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The Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy Helps Sun Valley Elementary Celebrate Chinese New Year
The Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy performed at Sun Valley Elementary School Friday, February 4, 2011 in honor of Chinese New Year that started February 3 and will last for ten days. While at Sun Valley Elementary, the Academy preformed for third grade students in the school's media center.
Third grade students and guests enjoyed a Traditional Chinese Lion Dance which included a drum, cymbals, three different Lions and a Buhdda dancer. Students across the school were captivated by the Academy's preformance. Many found it interesting to learn that a female lion has more fur than a male lion.
At the end of the preformance, Sifu Rick Panico discussed how a traditional Chinese New Year was celebrated and how Kung Fu is tied into all the celebrations due to the Lion Dance. After Red Chinese New Year Envelopes were passed out, students also enjoyed fortune cookies. Questions were asked at the end of the preformance.
Written by: Mr. Kevin Vickers
Posted: Feb 08, 2011 by Mr. Kevin Vickers