K-Pop (abbreviation of Korean pop; Hangul: 케이팝) is a musical genre originating in South Korea that is characterized by a wide variety of audiovisual elements comprising all genres of “popular music” within South Korea. The genre emerged with one of the earliest K-pop groups, Seo Taiji and Boys, forming in 1992. Their experimentation with different styles of music “reshaped Korea’s music scene”. As a result, the integration of foreign musical elements has now become common practice with K-Pop artists.
K-Pop entered the Japanese market at the turn of the 21st century and rapidly grew into a subculture among teenagers and young adults of East and Southeast Asia. With the advent of online social networking services, the current global spread of K-Pop and Korean entertainment known as the Korean Wave is seen in Latin America, India, North Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere in the Western world.
(Source: “K-Pop” Wikipedia- The Free Encyclopedia)
For performing classes (kids, teens & adults), students will be taught a long routine over the weeks, injecting formations and polishing of steps, and then dressed up in nice costumes to perform in our quarterly public showcases and concert.
In this course, there will be a 15-minute warm-up at the beginning of each training session. After warm-up, students will be taught a K-Pop Dance routine following the same dance steps as those performed by the original K-Pop artists, while incorporating techniques and showmanship. Towards the end of the session, students will break into groups and dance while being videoed to build their self confidence.
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