About FTAA

Introduction

The two-syllable word “fei-tian” is a Chinese term for heavenly beings that fly and bring goodness to the world through their song and dance.

For centuries in Chinese culture, it has been believed that to become a superior artist requires more than superb technical and physical skills: it also takes a deep understanding of life and humanity, a refinement of body and mind, and a reverence for something higher than oneself.

In keeping with this noble tradition, Fei Tian Academy of the Arts takes a holistic approach to educating young dancers and musicians. It is the first school of its kind in the United States to offer elite pre-professional artistic training in classical Chinese dance and classical Western and Chinese music as part of an integrated education that incorporates rigorous intermediate and secondary academic studies enriched with in-depth Chinese language and history studies.

In addition, the school strives to provide an exceptionally positive, encouraging, and wholesome environment for learning and self-improvement. At the center of everything are the guiding tenets of Falun Dafa: Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.

Falun Dafa is a self-improvement practice that combines meditation exercises with ancient Chinese teachings for moral and character development. Students of Falun Dafa develop a state of mind oriented toward self-betterment and thinking of others first. Those who learn the practice often experience dramatic improvements in their overall well-being—physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Purpose

Unique among schools in the United States, the Academy strives to produce well-educated students of high moral character and extraordinary talent in the classical arts.

At Fei Tian, students work progressively through both middle and high school programs towards the prestigious Fei Tian Diploma. The awarding of the diploma signifies that students have not only demonstrated college readiness in standard academic subjects but have also achieved proficiency in the Chinese language, gained broad knowledge of Chinese traditions and culture, and have completed elite pre-professional arts training in either classical Chinese dance or classical music performance.

This special blend of skills and competencies uniquely positions students for further study at the college level and to pursue a range of careers in which they may contribute to society’s artistic, cultural, and spiritual life.

For further information about Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, please contact the Office of Admissions and Records at:

Phone: (845) 754-4226 ext. 4212

Fax: (845) 977-0481

Email: contact@feitianacademy.org

Authorization and Accreditation

Fei Tian Academy of the Arts is a private, nonprofit school chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York since March 19, 2007 and registered with the Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education since July 28, 2008. Fei Tian’s registration is the equivalent of programmatic approval or accreditation in other states.