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Tai Chi

15 class periods (In accordance with UK's 2015 spring semester schedule)
$120 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Fridays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
Location: TBD

Tai Chi is a kind of Chinese Wushu (meaning “martial art”), and is a part of China's rich cultural heritage. A wonderful physical exercise, Tai Chi can cultivate a sense of balance within the human body. It can also improve one's physical coordination and help the body defend against disease to promote a healthy lifestyle. The benefits of practicing Tai Chi are long-lasting.

Course content: 16 Types of Simplified Yang-Style Tai Chi.
 

Chinese Calligraphy

15 class periods (In accordance with UK's 2015 spring semester schedule)
$120 (UK Students & K-12 Chinese Teachers free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)

Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Bradley Hall basement

This is an elementary course in Chinese calligraphy. Students will learn the basics of Chinese calligraphy, including technical skills, artistic styles, historical development, etc.


Course Content:
1. A systemic introduction of Chinese calligraphy, including historical development, basic technical skills, artistic styles, etc.
2. A study of the general rules and techniques of writing Chinese calligraphy and the common instruments used in the process.


Introduction to Chinese Characters

15 class periods (In accordance with UK's 2015 spring semester schedule)
$120 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)

Mondays from 5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. in the Bradley Hall basement

This course will teach students to recognize Chinese characters, understand rules in writing Chinese characters, and the correct stroke order in which to write them. Additionally, students will use writing exercises to practice many different standard and artistic Chinese characters. This course will teach more than 100 Chinese characters and words used in daily life. 
 

Chinese Painting

15 class periods (In accordance with UK's 2015 spring semester schedule)
$120 (UK Students & K-12 Chinese Teachers free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)

Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Bradley Hall basement

Chinese traditional painting, known as Guohua, is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. As opposed to Western styles of art, Chinese traditional painting is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink instead of oil. Students will learn the basic knowledge about Chinese painting history and the basic skills of Chinese painting.

Course Content:
1. A general introduction about Chinese painting knowledge, including: historical development, the main styles and the basic skills of Chinese painting.
2. A study of using Chinese painting tools and the basic freehand brushwork painting.
 

Chinese Folk Dance

10 class periods (In accordance with UK's 2015 spring semester schedule)
$120 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Fridays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
Dance Studio Barker Hall

Chinese folk dance is in connection with Chinese culture. Traditional Chinese dances has a thousand years of history. there are many different style of folk dances and 20 more ethnic minority styles.
China has 56 ethnic minorities, each of them has a set of unique folk dances. They often dances on festive, at weddings and at parties .
Today, Chinese folk dances are a highly elaborate and sophisticated means of ethnic expression used to celebrate official ceremonies.
This class is designed to provide students with a foundation in basic Chinese folk dance and Chinese folk dance culture. It Includes traditional folk dance of Han Chinese(ribbon, handkerchief, feather fan dances), Uigur dance, Mongolian dance and Peacock Dance (which is the most famous traditional folk dance of the Dai Minority in China) It is easy to learn for beginners.

Course content:
1. A general introduction of Chinese folk dance, including historical development, basic technical skills, artistic styles, etc.
2. A study of  same major dances ,includes(traditional folk dance of Han Chinese(ribbon, handkerchief, feather fan dances), Uigur dance, Mongolian dance and Peacock Dance(which is the most famous traditional folk dance of the Dai Minority in China)