From the Mandarins' Web site: After months of research and planning, the Sacramento Mandarins' 2004 show concept is almost finalized, and will be announced in the weeks to come. The Mandarins' instructional team is virtually from the same nucleus of talent they've had since the mid-1980s, when most of the staff aged out of the Sacramento-based corps. What's kept this talented group of individuals together for so long? An extreme amount of trust and respect for each other, always keeping the goals of the Mandarins organization in the forefront, and the determination to keep the Mandarins experience a family-like environment. For a full rundown of the Mandarins' 2004 staff, as well as upcoming schedules and other news, go HERE.