Gōng xĭ fā cái! It’s time to get ready for Chinese New Year!

Who performs when:

AM:  K2, K3, 1A, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4B, 4C, 5B, 5C, ½-6A*, 6C, 7B, ½-7C*, 8A
PM:  K1, 1B, 1C, 2C, 2D, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4D, 4E, 5A, 5D, ½-6A*, 6B, 7A, ½-7C*, 8B
*6A and 7C students are split between the shows. These names coming soon.
Read: December 13 letter about who performs when

2019 Theme:

竹报平安百福臻, 阖家团圆万事兴
2019 Year of the Pig: Peace and harmony yield a prosperous and flourishing family.

Questions, contact Wynee Igel at


2018-19 Art Contest for Current Yinghua Students


Yinghua received more than 120 entries in the 2017-2018 Chinese New Year art contest. Each entry showed a lot of work, skill, time, and creativity. View the 2018 winning artwork here.

The 2018 CNY art contest judges were:
  • Yu-Chia Chen, Art Teacher
  • Sean McFarland, parent volunteer and designer of the CNY program book
  • Renee Cosgrove, parent volunteer, YACA Volunteer Coordinator and craft aficionado who helps us turn student artwork into classroom and hallway decorations,
  • Elijah Kirris, 2017 contest winner
  • Zach Pikus, 2017 contest winner

Performances Yinghua Academy’s 2019 Chinese New Year (CNY) morning and afternoon performances take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., at Bethel University in Benson Great Hall, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Coming soon:

2019 CNY volunteer opportunities
2019 Performance Day Schedule
AM Map: class locations for 11:30 A.M. show
AM Locations List
PM Map: class locations for 4:30 P.M. show
CNY Locations List

TICKETS Ticket sales begin at 1 p.m. on January 4, 2019. Tickets are $7 each. If you are purchasing tickets to both shows, you receive a discount (2 tickets for $10); use the code “2PERF” when purchasing your ticket by phone or in person at the Ticket Office, Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. The two tickets must be for the same person and must be purchased in the same transaction. There are no refunds or price adjustments after the fact. The 2PERF code may not be used for online purchases.

To purchase tickets online after 1 p.m. on 1/04, or after this date, use this site:

You must have a ticket to attend the shows. Per Bethel Ticket Office procedures, all sales are final and no refunds are available. Please limit your ticket reservations to three (3) tickets per family, if possible. The venue seats 1,500–if every performer has four guests, we will not have enough seats!


Remember, there are two performances. Different casts perform at morning and afternoon shows. Know which show you want to attend before you place your ticket order!

Which show/class assignments:

  • 11:30 AM Show
  • 4:30 PM Show


VOLUNTEERS As we prepare for CNY, there are hundreds of tasks to be accomplished by volunteers. (Remember, renew your background check every five years. You must have a valid background check on file with the school in order to volunteer.)


Dumplings and Special New Year Foods Dumplings, shaped like traditional Chinese gold ingots, are a symbol of New Year prosperity and eating them invites good fortune. Students will have a chance to sample dumplings at school and a schedule will be posted here.

If your child has food sensitivities, please read Chinese New Year Food Information. Updated 2019 food information will be posted here as well. Notify your child’s homeroom teacher if sampling any of the described CNY foods poses a problem for your child. Many foods have special meanings–Chinese New Year Food Information for Yinghua Families

See also Chinese New Year Foods.


CNY DVD ORDERS 2019 Performance DVDs will be available for order via the school’s online store. Watch the 2017 clip:


DROP OFF AND PICK UP ON 2/2 Drop off your student at the circle drive in front of Benson Great Hall. Times are staggered to accommodate traffic. Staff and volunteers escort students to rooms. You do not need to get out of the car for drop off; however, if you wish to escort your child in, park in the West Parking Lot.  Drop off and pick up locations and times will be posted here.


Bethel University floor plans will be posted here.

  • Floor 1
  • Floor 2
  • Floor 3
  • Floor 4