A nation of more than 130 billion people, China has a rich cultural tradition that reflects dozens of ethnic groups. Such a cultural stew has birthed myriad dance traditions that go back thousands of years. Some of those styles soon will be on view during a performance at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts.

New York City-based dancer and educator Ling Tang will delve into classical and folk dance, all to music of Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of New York, which will play traditional instruments.

Tang said this is the second time she and musicians have performed at Caramoor during its Dancing at Dusk series. Dancers of all ages will be encouraged to try the movements. Props such as fans and ribbons will be available for the younger set.

“Today, even in China, it is not all that common to see the dance with live music,” she says, adding this will deepen the experience and the cultural relevance. “These days, most dance is done to recorded music.”

She suspects people will see the commonality between classical Chinese dance with movements known to martial arts, tai chi and acrobatic traditions. There will be dance props, too, for younger dancers, such as ribbons and fans. The musical repertoire pulls from many areas, including the southern Yangtze River region and the ancient Silk Road.

“There are 56 different ethnic groups in China, and each has its own history, language, tradition, and style of dance,” Tang says, who moved to the United States from China in 2002. She came with 15 years of dance experience and furthered her understanding with the study of ballet and modern dance. “During the (performance), I will demonstrate movements of Mongolian, Dai and Han nationalities with props such as water sleeves, silk fans, silk ribbons, handkerchiefs and chopsticks.”

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, N.Y. Wednesday, July 18, 5 p.m. $14 to $7. 914-232-1252, caramoor.org