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Winter 2020 After School Class Description

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Chinese Art 

Grade K - 5

Instructor: 

Zhang Li

Tuesday

2:45pm - 4:00pm

January 7, 2020 - March 17, 2020

Location: Room 6

Zhang Li is a well known and loved after school teacher at Woodstock. She will be teaching students various brush stroke techniques, multiple Chinese art forms, to create beautiful Chinese art pieces you and your child will be excited to hang up at home!

Chinese Performing Arts Grade 3-5

Instructor:

Kathy Chun

Wednesday

2:45pm - 4:00pm

January 8, 2020 - March 18, 2020

Location: Cafeteria

This course aims to engage the students in Grade 3- 5 in the learning of some basic skills in Chinese Performing Arts. The art forms include singing, dancing, ancient poetry reading, and Taichi fan performance. These highly engaging activities will provide students the chance to improve their Chinese language skills, and also have more exposure to Chinese culture at a deeper level. 

Ms Chunxiang Li will be the instructor the class. Ms Li was a soloist in a Chinese professional performing troupe before she moved to the US. She has been teaching Chinese vocal and performing arts classes in Portland for 20 years. She has been involved in organizing many Chinese events in Portland including annual Chinese New Year Celebration in Portland and Vancouver, performances in China Town, and Chinese Festival at Pioneer Square, etc. Ms Li Zhang will facilitate the class especially at the beginning. 

 

Ms Li will start teaching two specific singing and dancing programs (1. "Chinese Kungfu": Singing and Taiji Fan Performance; 2. "Happy Life": Singing and dancing performance) in December in Ms Zhang's dance class, with the goal of putting these programs on the upcoming Chinese New Year Celebration in late January or early February. After the performance the class will continue with students learning other songs and dances. 

****There will be a opportunity to perform at the Chinese Convention Center and/or at the Keller Auditorium for the Chinese Friendship Association on Chinese New Year. As well as our Annual Lunar New Years Event at Woodstock Elementary School.****

***Please note if you register for this class along with Advance Chinese Dance Grade 3-5 there will be a 50% discount on the 2nd class***

Chinese Performing Arts

Grade K - 2

Instructor:

Zhang Li

Wednesday

2:45pm - 4:00pm

January 8, 2020 - March 18, 2020

Location: Cafeteria

Zhang Li is a well known and loved after school teacher at Woodstock. She will be teaching students varied art form of chinese dance, consisting of many modern and traditional cultural dance genres.

****There will be a opportunity to perform at the Chinese Convention Center and/or at the Keller Auditorium for the Chinese Friendship Association on Chinese New Year. As well as our Annual Lunar New Years Event at Woodstock Elementary School.*****

Advance Chinese Dance

Grade 3-5

Instructor:

Kathy Chun & Zhang Li

Wednesday

4:00pm - 5:00pm

January 8, 2020 - March 18, 2020

Location: Cafeteria

Kathy Chun and Zhang Li will be partnering up to provide more advance dance techniques and varied art form of Chinese dance, consisting of many modern and traditional cultural dance genres.

****There will be a opportunity to perform at the Chinese Convention Center and/or at the Keller Auditorium for the Chinese Friendship Association on Chinese New Year. As well as our Annual Lunar New Years Event at Woodstock Elementary School.*****

***Please note if you register for this class along with Chinese Performing Arts Grade 3-5 there will be a 50% discount on the 2nd class***

Chinese Storytelling

Grade K - 2

Instructor: 

Amber Liu

Wednesday

2:45pm - 4:00pm

January 8, 2020 - March 18, 2020

Location: Room 18

Amber was previously the Chinese Librarian from Woodstock Public Library. She has over 12 year of experience in storytelling that incorporates singing, dancing, games or sometimes crafts. ***please note stories would be told in Mandarin Chinese for this course. ***