Lion Dance

Session Info

Spring Session

Tuesdays, 7:45 – 8:45pm
Classes: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 (5 total)
(Experienced only)

Fridays, 7:30 – 8:30pm
Classes: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2, 6/9 (6 total)
(All levels)


Kung Fu students*: $185
Lion-only: $265

Beginners (first timers): $100

*Students enrolled in kung fu classes receive a discount.

Payment Methods



Students enrolled in the lion dance program are not guaranteed to perform. Performers are selected for each performance based on their skill, attendance, and character. Event details listed under Events.

Upcoming Performances

Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Sunday, June 11th
Time: 12noon – 12:30pm & 1:30 – 2pm
Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Past Performances

Members of our team have performed at:

Boston Children’s Museum – Boston, MA
Brooks Academy – North Andover, MA
Chinese American Association of the Andovers – Andover, MA
Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) Lunar New Year Celebration – Lexington, MA
The Fessenden School – Newton, MA
First Night Boston – Boston, MA
Great Island Community – Plymouth, MA
Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (GBCCA) Annual Banquet & various events
Newton Community Pride’s Newton WinterFEST – Newton, MA
Noble and Greenough School – Dedham, MA
Northeastern University – Boston, MA
Pinkerton Academy – Derry, NH
Roslindale Farmers Market – Roslindale, MA
Wu Dao Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Watertown, MA
YMAA 40th Anniversary Banquet – Roslindale, MA

Gallery & Videos


Michelle Lin & Ryan Z. (photo: Axie Breen)
George Dominguez & Simon Pang (photo: Axie Breen)
Freddie D. & Ryan C. (photo: Xinchen Wang)


YMAA Retreat Center

YMAA Boston

About Lion Dance

Originating from China, lion dances are traditionally performed during celebrations to bring good luck.  Events include the Lunar New Year, grand openings of businesses, weddings, and other holidays. Two dancers operate the lion to the beating of drums, cymbals, and gongs. Lion dances are often performed by martial arts schools as the movements crossover with martial arts training.

Our Wu An Martial Arts lion dance flavor is a mixture of modern elements with traditional movements from our White Crane lineage.