What We Offer in Marin County, CA
for Children & Adult
We offer Beginner and Intermediate Mandarin classes for all MCCA members. Classes are offered every Monday on Zoom.
Intermediate class, from 6-7 p.m.
Beginner class 7-8 p.m.
Both taught by teacher Annchi Lee. Our classes are free, but donations are welcome! Join us for engaging interactive learning and an opportunity to meet new friends. All those interested should contact Jean B. Chan by email at LearnMandarin@marinchineseculture.com.
TAI CHI CLASSES
Sifu Francis Wong and his wife Simu Elaine Wong teach the Guang Ping Yang style of Tai Chi every Sunday morning at Oleander Park in Terra Linda [see directions] from 8-9am. Sifu Wong has studied under Grandmaster Henry Look for over 20 years.
For more information, please contact
Francis (Fritz) by email at TaiChi@marinchineseculture.com.
LION DANCE TEAM
The MCCA Lion Dance team performs all over the Bay Area including at restaurants, weddings, cultural events, schools, and Marin County's July 4th Fair. Our style of lion dancing is called "Hok Shan", or "crane mountain", and comes from Southern China. Though lion dancing is a tradition for many holidays and special occasions, it is also a sport. Competitions are held annually worldwide and often include stunts and props.
In 2000, the MCCA Lion Dance Team took first place at the Oakland Chinatown Streetfest Lion Dance Competition. In 2009 and 2010, the team collaborated with Youth in Arts to produce a show titled "Tales of the Nian" at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium at the Marin Civic Center.
The team annually performs at local schools during Chinese New Year to educate and expose Marin youth to the art and culture of lion dance. Senior members of the team have also given workshops to summer programs and recently, helped to incorporate lion dance into the curriculum of Marin Academy's Mandarin language program.
To join or for more information, please contact MCCA Lion Dance Team by email at LionDance@marinchineseculture.com.