KDSSC 2014 upcoming events

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The Korean Dance Studies Society of Canada (KDSSC) is a creative dance organization that honours Korean tradition and culture while collaborating across cultures and generations.

We provide a supportive home for professional dancers, pre–professional dance students and dedicated amateurs as we seek to unite all Canadian cultures through the art and practice of dance. Our website gives an introduction to the history of traditional Korean Dance and provides information on the company’s background; past and upcoming performances and events; basic and professional training programs; and a range of photos and videos for you to view.

2014 Creative Residency!


KDSSC Korean Dance Studies Society of Canada (Artistic Director, Mi Young KIM) is hosting the 2014 Creative Residency by Jinsu Mun, Korean dance master from Thursday, Dec 10, 2014.
Instructor : Jin-sun Mun (Dance master of Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Korea #3, #15, #17, #79)
Class : Seol Janggo (ourglass-shaped drum dance) and 12-Bal Sangmo (ribbon dance); bigginers to professionals
Where : KDSSC Studio (1133 Leslie St., Toronto; Korean Cultural Centre)
When : December 10th ~ 20th, 2014 (Training - 1.5 hours each; Dec18 Workshop)
Who: Anyone interested in Korean dance or culture (beginner to professional, to group) 2014 Creative Residency - 12Bal Sangmo

To register the classes or if you have any question about fees & detailed schedule, please contact us at kdance@KoreanDance.net, 416-443-9329. You may find more information to check our Facebook KDSSC Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kdssc/
Welcome dance professionals, especially young dancers and youth/students!
In addition, You may have an opportunity to watch the GREAT performances by master Mun like the poster image during the 8th Soo Ryu Dance Festival from Dec 15 to 18, 2014. Please don't miss the beautiful and powerful Korean movements! It is joyful moves. This project is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

The 8th Soo Ryu Dance Festival !

KDSSC Korean Dance Studies Society of Canada (Artistic Director, Mi Young KIM) will present the 8th Soo Ryu Dance Festival featuring the new work "Canada Arirang" from December 15-18, 2014. The artists from Korea, USA and Canada including BC and QC will preform in the Festival. Featured Artists: Zab Maboungou (Artistic Director, AD) with drummers of Compagnie Danse Nyata-Nyata (Montreal, QC), Santee Smith (AD of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre; ON), traditional Korean dance masters of Important Korean Intangible Property from Korea: Mi Sook Song (Artistic Director) & Yepuri Dance Co, Jinsu Mun, KyungLim Lee, SoonHee Choi, Hyun Ju Youm, Jinmin Park, Kuk Hyang Keum as well as Constance Chang (USA), locally Samulnori Canada, Jeffrey Chan, Mi Young Kim Dance Company and more local Call-to-Artists. A few performances may be added and the current programme may be subject to change.


Venue: Korean Cultural Centre (Dec 15), Toronto Centre for the Arts (Dec 16 & Dec 17), Canada's National Ballet School (Dec 18)
Day 1: Dec 15 at 6pm Opening Event including Performance at the KCC
Day 2 & 3 : Dec 16 & Dec 17 at 7:30pm Performance Night at the TCA, http://www.tocentre.com/studio/kdssc2014
Day 4: Dec 18 at 7:30 pm Closing Night - Workshops at the CNBC

Ticket prices:
Festival Pass: $120 (4days), Each Night: $90 (including dinner), $30, $25
For ticket, please email kdance@Koreandance.net or call: 416 443 9329

Soo Ryu Dance Festival The 8th Soo Ryu Dance Festival 2014!


The Production project for the new work "Canada Arirang" is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.
The Festival is funded by the Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, OAC, TAC, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto & OKF, and our corporate and individual donors.

Healthy Korean Movements for Seniors!

KDSSC offers seniors two classes - Korean dance and Janggo drum, inspired by the incredible benefits of Korean dance and drum. Each focuses on the physical exercises for improving the cardio-respiratory system and key muscle groups used in basic Korean dance and drum.


Who: any seniors, especially beginners (65+)
Each 15 hours (lessons, rehearsals, concert) ; 15 seniors
1. Senior Korean dance class (to learn about breathing, whole body movements, steps)
Sept 2, 7: Tue 10am-12 (2hr) HUB community Centre (540 Finch Ave West, Toronto M2R 1N7)
Sept17~ :Wednesdays 11-12 North York Seniors Centre (Yonge/Finch, 21 Hendon Ave, North York, ON M2M 4G8) Seniors Community Project
2. Senior Janggo drum class (to learn about breathing, upper body movements, shoulder while playing Janggo and singing popular songs)
Sept 4~ Thursdays @Korean Culture Centre (1133 Leslie St, Toronto)

To register the senior classes, please contact us at kdance@KoreanDance.net, 416-443-9329. You may find more information to check our Facebook KDSSC Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kdssc/
This senior project is funded by the government of Ontario, SCG2013-1730.

Fall/Winter in 2014

KDSSC will be artistically active in the Fall/Winter 2014 to present Korea Dance and music performances as well as to create a new Canada Arirang work.
Korean Harvest Festival in Toronto on Sat, September 6 Korean Harvest Festival

Korea's Day in Montreal on Thursday, September 18 KDSSC 2014 in Montreal

Culture Days Events on Sat, September 27 at the TPL Beaches Branch and Korean Cultural Centre

Open House Event at the Toronto Centre for the Arts on Sunday, Sept 28 TCA OpenHouse

2014-15 Auditions for the Professional Training Program!

KDSSC's auditions have been scheduled for the Professional Training Program in Korean Dance and Music at the Soo Ryu Dance School in August 2014 and February 2015! However, please visit or contact us anytime.
Where: KDSSC Studio

Our News: Soo Ryu School

Registration for the Professional Training Program at the Soo Ryu School of Dance

The school registration is open for the 2014 Art Training Program. Students are always more than welcome to continue improving their technical skills. Thank you for your registration to take a course to learn Korean Dance this school year.


Course Registration for 2014/15 Soo Ryu School of Dance

Please let us know at 416–443–9329 kdance@koreandance.net, if you have any questions. Thank you for your time and interest!
Thank you! Merci! 感 謝!

Please click here for on–line registration, or please feel free to contact at kdance@koreandance.net.


The 2014/15 Soo Ryu School of Dance: 수강신청

지금 바로 새학기 온라인 수강신청 하기, 416–443–9329 kdance@koreandance.net.

The Soo Ryu School of Dance provides professional training program to professional dance students. The school at KDSSC is the only school in Canada to offer traditional Korean dance and drum training program funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage’s National Arts Training Fund Program. Click here for more information on Professional Training Program, or all classes at Soo Ryu School of Dance.

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About KDSSC

The Korean Dance Studies society of Canada (KDSSC) is a not-for-profit organization in Toronto, founded by Mi Young Kim.

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