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.

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!