HAPPY NEW YEAR! As we’re approaching the new year, many people are beginning to make resolutions to change, or to learn something new within the next year. If you’re one of those people, OACC can help! We offer a variety of classes taught by local artists with a passion for their art and a passion to teach others their skill.
These art forms range from lessons in the ancient Chinese instrument, Gu Zheng, to contemporary Hip-Hop dance workouts for adults, traditional Chinese dance lessons for children, Chinese painting and drawing, and even martial arts and wellness classes taught by traditionally trained Shaolin Monks from China!
Taking classes at OACC not only supports our teachers and local artists, but also further supports OACC and our mission to help further the pedagogy, tradition, and history of many diverse Asian cultures here in the Bay Area!
Classes offered at OACC:
Qi Gong (Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm, Saturdays 10:00-11:00am)
Come learn and be inspired by Master Shi-Yong Yao, a shaolin Qi-Gong Master from the Shaolin Temple in China. With over 30 years of experience, Master Shi Yong Yao specializes in “hard” Qi Gong and “Gold Finger” Qi Gong, and also teaches the “Eight Section Brocade” referred to as Ba Duan Jin.
Shaolin Gong Fu (Kung Fu) (Wednesdays Youth 5:30-6:30, Adult 6:45-7:45pm, Saturdays Youth 10:00-11:00am, Saturday Adult 11:00-12:00pm)
Learn the fundamentals of Shaolin Kung Fu to improve your physical stamina, strength, and flexibility. Students of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to participate in the cultivation of mind, body, and spirit through traditional Shaolin training.
Hip-Hop Dance Workout (Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm)
Sweat and groove in this 1-hour dance workout! The choreography is based on hip-hop moves influenced by African and jazz dance, using contemporary and retro rap and R&B music.
Gu Zheng (Saturdays 10:00am-5:00pm, classes every hour)
GuZheng lessons by Ms. Winnie Wong, director of China’s Spirit Music Ensemble, for students ranging from age 5 to 75. Students will not only learn about Chinese music, but will also learn about slef-esteem, self-discipline, poise, and etiquette.
Chinese Drawing (Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm)
Learn Chinese language and culture through painting, drawing, calligraphy! With step-by-step lessons in sketching and watercolor, painting, this class is a fun and easy way to learn fundamental skills of painting and drawing.
Children’s Chinese Folk Dance (Saturdays 10:00am-5:00pm, classes every hour)
Chinese Folk Dance for youth ages 4-17. Coordination, choreography, and culture will be emphasized. Students will also get the opportunity to perform all over the San Francisco Bay Area.
“Journeys” Contemporary Dance workshop for Seniors (Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:45-10:45am)
A new program has started here at OACC, called “Journeys”, a contemporary dance and storytelling workshop for seniors, lead by Butoh artist, and OACC hip hop teacher, Judith Kajiwara! In this workshop, students will explore contemporary dance, interwoven with the art of storytelling to physically illustrate their own personal journeys.
For more information, visit http://oacc.cc/classes-for-youth-and-adults/ or call (510)637-0455!