The Department of Chinese Ethnic and Folk Dance


The Department of Chinese Ethnic and Folk Dance offers BA and MA programs in dance performance honored with State Characteristic Specialty. The major purpose of the programs is to cultivate excellent dancers and researchers with high cultural quality. The discipline of Chinese ethnic and folk dance has always been regarded as a key discipline in Beijing Dance Academy, thanks to its abundant teaching resources of ethnic and folk dance, groups of famous professors, MA student advisers as well as experienced instructors and lecturers. There is also a unique band of national music in the Department. With comprehensive advantages, the Department has become a training base for high-level talents, creating base for excellent works, rescuing, preserving and studying base for traditional resources, and disseminating base for Chinese culture of ethnic and folk dance. Thus, it has been awarded with many honors and titles including National Excellent Faculty, Beijing Excellent Faculty, Beijing Distinguished Teacher, Beijing Excellent Course and Teaching Materials.