Chinese Classical Dance, Performing Arts and Wellb


Welcome to the Chinese Classical Dance, Performing Arts & Wellbeing Society (CDPAWS for short). We are interested in you and your wellbeing, which can be nurtured through the elegant art of Chinese Dance.

If you have a passion for dance, or even if you've never danced before, then think about Chinese Dance. It is elegant, yet demanding; energising yet approachable and most of all, it is exciting because you can go as far as you want.

You could join in just to promote your fitness and wellbeing, or you could get serious and take part in classes (beginner through to master levels) and even become a performer for one of our dance shows if you so wish. The choice is yours!

We also offer fitness classes with a focus on demanding exercises (based on a dancer's regime), however if you like to take things more serenely, you can attend and go at your own pace. We encourage you to take part in the activities we offer in an exciting and relaxed environment.

All of our classes, performances, fitness classes and university activities are led by a professionally trained dance teacher who graduated from the world famous Beijing Academy of Dance and has over 20 years of experience.

To keep up-to-date with our activities including shows, classes, performances and social events, then e-mail us or check out our social media pages. Most of all, we welcome you to to join our society.


!! Exciting news !!

We will be running ONLINE classes on Zoom this term! Our dance teacher has kindly agreed to host 3 sessions every weekend. This term will be 10 weeks long (Start date: 16th January, End date: 21st March)*.

The timetable will be as follows:

Saturday, 3pm - 4pm: Chinese Classical DanceSunday, 3pm - 4pm: Dance Fitness ClassSunday, 5pm - 6pm: Jazz/Modern Class

*Please understand that we require registration and payment in full for the whole term


Payment and DISCOUNTS*:

- £4 per lesson

If you register for two different types of class (e.g. Chinese Classical Dance + Dance Fitness Class), you will receive a 10% off discountIf you register for all three types of class, you will receive a 15% off discountFor those of you who are more comfortable joining together with friends (2+ people), there will be a 10% off discount available

*Please be aware that discounts cannot be used together


For further information, please contact our president, Natalie, who will be more than happy to help. Just pop her an email at

Alternatively, scan the QR Code below to contact our official WeChat account

Looking forward to hearing from you!



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