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Korean dance places a strong emphasis on mood – reaching a state of ecstasy and joy – rather than on plot or story line.

Basic steps to Korean dance consist of breathing from the diaphragm and movements which extend from the body as the central core. All parts of the body work as a unit with emphasis on the moving curve without high articulation. There is a relaxed quality to the motions with the hands and feet, such as arm raises and hand gestures; heel walking; turning on the heels; raising the body from a bent knee position in a soft and light manner; and jumping from a squat position. The integral force is in the breathing while the centre weight is in the upper chest. More importantly, Korean dance places a strong emphasis on mood – reaching a state of ecstasy and joy – rather than on plot or story line.

The School of Korean Dance Studies Society of Canada offers an intensive program of classes in traditional dance and drum taught by an outstanding, creative faculty of experienced teachers, including Mi Young Kim (Artistic Director, Choreographer). These programs are designed for students with a background in dance or drum, although new members are always welcome to join the general and summer intensive classes and audition for professional training.

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Auditions for the Professional Training Program at the School of Soo Ryu Dance and Drum
The School of Soo Ryu Dance and Drum holds two open auditions for the the Professional Training Program 2015–2016. Students are always welcome to continue improving their technical skills during the program.

Date for Auditions for the 2015/2016 program at the KDSSC’s studio
1st audition: August 8, 2015
2nd audition: February 2, 2016

We are happy to talk with you about Auditions or any general questions. You may find more about professional performances. Please check our Facebook KDSSC Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kdssc/

Please click here for more information on KDSSC’s studio. or please feel to contact us: kdance@koreandance.net, 416–443–9329.

The School of Soo Ryu Dance and Drum provides professional training program to professional dance students. The School of Soo Ryu Dance and Drum at KDSSC is the only school in Canada to offer Korean traditional dance and drum training 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 and Drum.