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.
Meet our dancers.
Computer Science '21
Symbolic Systems '21
Crystal ZhengMS&E '19 | CS, Master's '20
Tiger ChowEast Asian Languages and Cultures '20
Ariel LiuProduct Design '19 | MS&E, Master's '19
Shawn LeeMS&E, Master's '19
Katy WooMathematics '20
Watch us perform.
SCD performs a variety of classical, contemporary, and ethnic Chinese dances. Dances previously performed include sleeve, ribbon, handkerchief, Dai, and Xinjiang Dances. Here is a gallery of recent performance videos.
Dance with us.
If you're a Stanford undergraduate student and interested in joining SCD, welcome! Feel free to pop by one of our practices (Sundays 4:30-6:30 @ Roble Gym 114) and say hi!
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!