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Girly Pop: Cultivating passion in Milwaukee’s teens through K-pop

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Photo by Katrina Parra
Dancers perform at the Fall 2023 UW-Milwaukee Hype Showcase, pictured left to right are Meghan Despojo, Lexi Williams and Calla Beverly.

K-pop enthusiasts in Milwaukee are gearing up for an exciting series of performances as Katrina Parra, a student at MATC and former founder of the renowned KOMET Dance Crew, prepares Girly Pop for April. This newly formed K-pop Dance Crew is set to take the stage live on April 20 and April 28 for the highly anticipated Hype Dance Showcases at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The anticipation is especially high for the April 20 showcase at Marquette, where Girly Pop will be showcasing a dynamic collaboration stage alongside other local K-pop dance crews— including PERSEVERE and MkeMe Crew. This promises to be a vibrant celebration of the K-pop culture that has captured the hearts of fans across the city as the K-wave spreads from Chicago and Minneapolis to Milwaukee.

Following their electrifying collaboration, Girly Pop will take center stage once more on April 28 at the UWM Hype Showcase, where they will present their own solo performance. This promises to be an unforgettable display of talent and dedication from the members of Girly Pop, who have been diligently honing their skills for this moment.

Beyond their impressive dance prowess, Girly Pop is a group committed to fostering a welcoming and supportive community for its members. With a diverse range of members spanning ages 14 to 24, Girly Pop prides itself on being inclusive of all backgrounds. Their mission goes beyond dance, focusing on personal growth and camaraderie among its members, making them a standout presence in Milwaukee’s vibrant K-pop scene.

Moreover, the Hype Showcase promises to be an exceptional and must-see community event, featuring not only the dazzling performances of Girly Pop, but also a diverse array of dance crews from across the state of Wisconsin. From contemporary to street styles, there will be a rich tapestry of dance genres on display, with a notable emphasis on hip hop. These events are open to the public free of charge, offering a truly unique opportunity for everyone to witness the talent and passion of the local dance community.

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