Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hip-Hop Dance Workshop w/ Spex @ Purchase Dance Conservatory!!

We are now having great event, Hip-Hop Dance Workshop w/ Spex @ Purchase Dance Conservatory, at March 17th from 7:00 to 8:30 at Studio L 1050, Dance Conservatory at SUNY Purchase!!

Hip-Hop Dance Workshop at Purchase Dance Conservatory

The instructor is Spex, one of the renowned hip-hop and party dance dancers, Spex, who is also teaching hip-hop dance at Broadway Dance Center, comes to SUNY Purchase!!

All purchase students and visitors can just work in and learn basic dance movements and steps of all kind.
- No dance skill required, All levels welcomed!
- Free admission for all

Do not miss, and get this great opportunity to step up to move!

Event Info

- Hip-Hop Dance Workshop w/ Spex @ Purchase Dance Conservatory
Place/Time: March 17th, Studio L 1050, Dance Conservatory @ SUNY Purchase College
Also check the event page at Facebook, and Purchase Website

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Is Ballet Over?

New York Times' post "When the Critic Says an Art Form Is Dying" is questioning "Is Ballet Over?"

This is one of my questions, when I check out recent programs through famous theatres.

Truly, recent ballet programs tend to be, what Jennifer Homans stated, "museums for the old."

Is that so?
You can see comments from some famous figures about that questions that includes pressures from board members and so on.

I personally just hope that ballet can open up new fields with old traditions but without oppression from that, even though it won't come as long as elders don't want change and want to be filled with a sense of their nostalgia...

I like Ballet, so I don't want to let it be over.

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Performing Arts Center @ Purchase College

If you are purchase students or live around there, you cannot miss great opportunities at Performing Arts Center at Purchase College!

The Performing Arts Center is a theatre complex within SUNY Purchase College, and as we are going into the winter, the season of this year at PAC is getting exciting!
Recently, I personally attended Anna Deavere Smith’s “Let Me Down Easy,” her solo play representing a dramatic range of interview subjects, from artists and athletes to doctors, and I had such a wonderful night with great theatrical experience.
Importantly, I am a Purchase student, so I only have to pay $5 for a student rush ticket!

From this week, a national traditional winter program, “Nutcracker 2010” is coming! In this year, it will have principle dancers from New York City Ballet, so don’t miss it!
For further information about programs of this winter season at PAC, you can check HERE, or their Facebook page!
Do not miss, and get such a nice deal at Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase College!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

BFA/MFA Dance Concerts at Purchase College Dance Conservatory

If you want to see Modern or Ballet but don't want to spend your money, BFA/MFA Dance Concerts at Purchase College Dance Conservatory is one place to check out.

BFA/MFA Dance Concerts are dance showcases performed by Purchase College students from Dance Conservatory, and more than 10 showcases are held through a year as a part of students’ senior projects and master programs.

The showcases contains both dance choreographed by students and professionals, and this is such a wonderful place where you can watch both famous pieces and experimental pieces by students at the same time.

Most importantly, you can watch those shows with an admission of $5 for guests and $3 for Purchase students!

Moreover, if you know someone in Dance Conservatory, you can ask them to put your name on their name lists so that you can get a free admission for the show!

You can check the year schedule of those shows Here, so check it out and don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy dance shows on Friday night!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Minority @ Purchase Survey Project - Create a M@P!!

Hello all. This is a survey project associated with my senior project, Minority @ Purchase, to draw a M@P for the future college events' development.

For those who are Purchase College students and visiting this blog, I would like you to fill out the survey from the links below.

You only need to click the link below, answering multiple questions and click submit button.

It will NOT take more than 5 min!!  So, PLEASE go to the form and help for future developments of Purchase events...

Survey Links;

- For those who are Dance Major, please click Here to fill out the survey;

- For those who are Music Major, please click Here to fill out the survey;

- For those who are VA Major, please click Here  to fill out the survey;

- For those who are Other Majors than one of the above, please click Here to fill out the survey

Again, this survey will contribute the future development of Purchase College events, and your participation will greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!

Also, if you have a little more time, please, please, please share this survey with your Purchase friends by clicking Like button below, or by visiting my facebook page!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Studios where you can take classes of hip-hop dance in NYC

Do you wonder if there is any studio where you can take hip-hop dance classes around NYC?

Although those styles have been founded mostly from streets or dance club scenes, now there are many places you can actually learn and practice those styles in a studio as a class!

I post here some of famous places where you can take official lessons around NYC

One of the biggest studios opening hip-hop dance classes at 322 West 45th Street. You can take variety of styles including hip-hop, street jazz, jazz funk, and lots more with variety of teachers. They also have winter/summer workshops for those who want to practice in an intensive terms.


Steps on Broadway is a studio providing a huge variety of dance styles including Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop at Broadway, 74th Street New York. They open for any level, from beginners to advanced. They also hold many performances/events, such as teachers' showcases or artists talks, so even you are not dancers or future dancers, it worth to check out this studio.

Peridance Capezio Center
Peridance Cepezio Center is such a place that has famous figures of hip-hop dance scenes as its teachers including Archie, Jazzy J, or Brian Green. If you want to learn styles, such as House, Popping, Breaking, or Rocking with amazing performers, here is a right place to go.

And, here is PMT Dance Studio at 69 14th Street New York. It is a bit small but famous as their variety of workshops through dance and music and their programs associated with NYU and Alvin Ailey. And also, this is the place where my friend, Sugaloo, holds his Popping dance class! You can take classes from a drop-in class to an intensive workshop here.

Those are just few examples of places where you can take hip-hop classes, and there are lots more places you can look for. Believe or not, hip-hop workshops are now as usual as those of Ballet or Modern in NYC!

But, of course, those cost some of your money and time for driving to NYC and etc, and many of you don't want to pay for that even though you are pretty interested in and likely to experience it.

Don't worry!! For these guys, I WILL hold hip-hop dance workshops on campus in the near future! So, please keep checking updates and do not miss any opportunity for your furture experiences!!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Pictures and Movies from SouthBay Cabaret Part Deux last week

Purchase College event, SouthBay Cabaret Part Deux was held last week!

I hope that many of you guys had a chance to come there and had a fun.
Yeees, that was an excellent night! We got rap performance, live bands, modern dance...etc...even Michael Jackson was in a house!
It was a huge box of multi-culture mix of young artists at Purchase College!!

Even for those who missed it, I leave some of picture and movies here.
You can also check how it looked like on their Youtube page and Flicker page.

Here is the pictures from the day...

SouthBay Cabaret

southbay cabaret dance

southbay cabaret rap

southbay cabaret band

southbay cabaret band

And, thank you, one of my friend, Sugaloo! He did an excellent solo dance performance on that day!!
He is truly bringing something we have not used to have at Purchase College!!

You can watch his performance here... Check out his such awesome movements!!

This is sooooo cool.........
Yeah, actually I have watched this movie for more than 5 times!!

The event was over, but I will continue to look for and post events' information and updates in and around the college, so please keep checking them out!

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