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.
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Please see our "Performances" page for information on upcoming performances.
Beginner Class Available
For the Fall semester, we will start a new beginning class for ages 4-6, Saturdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. Contact us for more information.
Semester Begins August 12th
Our Fall semester begins Wednesday, August 12th. Contact us if you're interested in registering for Fall classes.
A Capitol Idea!
We wrapped up our Spring semester with an hour-long noontime performance in the rotunda of the State Capitol in Austin on May 30, celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we also particpated in Austin Asian Occasion in the evening.
Semester Ended May 29th
Our Spring semester ended May 29th. See you in the Fall! Contact us if you're interested in registering for Fall classes.
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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