We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers,we create the dreams. – Albert Einstein.
I love dance! I love watching it, doing it and learning it. My love affair with body movement started back in kindergarden performing for parents as a little snow flake or lady Spring. Then there was a brief course at a summer camp with introduction to the waltz and other ballroom dances when I was 9 or 10. Elementary, Middle and High Schools featured occasional end of the semester discotheques or dances, like Homecoming and Prom. After graduating University, I decided to take some more classes and upon coming to Korea, I was introduced to Salsa and later Belly Dancing. I didn’t stick around with them for very long, but had performed some songs we learned in front of the audience, which was very nerve-wracking to say the least. In the past couple of years, I’ve been learning the ever popular Zumba here in Korea from various teachers as well as dabbled in some Missoula, Montana originated dance – Oula. Do I have dance-related ADD? Probably! Is there a dance that I haven’t tried but would like to learn? Most certainly and I was lucky enough to have witnessed a very inspiring performance featuring Pole Dancing in Seoul this past Friday.
JK Dance Studio put on it’s 7th Christmas Performance in Hongdae on December 16, 2016 and I was thrilled to have attended such a talented show. There were K-pop dancers, belly dancers, poppers and lockers, break dancers, little elementary school kiddos and everything in between.
The performance began with a very athletic hoola hoop showcase and I was glad to have brought my camera.
My husband was happy to see some Cheerleaders doing their thing, since here in Korea we barely see them at athletic games, perhaps only when famous stars dress up in their music videos.
I was elated to see a local Belly Dancer, who I recognized from a different show, take the stage for a veils performance.
Here are a few more images from some of the other showcases.
I love when a dance is able to tell a story and an Adam and Eve pole dancing inspired dance was well received.
Next, came a very sexy serpent. She was definitely one of the most talented dancers on that stage that night and her amazingly intricate and limber performance was a huge success.
The last special mention goes out to the sneaky prisoners crew who had great team working skills, stage presence and entertainment factor.
Overall, JK Studio’s 7th Christmas Performance was phenomenal, from the comedic MC to all the hard working performers and organizers of the event. We had a very entertaining time and would love to see you all again next year!
If you’re interested in paying JK Studios a visit, you may find them at:
Want to learn more about dancing in Daejeon? Check out my reviews here.
Do you like dancing? If so, what is your favorite style/music to dance to? Tell me about it in the comments below.