Chinese New Year Cultural Workshops 2015

The Year of the Sheep

Workshops are now ready to book between 21st January – 24th February 2012.

All workshops can be tailored to suit your school/event and Step Out Arts also offers performances and demonstrations in Assembly, so please ask on enquiry.

For more information or enquiries, contact Jih-Wen Yeh on:
Tel: 07899 807741 or Email: jw@stepoutarts.co.uk.

Lion Dance

Lion Dance is a form of traditional dance in Chinese Culture in which performers mimic a lion’s movements from within a lion costume. The workshop will contain learning the movement and steps in a group and in pairs, (as the lion dance takes two people to perform) before participants have a go with the lion prop.

Suitable for kay stage 2 and above.

Click here for link to Youtube clip

Origami (Paper Folding)

The traditional art of paper folding, where the goal is to transform a flat piece of paper into finished sculpture. Folds can be combined to make a variety of intricate designs which are bright and fun!

Suitable for children aged 5 – 11 years old.


Tai Chi & Kung Fu

Tai Chi is a type of exercise that contains slow graceful movements which helps improve posture and the circulation of energy in the body. Kung Fu is a form of self defense that improves physical strength and muscle development.

Suitable for key stage 2 and older students. This workshop can be delivered indoors or outdoors.

Click here to watch Youtube clip

“The demonstration performance was fantastic. The children were amazed by  those highly trained artists. The workshop pace was very good. All children  and teachers had a great time.” (Asian Music Centre, Acton)

Chinese Language

Learning Chinese language through movement and games. Basic Chinese language history will be introduced. Participants will be able learn some words and counting through games and experience some simple writing in the workshop.

Suitable for ages.

Ribbon Dance

Ribbon Dance is one of the oldest traditional Chinese dances. Originating over a thousand years ago, it became popular in the palaces of the Han dynasty (206BC – 220AD)  It was used during times of celebration. Ribbon dance is the most popular workshop welcomed in schools as the outcome is visually phenomenal.

Suitable for children all ages..

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”Group performed outside which children really enjoyed. It was excellent to  have male dancers. Boys in particular enjoyed their characters. Children  eager to perform a ribbon dance”. (Old Church nursery, Tower Hamlets)

Calligraphy

An opportunity for participants to take part in learning the traditional Chinese way of writing selected characters using Chinese brush and ink.

Suitable for key stage 2 and older students.


All artists are CRB checked and have relevant qualifications and experience.