Learn About Korean Culture Through Music and Dance

image: dancerTwo cours­es on the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii at Manoa spring-semes­ter sched­ule offer oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn about Kore­an cul­ture through dance.

Kore­an Dance 305 (DNCE305: Kore­an Dance I) is an intro­duc­to­ry class to acquaint stu­dents with Kore­an cul­ture through dance and music. The class usu­al­ly con­sists of mem­o­riz­ing and per­form­ing two or three short dance or drum sequences. In addi­tion, stu­dents are required to write a short reac­tion paper or give an oral pre­sen­ta­tion on either a video or by attend­ing a con­cert of Kore­an dance or music local­ly. Also, mate­ri­als such as books and dance imple­ments are brought to class to fur­ther enhance the student’s knowl­edge.

Kore­an Dance 405 (DNCE405: Kore­an Dance II) is a con­tin­u­a­tion of what has pre­vi­ous­ly been learned, and the expec­ta­tion is that the stu­dents in the class are more pro­fi­cient in learn­ing and per­form­ing dance and drum sequences.

The cours­es are taught by Mary Jo Fresh­ley. Class­es meet Tues­days, 2:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m., in Music Build­ing 116.

For more infor­ma­tion about the pro­grams of the Depart­ment of The­atre and Dance, see http://manoa.hawaii.edu/dance/. Oth­er eth­nic dance cours­es on the spring-semes­ter sched­ule include Japan­ese, Oki­nawan, and Philip­pine dance.