Blog post #9
Having the dragon by the tail!
Happy new year! Welcome to the year of the dog for 2018 in the Chinese lunar new year. Our children participate in our local Chinese school – the Hua Xia Chinese school. This year we were much more involved in the New Years gala. Our kids had some dancing and singing performances. There was also a Chinese dragon dance to open the show and the school needed volunteers because there were not enough people to hold it up. My sister was visiting town and so we both volunteered to help carry the dragon. We were the last two to join, so we were the tail of the dragon. Our task was to run around the stage making big circles and stop, wave the dragon, and run around some more. We quickly realized that the tail end has to run the fastest and turn the sharpest corners. It was fun but a bit difficult to keep up. Other than that it was pretty easy – you just do what the person in front of you is doing. If I get to try it again, I would love to practice crossing the dragon over on itself and other moves. Maybe next year.