RECA Adult Chorus meets each Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at our Center, 3455 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa, CA. The focus is learning and performing Chinese folk songs in Chinese. Performances include RECA's Winter and Spring potluck socials, our Chinese New Year Celebration and Fund Raiser, and various other invitational events such as singing at Senior Residential facilities, community cultural events and organization's special events. The RECA Adult Chorus also has performed at Spreckels Auditorium in Rohnert Park, CA. We always can use more singers.
Everyone is welcome to learn cultural dance. Children and youth practice specific dances from 11:30-12:00 on Saturday morning after language classes at the RECA Center. Interested adults can watch and make contact with adult dancers. Our stock dances are the Fan Dance from the Ching Dynasty, a Taiwan Aborigini Dance, a Xin Jiang tamborine dance, a ribbon dance, a veil fan in Tibetan style dance, and the flower drum dance. We also have lion dance and dragon dance practices as needed. Much of our program is dependent on youth teaching younger kids. Our primary choreographer for elementary school performers is Judy Elliott. Our primary choreographer for teens and adults is Xiou Qing Sandy Sullivan. Classes are assisted by Nancy Wang, Meesha Heydon, Jasmine Elliott and Judy Cheung. Lion dance is taught by Henry Tang for performance routines. Yeramia Iman and Bryce Heydon teach beginners. Henry Tang teaches advanced lion drum. Judy Hardin Cheung teaches beginning lion drum.
The RECA Seniors Mahjong Club meets each Wednesday afternoon at the Rohnert Park Senior Center. Currently, 2-3 tables play weekly. The Mahjong Club also takes many outings throughout the year to cultural events and recreational events throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. For further information, please call Irene Fong, 707-586-1069.
RECA Cooking Class meets occasionally, lead by Phi Phi Dang, Nancy Wang or other members. Please call to sign up. We will contact you when the next class takes place.
Children's Chinese Culture Camp is held in 2 one week sessions during July. One session is for 5-8 year olds. The other session is for 9-12 year olds. Teens and parents are welcome as assistants. Our program usually starts with Tai Chi each morning taught by Master David Chung, then Mandarin lessons, cooking, art, crafts, and many other cultural activities including songs, games, dances, music and even learning the tales of the Monkey King. Camp is supervised by Nancy Wang and Judy Cheung with Cathy Ringstad as the lead teacher. Please find the enrollment form here.
RECA RECA provides Saturday morning language classes in Mandarin. Classes are held 9:00-11:30 a.m. at our Center from September to June. For tuition rates and holidays, please look for details in Language School section.
Our Youth Group offers teens a supervised opportunity to meet other teens, do wonderful things and be an active part of our community.
The RECA Youth Group serves about 50 teen with an average attendance of 10-20 kids. Older pre-teens sometimes come with their teen brothers and sisters. College students and young adults in their early 20's continue coming as staff assistants. The teens meet under the guidance of Mark and Azy Heydon on the first Friday of each month at our Center or at the Heydon Home. Please call the Heydon Family at 575-0541 to find out where the next meeting will be held and what the next planned special activity is.
Saturdays, except holidays, from 9:00-10:00, a good way to start the day. There is no tuition for this class. Please contact David Chung, 340-6045, for additional information and directions to the Charles Shulz Museum where classes are now held.
The ballroom/social dance class meets each week at the RECA Center and offers members the opportunity to learn dances such as waltz, cha cha, swing, and nightclub two-step. Classes are taught in sessions with 4 to 5 weeks spent on each dance, and students must sign up for the session (no drop-ins). The instructor for the class is Mirin Lew. For more information, please contact Mirin at (707) 545-6173 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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