“Hi friends, after 21 years of teaching, I will be retiring from weekly classes. The bulk of performance requests will also be passed over after the 2020 Chinese New Year season. However, feel free to contact me for performers’ recommendations. After 21 years, I have lots of dance friends who would be happy to participate in your event.
I will still be guest teaching at schools or studio drop-in classes. My rates have gone up. Please contact me directly for more information.
This decision was a long time coming. I truly miss having 2-day weekends, and missing out on my non-dance friends’ events. And, for further selfish reasons, the cheapest times to travel are usually when I’ve dedicated time to class and/or performances.
Cleveland is still my home for now, but I’ve got itchy feet (non-fungal, I promise! 😜) and desperately want to see more of the world.
I also wanted to dedicate more time to my personal dance development outside the scope of ethnic dance. I want to explore ballet in more depth before age ultimately makes me hang up my Pointe shoes.
This isn’t goodbye. It’s just a transformation.”
“Unique, Fun, Expressive. A New Way to Move!”
Yin Tang Dance has been in Cleveland since 1999. Originally a dance instructor at the CCCCA, Yin Tang separated to form the performance focused company in 2013. The dancers perform styles centered around historical songs, legends and different regions of China. Each region holds deep cultural roots and are unique in their own way. Yin Tang Dance does not only bring a colorful show, but a cultural experience as well.
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About Yin Tang: Cleveland’s premier Chinese choreographer, she began learning dance at the age of three from her mother who was professionally trained in Classical Chinese dance. In her high school and early college days, she traveled to China over the summers and continued dancing with instructors from professional schools in Chongqing. Yin has also trained in classical and romantic ballet to further her technique.
She has taught at the CCCCA (cccca.org) since 1999 and left in 2013 to form her own company. Some other schools she has taught for include: Chinese Academy of Cleveland (Shaker Hts, OH), Families with Children from China (Akron, OH), Chinese Culture Club (Euclid, OH), and workshops for the University of Akron. Her studio is located in the Asian Services in Action office at 3631 Perkins Ave, Cleveland, OH.