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.