Lion Dance

“Thank you for an amazing performance at our wedding banquet! It was such a great show, everyone loved it and people couldn’t stop talking about!!!!!!! Thank you for the thoughtful card as well! I will recommend all my friends and family to you!!”
– Trung N. (August 2023)

Training Sessions

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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.

Upcoming Performances

June 9th – Boston Dragon Boat Festival – Cambridge, MA
August 16th – Wu An Martial Arts – Senior Send Off / Soft Opening at our new space in Watertown!

2024 Performances:
Jan 28th – Newton Community Pride’s WinterFEST – Newton, MA
Feb 3rd – Chinese American Association of Newton (CAAN) – Newton, MA
Feb 4th – Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (GBCCA) Annual Banquet – Newton, MA
Feb 8th – RSM LLC – Boston, MA
Feb 13th – Wellesley Middle School – Wellesley, MA
Feb 17th – UMass Lowell (Vietnamese Students Association) – Tet – Lowell, MA
Apr 26th – Noble and Greenough School – Asian Culture Night – Dedham, MA
Apr 30th – Veritas Christian Academy – Multicultural Celebration – Wayland, MA
May 4th – Newton North High School – Asian Culture Night – Newton, MA
May 5th – 2nd Asian Street Food & Music Festival – Cambridge, MA
June 1st – Roslindale Farmers Market – Roslindale, MA

Past Performances

Members of our team have performed at:

Boston Children’s Museum – Boston, MA
Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival – Cambridge, MA (2023)
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 (2021, 2023)
Chinese American Association of Newton (CAAN) Lunar New Year Celebration (2024)
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 WinterFEST – Newton, MA (2023, 2024)
Noble and Greenough School – Dedham, MA (2022, 2024)
Northeastern University – Boston, MA (2023)
Pinkerton Academy – Derry, NH
Roslindale Farmers Market – Roslindale, MA (2022, 2023)
Wu Dao Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Watertown, MA
YMAA 40th Anniversary Banquet – Roslindale, MA (2022)

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.