Gió Nam Múa Lân pride ourselves on being a community-based team, and therefore are dedicated to teaching anyone in the Southern California area who are willing to learn and continue the art and tradition of lion dance, as well as better themselves. We are always looking for fresh faces to join our family and everyone is welcome! There is absolutely no experience required; all we ask of prospective members is an open mind and a willingness to try your best.
Lion dance discipline extends far beyond just the scope of dancing for entertainment. Lion dance was traditionally considered a form of martial arts, although most would not associate the two, and as such we structure our lessons not only to teach the dance itself, but also to emphasize balance, strength, endurance, respect, and unity.
Our team aims to:
spread the knowledge, history, and tradition of lion dance
to earn the respect and recognition of our community while also giving back
to build long lasting friendships
to develop discipline and respect towards others and ourselves
to be a place of comfort for members when life becomes challenging
Why lion dance?
Are you interested in connecting with Chinese and Vietnamese culture? How about learning some martial arts skill? Improving your balance, health, and mental strength? Want to try something new and unique? Whatever your motivations are, lion dance is the perfect opportunity to get a good workout, learn and promote culture and tradition, while also making lifelong friends and performing all over Southern California.
We accept and teach students of all ages, from elementary school kids all the way through working adults, as well as those from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. **You do not have to be Chinese or Vietnamese to join!
Simply get in touch with us for our practice times and dates. We would love to meet you, and for you to come out and experience something new with us!
COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the current global health epidemic, all practice sessions are available both remotely and in-person, adhering to appropriate social distancing and facial mask measures at all times.