Glen and Dale performed with a Chinese dragon last night.
Last night Jill and I attended the nearby southern studio of the Chinese Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy to watch our adult sons Dale, Glen and their long-time friend Gene demonstrate, along with other members of the organisation, some of the various traditional skills which are taught. The noisy evening started with some very impressive Lion dancing which was followed by routines with flashing sabres, bamboo sticks and other Chinese martial arts weaponry. The final act featured very complex choreography with the recently imported long dragon which is featured in my photo above. Our two sons were among those holding the sticks aloft to put it through its spectacular black-light contortions. Jill, I and other members of our family enjoyed watching all the performers during the evening. We were proud of our sons. The applause was well deserved.
Paul R. Weaver.
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