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.
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.
|NEWS (most recent at top)|
Austin Children's Museum has cancelled Saturday's Performance Due to
to Volunteers for Asia Month Festival Performance!
If you missed it, watch for the announcement of next year's festival. We had an afternoon with The Love of China School of Dance's dancers some of whom also gave musical performances, and several other brilliant, well-known, Austin-based dance companies. The performance groups included:
In addition to performances, there were different arts and craft stalls, including hand-woven crafts created by Burmese hilltribers, personal handmade jewelry, hand dyeing, and delicate and delicious Chinese snacks!
New Chinese Yo-Yo Class
Spring Showcase a Wonderful Success
South Asian New Year Festival photos now online
Video From Spring Fantasia
Dedear Receives NAAO Community Leadership Award
FantAsia a great success!
Shaw featured on KXAN TV
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