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China Patterns

Artist: Dance China New York

Type: Assemblies / Performances, Touring Artists


Performed in traditional Chinese costumes, this program introduces audiences to Chinese culture through traditional dance and music. China Patterns weaves together language lessons, historical details, onstage demonstrations, audience dialogue, and audience participation. Through dance narration, the program involves the audiences in identifying traits, customs, and patterns of life illustrated in Chinese dances. The diversity of dance selections, authentic costumes, music, props, and background information makes this an excellent introduction to Chinese culture.

Sample Common Core Connections
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others‘ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


Audience Limit: 250

Program Length: 45 minutes

Appropriate for Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, All Grades


Assembly Price: $1300

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $1600

Workshop Cost per Day: NA

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements

- Minimum clearance – 20‘ x 30‘
- Minimum height clearance – 14‘
- Smooth wooden floor (Marley floor optional)
- 1 CD player or auxiliary input for iPod connected to PA system
- 1 vocal microphone (wireless preferred)
- Dressing rooms adjacent to or near the stage


Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month
Chinese New Year
Diversity Awareness Month
Music in our Schools Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week

Curriculum Connections

21st Century Skills
Common Core-aligned
Dance and Movement
World History