Englewood, NJ, is a vibrant community in no small part because of the diversity of it’s population. A walk along Palisade Avenue through the Englewood business district is almost like a walk through the United Nations. In fact, a large advantage of owning an Englewood home is the diversity of it’s people. One of the largest enthnic groups in this area of Bergen County is the Korean community and this week’s club meeting at The Woman’s Club of Englewood featured a most special program – senior Korean women performing traditional Korean dances with Korean music including live drum music.
The dancers were extremely graceful and seemed to glow with happiness and pride as they performed their dances. What was quite impressive was to learn that their average age is 67. Many different dances were performed some of which used beautiful, brightly colored fans and one used drums which was very exciting.
After the program was a tea and dessert reception where the Korean dancers joined the club members which gave everyone a chance to meet one on one. It’s not every day that you can meet the performing artists you’ve just seen.
The Woman’s Club of Englewood is a century old organization that is a progressive force in the Englewood community and an important philanthropic force as well granting hundreds of college scholarships over the years. I have to say that as a guest of one of their members, I was extremely impressed by not only this special program of Korean dances but also by all the good works done by The Woman’s Club of Englewood. Organizations such as this help to make Englewood the special place it is which only serves to make Englewood homes among the most sought after in the New York City area.