• Dates: Monday, July 11, 2016 - Saturday, August 13, 2016 (From Monday to Friday - 5 weeks in total)
  • Time: 2hrs/day
  • Venues: Gibney Dance Studios, 890 Broadway and other venues (further notice will be provided)
  • Tuition: Free
  • Program Contents: Korean Culture (week 1), Vocal training (weeks 2, 3), Dance (weeks 4, 5), Final presentation
  • Evaluation/Audition: Online Application including video link(s) of your vocal and/or dance clip
  • Eligibility: You must be 16 or over

The Korean Cultural Center New York is excited to present the first New York K-Pop Academy this summer! This special program will consist of an intensive 5-week program that provides an in-depth, hands on approach to learning the two key components of K-pop, vocal and dance skills, as well as a special week to learn about Korean culture through K-pop and K-dramas.

Sejong University, as an institution successfully leading the K-pop education programs, has been selected as the main responsible educational organization in partnership with this program.

60 successful applicants will be selected through an online application process and separated into elementary and intermediate levels, where students will be provided with 5 weeks (2 hours per day - 5 days per week) of intensive training. Instructed by world-class faculty carefully selected from Korea, students will be able to develop a deep understanding of Korean culture through a fun, lively experience.

The K-culture course (1st week) allows students to acquire an in-depth knowledge about Korean culture through Korean dramas and movies. The vocal lecture (2nd, 3rd weeks) provides practical training of basic vocalizations, fundamental scales, diverse rhythms and different genre expressions through hit/popular K-pop songs. The dance session (4th, 5th weeks) starts from stretching, the fundamentals of k-pop dance, to expressing lyrics using sophisticated movements.

A final presentation will be held in the final week as the graduation ceremony after the 5 weeks training.

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

Deadline for online applications are Sunday, June 30, 2016.

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

Link to online application form: