The Korean Cultural Center in Brussels organizes once again the “K-Pop academy” for Belgians and Europeans who love Korean culture, starting on 1 August until 27 August.
The K-Pop Academy is a special education program held every summer by the Korean Cultural Center since 2016. In 2020 and 2021 it had to be held online due to Covid-19, but this year it is possible to attend it in person.
The academy operates as a vocal class and a dance class for a month, students not only improve their K-pop vocal and dance skills for 4 weeks, but also participate in the Korean culture experience workshop such as Korean calligraphy, hanji craft, pansori, taekwondo, and others, all of which are prepared by the Korean Cultural Center.
This year, the K-Pop Academy celebrates its 7th anniversary, and the centre has prepared a special edition. The concept of this academy is ‘K-pop reinterpreted by Belgians’. In particular, this year, the teachers will not be dispatched from Korea, but they will be Belgian professional K-POP instructors, who are active in Belgium among excellent students who have participated in the previous K-Pop Academies.
This year’s academy consists of four classes, two for beginners and two for intermediates. Above all, the enthusiasm of the participants is higher than ever, as all the 80 spots available were filled very soon after the applications had opened. Academy participants not only improve their K-pop dance skills over four weeks, but they also have the opportunity to learn about various Korean cultures through workshops such as Hangeul (Korean) calligraphy and Taekwondo.
On the last day of the academy, Saturday 27 August, they will show off the skills they will have learned over the month through a flash mob staged at Parc du Cinquantenaire.