As part of Pacific Link College’s focus on local community, it partners with arts organizations to provide two linked programs: the World Music History program at PLC and the Community Arts practical instruction program at dance and performance centers throughout Metro Vancouver. These programs allow anyone above the age of 12 to learn and experience world dance and performance styles. Partners include Shan-E-Punjab, for South Asian dance styles such as bhangra, giddha, dhol and more.

Community Arts

This program introduces students to performance arts. Students can pick from a range of performance styles such as Bhangra and K-pop to learn.

  • Introduction to performance
  • History of performance
  • Practical performance learning
  • Student explorations into performance

  • Age Requirement: 12 years or above

World Music History

This program introduces students to music from around the world. It is meant to give students a basic understanding of music from different world cultures.

  • Intro – On World Music As a Concept in the History of Music Scholarship
  • The History of Music Before History
  • Encounter Music in Oceania
  • Music, History and the Sacred in South Asia
  • Korean Music Before and After the West
  • Asian Music Histories
  • Landscapes of Diaspora
  • Encountering African Music in History and Modernity
  • Disseminating World Music

  • Age Requirement: 12 years or above