KDSSC 2015 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.

Call for Artists : the 9th Soo Ryu Dance Festival 2016

Soo Ryu Dance Festival 2016


Korean Game, Korean Playing for Seniors!

KDSSC offers culturally diverse seniors a special senior program : Korean traditional Nori workshops. "Nori," a Korean word for amusement or playing, is the main theme of this project. The project consists of two workshops: Yunnori (or Yutnori) workshop and Samulnori workshop. General activities of traditional Korean amusements will be revised by professional art director and guest instructors to create an age friendly, recreational workshops. The project will offer a unique amusing experience for the participating seniors who can capitalize on more benefits of dancing and drumming, both physically and mentally.

Title: Korean Playing for Seniors!
1. Yut-nori workshop ("Yut-nori" is also romanized as "Yun-nori")
Seniors, two teams, dance to rhythmical traditional folk music while playing yut by casting yut sticks (cf., dice for a board game) and discussing a team strategy.

2. Samulnori workshop
Activities for individuals or a group of a few seniors learning about basic skills of the four key percussion instruments of Korean farmer’s music. The Samulnori workshop provides a fun opportunity to learn about four instruments: Kkwaenggwari (a small gong), Janggo (an hourglass-shaped drum), Buk (a barrel drum), and Jing (a large gong).

When: 11AM, Thursdays from September 3 to December 7, 2015
Where: KDSSC Studio, 1133 Leslie St., Toronto (Korean Cultural Centre)
Who: Any senior interested in healthy lifestyle through involving in Korean dance and cultural activities (15 seniors only)
Registration and questions at 416-443-9329 kdance@koreandance.net

You may find more information to check our website www.KoreanDance.net or Facebook KDSSC Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kdssc/
We acknowledge the generous financial assistance of the Government of Ontario.

Thank you! Merci! 感 謝!
2015 Seniors Program: 놀이

시니어 특별 프로그램: 시니어의 건강을 위한 흥겨운 "놀이"

캐나다 한국무용연구회는 한인 및 다른 다민족 시니어들에게 우리 전통놀이를 새롭게 해석하여 우리 고유한 멋과 흥을 즐겁게 경험할 수 있는 워크샵을 주최하고자 한다. 2015년 새롭게 마련된 두 가지 워크샵 활동은 다음과 같다.
1. 윷놀이와 함께 하는 창작 한국무용 워크샵
2. 사물놀이의 악기를 배우는 사물놀이 워크샵
대상: 만 65세 이상의 남녀 (15명 선착순)
언제: 2015. 9월 3일 -12월 7일 (매주 목요일 )
시간: 목요일 오전 11시부터
장소: 1133 Leslie St (토론토 한인회관 소강당)
등록 문의: 416-443-9329 kdance@koreandance.net

이 프로그램은 카나다한국무용연구회가 온타리오 정부의 재정지원을 받아 수행하는 프로젝트입니다.
감사합니다.

2015 Summer Program for Dance Professionals!

KDSSC offers Korean Dance and Music Program via Soo Ryu Dance School this summer !

Title: 2015 Soo Ryu Dance School's Summer Intensive Program for Dance Professionals
When: 1st session - July 6 ~ July 17, 2015
.......... 2nd session - July 21 ~ July 31, 2015
Class 1 (11am-12:30pm) Seol Janggo (Primary focus on Janggo (hourglass-shaped drum) rhythm solo - major components of Korean farmer's music)
Class 2 (4:30-6:00pm): Seol Janggo dance (advanced Janggo dance)
Class 3: O-go-mu (five-drum dance) (time -TBA) and other private Korean dance programs available (plus making a choreographic work)

Where: KDSSC Studio, 1133 Leslie St., Toronto (Korean Cultural Centre)
Registration and questions at 416-443-9329 kdance@koreandance.net, www.koreandance.net, www.facebook.com/kdssc
Thank you! Merci! 感 謝!


2015 Summer Intensive Korean Dance Program

2015 수류무용학교 전문인양성을 위한 여름특강안내
언제: (제 1차) 7월 6일 -7월 17일, (제 2차) 7월21일-7월 31일
과목 1. 설장고 (오전11시-12시 30분) :농악장단의 가장 중요한 가락들로 구성하여 혼자서 연주하는 장고장단
과목 2. 설장고 춤 (오후 4시30분-6시) : 장고장단을 이수한 사람을 위한 설장고 춤
과목 3. 오고무 (5개의 북을 장단과 어우러져 추는 춤)과
개인지도 형식으로 다른 다양한 한국 음악/무용 과목들 수강 가능
장소: 1133 Leslie St 토론토 한인회관내 무용실

등록 문의: 416-443-9329 kdance@koreandance.net, 카나다한국무용연구회 www.koreandance.net, www.facebook.com/kdssc

Each student may have a unique training schedule, thus please contact Artistic Director, Mi Young Kim at 416-443-93294, 647-403-7653, kdance@KoreanDance.net. Click here for information on our Soo Ryu School of Dance Program this summer.

2015 Teacher's Training Program!


KDSSC Korean Dance Studies Society of Canada (Artistic Director, Mi Young KIM) is hosting the special Korean dance performance - Teacher's Training Program on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Where : Dancemakers Centre for the Creation (The Historic Distillery District, 15 Case Goods Lane, Studio 301)
When : May 3rd, 2015
Who: Anyone interested in Korean dance or culture
Admission: $20 2015 TTP

If you have any questions, 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 and young dancers !

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.

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 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 2015 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.


Registration for 2015/16 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 2015-2016 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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