In celebration of the Chinese New Year, of Peekskill will perform the Lion Dance at The Garden Road School on Jan. 20. A good omen, the ornately costumed lion leaps to the beat of drums and gongs, promising good fortune to its audience for the year ahead. The performance was part of an immersive study of World Cultures in process at The Garden Road School, an independent elementary and preschool.
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ABOUT 'LION DANCE' and KWAN'S KUNG FU STUDIO The Lion Dance is a traditionally performed by martial artists to celebrate the Chinese New Year. "The ornately costumed 'Lion' interacts dramatically with the audience employing breathtaking moves synchronized to the music of beating of drums, cymbals, and gong instruments. We always leave a happy crowd," said Sifu Shiu Yue Kwan, founder of Kwan's Kung Fu Studio. Since 1983, Kwan has taught traditional kung fu, and has trained many tournament champions. He also teaches Chinese lion dancing, and his team has performed on cable TV and in many cultural events. http:// kwanskungfustudio.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=28&Itemid=48
The Garden Road School 99 Baron de Hirsch Rd, Crompond, NY 10517 914-526-4033 www.thegardenroad.org
ABOUT THE GARDEN ROAD SCHOOL The Garden Road School is an independent elementary and preschool located at 99 Barone de Hirsch Rd, Crompond, NY. Its curriculum is centered on the education of the whole child. Academics, values and the arts merge to meet the needs of each student’s individual learning style. All facets of the academic program are integrated with the arts: music, dance, theatre, movement, singing and fine arts. The result is a holistic setting in which each child’s potential and genius is realized and nurtured.
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