Engaging in artistic expression and cultural understanding

Stanford Chinese Dance (SCD) provides Stanford students with the opportunity to experience Chinese dance and culture. SCD was founded in 2006 by three Stanford undergraduate students and Chinese dance enthusiasts Kerry Lee '07, Cheri Li '08, and Yung-Yee Chen '08, who sought an outlet on campus to learn and perform the art of Chinese dance. In 2007 SCD invited acclaimed Chinese dance instructor Hai Yan Jackson from Sichuan, China to take the group to the next level. Although Hai Yan is no longer with SCD, we are still continuing to grow as a close-knit group of students who share a passion for Chinese dance.

Meet our dancers

Lanna Wang
Product Design '24

Faith Zhang
Financial Officer
Product Design and CS '24

Priscilla Lui
Computer Science '21
Computer Science, Master's '21

Jenny Zhi
Symbolic Systems '21
Computer Science, Master's '21

Dance with us

If you're a Stanford undergraduate student and interested in joining SCD, welcome!

We only require that you are a Stanford undergraduate student interested in learning the art of Chinese dance. No previous experience with Chinese dance is required — in fact, many of our current members joined without having any previous dance experience. We also happily welcome and encourage students of all backgrounds and ethnicities. Feel free to email us with any questions!

Want to book us for an event?

Aside from dance showcases, SCD also performs at special banquets, graduation dinners, Lunar New Year festivals, and shows held anywhere from dorms and dining halls to places like Great America and San Francisco.

If you're interested in booking us for your event, email us with details on event date and location, performance time, and requested duration of performance. We look forward to working with you!