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Fei Tian Academy of the Arts to Open Campus in San Francisco
Shanshan Wu, The Epoch Times
SAN FRANCISCO—Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, a premier arts school based in New York which offers world-class training in dance, music, and fine arts, will be opening an additional campus in San Francisco on March 1, 2010.
Fei Tian Academy of the Arts California, as the new campus is called, will be offering training in classical Chinese dance for those aspiring to be professionals as well as enthusiasts of the art form. Classes of all levels, from beginning to pre-professional, will be available. Dance instructors are from Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world’s leading arts company of Chinese dance and music.
The arrival of a premier dance academy in the San Francisco Bay Area is being welcomed with open arms. Ilene Eng, a teenager residing in the San Francisco Bay Area and a devoted Chinese dancer, says, “I feel happy and excited … if I am admitted into the school, I am sure to receive a comprehensive curriculum of training.”
Ilene says that her appreciation for Chinese dance began when she watched dance movements and techniques performed on stage, and she decided to pursue learning Chinese dance.
“I feel like it’s something one should really learn to expand their knowledge about Chinese history,” she says. “I think everyone should give themselves a chance to experience Chinese history from this perspective.”
Parents of Chinese dance students are also delighted about the opening of Fei Tian Academy in San Francisco. Ms. Chang, the mother of a teen dance student, says that the arrival of Fei Tian is especially significant because it provides “high quality training for the most authentic form of classical Chinese dance.” She believes that Chinese dance will benefit a child for his or her whole life, improving physique as well as movement.
“Chinese culture has been very popular lately,” she says. “Well, if you want to learn classical Chinese dance, you should pursue the most authentic form. Fei Tian Academy is the sole provider of this high quality, authentic training overseas, and I feel honored for San Francisco that such a prestigious school of the arts is arriving here.”
Fei Tian Academy in San Francisco is ideal for the training of aspiring dancers. Newly remodeled, the academy is located close to downtown San Francisco. Top-quality double barres, 8-foot-high mirrors, Harlequin sprung Marley floors, and skylights add to the extraordinary experience of learning classical Chinese dance.
Auditions for admission into the academy will be held at the dance studio on February 27, 2010. Information for the audition is as follows:
Please arrive on time, fully prepared, and warmed up. All students must wear tight-fitting clothes. Girls should secure their hair in a bun.
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