HudsonWay Students Participate in 'Legend of Mulan' at Lincoln Center; School Hosts Open House Apr. 24

Summit's Skyler Grosswald, a kindergarten student at HudsonWay Immersion School, prepares for the performance. Credits: Wang Lei
Students Backstage at David Koch theater Credits: Wang Lei
The big performance at Lincoln Center.
HudsonWay Immersion School is located at 587 Springfield Avenue in Summit.
SUMMIT, NJ - Thirty-five students from Summit-based HudsonWay Immersion  School (HWIS) -- ranging in age from 4 to 12 years -- had the honor of chanting the opening ballad in Mandarin Chinese on stage at Lincoln Center.  
The honor took place immediately prior to the Hong Kong Dance Company’s final performance of “The Legend of Mulan” during the Company’s first engagement outside of China.  
The ballad, written in a Fifth Century A.D. classical poetic form entitled hue-fu, is studied by children throughout China. This poem eulogizes the story of Mulan, a young girl who dresses as a man to fight for her country in place of her father.
HudsonWay students selected for this performance are in kindergarten through grade 5, and include advanced after school students. They studied the poem and its meaning during class and many students memorized the entire lengthy ballad. Prior to their performance, the students rehearsed with members of the Hong Kong Dance Company, and were given a backstage tour of the theater.

Sharon Huang, founder of HWIS, remarked after the performance, “I was so impressed with the ability of the children to stay focused and perform flawlessly in front of a packed house!” 

HudsonWay Immersion School which recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary, is the first independent Mandarin and Spanish immersion school in the New Jersey / New York City metropolitan area. They provide a comprehensive, immersion environment wherein students receive in-depth instruction in a second language via a breadth of academic subjects including language arts, math, science, and social studies,

The environment and curriculum equips the students with the skills to become bilingual, bi-literate and bi-cultural world citizens. HudsonWay offers full-day and after school programs in both Mandarin and Spanish to children aged two through 11 years in campuses in Summit and New York City.
The Summit location will host an open house, allowing parents to meet their teachers, other parents, and school leadership, on April 24 at 9:15 a.m.
To learn more about HudsonWay Immersion School, which is located at 587 Springfield Avenue, and its programs, visit

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