Thursday, January 28, 2016

Chinese New Year Dancing Dragons

What's the most fun you can have on Chinese New Year?  
Well, I'm biased!  I like to make a Chinese Dancing Dragon and take it for a spin. 

Maybe it's the big arm motions, spinning round and round or up and zig-zagging down--that gets your whole body in flight. 

Maybe it's the festive music, with crashing cymbals, simple flute melodies, and drums that thump in your chest.

Or maybe it's the sound of the dragon's tissue-paper tail fluttering like a spinning whip in figure eights.

I love to dance with a Chinese dragon, and I love to do it with 25 kids smiling all zany and comically.  It only happens once a year, on the night of the new moon...

If you'd like some fun Chinese New Year Music to dance to, this is exhilarating, and it goes on forever (for over an hour).  Perfect for dancing in place, or for sashaying around the room in a line dance.  You may have to convert it to an MP4 to play on your computer or SMARTboard, as many schools block YouTube.

Gung Hay Fat Choy, everybody!  Enjoy the day!!

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