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Learn Lion Dance

Learn Lion Dance

Fri­day After­noon: 5:00~6:00pm

Age: 7+ (Grade 2 to Adult)

Class taught in English+Chinese

Learn the art of lion danc­ing with Kei Lun Mar­tial Arts. Learn dance move­ments to emu­late lion dance. Get a chance to put on lion dance cos­tumes and prac­tice per­form­ing. Stu­dents will be able to record and view their lion dance to improve and make their move­ments feel more nat­ur­al and real­is­tic.

VIDEO INTRO

WEBSITES

  • http://keilun.com
    http://www.craftinamerica.org/artists/corey-chan/

Class Expectations

  • Stu­dents are expect­ed to come well-rest­ed, fed, watered, and sup­port­ed in this endeav­or.
  • The lion dance is some­thing that stu­dents should par­tic­i­pate in because they want to.
  • The stu­dents will not be per­mit­ted to use elec­tron­ic devices dur­ing class time.
  • I have had the won­der­ful oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with kids of all ages for years and years, in and out of the lion dance set­ting. You could say that some peo­ple think I have a way with kids.
  • Parents/guardians are wel­come to attend any class­es; and I thank you in advance for uncon­di­tion­al­ly and enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly sup­port­ing your child’s par­tic­i­pa­tion and progress (with­out crit­i­ciz­ing them).
  • Mutu­al respect is a require­ment in the class.
  • Stu­dents will be trained to main­tain dis­ci­pline and prop­er behav­ior con­ducive to everybody’s progress.
  • The lion dance is a phys­i­cal art, and I will make phys­i­cal con­tact with my stu­dents in safe places in an appro­pri­ate man­ner to teach them prop­er­ly. If par­ents wish to keep their chil­dren 100% free of phys­i­cal con­tact with their instruc­tors or their peers, this is not the right class for your kids.
  • You may qui­et­ly take video mem­o­ries of your own chil­dren, but to pro­tect everyone’s privacy/safety, I ask that you do not post or dis­sem­i­nate those videos in any way or on any social media plat­form with­out every subject’s permission—even if you or your chil­dren are pro­fes­sion­al YouTu­bers.

Thank you for mak­ing everyone’s safe­ty a pri­or­i­ty.

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

My love for the lion dance begin ear­ly in my child­hood when I fol­lowed every lion which roamed the streets of Chi­na­town in San Fran­cis­co. I was instant­ly mes­mer­ized by the hyp­not­ic beat of the thun­der­ing per­cus­sion music, the daz­zling col­ors of their fan­tas­tic beasts, and the smell of burnt gun­pow­der from the fire­crack­ers. I final­ly began my own train­ing in the art in my late teens, when I joined a Chi­nese mar­tial arts group.
Today, I’m part of Kei Lun Mar­tial Arts, a group of ded­i­cat­ed artists who have a strong pas­sion for pre­serv­ing the lion dance and cre­at­ing some of our own fan­tas­tic beasts. We want to see the art of the Chi­nese lion dance trea­sured by its next care­tak­ers and we’re eager to get them start­ed on their life­long jour­ney.