Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) has invited some special guests to help celebrate the Chinese New Year in dance, prose, music, and a special Dragon parade.
Beginning at 9 am this Friday, January 31, students from the Jersey Shore Chinese School will join RBR’s World Language Chinese students inside the school’s auditorium, in an event that was arranged by their common teacher, Chinyun Wu.
The planned presentation will feature The Chinese School performing a Lion Dance, two Chinese folk dances, a yo-yo demonstration, and Chinese music. RBR World Language students will relate the Story of Nian (the New Year) as well as the story of The Zodiac. They will sing a song entitled, “Sorry My Chinese is Not Good.” They will also inform their audience of RBR classmates, about the special foods of China. The two schools will then join forces for the grand finale Dragon dance and parade.
Red Bank Regional Assistant Principal Robert Donohoe praises the program as an opportunity to “allow our students to experience and be immersed in the culture of the languages they study.” RBR has offered Chinese courses to its students for the past six years.