On the 9th, Scouts from all over the country, who withdrew from the campsite in Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do, where the 25th World Scout Jamboree in Saemangeum was held, and were scattered to 8 cities and provinces across the country, participated in experience events prepared by the government and local governments and enjoyed Korean culture.
About 40 Costa Rica members staying at Dongyang Mirae University in Guro-gu, Seoul, visited YGX Academy in Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, to participate in the ‘K-Pop Dance Class’ the Seoul Metropolitan Government prepared. YGX is a dance management company that stands on stage with YG Entertainment artists such as BLACKPINK, BIGBANG, and WINNER.
Members wearing colorful T-shirts enjoyed learning the choreography of Black Pink member Jisoo’s solo song ‘Flower.’ During practice, they sang along when Blackpink’s ‘Whistle’ song came on.
When learning difficult choreography, everyone silently observed the choreographer’s movements. Even after repeated practice, one crew member who was unfamiliar with the choreography sat down and sighed.
The crew did not give up and stood in front of the mirror and matched their movements several times. In the end, when everyone could dance without mistakes, they cheered.
A Costa Rican leader, Stephanie Johnson (33), said, “The original purpose of the Jamboree was ‘to be happy,’ and I was happy and meaningful to learn the host country’s culture today.”
This evening, a ‘Welcome to Seoul Dance Night’ event was held at Gwanghwamun, a landmark in Seoul, and at Hangang Park in Yeouido.
At the dance night event held at the Gwanghwamun Playground and a special stage, electronic dance music (EDM) drew a favorable response from the crew. At Yeouido Hangang Park, performances such as EDM, Korean traditional music, K-Jazz, and hip-hop continued with the Han River in the background. While DJing and b-boying were in harmony, the members spent time dancing together.
An official from the Seoul Metropolitan Government said, “It was a meaningful occasion for Jamboree members from around the world to harmonize and exchange cultures under the common language of music at the Hangang River and Gwanghwamun, Seoul’s landmarks.” could shine even more.”