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Hua Sha Chinese Dance CenterHua Sha Chinese Dance Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 by the famous Chinese dance artist Ms. Xiao Fang Xu. The mission of the organization is to preserve and promote Chinese performing arts and culture in a newly emerging and changing American culture; preserve the Chinese performing arts and traditions of the past and ensure that the Chinese communities retain connections to their cultural heritage.
The Center is dedicated to training students who enjoy Chinese classical and folk dance. The Hua Sha Performing Arts Group is made up of advanced students and professional guest artists. The dance group performs traditional Chinese dances in both Chinese and American communities for the purpose of cultural exchange. So far, the group has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institution, the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, Artscape in Baltimore, Dance Festival by Maryland Council for the Arts, National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), National Institute of Health (NIH), Asian Pacific festivals and many more.
Every year, Hua Sha hosts a major performance which includes Chinese classical and folk dances as well as featured guest musicians and singers from China. This performance venue has been a great success and has won Hua Sha numerous accolades for more than a decade.
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