Palatine Chinese school shows its versatility

 
Daily Herald report
Posted2/6/2011 11:17 AM
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  • A group of dancers perform "Color Clouds Chasing Moon" at Friendship Village in Schaumburg.

      A group of dancers perform "Color Clouds Chasing Moon" at Friendship Village in Schaumburg. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Little Peacock dancers from the Chicago Northwest Suburban Chinese School perform.

      Little Peacock dancers from the Chicago Northwest Suburban Chinese School perform. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Peacock dancers perform a traditional Chinese dance.

      Peacock dancers perform a traditional Chinese dance. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Young Taylor Okamoto plays a sonatina at Friendship Village.

      Young Taylor Okamoto plays a sonatina at Friendship Village. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Dozens of dancers and musicians from the Chicago Northwest Suburban Chinese School offered impressive performances recently at Friendship Village in Schaumburg.

The school, headquartered at William Fremd High School in Palatine but little known outside its own community, has 200 students from preschool to 10th grade. Students presented a program of great variety -- from traditional Chinese songs and dances to a Mozart sonata.

Since 1992, the school has been accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education as a foreign language school.