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.
You can meet our Teaching Assistants here!
|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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The Love of China 20th Anniversary Recital on
Experience the different flavors of the many regions of China, through the dress, colors, music, and movements. Over 120 performers of ages 3 through adult are learning and rehearsing to bring you this fantastically delightful evening. Don't miss it!
We will perform on Sunday night, March 31st at 6:30 PM in the 1086-seat Westlake Community Performing Arts Center in west Austin. See the ticket information at the bottom of the poster. Note that tickets are not sold on this website.
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The Love of China wins competition prize, performs
at San Antonio Spurs game
The Love of China School of Dance competed in the Spurs Sports Academy Annual Dance, Drill & Pep Competition on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. Of 23 competing teams, The Love of China placed fourth, earning the right to perform at the opening of the San Antonio Spurs game that evening. Congratulations, Ribbon Dance girls!
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Space Available for Rent
When not oterwise in use, our studio space is available for rent. Please
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Dedear Receives NAAO Community Leadership Award
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