CACC Marches in Inaugural Parade

By Gianna Banner 6:25am, January 21, 2013 - Updated 10:29pm, January 21, 2013
Video: CACC Folk Dance Troupe practicing and interviews
The Chinese American Community Center (CACC) Folk Dance Troupe is in Washington, D.C. to march in the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade Monday.

WDEL's Gianna Banner reports.

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The dancers will be the only group representing Delaware in the parade.

First year director, Debbie French, told WDEL, the meaning behind the dance, that was choreographed by Ling Tang.

"The little lions are a symbol of good omen, and the fan dance is done in lots of festivals, and the ribbon dance is for joyous occasions. And the dance that we are performing is the "Dance of the Golden Snake," which is very symbolic because in twenty days after the Inauguration, it is the Chinese New Year," French explained.

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The dancers range from eight-year-olds up to college students.

10-year-old dancer, Rachel Wang tells WDEL why this day is meaningful.

"I'm really excited because no one has the experience to perform in front of the President," said Wang who realizes at her young age, it is a huge honor.

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The CACC Folk Dance Troupe is based out of Hockessin, Delaware and will be seen marching down Pennsylvania Avenue from 4th Street past the White House.

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