We brought in the Year of the Rabbit with the 22nd Burke's Annual Chinese Lion Dance Parade, performed by the Class of 2028!
The third-grade class danced at four locations across campus and then headed over for a special performance at the Richmond Neighborhood Center.
It is a true community effort with thanks to Ms. Cappuccio, Upper School Sewing instructor, and Mr. Santosa, Lower School Makery instructor, for repairs to the costumes; Ms. Herman, Lower School art instructor for the Red Scarf design project, Ms. Gold, Lower School theater instructor for the theater mask workshops, dance specialist Allegra Bautista '08, and all the third-grade classroom teachers.
Special thanks go to Wilson Mah, leader of the Loong Mah Dance Troupe, who originally taught the dance and gave permission for it to be carried on at Burke's.
Ms. Mandelstein dedicated this year’s dance to fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese-American culture, and the safety and respect of AAPI people everywhere.
Jing Nian Quai Le! Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year!
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.