As the NBA season is coming to an end, the Jazz Dancers are gearing up for next season already. For information on Jazz Dancer auditions, click here.
It’s the Jazz Dancers and we’re back in Shanghai- only not for long because we’re about to board our flight home to America. We couldn’t be more thankful for this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Shanghai and Guangzhou to promote the NBA and Jazz. We are sad to be leaving China but walk away with numerous happy memories: the NBA Nation event, the Visa VIP dinner, the Shanghai Citizens Game, learning about Buddhism and its history as we experience various temples, tea sampling, touring the cities’ shopping districts and lush gardens, speaking to the local people, and of course getting to taste the succulent Chinese food. We have learned so much about the Chinese culture from this trip- knowledge that can only be gained from personal encounters with the kind people here. Go Jazz!!
Hey Jazz Fans,
I hope you are relaxing as much as we are here in Guangzhou! We’re lucky enough to have some free time here so we took to the pool! During our ”spa day” as we so fittingly named it, we had a luxurious breakfast, got soothing massages, and relaxed by the pool and jacuzzi to swim, read, and soak up the sun. The next day it was back to work! We traveled to a distant part of Guangzhou to perform and attend the Visa VIP dinner. In a classy grand ballroom we danced two routines for the sponsors then drew names for a contest where we attempted to pronounce the Chinese names correctly…they kindly laughed with us! We joined the VIP’s for a deluxe dinner then handed out posters and took pictures. The evening was a fun event! Today we’re off to perform at the NBA nation- we can’t wait! Talk to you soon fans!!
Going to the zoo was another fun activity! The biggest thing we noticed while we were there was the playfulness of all the animals. The complete opposite of lethargic, they ran, jumped, pounced, climbed, and wrestled with one another. We observed the monkeys the longest because of the carefree way they interacted among themselves. Later, we even got to feed the giraffes- a first experience for all of us!
Hey fans! I’m excited to tell you about the NBA Nation event we’ve helped out at! It’s a fun, active setup near Guangzhou University with stages and basketball courts. There’s a lot of action at this event including singing performances, basketball tournaments, shooting contests, and the one we took part in: dance performances! We performed for the enthusiastic crowd throughout the day as well as signed posters, handed out giveaways, and took pictures with fans. During one of our performances it even started pouring rain which only added to the bliss. It was a great experience to socialize and get to know the NBA fans here in Guangzhou.