Korean Traditional Dance
This class is based on the basic breathing techniques of Korean traditional dance; learning to properly adjust inhalation and exhalation. Students learn the basic arm and foot movement and gain understanding of the rhythms of Korean traditional music. These foundational techniques will be necessary forKorean traditional dance pieces such as Fan dance, Jang-go Chum(drum dance), Gum Mu (sword dance) and so on. Korean traditional dance encourages students to get an opportunity to attain not only physical exercise but the understanding of Korean cultural history and music
Hip-Hop 4 Kids was created specifically for children who love to dance between the ages of 7-11 years old! Students will have fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on the most popular dance moves seen today as well as develop coordination, body awareness, build self esteem and promote confidence.
The focus of this class will be to correct posture, increase flexibility, gain strength and learn the vocabulary of ballet.
Also Students will have fun, exciting,and promote confidence.
Stretch & yoga
Stretch & Yoga is known to build strength and increase coordination and flexibility. We offer multiple styles that are appropriate for students of every level. Instructors provide personal attention, ensuring that each student has a safe and enjoyable yoga practice, leaving relaxed and refreshed. Classes are available for students at every level of experience.
Explore the cultural diversity of Brazil through the movement and rhythm of its sexy samba music and dance style. A high energy workout set to the beat of live drums, beginner classes focus on samba from Rio de Janeiro and Bahia.
Foremost, it is imperative for a learner to appreciate Gayageum and respect what this fine musical instrument can do. This attitude will increase the learner’s focus and also foster a better learning environment.
The first lesson is involved with mastering the hand and finger positions and
the string plays – plucking with right-hand, flicking, pinching, and vibrating with left-hand.
The string play mastery will take about a month according to the one’s learning ability.
In the second month, a short Korean folk song or called “Min-Yo” will be introduced. The learner is expected to play these folk songs with Gayageum.
For those learners who have keen interest in Korean folk opera or called “cha-ng,” they will be introduced to a new genre called Gayageum Byung-Chang. It is referring to a singing style where one plays Gayageum and do “cha-ng” simultaneously.
After learning the “cha-ng,” the learner is formally introduced to “San-jo” which is Gayageum instrumental melodies/songs.
History and structure of Haegum (Korean fiddle two strings)
Playing positions, fingerings (yeok-an bub), and tuning of Haegum
Reading the traditional music pieces (jung -gan bub)
Understanding Korean traditional musical theories
Learning basic rhythm of Korean Drum (Jang-go)
Korean traditional songs, children songs, film OST, pop, hymns, gospel songs, etc.
opportunities to musical contests in NYC, etc. (Many students from our institution have won the world music contests, enrolled in boarding schools, and entered in best colleges.)
Eunjoo Kang started dancing at an early age and has continued her dance education under the prominent Korean Traditional dancers, Mubong Whang and Jaeman Chung in Sookmyung Women University; where she received a BA degree in dance. In 1995, Kang earned her Master’s degree from New York University in Dance Education. Currently serving as managing director of Woori Garak Dance Company, based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey since 1998, as the director and a dancer at Panoram Asian Dance Project company in New York since 2007, and as the director of Korean Dance at Korean Community Center (FGS) in Englewood, New Jersey since 2011; Eunjoo Kang has been actively performing and choreographing to promote the beauty of Korean traditional dance through numerous festivals and dance performances in Asia, Europe, and the United States for the past 20 years.
Jiyeon Kim began her classic ballet training at the age of six and at age twelve to continue her professional training at the Academy of the Dance.She then studied at Sejong University in 2006-2010 and then she moved to New York when she graduated from university. She started Contemporary ballet performance since when she moved to New York. She is also teaching ballet,kids hip-hop,stretch,some other kind of dance Experience sine 2006.
Ms. Jung-Hee Oh began her classic ballet training at the age of six and at age twelve to continue her professional training at the Academy of the Dance.She then studied at Sejong University in 2006-2010 and then she moved to New York when she graduated from university. She started Contemporary ballet performance since when she moved to New York. She is also teaching ballet,kids hip-hop,stretch,some other kind of dance Experience sine 2006.
Lee-Kyung Kang a renowned haegeum artist, leads a multi-faceted career that encompasses performing as a soloist, Ms. Kang graduated from Gukak (Traditional Music) National High School and received B.A(2000) and M.A(2002) from Yong-In University. Also recieved M.A Graduate School of Education from Yong-In University(2005) and Certificate of teaching for Middle School and High School in Music(2005).
She has been awarded the grand prize for the National Nan-Gye Korean Traditional Music Competition(1999). Ms. Kang has given numerous solo recitals in Seoul and in Kazakhstan, Kyrgzstan and has performed with The Youth Korean Traditional Orchestra and Yong-In Korean traditional Music Orchestra. She has studied with the leading haegeum masters including Kang Sa-Jun, Lee Ki-Sol, Kang Dok-Won, An Jae-Sook, Kim Sung-A and Kim Jeung-Lim. She has also taught haegeum in Korea at Kaywon High School of Arts and Gukak (Korean Traditional Music) National High School for six years. She immigrated to the U.S. in 2008 and has appeared as a soloist for “Joyful Accompaniment” by Song Juk Hoe at Yale University Sudler Hall (April, 2009), “City of the World” concert series at CUNY Graduate Center (April, 2009), as a guest performer in the “Deep Sea” puri4 project at San Francisco (June, 2009) “Rhythms to Make the Heart Beat Faster” at The Korea Society (September, 2009), “Sound of Korea” at Richmond Fork Festival (October, 2009), “Haegeum for the Heart” Haegeum solo recital at the Korea Society (March, 2010), “Sounds of Korea” at Mexico Chihuahua International festival (September, 2010), “National Women’s History Month Program” U.S. CBP at Newark Airport (March, 2011). Recently, she was invited as a haegeum soloist to International Music & Dance at New Rochelle Public Library NY (July, 2011), and also performed the haegeum part of “Sounds of Korea” at Montana Folk Festival which is one of the famous National Festivals in U.S.A. (July, 2011). Currently Ms. Kang is completing her Doctor of Musical Art degree(ABD in Doctor of Musical Arts) at Han-Yang University in Seoul and is a member of KTPAA(Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association) and is Crossover Jazz team “JinYang” member.
Jiwon Lee (Choreographer) born in Seoul, South Korea, graduated first in her class, of the EWHA Womans University where she earned B.A in dance and was on full scholarship. In 2005 Jiwon moved to NY to explore more diverse styles of dances. She attended the Ailey School from 2007-2009 and began creating and experimenting with choreography mixing the grace and splendor of Korean Traditional Art with the dynamic freedom of American modern dance. She has performed with Hope Boykin , Buglisi Dance Theatre, Foot Prints, and Genesis Dance Company. She received the First Prize in Donga Dance Competition, which is renowned in Korea. Her choreography, Flow was presented at the WestFest Dance Festival at the Cunningham Theater in December 2011. Han & Flowwere also presented for the 2012 APAP at the Baruch Performing Arts Centre. She was invited to the Evolve Dance Festival as a guest artist and presented Flow in March 2012. Her Han was also invited to the Pushing Progress Showcase and presented at the Peridance Capezio Theater in May 2012. Currently, Jiwon is an artistic director of Zion Dance Company and earned MFA degree in Choreography Track in the Purchase College, SUNY this year.