Chinese Department Blog


Chinese dancing

Atlanta Chinese Dance Company is holding a virtual audition for their 2021 production at the Infinite Energy Theater. 

When: Friday, April 2, 10-11 a.m.

Who: Open to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-grade girls

RSVP to by Wednesday, March 31, 2021

While there is a lot of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACDC is hopeful that the production will take place on October 2-3 at the Infinite Energy Theater. In the meantime, ACDC invites selected dancers to be part of their Virtual Showcase on YouTube Live in June. ACDC’s last virtual showcase was viewed over 1,000 times on YouTube!

What to expect

Weekly Chinese Dances

  • Virtual: Monday, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 at 4-5pm
  • In-Person: Monday, 8/23, 8/30, 9/13, 9/20 at 4-5pm


  • Video recording on Friday, 5/21 for ACDC’s Virtual Showcase on YouTube Live in June (details TBA)
  • Saturday, 10/2 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, 10/3 at 2 pm at the Infinite Energy Theater (in Duluth)

 Mandatory Rehearsals (subject to change)

  • Saturday, 9/18 at 6-8:30 pm at North Atlanta Dance Academy (in Johns Creek)
  • Sunday, 9/25 at 6-8:30 pm at North Atlanta Dance Academy (in Johns Creek)
  • Saturday, 10/2 at 12-5 pm at Infinite Energy Theater (in Duluth)

 Cost of Participation

  • Tuition for Weekly Classes: $60 for Spring (Virtual), $68 for Fall (In-Person)
  • Fee for Costume and Shoes from China: approximately $60 (details TBA)

Limited scholarships available for students on free/reduced lunch

Benefits of Participation

  • Quality Chinese dance instruction from the Artistic Directors of the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company HweeEng Y. Lee and Kerry Lee, both of whom have more than a decade of experience teaching Chinese dance to hundreds of students of all ages
  • Opportunity to perform in Gwinnett County’s premier performing arts venue Infinite Energy Theater; past performances have been sold out and recognized with grant awards from the National Endowment for the Arts
  • Opportunity to learn more about Chinese language, history, and culture through the art of Chinese dance




China Week

China Week is an initiative to celebrate our school's connection and commitment to Chinese heritage, language, and culture. School-wide K-8 curriculum during this week is tailored to promote and deliver transdisciplinary learning between Chinese and our IB units of inquiry.

Although we are celebrating China Week differently this year, Wesley still acknowledges our strong connection to China's rich heritage, language, and culture. Our Chinese team has put together daily videos to share Chinese New Year facts throughout the week during our morning announcements.

See the links for more information about Chinese New Year.

1.Story of Nian


2. CNY Greetings


3. Hong Bao & Fu Zi , and another video here


4. Dumpling Cooking Lesson 


5. CNY Traditions 





Little Fox Chinese Website

Little Fox Chinese is a free language learning program that allows anyone to learn the Chinese language in a fun and engaging way. Whether you are a beginning or advanced speaker of Chinese, the program offers a wide range of topics and supporting features to meet our diverse student population with varying needs. Sign up a free account today.  Click here for the link.