The Anniversary of “Make Your Move” – Two Years Ago

GIF courtesy of Make Your Move’s official Tumblr

The release of Make Your Move starring Derek Hough as Donny and BoA Kwon as Aya has come and gone, yet we’d like to reminisce a bit on the movie because the month of April is its anniversary. πŸ™‚Β  It was two years ago, on April 17, 2014, that Make Your Move was released in South Korea, followed by its release on April 18 in the US. How long we had waited!

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Many of us had followed the cast and crew of Cobu 3D for 3 years, beginning in April of 2011. We sought pictures, listened to all the interviews, tweeted with the cast, and read everything we could get our hands on.Β  We suffered through all the delays, eagerly awaiting the official release. And once the film was released, we sighed at the lack of promotion of this intriguing dance film (see here).Β  It had been some journey, right?

For old time’s sake, let’s walk down Memory Lane. Below are just a few pictures, videos, interviews, etc. Enjoy this nostalgic, sentimental look back!



We absolutely loved this exclusive behind-the-scenes video that was released to us by High Top Releasing! In the video, we gained a little inside-look of how the dance scenes were created for the film and how the diverse music was incorporated into MAKE YOUR MOVE. We got nice interviews too from Duane Adler, Derek Hough, BoA Kwon, Napoleon and Tabitha D’Umo, and Yako Miyamoto!


How about this beautiful, romantic, sexy and exquisite video! (Thanks to xkjcharmed21x at Youtube who created it.) The chemistry between Derek and BoA melted the screen! Sigh…. πŸ™‚ They are still our favorite couple to ship. πŸ™‚


You can’t deny the incredible chemistry that Derek Hough and BoA had together on screen in MAKE YOUR MOVE as we watched their characters ‘Donny’ and ‘Aya’ fall in love!

Check out this photo gallery of scenes from Make Your Move of our favorite moments of Donny & Aya! Don’t you just want to go “Awwwww!”?

Enjoy this brief slideshow below of @MYMtheMovies’s marketing teasers. Such neat phrases that say it all. πŸ™‚

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Below are a few movie stills. Do you recall the scenes and the circumstances surrounding them?

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Some of our most popular posts on this site have been the ones about the music. Below are a few of the songs. You can get the Official Soundtrack (OST) on iTunes.

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Don’t you just love the wonderful and memorable song written by Derek, and especially the romantic scene that he and BoA danced to?

Let Me In

Michael Corcoran and Eric Goldman

Eric Goldman and Michael Thomas (Cochoran)

Eric Goldman and Michael Thomas (Cochoran)

Let Me In
Written by Michael Corcoran, Eric Goldman, and Derek Hough
Performed by Michael Corcoran (during the film) and BoA (during end credits).
Sample of the Song by BoA

K-Pop Artists

From Lust Til Dawn (Nu Abo)
Written by Mich Hansen, Engelina Larsen, Jose Aguirre Lopez, and Thomas Troelsen
Performed by F(x)
Sample of the Song

Say Yes
Written by Johannes Joergensen and Daneil Klein
Performed by Jessica of Girls’ Generation, Krystal of F(x), and KRIS of EXO-M
Sample of the Song

Runnin’ On Empty
Written by Peter Habib, March Joseph, Adam Nierow, and Yaroslav Vynnytsky
Performed by TVXQ
Sample of the Song

Cheap Creeper
Written by Michael Gusbee and Kalle Engstrom
Performed by Girls’ Generation
Sample of the Song

Shannon LaBrie

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You Found Me
Written and Performed by Shannon LaBrie
Entire Song

Felicia Barton

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Felicia Barton

Catching Shadows
Written by Amy Powers and Matthew Tishler
Performed by Felicia Barton
Sample of the Song

Other Artists

Everybody (DPPLGNGRS Remix)
Written and Performed by IDC
Sample of the Song




No review would be complete without the now famous Official trailer. How many times have we each watched this? Be honest! πŸ™‚

As our final offering for our walk down Memory Lane — for one last time — let’s watch this incredibly sweet “Goodnight” scene between Donny and Aya.

Hope you enjoyed this flashback of Make Your Move (aka Cobu 3D) and all the fond memories it may have evoked. It’s been sweet preparing it for you!

Thanks for stopping by our website and supporting us all these years! It’s been a blast! From all of us at MakeYourMoveFans: “Over and Out!” πŸ™‚

Donny's Tap Shoes and the Cobu Girl's Taiko Drums.

Over and Out!


“Make Your Move” Nostalgia – Poster and Video

The release of Make Your Move starring Derek Hough as Donny and BoA Kwon as Aya has come and gone, yet some fans tend to reminisce. Nothing wrong with that. πŸ™‚

Here’s a new poster (to us) that has surfaced. If you were a fan, doesn’t it just make you want to see the movie again?  And below, how about watching Derek Hough and listening to the song he wrote, Let Me In?

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4 Ways to Watch “Make Your Move” Starring Derek Hough and BoA

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Haven’t you seen Make Your Move yet? Or maybe you’ve seen it, but would like to see it again, yes? Well, why not heat things up tonight by watching Donny and Aya and their amazing chemistry and their out-of-this world dancing? While you’re at it, be mesmerized by the awesome displays of group dancing and Japanese taiko drumming. Truly, this movie is quite possibly the dance film of the decade?

Make Your Move starring Derek Hough and BoA was released for such a short time and in only a limited number of theaters, but we want everyone who enjoys dance flicks to be able to savor this movie. The dancing is that good. Here are four ways you can still see this movie.

Try iTunes. itunes-25-535x535 For just $14.99, you can download into your iTunes library your very own copy in HD, or for just $12.99 in SD. Or if you wish, you can rent the film in HD for $4.99 or in SD at $3.99. Such a deal! (We recommend you buy your very own copy, however, for the bonus features.)



To buy the DVD with the bonus features (deleted scenes, how Derek and BoA learned their choreographed routines), Amazon is the way to go. amazonYou can purchase the DVD for $22.81 or in Blu-Rayβ„’ for $25.89. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can have your very own copy for $14.96 or $19.95 respectively. Amazon Prime members can even rent it for $3.99. Head over to, if you want to watch it this way.

While you’re there, take a look at Derek Hough’s new book, Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion. The Make Your Move DVD and Derek’s new book can be purchased together for just $30.77. Such a deal! πŸ™‚ Or, if you just want an autographed copy of the book, you can go here.


vudu_logoDo you have access to Vudu ? Vudu is available on virtually every internet-connected Blu-rayβ„’ player and HD TV on the market. You can download a copy of Make Your Move for only $14.99 in HD, $$13.99 in SD. Or you can rent a copy for $5.99 in HDX, $4.99 in HD and $3.99 in SD. Go to Vudu, if you want to watch it this way.

Are you connected to a cable company and have access to On-Demand features? Comcast-on-Demand-LogoIf so, then you can watch the movie on your own TV. For example, Comcast rents Make Your Move On-Demand for $5.99 in HD, $4.99 in SD. Turn on your TV and check it out. Here’s a brief clip from Xfinity Comcast’s On-Demand of Aya’s Drum class. Remember that scene? Or check out the movie trailer.

Just to entice you more, check out this behind-the-scenes clip of Make Your Move…and then — make sure you go get your own copy. πŸ™‚

Derek Hough: Preparing to Film His First Full-Length Movie “Make Your Move”

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Below is a brief clip taken from the bonus features of the new Make Your Move DVD. Derek and others talk about Derek’s experience while working on the film, and how he put his heart and soul into learning how to tap dance. For the complete version of his experience, make sure you buy the DVD itself. The Making of the Movie feature is awesome, as well as the Deleted Scenes.

VIDEO TEASERS: Behind-The-Scenes, Rehearsal Clips, and Aya’s Drum Class from “Make Your Move”

Have you seen Make Your Move yet in the theater? If not, here are three more teasers to entice you to see it. If you already have seen it, you’ll still enjoy these video clips of scenes behind-the-scenes. πŸ™‚


Behind the Scenes of Make Your Move
(with Derek, BoA, Duane, Yako, Nappytabs, and Joel High commenting)


Aya’s Drum Class (with Rookie Donny)


Derek’s Tap Dancing Rehearsal

Derek Hough Invites You to Take a SNEAK PEAK Into His Movie ‘Make Your Move’! (Video)

Check out our leading man, Derek Hough, doing some incredible tap dancing in this clip that was released through Apple Trailers! This clip leads you into Donny’s incredible solo number with his hoofers in MAKE YOUR MOVE! You can watch the clip at the link, but we also found the clip on Youtube through the Movies Coming Soon Youtube account.

At the Apple Trailers link, it gives you the option to search for movie times! Check it out and hopefully MAKE YOUR MOVE is playing in a theater close to you. We are updating our list of cities that the movie will show at and will share that information with you soon!

Donny and Aya – The Beginning of a Love Affair – <3

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By now, many of our readers are familiar with Donny’s introduction to Aya atop a bar at Static, the underground nightclub owned by Donny’s brother, Nick.  Below is that cute dance scene, but in its entirety. Thanks to Brigade Marketing, on behalf of High Top Releasing, for sending us this clip.

That bar scene leads to the beginning of a romance between the siblings of the film’s two archrivals. See the sweet “Goodnight” scene between Aya and Donny. It is the scene in its entirety. Thanks again to Brigade Marketing.

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Derek Hough and BoA’s ‘Love Messages’ to Each Other

How sweet is this!  Below are some video clips in which BoA and Derek Hough show their mutual love and affection for each other.

In the first video, Derek and Director Duane Adler, who could not attend the Make Your Move Showcase (premiere) event in South Korea on April 11, have sweet video messages for BoA.

At the end of Derek’s message to her, he says, “Daebak!”. BoA taught Derek the Korean phrases “BoA-ya” (her name in Korean) and “Daebak”! Daebak means jackpot. πŸ™‚ Listen below.

Also, during the the Make Your Move Showcase,  BoA talks about Derek in what is called “BoA’s Love Letter”. (She has ‘love letters’ for Duane, Nappytabs, Yunho, and other cast and crew as well. Not included here.)

At the :44 mark she says:

“Dear partner, also my best teacher, Derek!

Thanks so much for helping me to dance, and for helping me to act while filming “Make Your Move”. My unforgettable partner who had many things in common with me, and helped me, Derek zzang!! (zzang means “The Best”.)

When asked why she refers to Derek as her “teacher”, she says:

Derek has more experience dancing with partners than me. I have always danced alone on the stage. He led me a lot while we were couple dancing. And he taught me English equivalents when I said the lines.  He said “I think Americans say it like this.” Thanks to his help, we became friends together. Yeah, Derek became my closest friend among all my foreign friends. (laughs)

Derek and BoA met for the first time in the dance studio for the rehearsals for Make Your Move. In as much as BoA is shy with strangers, she didn’t say anything to him. The situation was awkward. Derek broke the silence by saying, “I like your hood.” BoA responded by thanking him for his kindness. Needless to say, judging from their chemistry while dancing, they got over the awkwardness and shyness. πŸ™‚

Below is the video in Korean where BoA tells this story. In the video, she mimics how Derek referred to the ears on her hood. See how coy she becomes.

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Adorable, BoA. We like your hood too. πŸ™‚

BoA & Derek Hough Talk to MaxMovie About ‘Make Your Move’ Dance Scenes! [VIDEO]

Here is a new Korean promo video for MAKE YOUR MOVE! BoA & Derek speak in English, but there are Korean subtitles. They speak about their experiences creating the dance scenes in the film and Derek has a cute story about BoA! Director Duane Adler also makes an appearance!