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.
|Some of our projects are supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.|
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Spurs pre-game performance video
We performed today before the Austin Spurs game at H-E-B Cedar Park Center! You can see the video on our video page.
New Year 2017 performances
We have many performances lined up for the 2017 Chinese New Year season! Please see our performances page for details and come see us!
semester in session
Our Spring semester started Jan 4. Please contact us for information on class space available.
at our studio: Hip Hop!
Fun, fun fun! Please join us for this new class at our studio! Our teacher is Gracelynn Ladd. You may find her photo and bio here.
Please contact us for more information.
Performances coming up in October
Please check our Performances page for information on several performances coming up in October. If you see none listed, please refresh the page in your browser by pressing F5 or clicking the reload icon.
videos on our video page
Please visit our video page to see some new videos.
the media: Chinese
Here is a photo that appeared on the Austin American-Statesman's website featuring The Love oF China at the Chinatown Chinese New Year celebration in 2016.
In case you didn't see it, here is a news video by the Austin American-Statesman, featuring The Love oF China at the Chinatown Chinese New Year celebration in 2015.
Thank you for all your support at our 2016 recital at the Brentwood Christian School's Performing Arts Center. Both performances went very well and we hope you enjoyed them.
Space Available for Rent
When not oterwise in use, our studio space is available for rent. Please
contact us for more
We just passed our 10th anniversary in our studio on Spicewood Springs Road!
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.
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
catch us on TV?
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