Lotus Steps 2019 Ticket Information

Hi everybody, FREE TICKETS for Lotus Steps 2019 is now online at http://lotussteps2019.eventbrite.com! Bring a friend or two and/or even your family because anyone and everyone is welcome!

Chinese Cultural Dance Club’s annual showcase Lotus Steps will be featuring the dance drama “Li Bai” this year! Come see a series of traditional Chinese dances containing classical, ethnic, contemporary, martial arts, and more! Experience the wonders and beauty of Chinese dance culture!


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2019 Fall CCDC Audition


Our audition is not quite selective. It is an opportunity to find the dance(s) best for your personality and dancing ability. Our instructors will teach a small portion of each dance we are going to perform this year. You can tryout any of them and choose any number of dances. The following are the tryout schedule and difficulty rating. These dance constitute a complete showcase – Vicissitudes.

10:00 – 10:30
“Ta-lin-hu-heng” 塔林呼恒 (Intermediate)
Instructor: Nicky Zhu
The nomadic Mongols ruled China during the 13th and 14th century. Nowadays, they still span the great prairies of Northern China. “Ta-lin-hu-heng”, or the Prairie Girls in Mongolian, incorporates traditional Mongol dances elements to express the beauty and strength of the Mongol girls.

10:30 – 11:00
“Da Yue-wu” 大乐舞 (Beginner)
Instructor: Mia Luo
“Da Yue-wu” refers to the music and dances performed during festivals and banquets in ancient China. This excerpt from dance drama “Guan Gong” shows a scene in the Three Kingdom era, when Lady Gan, the wife of General Liu, was forced to perform for her husband’s enemy, Minister Cao.

11:00 – 12:00
A. “Hua Mulan” 花木兰 (Advanced)
B. Dance name TBD (Advanced)
Instructor: Tanya Xu
A.Known for a Disney adaptation, Mulan is a Chinese heroine who disguised herself as a man and became a brave soldier. This excerpt from dance drama ”Hua Mulan” discusses Mulan’s mixed identities. (Open to males)
B.This dance will be choreographed by CCDC instructor, UCLA dance major Tanya Xu, with dance theme related to the history of modern China.
For these two advanced dances, Tanya will test some basic Classic Chinese dance body rhythms and techniques during audition.

14:00 – 14:30
“Jade Dolls” 玉人舞 (Beginner-Intermediate)
Instructor: Jaclyn Yuan
Jade represents virtues in Confucianist philosophy. This excerpt from dance drama “Confucius” presents a vision of the great teacher’s idealized world.

14:30 – 15:00
“Shadows in the Wind” 汉风俪影 (Advanced)
Instructor: Jaclyn Yuan
Imagine two-thousand-year-old Han dynasty figurines coming back to life. In Han Silhouette, you become long-sleeve figurines. The dance creates a mysterious atmosphere with dramatic lighting and rhythmic dance movements.

15:00 – 15:30
“Scholars with Fans” 纸扇书生 (Intermediate)
Instructor: Kelly Cheng
Scholar is the most respected vocation in ancient China. In this dance, Daoist scholars express their spirituality through unrestrained movement, emphasizing human’s harmony with nature. (Open to males)

15:30 – 16:00
“Breeze Blows, Bell Rings” 清风响铃 (Beginner)
Instructor: Jingyuan Fu
Popular as a TV drama theme, the Qing palace has always fascinated modern people. As the last dynasty of imperial China, Qing is founded by the Manchus. This Qing palace dance highlights traditional Manchu dances and costumes.

16:00 – 16:30
“Apsaras as Musicians” 乐天舞 (Intermediate-Advanced)
Instructor: Fairy Zhang
Dunhuang Mural is the summit of Chinese Buddhist art. Tang-dynasty murals depicting Apsaras, “the Buddhist angels” dancing and playing music, reflect the optimist Buddhist philosophy and splendid Tang artistic style. This dance is a classic of Dunhuang dance – a genre of Chinese dance based on these murals.

Special Thank You Note to our Donor

Dear Ms. Jeri Okamoto-Tanaka,

Thank you so much for your generous donation towards Lotus Steps this year! We are extremely grateful for your continuous support and cannot stress enough of our appreciation and gratitude. Your support is what keeps our club going, and we will continue to work hard to share Chinese dance culture with the community and beyond.

— Chinese Cultural Dance Club, Dance Drama Li Bai 2019 —

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SPARK Fundraising for Lotus Steps 2019

Hi everyone, we are excited to announce the LAUNCH of our SPARK fundraising campaign for Lotus Steps 2019 – Dance Drama Li Bai:


Click the link above to donate and learn more about CCDC and Lotus Steps!

Lotus Steps 2019 will be held at Royce Hall on Saturday, May 25th. As the only Chinese Dance showcase at UCLA for almost 20 years, Lotus Steps has become an inseparable part of UCLA’s cultural diversity. We would LOVE to have YOUR support to help us continue this wonderful tradition!

Please donate and share our link to help the Lotus bloom on our campus!



UCLA CCDC 2018-2019 Introduction

Watch our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRZU1vV_mwQ

Interested in Chinese dance and the rich diversity of China? The Chinese Cultural Dance Club at UCLA provides free dance classes for beginner to advanced skill levels, which culminate in a cultural performance showcasing a variety of traditional, ethnic, martial arts inspired, and contemporary dances in spring.

Info Session: 9/29 Sat, 7-8pm @ De Neve Sycamore
Open House Audition: 9/30 Sun, 9am-3pm @ JWC Pyramid

Website: ccdcbruins.tumblr.com, ccdcbruins.wordpress.com
Facebook: UCLA Chinese Cultural Dance Club
Instagram: @ccdcbruins

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Video Credit: Steven Ye 叶果然
Source Video Provider: Jaclyn Yuan, Helen Han 韩仪轩
Cover Photo: Jaclyn Yuan (taken by Alex Wong)

CCDC 2018 – 2019 Recruitment

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Welcome to the 2018-19 academic year: CCDC is ready to embrace you as a new member of our family! Come to join our Info Session and Open House Audition! No previous experience needed to join!

Info Session: (09/29) Saturday, Sept. 29th, 7-8pm @ De Neve Sycamore Room

Open House: (09/30) Sunday, Sept. 30th, 9am – 3pm @ John Wooden Center Pyramid Room

Detailed Schedule:

9:00-9:30 Han Dynasty Sleeves Dance(汉洛·颜子兮)

  • Instructor: Jaclyn
  • Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced

9:30-10:00 Hakka walled village(围屋)

  • Instructor: Jaclyn
  • Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced (Welcome Guys!)

10:00-10:30 White Linen(白纻舞)

  • Instructor: Jingyuan
  • Difficulty: Beginner

13:30-14:00 Song of Purity and Peace(清平调)

  • Instructor: Tanya
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

14:00-14:30 Farewell to Hanlin Academy(翰林别)

  • Instructor: Nicky
  • Difficulty: Beginner

14:30-15:00 Ode to Solitude (孤云闲)

  • Instructor: Tanya
  • Difficulty: Intermediate (Welcome Guys!)



CCDC Orientation and Open House 2015 information

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Orientation will be held on Monday, September 28th, from 7-9PM in Rolfe 3105. Come out to learn about our club and meet leadership!

Open House will be held that weekend: Saturday, October 3rd, from 5-8PM in Kerckhoff Grand Salon and Sunday, October 4th, from 10AM-1PM in Kerckhoff Grand Salon. Over these two days, you will be able to learn a short sequence of choreography from this year’s dances. Here, the instructors can get a feel for what dance will best suit you.

See the schedule!

Everyone is guaranteed one dance, so come try out for dances regardless of skill level and dance difficulty!

Email internal.ccdc@gmail.com for any questions.