Welcome to the University of Readings KPOP society!
The winners of: The Society of the Year 18/19, and the Best New Society 17/18 and many more to come!
We hold weekly activities and regular socials for people to meet like minded fans, and these are a great way to meet new concert buddies. We also put on dance classes for everyone, whether you want to perform, compete or just dance for fun! Recently, in December 2018, we held the KPOP University Nationals in RUSU where 17 universities around the UK competed in dancing and singing! On top of this, we raised £700 to the Samraritans from this event and even broadcasted live on BBC RADIO Berkshire.
What do we do?
Some of our weekly sessions include korean food making with Mama Shirley (our president), quizzes, kdrama and film nights, game and chill sessions where we just chat and order some great food.
We have an incredicble range of socials which include termly kpop club nights with different societies such as Hong Kong, Japanese, RUMBSA etc., university collaborations such as Reading x Coventry KARAOKE, Reading x Surrey Dance collab class, bowling, concerts and festivals!
We hold weekly dance classes which are open to everyone, where we learn a different kpop choreography each time. You can vote for a song via our Facebook page! We have opportunities for you to showcase your talents at our annual showcase or showcase KPOP dancing to other societies' showcases!
We also have opportunities for you to join competitive dance teams (auditions are held during October and January) which compete in the KPOP University Nationals held annually every year in Decemeber and also the Inter Uni Kpop Competition in March!
Results for Reading KPOP Teams
2017/2018 DECEMBER InterUni KPOP Cover Contest in Surrey - [2nd OVERALL NATIONALLY], (1st Place - Singing), (2nd Place - Girl Group Dance), (3rd Place - Boy Group Dance)
2018/2019 DECEMBER Kpop University Nationals in Reading - (2nd Place - Boy Group Dance), (4th Place - Girl Group Dance)
2018/2019 MARCH Kpop InterUni Competition in Keele - [1st OVERALL NATIONALLY], (1st Place - Singing), (1st Place - Girl Group Dance), (1st Place - Boy Group Dance)
Come and join our Kpop family here at Reading and share your love of Kpop! We are the friendliest society on campus, supportive and helpful! We have all made lifetime friends here and would love for you to join us!
How Do I Join?
(Membership includes: all activity sessions and dance sessions for the YEAR)
Membership: £5 (in person), £5.15 (through RUSU website)
Dance COMPETITION TEAM ONLY: additional £5 per term
FREE TASTER SESSIONS
Taster session (activities) - 7th October, 6-9pm @ Monterey (students' union)
Dance taster session (beginners) - 5th October, 3-4pm @ Sportspark Dance Studio
Dance taster session (intermediate) - 5th October, 4-5pm @ Sportspark Dance Studio
Autumn 2019 Dates and Times:
Activities sessions: EVERY Thursday, 6:30-9.45pm @ Palmer 103
Dance sessions: EVERY Saturday 3-5 @ Sportspark, Sunday 5-8 @ Wessex Hall
DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS - TO BE ANNOUNCED
How can I see more information?
FOLLOW US ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR MORE UP TO DATE INFORMATION!
Email us for any enquires: email@example.com
President - Shirley Chan
Vice President - Chia Yi Chu (Demi)
Social & Welfare - Azree King
Treasurer - Chay Bovornsukul
Secretary & Media - Amanda Tang
Dance Director - Anthony Acka'a
Dance Director - Jiaxin Zou
Former Presidents of RUKPOPS:
Rachel Strachan (2018/19)
Sophie Legg (2017/2018)
RUKPOPS? YES WE ARE!