THE STANDARD OF LION DANCE WE AIM TO ATTAIN
Lion Dance is an important part of kungfu culture, especially among practitioners of Southern Shaolin and its derivative styles. When Grandmaster Wong first founded Shaolin Wahnam in Malaysia in the 1980s, our school was famous for Lion Dance.
A number of Shaolin Wahnam members have expressed interest in learning Lion Dance and have requested Grandmaster Wong to offer a comprehensive Lion Dance course. But what is the standard of Lion Dance we aim to attain in a comprehensive Lion Dance course of a few days if such a course is offered?
The best way is to show some video clips of our past Lion Dance performances. Unfortunately such videos are not available. Grandmaster Wong, therefore, does the next best thing by posting the following three video clips which show the three best teams in an International Lion Dance Competition in 2004.
However, there will be one major difference. While maintaining the type of agility of these modern Lion Dancers, our Lion Dance in Shaolin Wahnam is more traditional, with more emphasis on stances.
Intending course participants must also bear in mind that while they will learn the techniques demonstrated by these top Lion Dancers shown in the videos, they will not have the same level of skills — yet. But if they practice daily for six months, they have a good chance of surpassing even these top Lion Dancers.
Please note that you can download the video clips onto your own computer and view them at your leisure. Place your computer pointer at the picture or one of the links, and right click. Choose “Save Target As”. Select the directory or sub-directory where you wish to keep the video clip. Click “Save”.