The Chinese Arts Southampton (CAS) also known as the Phoenix Arts Group, the first well-established Chinese Music and Dance Group in south England, was formed in 2000.

The aims of the group are to promote Chinese art and culture, and to enable the local Chinese community to contribute towards the cultural diversity of Southampton and the surrounding region, to raise awareness and understanding of Chinese art and culture amongst all communities. The group features volunteer musicians and dancers, and most members of the group come from different local schools plus a few adults in different professions. The group is very popular and has been continually sought after since it was established.

There are Chinese music instrumental classes, instrumental ensembles and adult, children Chinese folk dance classes taking place every Saturday afternoon during school term time. For more detail please leave a message using the Contact Us form or send email to chineseartssouthampton@hotmail.co.uk.