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A Pandemic Thank You!

Dear dancers, families and Ah-lan Dance audience,

It has been 13 years since Ah-lan Dance was established and 6 years since Ah-Lan Dance has had our own new studio. I sincerely thank all our dancers, families, our beloved teachers, and our audiences for your participation, support and donations.  During the past half year of this coronavirus quarantine period, Ah-Lan Dance, like many people and businesses, has experienced much hardship and loss.  And yet – with your help we have been able to remain engaged and keep dancing at home and online, against the odds.

We would particularly like to thank Dr. Kathy Fang (Kathy is a dermatologist in Albany), Xiaorong Wu, Andrew Duryea, Elisabeth Lamoureux, Wen Song, Irvin Muchnick, Kathy Doan, Alice Burton, Charlene Tung, Jean Cheng, Maggie Yuan, and Thomas Howell for their generous special donations.  We would like to thank our teachers Ally, An-An, Deborah, Kaiyi, Olga, and Yang Yang for their patient and excellent teaching. We also want to specially thank all our dancers for participating in online classes from their homes here in the Bay Area, across California, across the entire country and overseas for keeping Ah-Lan Dance going and active. We don’t know how long will this quarantine period will last. But, we do know how to stay safe and healthy: KEEP DANCING!

I would like to take this moment to specially thank my own student Ally Chiang, who has become a wonderful teacher during the pandemic.  Ally organized a special group of Ah-Lan Dance students, taught them Lyrical Jazz, and donated all the dance tuition to Ah-Lan Dance for the past Summer session and this Fall session.  The group of students who participated in this class and the donation group are:  An-An, Chloe, Emma, Evalena, Felicity, Grace, Isabella, Maggie, Sophia, Summer, Vienna…….thank you, all my younger dance students, for your support!

Miss you all and see you all at our next Gala in year 2021!

Ah-Lan

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Ah-Lan Dance 2022 Gala Show Tickets

Tickets for our dance drama “Princess Wen Cheng” are ready! Tickets are $25 each, but Ah-Lan Dance families will get a discounted rate of 10 tickets for $21 each and 5 tickets for $22 each. This is a big production and the first since our last dance drama “I’ll Fly” in 2019. Our dancers and teachers are working so hard to to get everyone and everything ready. Ballet, wugong and jazz pieces are also looking very nice! This is going to be a great show!!!

Please invite your friends, neighbors, classmates and teachers to the show! This is not only a year-end dance performance – this is also a wonderful display of Chinese culture and history. We have a very strong community and they do appreciate Ah-Lan Dance’s commitment to the arts and to Chinese culture. Please have them check out the dance drama story here.

We will perform our ballet, wugong and jazz dance pieces before the dance drama each day to warm up the stage. This time, Ah-Lan dance has also invited the outstanding and famous dance teacher Yaqi who to perform a dance pieces before the dance drama as well. Yaqi graduated both as an undergraduate and an M.A. from the Central Minorities University in Beijing, one of China’s top dance programs. Two months ago, Yaqi taught a few classes at Ah-Lan Dance which were well received by our students. To help you to decide which day to watch the performance, please check the program arrangements below:

Saturday:

Saturday ballet class

Wednesday wugong class

Teen wugong class

Jazz class

Teacher Yaqi solo performance

Dance Drama : “文成公主“

Sunday:

Sunday ballet class (5-8 Year olds)

Pre-teen ballet class

Teen ballet class

Pre-teen wugong class

Teacher Yaqi solo performance

Dance Drama : “文成公主“

Our dance drama will feature different performers in the main character roles on Saturday and Sunday.

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Register Now for Fall 2017 Classes

Registration is now open!  Please register for Fall 2017 classes here.

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2017-2018 Class Schedule Now Available!

The new full-year 2017-2018 class schedule is now available!

See the summary class schedule HERE, and the detailed schedule with tuition rates HERE.

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Schedule for 2017 Gala Photoshoot and Rehearsals

In preparation for our 2017 Gala performance, we will be having a special photoshoot and special rehearsals in January and February.

Please download and review the schedule for these events, and mark your calendars!

Any questions to dance@ahlandance.com.  Thanks.

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2016 FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Registration for 2016 Fall Classes is now open!

Review the Fall 2016 Class Schedule, and then sign up for classes here!  See you in class!!

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