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Hello Pro Dance Gakuen (ハロプロダンス学園; Hello! Project Dance School) was a dancing-themed variety show starring select members of Hello! Project who were known for their dancing abilities and their love for dancing. Through the show, the participating members challenged new styles of dancing that they have previously not tried before. The first episode aired on March 21, 2019 on the Amazon Prime Video channel, Dance Channel On Demand by Entame TV. Season 1 of the show ran for 6 episodes and concluded on June 6, 2019.

Hello Pro Dance Gakuen Season 2 (ハロプロダンス学園 シーズン2) started airing on October 17, 2019. It ran for another 6 episodes, with the last one premiering on January 9, 2020.

Hello Pro Dance Gakuen Season 3 (ハロプロダンス学園 シーズン3) started airing on May 21, 2020.

Featured MembersEdit

Others
  • MC: Time Machine 3go
    • Yamamoto Kōji
    • Seki Dai
  • Narration: Saito Shiyuka
Season 1 Guests
  • [Ep. #2~3] Ballroom Dance Instructors
  • [Ep. #4~6] Umebou
Season 2 Guests
  • [Ep. #1~3] KANA-BOON!
  • [Ep. #4~6] University of Tokyo students
Season 3 Guests

EpisodesEdit

Season 1Edit

Ep. # Air Date Episode Title
1 March 21, 2019 Hello Pro kara Senbatsu! Dance Daisuki Member Dai Shuugou!!
The Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast introduce themselves and discuss dancing.
2 April 11, 2019 Hajimemashite, Shakou Dance (Part 1)
The Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast visits the Japan Dance Sports Federation in Ariake, Tokyo, and learn about ballroom dancing from guest lecturers Yamamoto / Ishimoto Gumi and Yamamoto / Kijima Gumi.
3 April 25, 2019 Hajimemashite, Shakou Dance (Part 2)
The Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast are separated into male and female roles and split into two teams to learn the Standard and Latin styles of ballroom dancing respectively. The members change into costumes and attempt to learn the dances in just four hours.
4 May 9, 2019 Dance de Engi ni Chousen! "Umebou" Nyuumon Hen
Ishida Ayumi and Hirai Miyo, who excelled at ballroom dancing, arrive at a dance studio in Tokyo ahead of the rest of the cast. The two of them learn from the entertainment group Umebou about how to express a dance performance without words.
5 May 23, 2019 Dance de Engi ni Chousen! "Umebou" Ouyou Hen
The Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast collaborate with the entertainment group Umebou to attempt to choreography a story-telling dance to the songs "Because happiness" by Berryz Koubou and "Shiawase no Tochuu" by ℃-ute.
6 June 6, 2019 "Hello Pro" x "Umebou" Unmei no Koukai Shuuroku
The Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast perform their completed dance choreographed with the entertainment group Umebou at the Nakameguro Kinkero Theater.

Season 2Edit

Ep. # Air Date Episode Title
1 October 17, 2019 HIP HOP Sekai Ichi! Hajimemashite, "KANA-BOON!"
The Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast visits Studio HANA in Fujisawa, Kanagawa to learn about hip-hop dancing from the dance team KANA-BOON!, who won the World Hip Hop Championship.
2 October 24, 2019 Hanpa janai! "KANA-BOON! Collab" Dance Bottou Hen
KANA-BOON! performs a dance cover of ANGERME's "46okunen LOVE", and the Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast struggle with the challenging steps and movements of hip-hop dancing.
3 October 31, 2019 Torihada! Ase to Namida no Zenkai Dance! "KANA-BOON!" Kanketsu Hen
The Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast change into costumes and present the hip-hop dance they learned from KANA-BOON! in a special performance.
4 December 5, 2019 Dance wo Oshieru ni Chousen! Toudai UNIDOL Hen
The Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast visit the University of Tokyo to teach dancing to an idol cover dance group consisting of active university students.
5 December 19, 2019 Jounetsu wo Tokihanate! Do it dance! "Toudai UNIDOL Collab" Mou Tokkun Hen
The Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast and the University of Tokyo students split into two teams to cover Morning Musume '16's "Utakata Saturday Night!" and Juice=Juice's "Fiesta! Fiesta!".
6 January 9, 2020 Iza Komaba Sai no Stage e! Toudai UNIDOL Kanketsu Hen
The University of Tokyo students showcase the results of the lessons they received from the Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast at the Komaba Festival held in November.

Season 3Edit

Ep. # Air Date Episode Title
1 May 21, 2020 Dance × Engi: Hello Pro Gakkyoku de Tsumugu Seishun Story
After the success of season 1's collaboration with the entertainment group Umebou, the Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast spend the entirety of season 3 preparing for another collaboration with Umebou.
2 June 4, 2020 Dance × Engi: Hello Pro Gakkyoku de Tsumugu Seishun Story
The Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast will have to choreograph and perform a dance with movements that express a story using songs from each Hello! Project group.
3 June 18, 2020 Dance × Engi: Hello Pro Gakkyoku de Tsumugu Seishun Story
The Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast show off the results of their practice so far in preparation for the upcoming public recording of their performance. Hamaura Ayano reflects on her graduation this season, and the members share their thoughts on the program while enjoying yakiniku.
4 July 2, 2020 Dance × Engi: Hello Pro Gakkyoku de Tsumugu Seishun Story
Since the public recording was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the program decided to rent a theater to privately shoot the final performance. The Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast finalize their choreography, and practice in their finalized costumes.
5 July 16, 2020 Dance × Engi: Hello Pro Gakkyoku de Tsumugu Seishun Story
The Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast perform their choreography in the culmination of all their practice throughout the season so far. They challenge the Umebou style of expressing a story through music and dance without the use of spoken words. The original choreography performed by the cast uses seven Hello! Project songs in total.
6 TBA Dance × Engi: Hello Pro Gakkyoku de Tsumugu Seishun Story
After the Hello Pro Dance Gakuen cast finish their performance, they hold a talk event answering questions asked by the fans who were scheduled to attend the public recording before it was cancelled.

Spin-off ProjectEdit

Hello Pro Dance Gakuen Kaigai Katsudo (ハロプロダンス学園 課外活動; Hello Pro Dance Gakuen Extracurricular Activities) is a spin-off project of Hello Pro Dance Gakuen that focuses on the cast members in situations not connected to dancing in order to bring out their characters. The first volume aired on August 15, 2019.

Air Date Episode Title
August 15, 2019 Hello Pro Dance Gakuen Kaigai Katsudo Vol.1 ~Hirai Miyo Hen~
In order to draw out Hirai Miyo's character, Ichioka Reina and Yamazaki Yuhane from BEYOOOOONDS accompany her as she challenges indoor athletics, playing musical instruments, and making takoyaki.
September 19, 2019 Hello Pro Dance Gakuen Kaigai Katsudo Vol.2 ~Kaga Kaede Hen~
Kaga Kaede, a fan of manga, video games, and anime, spends a day with Sasaki Rikako. The two of them go shopping at Animate, have a cosplay and karaoke experience at the Anison Festival, and meet the voice actor who plays Kaga's favorite character.
March 19, 2020 Hello Pro Dance Gakuen Kaigai Katsudo Vol.3 ~Okuradashi SP~
Selected scenes from Hello Pro Dance Gakuen Season 1 and Season 2 that, unfortunately, had to be cut out.
April 16, 2020 Hello Pro Dance Gakuen Kaigai Katsudo Vol.4 ~Inaba Manaka Hen~ (Zenpen)
Inaba Manaka visits a cafe with Dambara Ruru and Niinuma Kisora. The trio meet a popular Japanese beauty YouTuber, try spicy food from Hokkaido, and go shopping.
May 7, 2020 Hello Pro Dance Gakuen Kaigai Katsudo Vol.4 ~Inaba Manaka Hen~ (Kouhen)
Inaba Manaka visits a cafe with Dambara Ruru and Niinuma Kisora. The trio meet a popular Japanese beauty YouTuber, try spicy food from Hokkaido, and go shopping.

GalleryEdit

  • The cast and MCs, Season 1
  • Ishida Ayumi, Season 1
  • Kaga Kaede, Season 1
  • Sasaki Rikako, Season 1
  • Inaba Manaka, Season 1
  • Hamaura Ayano, Season 1
  • Akiyama Mao, Season 1
  • Hirai Miyo, Season 1
  • Ballroom Dance, Season 1
  • Story-telling Dance, Season 1
  • The cast, Season 2
  • With University of Tokyo students, Season 2
  • With Shimizu Saki and Umebou, Season 3

Dance Channel CMsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "「ハロプロダンス学園 シーズン3」出演" (in Japanese). J.P ROOM. 2020-04-08.

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