Chinese New Year at Minnetonka High School

Claire Rasmussen stretches before the Lion Dance to celebrate the Chinese New Year Jan. 25 at Minnetonka High School. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillamnn)

Claire Rasmussen stretches before the Lion Dance to celebrate the Chinese New Year Jan. 25 at Minnetonka High School. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillamnn)

 

 

The lion dance kicked off the events celebrating the Chinese New Year Jan. 25 at Minnetonka High School. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

The lion dance kicked off the events celebrating the Chinese New Year Jan. 25 at Minnetonka High School. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

Matt Etzell gets up close and personal during the lion dance Jan. 25 at Minnetonka High School during the Chinese New Year celebration. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

Matt Etzell gets up close and personal during the lion dance Jan. 25 at Minnetonka High School during the Chinese New Year celebration. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

Malcom Peterson and Claire Rasmussen dance with the lion to celebrate the Chinese New Year Jan. 25 at Minnetonka High School. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

Malcom Peterson and Claire Rasmussen dance with the lion to celebrate the Chinese New Year Jan. 25 at Minnetonka High School. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

Lisa Veronnean creates the beat for the Lion Dance. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

Lisa Veronnean creates the beat for the Lion Dance. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

Elementary school girls help the audience with the Chinese language. (Sun Staff photo by Chris Dillmann)

Elementary school girls help the audience with the Chinese language. (Sun Staff photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

Ying Zhang of Eagle Music played Chinese instruments entertaining the crowd in the commons area at Minnetonka High School as part of the Chinese New Year events. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

Ying Zhang of Eagle Music played Chinese instruments entertaining the crowd in the commons area at Minnetonka High School as part of the Chinese New Year events. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

Elementary school students perform Chinese songs. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

Elementary school students perform Chinese songs. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

Martial arts demonstrations were also part of the events for the Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 25 at Minnetonka High School. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

Martial arts demonstrations were also part of the events for the Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 25 at Minnetonka High School. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

(Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

The halls were lined with student Chinese artwork. There were also information booths, Chinese cuisine  and activities as part of the Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 25 at Minnetonka High School. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

The halls were lined with student Chinese artwork. There were also information booths, Chinese cuisine and activities as part of the Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 25 at Minnetonka High School. (Sun Staff Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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