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Chinese Classical Dance Class   Beijing Dance Academy 

Classical Chinese dance has a long history of thousands of years, passed down continuously within the imperial palace and ancient Chinese theater and opera. Soaking up profound wisdom from every era and dynasty, it has become a complete system of dance embodying traditional aesthetic principles with its unique dance movements, rhythms, and inner meaning.

Dance is one part of human culture. Classical Chinese dance is grounded in 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture and is a dance art form built upon a deep foundation of traditional aesthetics. Classical Chinese dance is rich with expressive power. Through the expression of bearing and form, beautiful dance movements bring out the inner meaning of intrinsic thoughts and feelings, reflecting the peculiarities of human nature, the standard for human conduct, moral concepts, mental state, one’s value system, and so on.

Classical Chinese dance is composed of three main parts: bearing, form, and technical skill. Other than complete training in the fundamentals, it also entails systematic training in movements and postures, as well as very difficult jumping and tumbling techniques. And so, alongside ballet, classical Chinese dance is one of the most comprehensive dance systems in the world.


Teaching Chinese Classical Dance in Sunshine Dance NYC 

Chinese Classical Dance (Dunhuang Style) 

Choreographer: Xiang Xu

Dancers: Sunshine Dance NYC 

Dunhuang Dance is one of the Chinese classical dance styles that originated from Dunhuang fresco in Dunhuang, Gansu province, West China. The dances themselves are influenced by Buddha images and the Buddha religion.


Dunhuang Dance is a form of Chinese dance that draws sources from body movements depicted in artifacts found in Dunhuang Mogao Caves. Located in Gansu Province of China, along the Silk Route, the 735 caves are famous for their statues and fresco paintings, spanning 1,000 years of Buddhist art. Watch the magic of "thousand hands" & the deep meaning of Buddhism, its luminescence and love.

Chinese Classical Fan Dance  


Choreographer: Xiang Xu

Dancers: Sunshine Dance NYC

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