Culture Classes

Adult Classes have codes prefixed with A*. All other classes are for children only (under 18 years old). Equipment / Costume fees apply for classes denoted below with (**).

ASI01C – Adult Tai Chi (Chen Style)
Tai Chi Quan is predicated on the idea that mind, body and emotion are not separable. The exercise is designed to facilitate physical, mental and emotional development. It is performed in a slow, smooth and continuous manner, which relaxes the body and promotes the circulation of the blood; it strengthens muscles and lubricates joints; it develops concentration and stimulates awareness; it invigorates the heart and lungs and enables one to relieve fatigue, tension and stress. There are two Tai Chi classes offered in CHS – Chen style and Yang style. Chen style class mainly teaches: Chen new form fist set and second set, Chen competition form, Chen sword 57 forms and Tai Chi Fan. Yang style class mainly teaches: Yang 24 and 88 forms, Yang sword 32 forms and combination competition 42 forms.

ASI02 – Adult Mandarin Conversation
This course is for people who are interested in Mandarin. The emphasis will be on phonetic studying, daily usage, reading, oral practice, and listening comprehension.

ASI03 – Adult Cantonese Conversation
The objective of this class is to provide parents and friends the opportunity to learn common conversations in Cantonese, and basic Chinese characters & phrases (equivalent to K1/K2/CSL1 levels.)  Examples of conversation topics include: greetings, self introduction, telling time, eating out, shopping, travelling, hobbies … etc.  Participants can also suggest any topics of interest to be added to the syllabus.

ASI08 – Adult Chinese Calligraphy
Calligraphy is considered an illustration of art and self-expression in Chinese Culture. It dates back thousands of years and to this day, it is still widely practiced throughout China. We will be using simple tools like a brush, ink and paper to write poems, short scrolls, characters, and word pairings. Students will learn to correctly hold and use a brush to write. They will also learn how to transform everyday Chinese characters into beautiful works of art with style, balance, and beauty.

SSI02A – Children Chinese Folk Dance I**
The Chinese Folk Dance class includes basic dance techniques and repertory. The students will learn a new dance routine and will perform at the end of the semester either at the Chinese New Year Celebration or at the School Commencement Ceremony. Specific cultural characteristics of the dance origination will be introduced to the students through dance movements and music. Students are also trained on how to work with each other as a team both in class and on stage.

SSI03 – Children Soccer Team**
The objective of this class is to introduce the sport of soccer to the students in a fun and non-competitive environment. Each class will teach and develop soccer skills and fundamental soccer techniques with emphasis on ball handling, passing, shooting, team play, and soccer related fitness. In addition, the class will develop each student’s attitude and enjoyment towards the game of soccer, and how to communicate with other students in the field.

SCC01 – Children Chinese Chess
The Chinese Chess Club is an introduction and tutorial class for the ancient game of Chinese chess called Xiang-Qi in Mandarin Chinese. It is intended for students familiar with chess who wish to explore a fascinating game, and also for those students who have never played before. Let us join this Club and discover this Chess game and learn the strategy as we improve our game skills.This class is suitable for students 8 years old and above.

SCC03 – Children Arts and Crafts
This class provides the opportunity for students to explore different kinds of arts and crafts. They will learn scissor techniques and color mixing using different media. We will be doing arts and crafts associated with different festivals. Lanterns for Mid-Autumn Festival, bunnies and Easter eggs for Easter are examples of our crafts. The classes will be taught in both Chinese and English. The kids will learn the basic Chinese representative of the individual theme of the class. Arts and Crafts are a fundamental part of the pre-school and kindergarten curriculum. We hope that through this class, the students will learn to think and create through the interaction with their works.

SCC05 – Children Chinese Painting I
Students will learn how to use the Chinese brush, the ink, and how to apply the colors. They will first use pencils to trace out rough drafts, and then use the “double-hook” method to tint the painting, or the “impression” method to paint with water ink. The subjects of paintings include flowers, plants, fruits and scenery. The traditional Chinese painting must first go through the stages of tracing and imitating, to achieve the resemblance of its shape and spirit. The next stage is to do the sketching and creation, through the brushing technique and ink application, to exhibit the layer and charm of the painting.

SCC08 – Children Chinese Calligraphy
Calligraphy is considered an illustration of art and self-expression in Chinese Culture. It dates back thousands of years and to this day, it is still widely practiced throughout China. We will be using simple tools like a brush, ink and paper to write poems, short scrolls, characters, and word pairings. Students will learn to correctly hold and use a brush to write. They will also learn how to transform everyday Chinese characters into beautiful works of art with style, balance, and beauty.

SCC09 – Children Origami
The class focuses on simple beginner’s paper folding. The class is progressive; therefore, each item and step learned will eventually lead into intermediate level and advanced level projects. The students learn to fold a new figure every week. During the second half of the cultural class, the students are asked to make projects that were made in the weeks past to see if they can remember how to fold it again. Examples of some projects that the students have learned are: the heart, crane, star box, and the rather complex camera.

SCC11 – Children Lion Dance
The Lion Dance is an essential part of the Chinese New Year celebration in China and all around the world. In this class, the students will learn how to play the drum and handle the Lion head. The students will also learn the movements and the necessary choreography to perform at the Chinese New Year Celebration. In addition, some of the historical background and symbolism of the Lion Dance will be discussed.

SCC12 – Children Chinese Yo-yo**
The Chinese Yo-yo class will allow the students to learn how to spin the yo-yo and learn new tricks to perform at the end of the semester. The students will be taught increasingly challenging tricks with their yoyos and will be required to practice at home to master their tricks. Yo-yos will be needed every class and if your child needs a yo-yo, please ask the teacher about where to buy one.

SCC15 – Children Homework Club
The goal of this club is to help students understand their weekly Chinese School homework. The class is not intended for the teacher to do their homework for them. Parents of students enrolled in this class can also come into the club to get assistance with their children’s homework.

SCC18 – Children Chinese Knotting
Chinese knotting is an ancient art form which began in China and spread gradually throughout Asia . Knotting techniques are traditionally passed down from one generation to the next. Chinese knotting is a type of folk art full of visual richness that varies depending on the cultural background of the artist. In this class, students will learn to master simple knots and create small projects based on the knots they have learned.

SCC20 – Children’s Playground
Suitable for the young children (4-5 yr)  in a relaxed way to learn. Teacher will teach in Cantonese, through games, songs, dancing and stories to share, let the children learn in a fun and relaxed environment.

SCC21 – Children’s Table Tennis
Children learn the fundamentals of table tennis. Basic skills and rules of this popular sport are taught in this class, limited class size.

SCC22 – Children’s Badminton
Children learn to play this fun and exciting sport. Non competitive and relaxed atmosphere. limited class size.

SCC23 – Children’s Magic
Introduction to basic magic and sleigh of hand card tricks. Learn how to perform fun and simple magic tricks. 10yr or older or subject to teacher’s approval.

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