Long Beach-Qingdao Association

Winner of the 2010 Best Overall Program Award from Sister Cities International!
07/16/2016 Join Our Celebration for Guest Dancers from Qingdao!

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Visiting dancers from Qingdao’s Xiao Bai Fan Art School will visit here July 31-Aug 6 to study with Long Beach Ballet Academy.  They will be staying with local families, performing jointly with LB Ballet students, and celebrating with a Farewell Dinner at Forbidden City Restaurant.  Join the fun by attending the performance Friday afternoon and the fun dinner. See below for details.

PLEASE Join us Friday, Aug. 5. Contact 562-426-4112 to reserve your space at either event NOW.

1:00 pm -  Joint dance performance (Qingdao and local dancers) at Lakewood High Auditorium. 

5:30 pm – Farewell Dinner celebrating the cooperation and exchange with our Qingdao visiting dancers.  Dinner includes full Chinese buffet at Forbidden City Restaurant, Marina Pacifica Mall (6380 E. PCH, Long Beach) .  Admission: $20 for LBQA adult members,  $25 for adult non-members, $10 for children under 12.  Cash bar not included.

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: