January 23, 2012 marks the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. A Dragon Year comes every twelve years and alternates Dragons based on five elements. 2012 marks the year of the Water Dragon. Other Dragon years are the Wood Dragon, the Metal Dragon, the Earth Dragon, and the Fire Dragon.
The Lunar New Year is celebrated by many Asian cultures including by individuals from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sydney, and Singapore. The Dragon, a “sacred creature,” is a symbol of power, courage, dignity, and good fortune in all aspects of life.
Come and celebrate Lunar New Year in Houston with Lions! Dragons! Fireworks! on February 4 & 5 from Noon – 7PM at the Viet Hoa Center in the Beltway Plaza, 8300 W. Sam Houston Parkway South with live music, dance, food, KidZone activities and martial arts. There will also be an evening show on February 4 from 7PM – 10PM. Admission is free.
The National League of Junior Cotillions Katy, Texas Chapter is still registering students for the 2011-2012 cotillion season. Classes are geared toward sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. The Mission Statement of the organization is “To act and learn to treat others with honor, dignity and respect for better relationships with family, friends, and associates and to learn and practice ballroom dance.” In addition to dance instruction, the group holds formal dances, and five and seven course instructional dinners. All events are held at The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch. If you wish to sign up your child, contact them at:
National League of Junior Cotillions Katy, Texas Chapter
Sarah Heston and Amy McAfee, Directors
422 Wellington Point
Houston, Texas 77094
All events are held at
The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch
23030 Cinco Ranch Blvd
Katy, Texas 77450
August 28th: Introduction Dance
September 18th: Labor Day Dance
October 16th: Autumn Dance
November 13th: Fall Ball
January 8th: New Year’s Dance
January 29th: Winter Dance, Parents’ Dip Into Dancing
February 9th: Grand Spring Ball & Instructional Dinner (Year I)
February 10th: Grand Spring Ball & Instructional Dinner (Year II)
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