Long Beach-Qingdao Association

Winner of the 2010 Best Overall Program Award from Sister Cities International!
LBQA Annual Luncheon, October 21, 2016 11:30 to 1:30

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400 Oceangate, 14th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802

Many thanks to LBQA Sponsor:

and Venue Sponsor Keesal Young and Logan:

SEATING IS LIMITED: Each year this luncheon sells out and has become one of the  City's and LBQA's premier  events  for the Association, it’s membership and guests. Reservations should be made early as this luncheon will sell out and seating is limited. ($50.00 per person; $500. 00 reserved sponsor tables).

06/05/2016 - Qingdao Ballet School Sends Summer Delegation to Long Beach!

A bevy of young ballet students will arrive July 31 in Long Beach to study with the Long Beach Ballet Co. Meet Them at our “Farewell Dinner”

Photo: In 2010 visit, Xiao Bai Fan ballet students perform at Port of Long Beach “GreenPort Festival”

In 2010 visit, Xiao Bai Fan ballet students perform at Port of Long Beach "Green Port Festival"

The dancers will stay with local families to learn American culture and have a great time in our SoCal sunshine!  The dancers are all students at the Xiao Bai Fan Art School, where they learn dance, music, painting, etc.

Accompanied by a group of parents and teachers, the dancers will be treated to a “Welcome” Beach Bonfire—a classic American treat—complete with hot dogs and s’mores, prior to meeting their new American families.  Next morning, they’ll begin their daily ballet classes, followed by a recital on campus at California State University, Long Beach.

Finally, on Aug. 5, our LBQA will treat the dancers, parents, homestay families, and our local friends to a “Farewell Dinner” at Forbidden City Restaurant, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Join our “Farewell Dinner” and meet these charming dancers, their teachers and families!!  Earlybird Ticket prices are $25 per adult and $10 per child under 15.

The Xiao Bai Fan Art School visit to Long Beach is sponsored by:

05/13/2016 - Port of Long Beach Grant for LBQA Celebrations!

We are pleased to report that the Port of Long Beach, in its most recent granting cycle, has awarded a grant to the Long Beach Qingdao Association in support of the upcoming visit of the Xiao Bai Fan youth ballet group as well as our upcoming Annual Luncheon. 

The Xiao Bai Fan dancers will be guests of the Long Beach Ballet, which frequently visits China with a national group of US dancers.

Many thanks to the Port of Long Beach for the support of the LBQA outreaches!