi, and Kim Soo-hyun.
Jang Dong-yoon will play a repressed dance lover who has to hide his real passion because his father is a macho man who wants his son to like “manly” things. Even though he’s tried out all different kinds of hobbies that are considered “manly,” he prefers ballroom dancing. His mother, who was a dance major herself, introduced him to dancing, and although he pretends that soccer is his favorite sport, he loves watching dance performance clips.
Scriptwriter Kwon Hye-ji and director Park Hyun-seok previously collaborated for Individualist Ms. Ji-young. The eight episode drama Dance Sports Girls will begin airing in December, following the end of Matrimonial Chaos.
Sources: Soompi/Naver | Dramabeans/JoyNews/Newsen
I really like both leads (I've loved Jang Dong Yoon's chipmunk face in everything I've seen him in since Solomon's Perjury) and this looks like it will be a good opportunity for some new actresses. I enjoyed Individualist Ms Ji-young. I have hopes this will be as cute as Girls Generation 1979.