Class Description

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

Kid’s Hip-hop

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.

Kid’s ballet

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.

Samba

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.

Gayageum

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.

Haegeum

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.)