Homecoming Results

12 11 2007

Congratulations again to all Yosakoi members on helping us to a first place finish among student organizations for Homecoming 2007! The official results for each event are as follows:

Spirit Banner: 2nd place

Sidewalk Chalking Competition: 2nd place

Pant the Chant: 2nd place

Paint the ‘Ville: 1st place

Children’s Carnival: 3rd place

Float competition: did not place

Parade Competition: 1st place

Sunset Zoo SPOOKtacular

12 11 2007

Holly Campbell


Yosakoi danced for families at Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo on Sunday, October 28, 2007. The performance was part of the zoo’s Halloween event, Sunset Zoo SPOOKtacular.

Eight members performed three high-energy dances: “The Yosakoi Soran,” “Yocchore,” and “Nengara-nenjyu.” Club Director Seiji Ikeda explained the origin and meaning behind yosakoi dancing and quizzed the children in the audience about some aspects of Japan.

The group also gave viewers a quick lesson over “Nengara-nenjyu,” allowing the crowd to dance along on the final song!

The KSU Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club does many performances in the Manhattan community every semester. If you’re interested in having Yosakoi dance for an event, please contact our Director, Seiji Ikeda (seiji306@hotmail.com) or our President, Cami Riblett (criblett@ksu.edu).

Wichita Asian Festival

12 11 2007

Holly Campbell


KSU Yosakoi performed as a main attraction at the Wichita Asian Festival on Saturday, October 27, 2007.

Eighteen dancers made the journey to Century II in Wichita, Kan. The group performed two songs, “Soul of Toppu” and “Samurai,” to a packed crowd. Several team members also joined in a group Okinawa-style dance performance later in the evening.

Many thanks go out to the organizers of the festival and the crowd members, who received the group so enthusiastically!

If you’re interested in having the K-State Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club perform at an upcoming event, please contact our Director, Seiji Ikeda (seiji306@hotmail.com) or our President, Cami Riblett (criblett@ksu.edu).

KSU Yosakoi Photobook on SALE!

11 11 2007

The first ever KSU Yosakoi Photobook is now on sale!

7×7 inches – 38 pages – with over 80 photos from Spring 2007 performances and the Japan trip!

$19.99 per book (about a third of the money goes to the team towards our 2008 Japan trip!)

If you want one (or more!), email me (cde4433@ksu.edu) before Friday, November 16th.

Help support KSU Yosakoi and buy a photobook!

Caroline Delandre – KSU Yosakoi Historian