SEOUL, South Korea (CBS) -- More than 600 people from 23 countries danced to South Korea's breakout popstar Psy's 'Gangnam Style' hit on Tuesday (October 2) to promote a local dance festival.
Psy, whose real name is Park Jai-sang, spawned hundreds of online imitators with his unusual dance move, where he pretends to ride an invisible horse. It topped the U.S. digital songs chart earlier this week.
"The Gangnam Style is a very funny dance. It's also very popular in Holland where I'm from. I knew the dance. We knew some steps. We did them and they taught us more moves here, so we really enjoyed it, dancing Gangnam Style," said Victor Peeters, a 19-year-old dancer from Holland.
The event was organized by a local government to promote its dance festival, which will start on Friday (October 5).
"Psy's dance has become an international one. We prepared this event to promote our Cheonan Dance Festival internationally, hoping it becomes popular like Psy's dance," said Joo Jae-seok, director of public relations office at Cheonan city government.
Psy jumped to the top of the British pop charts on Sunday (September 30) with the quirky dance track "Gangnam Style", an Internet phenomenon that has clocked up more than 300 million views on YouTube.
The 34-year-old became the first Korean artist to top the weekly UK chart, helped by the success of a video shot in locations around Gangnam, an up-market neighborhood in the South Korean capital.