Glossary of Classical Chinese Dance Terms/Moves
This is, to our knowledge, the first-ever attempt at creating a comprehensive glossary of classical Chinese dance terms. As this dance form is rapidly gaining popularity in the West, there is an increased need to provide standardized English translations for the terminology that has long-existed in Chinese.
Whether you are a dance student, dance teacher, or theater aficionado, if you are new to Chinese dance or to Chinese, we hope this glossary will help supplement your experience—because dance, after all, is a language all of its own.
The terms are organized based on their alphabetical order in Pinyin:
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