We are looking for new members for our Chinese Lion Dance Team! You will learn how to perform the traditional lion dance, as well as how to play the drum, cymbals and gong.
There is no cost for joining the team. The only cost is buying the uniform. You can call us at 702-336-1095. Ask for Instructor Renee
Practice is every Saturday at 12:30 pm to 3 pm
We perform on average about once a month. We normally are hired for weddings, grand opening and Casino events. Of course during Chinese new year we perform a lot more.
Is it really free?
Yes. people actually hire and pay us for performing, but all of the money goes back into new lion equipment, so you will not get paid for participating in performances.
What is Chinese lion dancing?
The Chinese Lion Dance is a performance in which two performers put on a costume that resembles a lion. Most people who are not familiar with it usually call it a dragon dance. The Chinese Lion Dance performance is accompanied by Chinese percussion instruments. Instruments consist of a drum, cymbals and a gong.The driving beats of the instruments coordinate perfectly with the movements of the Chinese lion dancers.Here's the story.Over a thousand years ago, the emperor of China had a dream one night in which a strange-looking animal saved his life.The Emperor was not sure what type of animal it was. The next morning, the Emperor described the dream to his advisers.
One of the members of his entourage believed that the strange animal he described could only be a Western lion.
However, no one knew what a lion looked like. Consequently, the emperor commissioned a lion to be created out of paper-mache. He then had members of the court use this puppet to simulate the movements of the lion. In short, the Emperor had formed the very first lion dance troupe.
Today, our Lion Dance troupe are contracted every year to perform during the Chinese new year.
Also, many Chinese couples planning to marry, contract lion dance teams to perform at their wedding for the same reason. Weddings are actually where we perform most often.
Finally, the Chinese lion dance is also good for other special occasions like birthdays and parties. Everywhere it is performed, the lion dance brings good luck and fortune.
"Their performance just wowed everyone"
The Kung Fu Academy performed a Chinese lion dance at my wedding in March. It was a surprise for all of our guests. Everyone absolutely loved it.
Their group was super professional. In fact, they arrived 30 minutes earlier than their start time. They brought two lions for a 15 min. performance and did about 5 min of picture taking afterward. This is one of the most memorable moments of our wedding. Thank you!!
"My husband and I just got married. He really wanted to have a lion dance at our wedding.To begin with, I was a little skeptical since it's not my tradition. I was not sure what to expect, but I am extremely pleased we did it! Actually, we were considering booking a couple of different groups, but Renee at lv kung fu academy was extremely accommodating and ease to work with.For the wedding, Renee came over and told us what to expect and guided us on what to do. She came over to speak to us and thanked us several times before and after the performance.Our guests loved the performance! My husband's Chinese family was there along with my American family and they all enjoyed the show. We put red envelopes on the tables so our guests could "feed" the lions, so it gave our wedding something unique that everyone could enjoy.Communication was easy with Renee and they were clear with the instructions of what to do the day of. We are extremely pleased with them. We would love to use them again in the future if given the opportunity!"
We hired the Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy as a surprise for our wedding guests. The Chinese Lion Dancers were the last to perform, right before the dance floor opened up. Everyone was so excited to see the Lion dance! We would highly recommend the Kung Fu Academy if you are considering a lion dance performance for your wedding. ~ Lisa N.