Sherry Zhang

Undergraduate Discipline

Dance

Sherry Zhang is a certified Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor by the China Physical Education and Sports Committee, a well as a faculty member at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC, teaching Tai Chi Quan and Qi Gong. A native of Hubei (China), she holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Chengdu Physical Education Institute in Sichuan and was an associate researcher in the Chinese Wushu Research Institute in Beijing. Zhang began to acquire an outstanding martial arts background at the age of 6. She has been a pioneer for China Wushu Association and was selected for the “List of China Wushu Celebrities” an honor the People’s Republic of China bestowed on its top martial arts practitioners in 1998. SLC, 2021

Undergraduate Courses 2021-2022

Dance

Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong (Fundamentals)

Component—Fall

Students will be introduced to the traditional Chinese practices of Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong. These practices engage with slow, deliberate movements, focusing on the breath, meditative practice, and posture to restore and balance energy—called chi or Qi. The postures flow together, creating graceful dances of continuous motion. Sometimes referred to as one of the soft or internal martial arts, Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong are foundational practices within a lifelong, holistic self-cultivation in traditional Chinese culture. This class is open to dance, theatre, and any other students who are curious and interested in discovering alternative approaches to body and movement practices.

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Graduate Courses 2021-2022

MFA Dance

Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong (Fundamentals)

Component—Fall

Students will be introduced to the traditional Chinese practices of Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong. These practices engage with slow, deliberate movements, focusing on the breath, meditative practice, and posture to restore and balance energy—called chi or Qi. The postures flow together, creating graceful dances of continuous motion. Sometimes referred to as one of the soft or internal martial arts, Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong are foundational practices within a lifelong, holistic self-cultivation in traditional Chinese culture. This class is open to dance, theatre, and any other students who are curious and interested in discovering alternative approaches to body and movement practices.

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