Free classes for adults

New York Chinese Cultural Center is offering free weekly online Chinese folk dance classes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Each class includes a 20-minute warm up and strength segment, followed by 40 minutes of learning dance subject material. The last five minutes of the class will be a designated Q&A section for students to ask questions.

Wednesday 11/4,11/11

Mongolian Dance

8:00 pm EST

The masculine dances of Inner Mongolia are rugged, lionhearted and full of power. Every movement in the dance shows the audience the beauty in power, virility and work ethic.

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Grant Zhuang

Wednesday 12/16

The Final Review

8:00 pm EST

Final Review

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Grant Zhuang

Friday 12/4 & 12/11

Korea Dance

8:00 pm EST

The most distinguishing qualities that are present within many forms of Korean dance are curating a feeling of suspension and heaviness by using their feet, the curvilinear shapes of movement, and the ongoing quality of energy.

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Jiao Li

Wednesday 11/18 & 11/25

Tibetan Dance

8:00 pm EST

To say that Tibetan people are talented at dancing and singing is an understatement. There is a saying that Tibetan people dance when they start walking and sing when then they start talking.

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Grant Zhuang

Friday 11/6 & 11/13

Dai Dance

8:00 pm EST

Dai Dance is the most widespread and ancient dance of the Dai ethnic group in Yunnan Province, located on the southwest border of China.

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Jiao Li

Friday 12/18

The Final Review

8:00 pm EST

Final Review

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Jiao Li

Wednesday 12/2 & 12/9

Classical Dance

8:00 pm EST

Chinese Classical dance has a very long and established history. Originating in ancient China, this dance form combines martial arts with opera in both action and shape, as well as emphasizing the role of the dancer’s eyes in performances.

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Grant Zhuang

Friday 11/20 & Tuesday 11/24

Classical (Shen Yun) Dance

8:00 pm EST

Chinese classical dance mainly includes body rhyme, known as Shen Yun, as well as precise skill. This rhyme is the culmination of the Chinese Classical dance, while Shen Yun is the action of dance.

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Jiao Li

chinese Music Appreciation Series (Free)

New York Chinese Cultural Center is excited to present our Chinese Music Appreciation Series led by musician Yang Wang. This educational series will showcase different instruments with a discussion on the history and cultural significance of each instrument. Instruments will include erhu, dizi, guzheng, pipa and zhongruan.

Stay tuned for new episodes each week

Episode 5

Premieres 01/31/21

This week, we will be featuring Ruan, a Chinese instrument commonly used in Chinese opera and Chinese orchestra. With a history of 2000 years, Ruan comes in a family of five sizes. Enjoy Yang's introduction to this unique instrument, while listening to some beautiful Chinese traditional tunes performed by the Ruan performer, Yueqin Chen. 

Episode 4

Premieres 01/24/21

This week, we will be showcasing Chinese flute and Hulusi, both belong to the flute (Dizi) family.  Dizi is a major Chinese musical instrument that is widely used in many genres of Chinese folk music, Chinese opera, as well as the modern Chinese orchestra. Mengxi Weng, a talented Dizi performer, will join Yang to share her exquisite performance.

Episode 3

Premieres 12/27/20

This week, we will be showcasing another well-known Chinese instrument - Guzheng. Wei Sun, a talented Guzheng player will join Yang to share the distinct northern and southern playing styles, each comprising schools specific to a region. Enjoy watching Wei's performance and Yang's introduction, while getting a taste of Guzheng from Chaozhou, Hakka, and Shandong.

Episode 2

Premieres 12/20/20

This week, we are traveling to various regions in China with Erhu musician Yang Wang and Pipa musician Chen Fan. Pipa is a four-stringed lute, one of the oldest Chinese musical instruments with over 2000 years of history. Have fun watching both of them performing while learning a little bit more about China and Chinese music. 

Episode 1

Premieres 12/13/20

To start off the series, Yang will take us on a journey in China with one of the most popular instruments - Erhu. Enjoy Yang's exquisite performance, as well as his introduction to the rich history of Erhu music from different regions in China.

Donations are appreciate to support our programs

NYCCC is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council, City Council Members Hon. Margaret Chin, Justin Brannan and Mark Treyger, Gale A. Brewer, the Manhattan Borough President, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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info@nychineseculturalcenter.org

(212) 334-3764

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