Course dates

Online teaching

We are now offering many of our courses online due to the developing Covid-19 situation. Continue learning with us by taking courses remotely via live distance learning.

Starting date, Friday 9 Oct 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm | 10 weeks
Starting date, Friday 15 Jan 2021
6.00pm - 7.30pm | 10 weeks
Starting date, Friday 30 Apr 2021
6.00pm - 7.30pm | 10 weeks

Course overview

This 10-week course will give students an introduction to the Chinese art of Fan Dance. This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in traditional Chinese dance.

Chinese Ribbon Dance is derived from the Buddhist murals in the Dunhuang Grottoes on the Silk Road. The long silk floats and flutters in the sky, showing the freedom and joy of the Flying God called Feitian.

The curriculum for this unique 10-week course was created by our resident dance teacher and graduate from the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy in China.

Let this unique dance from China fully awaken your body and help you to gain inner peace and freedom.

This course is aimed at beginners with little or no previous experience of learning Chinese ribbon dance.

 Why Study this Course?

  • Learn the basics of traditional Chinese ribbon dance
  • Increase strength, flexibility and coordination
  • Learn to use dance as a medium for achieving tranquility of mind
  • Improve your personal health and fitness


The following participants are eligible to receive a 15% discount. Concessions are available for Goldsmiths’ staff and students, over 60s, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support claimants and local Lewisham residents. 



Booking information

Disability Support

We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible. 

Please note that our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable. 

Starting date, Friday 9 Oct 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm | 10 weeks
Starting date, Friday 15 Jan 2021
6.00pm - 7.30pm | 10 weeks
Starting date, Friday 30 Apr 2021
6.00pm - 7.30pm | 10 weeks


If you have any questions about this course please contact confucius ( .

For information on our upcoming short courses please sign up to our mailing list.


Richard Hoggart Building (RHB 253)

Tutor information

Your Chinese ribbon dance tutor, Xueting Luo

Xueting Luo is our resident Chinese ribbon dance teacher.

Xueting has taught and performed Chinese ribbon dance at a variety of locations across the UK and China. She will guide you through the study of this Chinese artform with patience.

Xueting graduated from Beijing Dance Academy with a master's degree of Dance study. Her main research direction is Chinese dance aesthetics, Chinese classical dance and universal dance education.


About the department

Goldsmiths Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance is an academic department of Goldsmiths, University of London. We specialise in Chinese language and culture as well being the first and currently, the only CI to specialise in dance, performance and the arts, and the proud winner of the Global Confucius Institute of the Year Award 2017.

We offer:

  • Undergraduate degree courses in Chinese language - BA (Hons) International Relations & ChineseBA (Hons) Sociology & Chinese
  • Credit courses in Chinese language, Chinese history, Chinese arts and culture and Chinese philosophy (open to all Goldsmiths students)
  • Evening and weekend short courses in Chinese language, Chinese dance, Chinese music and Chinese martial arts
  • HSK examinations and training
  • Outreach for Schools program



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