26 Chinese students complete dance camp in Houston
HOUSTON, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-six Chinese dance students finished their dance summer camp Tuesday in Houston, Texas of the United States, performing several awarded dances for local audiences and their parents.
In the past 10 days, the students from Shanghai, together with 10 J&H Dance School students in Houston, enjoyed master classes by local ballet dancers and visited many museums and art centers in the American city.
The students also attended the Dance Showstopper competition, winning several awards.
At the graduation ceremony, famous Chinese dancer and founder of J&H Dance School, Zhou Jie, said that only because of the trust of students and their parents has the dance school achieved "a warm yesterday, a successful today, and a tomorrow full of expectations."
Calling students little ambassadors of U.S.-China cultural exchanges, Chinese Deputy Consul General Wang Yu said during the camp that Chinese boys and girls had broadened their sights and become more confident in dancing on their own stage of life.
J&H Dance School was founded in 1997 in Houston and is currently operated by Zhou Jie and school principal Gao Xiaohui. As a leading organization of instructing and introducing Chinese traditional and contemporary culture and performance dances, J&H was recognized by the Beijing Dance Academy in 1999 and became the first overseas agency in the United States qualified to issue the Chinese Dance Grading Certificate.