Columbia China Dance

We are group of dancers exploring and sharing tradional Chinese dance

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About Us

Founded in 2013, Columbia China Dance is the only dance group at Columbia University that focuses on traditional Chinese dance from around the country.

Our Mission:

  • Promote Chinese Traditional Dance to the Columbia University community and New York City through various performances
  • Give dancers the opportunity to learn a diverse range of Chinese ethnic styles through practices and rehearsals
  • Share the team's hardwork and artistry in an annual showcase hosted by Columbia China Dance

Fall 2020 Programming

The board has taken the summer to carefully restructure Columbia China Dance's programming in the fall to accommodate for online instruction through Zoom. The changes are outlined below:

  1. There will be no auditions this semester and all are welcome to attend rehearsals and events offered by the club
  2. The club will teach three dances this semester via Zoom: ___, ___, and ___
  3. Each dance will have two rehearsals a week for each dance to accommodate for different time zones, but you will only need to attend one
  4. We will host technique classes once a month on Zoom

Upcoming & Past Events

Wanderlust | 舞象桃李

We held our second annual showcase on March 8th, 2020. The theme focused on our discoveries of self, culture, and identity as we begin to enter society.

Wanderlust Promotional Video

We're so excited to host our second ever annual showcase! This year's showcase is titled Wanderlust: 舞象桃李. Please join us on March 8th for a night of traditional and contemporary Chinese dance.

Tao Li Bei Competition

The Performance Team ranked first in its category and received the Gold award with the dance Mountain Spirit.

Spring 2020 Auditions

Columbia China Dance is hosting spring auditions for our performance team. Auditions will take place on Saturday, Jan 25th. Auditions will take place in Schapiro Residence Hall Rm 111 and will start promptly at 2pm.


Meet the board and our amazing coach! Hover over or click on each member to learn more about them.

Grace Li


Olivia Gong

Vice President

Grace He


Elaine Zhu


Olivia Wang

Public Relations Chair

Lydia Wu

Showcase Head

Jiayi Jie



Our Song

2020 Showcase Wanderlust

Bridge of Memories

2020 Showcase Wanderlust

Mountain Spirit

2020 Showcase Wanderlust

Bath in Heaven

2020 Showcase Wanderlust


2020 Showcase Wanderlust Rehearsal


2020 Showcase Wanderlust

Dream Chaser

2020 Showcase Wanderlust Rehearsal