Category Archives: Dragon Dance

Culture-in-Focus: China Party with Dragon Dances, Martial Arts, and Food!

“Look at my Chinese painting.”: R. Wranglers “You’re a ninja master!  You’re Tigress.”: T. Labs “Look, I’m using chopsticks!”: M. Heroes The Parish School culminated our ICATs Culture-in-Focus: China with a parade, food, activities, and performances with two parties.  In both Laurel Oak … Continue reading

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“The Dancing Dragon”

In addition to music and videos to learn about Chinese New Year, I have been reading a book called The Dancing Dragon.  This book talks about cleaning, red scrolls, cymbals, gongs, singing songs, masks, lion dance, dragon dance, and the parade. … Continue reading

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Young Dragon Dancers

        As we continue our dragon exploration, some of the younger classes watch the lion dance and dragon dance videos posted here.  This week, the Seals, Elephants, Bears, Dragonflies, Kangaroos, and Busy-Bees learned about dragon and lion … Continue reading

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Dragons: “Let’s Take Away the Evil Spirits!”

It’s has been a dragon-ful week in music with making dragon faces, roars, and dances.  We are ringing in Chinese New Year with an abundance of good luck and have embodied the dragon’s characteristics!  Enjoy a video and photo collection … Continue reading

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Lion Dance and Dragon Dance Explained

In martial arts, Post Oak and Laurel Oak classes are learning more about lion dances and dragon dances.  It is easy to get the two animal dances confused and mixed up.  We watched videos of both type of dances in preparation … Continue reading

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