yKAN K-Pop Dance Class
WHEN: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
TIME: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
WHERE: Roy Arias Dance Studio & Theatre
300 West 43rd Street at 8th Avenue
Studio 606 (6th Floor)
New York, NY
ATTIRE: Dress comfortably (sneakers recommended)
ADMISSION (class & refreshments included):
$20 RSVP or $25 At Door
RSVP: http://ykankpop.eventbrite.com by Thursday, July 22
Ever wondered if you had what it takes to be a K-Pop star? Or just wanna dance like one? Well, you're in luck! yKAN presents a special K-Pop dance workshop based on the choreography of Korea’s hottest band 2PM’s “Heartbeat.”
Feeling shy? Have stage fright? Don’t fret, our fabulous instructor MJ (pictured), who has performed with distinguished artists like Ludacris, and her easy-going style will totally put you in a comfort zone (with a lil’ bit of wine).
Munju “MJ” Choi
A native of Seoul, Korea, MJ received her training at the Broadway Dance Center, concentrating on Hip Hop, Jazz Funk and Street Jazz. Her experience is a blend of performance, choreography, and production. She has performed in an opening dance piece for the Hip Hop artist Ludacris, as well as being featured on Danny Aiello’s music video “Besame Mucho.” Moreover, extending her passion for dance, she has produced and choreographed numerous full length theater productions that combine dance and drama. Her most recent production was a cover of “Snow White” where the classic tale was expressed through a mixture of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop. Her training in theater at China’s renowned Central Drama Academy, serves as an instrumental tool towards combining the artistic form of dance and drama. She currently teaches privately in New York City, as well as for Studio 44 in Westport, Just Dance Studio in Norwalk, and Ridgefield School of Performing Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
MJ’s K-Pop & Hip Hop Dance Club Links:
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Refreshments/Mixer with yKAN
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dance Class by MJ
When & Where
yKAN & AKA
The young Korean American Network (yKAN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization of 1.5 and 2nd generation Korean-Americans who strive for the advancement of all Korean-Americans in the mainstream of American society.
Officially inaugurated on August 30, 1990, the organization’s membership has grown over the past 20 years. Our members are Korean-American professionals, representing every industry and academic field.
Our mission is to elevate Korean-American professionals by fostering educational programs, community service, and networking opportunities. Through these activities yKAN addresses the issues of our community and provides a forum for those who share common experiences and face similar challenges.
Through our combined efforts, yKAN will undoubtedly lead to a better standing for the Korean-American community and open doors of opportunities for current and future generations.
- Create a professional network to facilitate the even exchange of ideas and common goals among all Korean American professionals
- Foster a professional Korean-American presence in our community by sponsoring educational programs and opportunities
- Promote social awareness and activism through community service
- Foster mutual understanding between Korean-Americans and other ethnic groups
- Promote greater opportunities for the current and future generations of all Korean Americans
The Also Known As (AKA)
At the heart of the organization are adult adoptees and friends who give a voice to the international adoptee community by providing innovative post adoption services, educational programs, and community building activities, serving those on their adoption life journey.mission is to empower the voice of adult international adoptees, build cultural bridges, transform perceptions of race, and acknowledge the loss of the birth country, culture, language and biological family experienced by international adoptees.
The mission of Also-Known-As, Inc. is to empower the voice of adult international adoptees, build cultural bridges, transform perceptions of race, and acknowledge the loss of the birth country, culture, language and biological family experienced by international adoptees.
At the heart of Also-Known-As, Inc., are adult adoptees and friends who envision a community that empowers the adoption experience, provides resources for bridging cultural gaps and transforms conversations about race. In celebrating the community of people, whose lives, through adoption, bridge nations, cultures and races, we ignite the possibility of a future that celebrates our common humanity and enjoys our human diversity.
Throughout Also-Known-As, we are committed to generating a space in which people can know their cultures and begin the adventure of being profoundly related. In stepping beyond the traditional boundaries of family, race and culture, we are a clearing for a new conversation that shatters racial and cultural stereotypes. As we distinguish our own assumptions, we empower others to see the dignity of the individual. Pioneering boldness for all people, we say identity is a choice, freely created unbounded possibility. As we embrace the paradoxes and contradictions that arise from our different identities, we are given the unique opportunity to serve as bridges of cultural understanding.
In a world separated by fear and hatred, we at Also-Known-As stand for the greatness of our human spirits that can shift mind and heart to embrace and love another as a daughter or a son, a sister or a brother. Our families are truly global.