[Call for Applications] New York K-Pop Academy 2019 Returns!

Deadline for online applications: Sunday, July 14, 2019.

  • Dates: Mon, July 22, 2019 - Sat, August 17, 2019 (From Monday to Friday, 4 weeks in total plus Final Presentation)

  • Time: 2 hrs/day (6:30 pm-8:30 pm)

  • Venues: Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (248 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023)

  • Tuition: Free

  • Program Contents

- Dance training 4 weeks (1st- 4th weeks): Class A: K-Pop Girl Group/Class B: K-Pop Boy Group

- Vocal training 2 weeks (3rd & 4th week)

- Final presentation (Saturday, August 17th)

  • Evaluation/Audition: Attach the video link of your vocal or dance clip

  • Attached file: Link of your application form

  • Eligibility: You must be 16 or over

  • PLEASE NOTE: You must apply for either Dance OR Vocal classes. Students will not be able to take both at the same time.

The Korean Cultural Center New York is excited to present the fourth New York K-Pop Academy this summer! This special program will consist of an intensive 4-week program plus cultural experiences that provides an in-depth, hands-on approach to learning the two key components of K-Pop, vocal and dance skills.

65 successful applicants will be selected through an online application process and placed into Class A or B, where students will be provided with 4 weeks (2 hours per day, 5 days per week) of intensive dance training. Students who apply for the vocal program will receive 2 weeks (2 hours per day, 5 days per week) of basic vocal training. Instructed by world-class faculty carefully selected from Korea, students will be able to develop a deep understanding of K-pop and in turn, Korean culture, through a fun, lively experience.

Dance classes will be led by YongJun Choi, dance director of JYP Entertainment, one of Korea’s top entertainment companies, who has also taught K-pop stars and cast members for top programs such as <Superstar K> and <Show Me the Money>, and NaLae Kim, dance trainer of Star Nation Entertainment, who has directed the dance portion of SBS ‘KPOP Star' season 1~6. For vocal classes, JiYoung Kim, who is a vocal trainer of W.I.P. Company and vocal coach for the Star Making Project 'My Live' Top 3 will join to lead.

The vocal lecture provides practical training of basic vocalizations, fundamental scales, diverse rhythms, and different genre expressions through hit K-Pop songs. The dance session starts from stretching, the fundamentals of K-Pop dance, toexpressing lyrics using sophisticated movements.

A final presentation will be held in the final week as the graduation ceremony after the 4 weeks training.

The successful applicants will be announced individually. For further information, please email The Korean Cultural Center NY at jjo@koreanculture.org.

Deadline for online applications are Sunday, July 7, 2019.

Please check back to this page and our social media for further updates and additional information.


About the Instructors

YongJun Choi (Dance)
Current: JYP Entertainment Dance Director

∎ JungHyun Lee, Eunjiwon, Inkook Seo, Ullala Session
∎ SuperStar K Seasons 3~6 Dance Lessons
∎ Show Me the Money Seasons 2~3 Cast Dance Lessons
∎ Choreography for Seunghoon Shin, Sigyung Sung Concerts
∎ Choreography for SHINEE, VIXX, 2PM, GOT7 World Tour, and Stray Kids
∎ K-pop Academy Instructor for 2016 Hungary, 2018 Poland Workshops


NaLae Kim (Dance)
Current: STAR NATION Entertainment Dance Trainer

∎ SBS KPOP STAR SEASON 1~6 Dance Director, Infinity Challenge Concert (2008) Dance Director
∎ Choreography for GirlsDay, 9Muses, Dalshabet, EXID, Crayon Pop and more
∎ Dancer for Super Junior, Shinhwa, Sweet Sorrow, Vibe, Bobby Kim, Gummy, and more
∎ 2018 K-pop Academy Instructor for Argentina, Washington DC


JiYoung Kim (Vocal)
Current: W.I.P Company Vocal Instructor

∎ SBS Myanmar TV Audition Program “Galaxy Star” Cast Training
∎ Star Making Project ‘MY LIVE’ Top 3 Vocal Teaching, Red Angel K-Pop Contest Top 8 Stage Directing
∎ AG SUNGEUN Concert Chorus, TWICE Jihyo [Melody Project Stage] Chorus
∎ JiYoung Kim [MAYBE] Digital Single

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