Mission and Philosophy

LAUREL PROJECT (Founded in 1997) is a Mandarin Chinese language and Dance educational program designed for American children to expand their cultural worldview and for Chinese-American children to connect with their heritage. Our mission is to inspire young children with a curiosity and enthusiasm to explore Chinese culture.

At LAUREL PROJECT we cultivate an engaging environment for learning using folk GATG_ LP dancers copy
dance and modern movement, music, drawing, games, and storytelling. The spoken language is emphasized and Chinese character writing is taught.

We believe learning a new language leads to a different way of seeing the world. New language opens possibilities for cultural understanding and the exchange of ideas.