Yosakoi in the Lime Light

17 11 2008

We have been featured many times in the Collegian. This time was different though. We were a feature on the very front page. On the website there is even a brief video documentary of the team practicing and an interview with Greta. The article covered in detail our groups practice time right down to QiuXia bringing treats. Check it out yourself by clicking here.

The video can also be found here for a limited time.

And to add a complement to an awesome article, Cami was featured in this SGA newsletter as the leader of the month.

Check it out and enjoy!





Yosakoi Opens Hunger Banquet with Performance

14 11 2008

On November 6th, the Yosakoi group performed as the opening entertainment for the annual Hunger Banquet, put on by K-State Fair Trade Advocates. The banquet, which is an activity designed by the Fair Trade group Oxfam, is hosted at various universities around the country with the goal of raising awareness of global hunger and poverty. This year, Fair Trade Advocates invited Yosakoi to perform as an opening treat for those who attended the banquet. Six members of the group performed Yocchore for an audience of about 70 people. Despite some initial difficulties with the sound system, the audience responded warmly to the dance, and afterward several attendees told us the dance was their favorite part of the event.





Yosakoi Halloween Party 08

10 11 2008

Give people a reason to gather and add food and fun shall always follow I always say. This Halloween… that’s right we actually had our party on HALLOWEEN! We all brought different food items. More importantly we all dressed up in our best costumes. Of course we had games which with a language barrier made them all the more fun to play. We had a costume contest. Can’t for the life of me remember who won. Oh well the best part of this was how fun it was to gather as a Yosakoi family and share in another memory bonding us as a family once again. I really don’t have much besides that. Hope you all had fun and to all our past members wish you were here too.





KSU Yosakoi Homecoming 08

10 11 2008


It wasn’t horribly cold Oct. 23rd. Well not as cold as we expected it to be. We gathered outside of Penny’s at the Mall and then walked to the very front of the parade where we would be some of the first to lead our school down to Aggie ville. The face paint was applied and we all stretched for the grueling task before us. It is ruffly 2 or 3 miles I believe that you end up dancing till you come to the finish line and we were ready to show the crowd our spirit. We had specifically asked not to be placed near the K-state band this year as we had been the previous year. The K-state band is a powerhouse and well deserving of its recognition. However when you take your ques from music… well you can imagine that would be impossible with a band behind you. So we were placed right behind the Army band. Well they are also powerful and so the parade began. At first we could hear our music and danced accordingly, but the Amy band kicked it up when the people began to cheer and so we were lost to their music. We improvised after that. Just free dance was the chant and we danced to our own music. This year sense we weren’t dancing to our music we were free to better interact with the crowd and from the reactions I saw we were loved. Luckily when we got to the Ville the band and us were spaced out. Enough so that we could hear our music again and dance we did. Having basically saved up energy the whole way there by dancing and lite jogging we burst into a rare form and the crowd cheered us on. Bet your wondering how we did over all. Here are the final stats.

OVERALL WINNERS

Student organizations
1st place – Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club
2nd place – Black Student Union
3rd place – Poize Hip Hop Dance Team

SPIRIT SIGNS AND BANNERS

Student organizations
1st place – Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club
2nd place – Black Student Union

3rd place – Poize Hip Hop Dance Team

SIDEWALK CHALKING COMPETITION

Student organizations
1st place – Japane

se Yosakoi Dance Club
2nd place – Japanese Student Association
3rd place – Poize Hip Hop Dance Team

PAINT THE ‘VILLE



Paint the ‘Ville was cancelled this year due to weather conditions. AAAAAHHHHH thats my event too. :( here what i was going to put in.

PANT THE CHANT

Student organizations
1st place – Black Student Union
2nd place – Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club

CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL

Student organizations
1st place – College of Education Ambassadors
2nd place – Poize Hip Hop Dance Team
3rd place – Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club
4th place – Black Student Union

PARADE COMPETITION

Student organizations
1st place – Students for Environmental Action
2nd place – Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club
3rd place – Black Student Union








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