Author: Cindy Wang
Hosted by KCCAA, the first Kansas City Chinese Dance Competition was successfully held at JCCC on Saturday, February 5, 2011. It was sponsored by Chinese Culture Connection,LLC. The contestant's ages ranged from 5 through 16. They performed their well practiced dances in proper costumes, displaying the influence of Chinese dance among the young generation in Kansas City areas. The three judges were the dance director of Legacy School of the Arts, Michelle Hamlett-Weith, and two Chinese dance teachers Lu Yu and Linxi Li from Huazhong Normal University in China.
Jasmine youth members Megan Lu, Vivian Zeng, Mimi Lu, and Cindy Wang participated in the competition. All of them received high scores for their dances. Megan Lu was champion of the Nine-Year-Old Chinese Solo Dance Intermediate Level Category; Mimi Lu took the first place and Cindy Wang received runner up in the Twelve to Fifteen Year Old Chinese Solo Dance Intermediate Level Category; Megan Lu, Vivian Zeng and Mimi Lu won the champion of Nine to Twelve Year Old Trio Chinese folk Dance Intermediate Level Category.