Since 1961, our lion dance teams have
appeared in the Toronto Lion Dance Festival, on Canadian broadcasting
networks such as CBC, CTV, and CITYTV, and those from the People's
Republic of China such as China Central TV.
The lion dance is a long-standing
Chinese tradition. Even today, the lion dance endures as an
ever-celebrated facet of Chinese culture.
At the Toronto Hong Luck Kung Fu Club,
we continue to advance this tradition by sharing it with those who
are interested in its beauty and athleticism.
Members are invited to begin learning
the Lion Dance after they complete the basic requirements of the
fu class at Hong Luck. This gives them the coordination and body
strength needed to begin training in the Lion Dance.
Saturdays: 1:00 to 3:00pm
The lion represents the
"spirit" of a martial arts school. Traditionally, the lion
was used to frighten demons from local businesses and communities,
and help bring good fortune to all. Today, the tradition endures by
commemorating a host of festivals and opening ceremonies in Toronto
The colours of lions vary, and they
may follow those attributed to the Chinese god Kwan Kung and his
brothers Chang and Liu.
In terms of athleticism, lion dance
routines are dynamic and acrobatic. The physical and mental demands
of high-level routines are so great that there are now lion dance
competitions held annually throughout the world!
Flash needed. Broadband recommended.
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