You can experience our Chinese workshops for Chinese New Year in February, or all year round with our Chinese dance workshops.
2020 is the Year of the Rat. People born under the sign of the Rat are said to be cunning, clever and very positive.
We show lots of props before starting the dance workshops – this makes it really interactive for the participants. Things such as lanterns, a Chinese flag, Lion puppet, Lucky hanging ornaments, decorative fans, pictures of Dragon dances and costumes.
(see pic on the right for all the props)
Your zest teacher will also wear a Chinese outfit.
Chinese Fan Dance
Your students will then get to learn an exciting Fan Dance. They can pre make their simple paper fans before we come in, if you want to make that into an activity to link with it. Or we can bring in Chinese paper fans for everyone to use. Just let us know which you’d prefer.
Chinese New Year
If you want a dance workshops celebrating the Chinese New Year, your workshop will start with the dance teacher telling the story of the new year and how the animals came to be those chosen ones in the zodiac. They will then teach a traditional Chinese dance.
Read our blog for a more details account of a Chinese dance day we ran at Belmont Junior School.
Here are some examples of fans students have made for their dances…