Music and Dance Workshop

Melody and rhythm are universal languages, communicated through our bodies, voices, and music. This workshops uses traditional Chinese dance styles to introduce students to fundamental techniques in dance performance and analysis, as well as develop students’ skills in collaboration and self-expression. Accompanied by a live musician, students will investigate the relationship between music, rhythm, and movement, and how dance can be used as a method of self-expression.

Past presenters include: Museum of Natural History, Lotus Music & Dance, P.S. 53 (Staten Island), P.S. 266 (Queens), P.S. 329 (Brooklyn), Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, West Side Montessori School (NY), and the Hammond Museum.

Program Requirements:

This workshop requires gymnasium, auditorium, or all-purpose room with a cleared floor. It can be presented as a single day event, or as a series of workshops and can hold up to 30 participants. For school programming, this workshop is available for grades 3 & up.

This workshop can be custom tailored to meet several key New York State Learning Standards for the Arts (Dance).

Teaching Artists:

Kuang-Yu Fong, Junling Wang, Ran Guo, Zhuo Zhang