The Love of China School of Dance, located in northwest Austin, gives young people the rare opportunity of learning traditional Chinese dances, with students of ages spanning from four to eighteen.
Our studio is located at 8863 Anderson Mill Road #116 (new location!). Click here for full mailing address.
The school is well known in the Austin area and has performed at countless cultural events as well as its own recitals, always in front of packed theaters. The Love of China was honored by the Austin Police Department for their numerous community service performances.
Also, the group has done shows with Splendid China, a nationally-renowned dance troupe from China, and has sponsored performances by a dance group from Taiwan.
Our school commits itself to teaching Chinese folk dance. The two missions of our school are:
Through their education in Chinese folk dance, the young people grow in determination and confidence, and are given a chance to connect deeply with their heritage, be part of unforgettable experiences, and gain pride for their culture.
Emily Dedear: founder and teacher of The Love of China
Emily Dedear began teaching Chinese dance in Austin in 1992, and officially founded The Love of China School of Chinese Dance in August of 1999. She grew up in Taiwan, where she trained in numerous different forms of dance, including traditional Chinese. She is a graduate of Chinese Culture University in Taiwan as a dance major. She specializes in Chinese folk dance, Kung Fu for Chinese Opera, ballet and so on; she is also an expert at both stage performance and dance pedagogy.
In 2008 she received the Flying Phoenix award from the National Dance Association of R.O.C. at a presentation in Taipei.
You can meet our Teaching Assistants here!
|Some of our projects are supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.|
|NEWS (most recent at top)|
Fall 2023 class registration in progress
Year of the
Rabbit: TLOC Chinese New Year 2023 performances
We received many performance invitations for Chinese New Year. You may find details on our Performances page.
The Love of
China Commended on 20th Anniversary by Austin's Mayor Steve Adler
Mayor Adler commended The Love of China for twenty years of contribution to the abundant and diverse arts in Austin, saying that it has been a real asset to Austin. For twenty years, we have served the Chinese American community in both maintaining cultural heritage and introducing Chinese culture to Austin through dance.
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letter to see a larger version.
proclaimed "The Love of China Day" by Austin's Mayor Steve Adler
In honor of our 20th anniversary recital on March 31st, Austin's Mayor Steve Adler has proclaimed that day as "The Love of China Day". We will celebrate by performing our biggest program ever! Be there to celebrate with us, and bring your friends and family!
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proclamation to see a larger version.
Teaching Opportunities at The Love of China
If you are a professional dance teacher who is passionate about teaching
any style, we are interested in talking with you. Though our primary
focus is Chinese dance, we have also offered classes and workshops in
hip hop, ballet, and ballroom dance.
Contact us about how you
might bring your own passion to The Love of China!
The Love of China wins competition prize, performs
at San Antonio Spurs game
The Love of China School of Dance competed in the Spurs Sports Academy Annual Dance, Drill & Pep Competition on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. Of 23 competing teams, The Love of China placed fourth, earning the right to perform at the opening of the San Antonio Spurs game that evening. Congratulations, Ribbon Dance girls!
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Space Available for Rent
When not oterwise in use, our studio space is available for rent. Please
contact us for more
Dedear Receives NAAO Community Leadership Award
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