Lion Dance

Session Info

Fall Session

Experienced students
Tuition: $285

Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30pm
Classes: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 (8 classes)

Fridays, 7:35 – 8:35pm
Classes: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29 (11 classes)

Beginner Session

Tuition: $50
Fridays, 7:35 – 8:35pm

Classes: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3

Learn the basics of lion dance footwork and head movement in this workshop. Martial arts experience is helpful but not required.

Open to students ages 7 and up

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

Past Performances

Members of our team have performed at:

Boston Children’s Museum – Boston, MA
Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival – Cambridge, 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.