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.
So-Go is one of the instruments, a small hand drum in Nongak which means community band music. Nongak is a comprehensive form of performance that combines labor, community, entertainment, and marches in rural communities, which have long been in the era of appeal in Korea. Basically, percussion instruments such as kkwaenggwari, gong, jango, drum, and So-Go were played together with dance and developed into a form of play after performing an event or farming. Although the So-Go is a musical instrument in Nongak, it is not a function of the instrument, but rather a sleek hand, shoulder dance, and leaping action to make the viewer dance together.
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Pre-Professional Class(Soo Ryu Fundamental movement Level 3)
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