By the time contemporary Chinese dance group BeijingDance/LDTX graced our stage in November, they’d already spent tons of time with Virginia Tech students! One of the greatest aspects of working with this presenting arts organization is the opportunity to connect our community members (from the Virginia Tech community as well as the wider Blacksburg community and beyond) to the artists that come through the center.

We have so much fun throughout the year, and we love being able to extend all the fun to you, too!

BeijingDance/LDTX hosted two master classes with area dance students–sharing tips and tricks of the trade in both contemporary and folk dance.

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The photos above are from the contemporary dance master class, while the photos below are from the folk dance class.

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From warm up to cool down, it was such an incredible opportunity to learn directly from these masters of their craft. But during their visit to Blacksburg, the BeijingDance/LDTX dancers had a little down time, too, and enjoyed Friday tea with honors students.

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And, of course, any patron could sit in on the post-show talk with artistic director Willy Tsao!

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Some extraordinary fun also came from some very, very talented local dancers: the 15-50 Dance Group! Their performance in the Cube ahead of the BeijingDance/LDTX performance was pretty magical!

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Of all of the activities surrounding BeijingDance/LDTX, which was your favorite?