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 ofEmily 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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We invite you to experience the colors of sound and the flowing shimmer of silk in our sensory tour of the Chinese mainland and Taiwan! From the innocence of children at play to the elegance and grace of Chinese beauties to the superhuman strength of martial artists in flight, you will be delighted by the variety of Chinese culture.
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classes at our studio!
Fun, fun fun! Please join us for these new classes at our studio! Our teacher is Gracelyn Ladd. You may find her photo and bio and rehearsal videos here.
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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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South Asian New Year Festival photos now online
Dedear Receives NAAO Community Leadership Award
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