It might sound cheesy, but learning the skills of "pizza dancing" was one of the highlights of my trip to South Korea for the Winter Olympics. On a break from the true athletic action, I visited Seoul to check out this fitness trend that has been popular in Korea for years, but just started bubbling up online.
I spent the morning training with Korea's "Dream Team" — trust me when I say their skills definitely weren't baked overnight! On a normal day, they practice anywhere from four to five hours.
No wonder the crew holds two world championship titles and one Guinness World Record! (Fun fact: It's for 38 over-the-shoulder dough tosses — the most in 30 seconds!)
"At first I was just working at the (Mr. Pizza) store, but I found dough dancing really interesting and practiced a lot. I went to the championship games and won a title," Moon Ky Lee, a member of the Dream Team, told TODAY.
It wasn't as easy as the pros make it look — the skills I learned typically take a month for someone to develop. For me? Maybe a little longer!
Luckily, I wasn't too sore after practice. I just had a little stiffness in my joints... and a very big appetite!
I might not be competing in the World Pizza Games anytime soon, but I can say for sure this Korean trend left me asking for all the extra toppings.