Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 June 2019

Dance fans can now apply for K-pop Academy 2019 in Abu Dhabi

Returning for its fourth year, the six-week programme is now open for registration for those interested in learning K-pop dance moves

The K-pop Academy is hosted by the Korean Cultural Centre and is a free course that takes place over six weeks. Karma Gurung / The National
The K-pop Academy is hosted by the Korean Cultural Centre and is a free course that takes place over six weeks. Karma Gurung / The National

K-pop fans keen to emulate their favourite bands' moves are in for a treat as registration is now open for the fourth annual K-pop Academy hosted by the Korean Cultural Center in Abu Dhabi.

This year's course will focus on K-pop dancing. Participants will spend six weeks learning moves and intricate choreography so that they can dance like their favourite idol, culminating in a showcase at the end of the course.

The academy will feature professional trainers who have experience within the Korean entertainment industry. One of the instructors coming to Abu Dhabi is Roh, a dance trainer exclusive to entertainment agency Starship Entertainment. She’s had experience dancing on stage with major K-pop groups such as Blackpink, AOA and Ikon.

The programme will begin on June 29 and run until August 8. There are three classes with different timings available. Class one meets on Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm, class two meets on Sundays and Tuesdays from 4.30pm to 6pm and class three meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 3.30pm.

The K-pop Academy is run worldwide with 25 locations set to host a version this year. The aim of the course is to give fans a chance to experience K-pop and the nurturing system of Korean idol groups firsthand. Around 200 trainees in the UAE have joined the academy since it first launched.

Here's a video from last year's K-pop Academy:

Registration for K-pop Academy is open until June 23. The course is free but spots are subject to availability. Register online at uae.korean-culture.org

Updated: June 12, 2019 03:01 PM

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