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April 13, 2004 > Chinese Folk Dance at Newark Library

Chinese Folk Dance at Newark Library

Saturday, April 24 at 2 p.m.

by Submitted by Sandy Silva

In celebration of National Library Week, the Newark Library invites the public to a very special free program featuring the Oakland Class of the Chinese Folk Dance Association on Saturday, April 24 at 2 p.m. Audience members will be treated to a colorful ribbon dance, a beautiful fan dance, a lovely straw dance, a Mongolian horse dance and a peacock and umbrella dance.

The Chinese Folk Dance Association is the oldest folk dance company in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to producing many full-scale performances, it performs for the community on a variety of occasions. The Oakland class has performed at the Oakland Chinatown New Year & Street Festivals, the San Francisco Moon Festival, the Jack London Square Dragon Boat Festival and numerous other venues. The dancers have special training in both Chinese folk dance and ballet. The combination of dance technique and traditional costumes from China make this an ideal program for the entire family.

"Discover the Bay Area's best value...the library." This free family program is generously funded by the Alameda County Library Foundation. The Newark Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library, is located at 6300 Civic Terrace, Newark, CA. The library is wheelchair accessible and an ASL interpreter may be requested with 7 days advance notice. For more information please call (510) 795-2627.

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