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Chinese New Year in Cleveland

Chinese New Year in Cleveland
Asia Plaza and Asian Town Center - January 21, 2012

The Year of the Dragon was celebrated throughout Asia Town in Cleveland with day-long celebrations. Music, dance, Martial Arts, food, vendors, groups and, of course, a Lion Dance, were part of the festivities.

Asia Plaza Chinese New Year banner

Yin Tang explained the story of why the years are named for animals.

Yin Tang at Asia Plaza

Yin Tang

Young girls from Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed a Soldier Dance at the Chinese New Year celebration at Asia Plaza in Cleveland.

Young girls from Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed a Soldier dance at a Chinese New Year celebration at Asia Plaza in Cleveland

Young girls from Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed a Soldier dance at a Chinese New Year celebration at Asia Plaza in Cleveland

Young girls from Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed a Soldier dance at a Chinese New Year celebration at Asia Plaza in Cleveland



Young girls from Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed a Soldier dance at a Chinese New Year celebration at Asia Plaza in Cleveland

Young girls from Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed a Soldier dance at a Chinese New Year celebration at Asia Plaza in Cleveland

Young girls from Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed a Soldier dance at a Chinese New Year celebration at Asia Plaza in Cleveland



A Classical Chinese Water or River Dance was also performed.

Young girls from Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed a Water dance

Young girls from Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed a Water dance



Young girls from Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed a Water dance

Young girls from Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association performed a Water dance



Next came the Little Girls Picking Mushrooms dance.

Chinese Little Girls Picking Mushrooms Dance

Chinese Little Girls Picking Mushrooms Dance



Chinese Little Girls Picking Mushrooms Dance



Then students from Connie Zhang Acrobatic School and Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association perform a Tambourine dance.

Chinese girls perform tanbourine dance

Chinese girls perform tanbourine dance

Chinese girls perform tanbourine dance



Chinese girls perform tanbourine dance

Chinese girls perform tanbourine dance



Then the girls from Connie Zhang Acrobatic School performed an acrobatic dance.

Young Chinese girls from Connie Zhang Acrobatic School perform an acrobatic dance

Young Chinese girls from Connie Zhang Acrobatic School perform an acrobatic dance

Young Chinese girls from Connie Zhang Acrobatic School perform an acrobatic dance



Young Chinese girls from Connie Zhang Acrobatic School perform an acrobatic dance

Young Chinese girls from Connie Zhang Acrobatic School perform an acrobatic dance

Young Chinese girls from Connie Zhang Acrobatic School perform an acrobatic dance



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