2019 THE 21ST CHINESE DANCE SUMMER WORKSHOP
August 12, 2019 – August 17, 2019
ACAS Activity Center, 29 Montvale Ave., Woburn, MA
(No refund after 4/30/2019)
$ 475.00 (Lunch, Snack & a T-Shirt Included)
$ 425.00 (Registered by March 31, 2019)
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (drop-off starting at 8:00 AM)
A registered nurse will be on site
A waiver liability must be signed by parents for each student
For more information, please call (617)332-5376
Waiver Liability Release Form
On the first day of the Workshop, all students will be placed into classes based on age. The curriculum for each level is designed to be challenging as well as best fitting for that stage of the student's development. All students will receive a minimum of 4 hours dance lesson each day. In addition, there will be other course & activities aimed at improving their overall performing arts capabilities.
ON STAGE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
At the end of the workshop, all students will have an opportunity to join the Final Performance Program at the Closing Ceremony on August 17, 2019 at the ACAS Activity Center in front of their families and friends.
DIRECTOR OF THE SUMMER CHINESE DANCE WORKSHOP
Ms. JADE LIN (陳玉律) is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the American Chinese Art Society. She received her B.A degree in music from National Taiwan Normal University and also studied Piano Pedagogy at New England Conservatory. Ms. Lin studied traditional Chinese classical and folk dances and ballet for seventeen years in Taiwan, and was a principal dancer of “Romeo and Juliet” and in the second act of “Swan Lake”. Ms. Lin received many National Cultural Awards in Taiwan, Republic of China, in recognition of her outstanding achievements. Ms. Lin is the Executive Artistic Director of the ACAS Traditional Chinese Dance Troupe. For more than fifty (50) years, she has passionately volunteered much of her time and efforts in choreographing and teaching Chinese dances. Among her well-known choreographic achievements are productions of popular Chinese dance dramas including: The Dream of the Red Chamber, The Bridge of Magpies, The Song of Eternal Lament, A Suite of Taiwan Aborigines, Mu-Lan, The Goddess Strews Flowers , etc. Representative Chinese dance pieces include: Feather Fans, The Little Cowboy, Uncover Your Veil and other popular dances. All these productions truly attest to Ms. Lin's extraordinary artistic talents in choreography of traditional Chinese dances. In 1995, she was presented with “The Pride of Newton Award” to recognize her excellence in the arts and was selected by the Newton Women's Commission for recognition in a photo exhibit highlighting women as a major contributor in the field of Cultural Arts in 2000. Ms. Lin received the 2002 Community Service Award at the Asian American Unity Dinner to recognize her “exceptional devotion, dedication and skills in introducing Chinese art and culture to those in Greater Boston, particularly to children.” In 2009, Ms. Lin became the first recipient in the Boston area of a prestigious “Hai-Hwa High Honor Award” in recognition of her outstanding contributions to advancing the artistic heritage and promoting Chinese culture in Chinese communities.
GUEST MASTER FACULTY
BIN-SHIN SO received her Master’s degree in Dance Therapy from Lesley University in Boston and her Bachelor’s degrees in Fine Arts in Dance from Chinese Culture University and National Taiwan University of Arts in Taiwan. She was a formal performer of various dance companies both in Taiwan and the US, including the Taipei Capital Ballet Company, Taipei Folk Dance Theatre, Legend Lin Dance Theatre, and Heavenly Melody, and currently one of the leading dances in Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative. She has also performed on dance tours in more than twenty countries in Europe, Asia, and South America.
Ms. So has taught dance courses at various universities and schools in the United States, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Peru. During the last eighteen years, she has taught Western and Chinese dances at various dance troupes, including the American Chinese Art Society in Boston, Southern Tier Chinese Culture Association in New York, Redeemer Classical School and Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative in Virginia. She was also the choreographer and chief instructor of the 14th Summer Dance Workshop of the American Chinese Art Society in 2012.
DEIDRE WILLIAMS Bachelor of Art degree from Boston University. Presently on staff as a jazz teacher at the Lexington School of Ballet. Also works as a choreographer for figure skaters at the Skating Club of Boston. Previously received dance training at the Jeanette Neille Dance Studio in Boston Rater was a scholarship student at Steps on Broadway in NYC where she also did various jobs dancing professionally including theme park and television work. Ms. Williams will be in charge of "Jazz Training" classes in the ACAS Chinese Dance Summer Workshop 2018.
NINA ROSE CABRAL is a professional ballet dancer in Andover Platinum Dance, Fortitude for Dance at Manchester, NH, and Dance Academy of Windham at Salem, NH. Now she is studied at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA and pursuing in Dance.Ms. Cabral will be in charge of "Ballet Training" classes in the ACAS Chinese Dance Summer Workshop 2018.
CHRISTIN (COLLINS) CAPLAN began her training at the Lexington School of Ballet and continued her studies by attending Boston University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor in Dance. While at BU, Christin performed and choreographed contemporary works for the BU Dance Theater Group and was a dance instructor for their family recreation programs. Christin is currently a company member of the Boston based dance companies Tribe the Dance Company and Rainbow Tribe's Embrace Dance Company, and is a guest performer of Luminarium Dance Company and the Adagio Dancers. Christin is on the dance faculty at Boston University, the Lexington School of Ballet, Dancers Workshop in Sudbury, the American Chinese Art Society, Boston Public Schools, Brookline Public Schools, and MIT’s Physical Education Program. Ms. Caplan will be in charge of "Hip-Hop Training" classes in the ACAS Chinese Dance Summer 2018.
GRACE GLADUE began studying dance and performing as a dancer while attending SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School in Hong Kong where she had been exposed to a broad spectrum of dances from both the Asian and Western cultural traditions. After three years with the Mok Sau Tseng's Dance Group and garnering numerous high honors, Ms. Gladue participated in a performance at the farewell ceremony for the British Governor of Hong Kong. After immigrating to the U.S., she continued to study and perform Chinese classical and folk dances in addition to taking other classes in ballet, hip-hop, Irish step dance and modern jazz. She also took part in a six-city cultural exchange dance tour through Mainland China and had a solo performance at Hong Kong's Dance Expo 1998. Ms. Gladue has also performed on “Asian Focus”, a Boston TV weekend program and for the Discovery Channel's TV advertisement of its "The Forbidden City" program. Ms. Gladue won the Best Chinese Minority Dance Award at the 9th North American Chinese Dance Competition held bi-annually in Vancouver, 2004, as well as the Highest Overall Score Award, Best Minority Dance Award, and the Most Authentic Chinese Dance Award at the 10th North American Chinese Dance Competition in 2006. She has been a dance instructor with the Kwong Kow Chinese School. She also taught Chinese folk dance classes at the Lexington Chinese School; Tsai Fung Dance Troupe of the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association, the Dong Fang Dance Performance Arts. Ms. Gladue co-founded Dance Revelasian in 2003 and has been serving as its Artistic Director. She has taken lessons at and received certification as a Chinese Dance Instructor from the Beijing Dance Academy. Since September 2009, Ms. Gladue has become the Choreographer and Artistic Director of the Traditional Chinese Dance Troupe of the American Chinese Art Society. Ms. Gladue will be in charge of "Chinese Basic" in the ACAS Chinese Dance Summer Workshop 2018.
ANGELA LEE began dancing at the age of five. Due to her love for dance and Chinese culture, she joined the ACAS Traditional Chinese Dance Troupe at it inception in 1985, and was Vice Leader from 1989 to 1991. Ms. Lee worked as a Teacher's Assistant for the Lexington Chinese Language School dance class from 1989-1991 for Ms. Jade Lin. Ms. Lee is a currently a high school history teacher in Weston, and enjoys working with young people. Since January of 2005-2007, she has become an Assistant Choreographer and Instructor for the Traditional Chinese Troupe of the American Chinese Art Society. Ms. Lee will in charge of "Stage Makeup" classes in the ACAS Chinese Dance Summer Workshop 2018.
The Chinese Dance Summer Workshop is recruiting three qualified CITs to help supervise group rehearsal in the Workshop. Tuition is waived, free lunch is provided and each CIT will be paid $150.00 and 50 hours of community service. An application and personal interview are required (Applicant will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis).
Please complete the Application Form by April 1, 2019 and mail to:
American Chinese Art Society
111 Truman Road
Newton, MA 02459
The Workshop Director will contact you for an interview after receiving your application.
ACAS Summer Workshop Application Form