The Advanced Level of instruction further heightens students’ artistic sensibility and understanding of dance, as well as their ability to convey complex emotions through dance. Students’ dance skills and techniques are further refined with an emphasis on the speed, quality, and accuracy of integrated movements. Students at this level practice complex dance sequences with greater awareness of transition movements and their seamless execution. This comprehensive training helps students lay a solid foundation on their path to becoming outstanding performing artists.
Fundamentals of Classical Chinese Dance V, VI
These courses are a continuation of the Intermediate Level Fundamentals of Classical Chinese Dance courses, incorporating extensive training in challenging tumbling techniques, such as large leaps, turns, and flips, with complex dance movement sequences. Ultimately, students should be able to perform advanced dance combinations with graceful ease.
Shen Yun (身韻) V, VI
In these courses, students learn a variety of movement combinations, which they are expected to apply to actual performance roles. Students will continue cultivating their artistry by studying and exploring choreographed dance pieces and integrating shen yun into various aspects of their performance, such as hand gestures, facial expressions, body movements, physical forms, and steps.
Chinese Folk and Ethnic Dances V, VI
These courses further enrich students’ understanding of Chinese culture through in-depth movement studies and performance of choreographed works. They are designed to help students move from the dance classroom and on to the stage. Upon completion, students should be able to perform complex ethnic and folk dance combinations with relative ease whilst preserving the distinctive style and embodying the inner spirit of each unique folk and ethnic dance form.