Chinese Dance 

Each week, students will learn a different style of Chinese dance from the diverse regions and indigenous ethnic groups of China such as handkerchief dance from Northeastern China, Mongolian chopstick dance, or Dai dance. Through dance, students will learn about different customs and ways of life prevalent to the peoples of China.













Chinese language

Speak and sing in Chinese during this class which uses images, songs, games and other playful activities to teach the basics of conversation, reading and writing. A different set of vocabulary and sentence structures are covered each week. Instructors from the other classes may supplement this class by speaking to students in Chinese.













Martial Arts

Students will discover the world and discipline of Kung Fu during this energetic class concentrating on coordination and stamina. Through this martial arts class each child will develop reflexes, mental concentration, and self esteem. Our instructors, from the Shaolin Kung Fu school, give students a basic foundation which can be applied to advanced techniques in the future.













Traditional Arts & Crafts

Your child will explore a range of traditional Chinese crafts including paper cutting which is a 1500 year old folk art, included in UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, where decorative shapes are created simply by cutting and folding paper. Students will discover more elaborate patterns and designs as the weeks progress. The practice develops fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and spatial reasoning. Students will also learn techniques to Chinese painting and calligraphy on rice paper.




Yang Wang

Yang Wang received her BFA in Dance Performance, Choreography, and Teaching from Nanjing Normal University. In 2008, Yang danced in Chinese contemporary dance piece “Grand River” and won the grand prize in Jiangsu He Hua Bei Dance Competition as well as the First Place in National College Folk Dance Competition. Yang has also presented her research in many public academic conferences in both America and China such as American College Dance Festival, Graduate Research Conference, and Wuxi LDJ Creative Art Center. Yang's MFA Thesis has been published at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. She recently received her MFA in Dance and Choreography from SUNY Brockport.

David Fung

David has trained in the martial arts since the age of 12. He has experience in contemporary and traditional Shaolin kung fu, qi gong, and tae kwon do. He achieved a third degree black belt in tae kwon do and has trained in several of the arts of Shaolin, specializing in Zen finger and diamond finger. David is also a 35th generation Shaolin disciple under Master Guolin and was given the name Heng Tong. In addition to his martial arts training, David is officially certified in Shaolin History and Philosophy. Besides teaching and performing with New York Chinese Cultural Center, David is also an instructor at Manhattan Shaolin Kungfu.

Ming Liang Lu

Mingliang Lu began studying calligraphy with his father at the age of five.  He has since studied carving, sculpture and engraving under the tutelage of renowned Shanghai artists, including Zheng Chi Lai, Shu Xun Long and Wu Su Wei. In 1981, he was commissioned to replicate a 1000% miniature scale model of Qing Pu Dai Guan Garden with 796 stone sculptures, some as small as a grain of rice. Between 1980 – 1985, his sculptures were exhibited in the U.S. and received wide-reaching acclaims. “Dawn,” a creation during this period, was enlarged into a 5.5-m tall sculpture now in permanent installment in the Shanghai Hua Xin Garden.  He continues to receive awards at various art shows in the United States.  Lu has been teaching at NYCCC since 2000.

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