Xiwei (Sherry) Chen was born in China and grew up dancing, so when she moved to Austin, it was only natural that she'd look for a way to share traditional Chinese Dance with her new community. That's why she created the April Rain School of Chinese Dance more than a decade ago.
April Rain teaches different styles of Chinese dance, including both formal and folk dances, and in performances, the students wear costumes that Chen brings back from her return trips to her home country. Many of the students stay with the program for years, passing on their beloved costumes to the newer and younger students as they grow up.
On Saturday May 10, April Rain will hold its spring recital. It'll feature dancers of all ages, including young children, older teens, and adult students.
Saturday, May 10 at 7:00 pm
at Brentwood Christian School, 11908 N. Lamar