Course dates

Starting date, Wednesday 15 Jan 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm | 10 weeks
Starting date, Wednesday 29 Apr 2020
5:30pm - 8:30pm | 10 weeks

Course overview

Learn how to master the powerful art of Chinese Sword Dance.

Often seen in Chinese film and theatre, Chinese sword dance is a core discipline in traditional Chinese classical dance training.

This fun and dramatic activity combines martial arts and fencing with dance, drama and exercise to create a unique course and interesting discovery into Chinese performing arts.

Why Study this Course?

Over a course of 10 sessions, students will learn the principles of Chinese sword dance using Chinese classical dance and martial arts techniques. Training prop swords will be provided

Course Levels

17:30 - 19:00 Advanced

19:00 - 20:30 Beginner's


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.


£119 for 10 weeks

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, Wednesday 15 Jan 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm | 10 weeks
Starting date, Wednesday 29 Apr 2020
5:30pm - 8:30pm | 10 weeks


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

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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 & Chinese BA (Hons) Sociology & Chinese
  • Credit courses in Chinese language, Chinese history, Chinese arts and culture and Chinese philosophy
  • 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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