劍橋大學醒獅團

Cambridge University Lion Dance Troupe

About Us

Established in January 1999, the Cambridge University Lion Dance Troupe aims to build interest in the ancient Chinese art of lion dance, and provide its services to the community by putting up performances when requested or invited to do so. In Cambridge, this often means performing at May Balls and formals. The society was founded by Tzehan Yeo while he was an undergraduate at the University. Tzehan had been practising lion dancing for seven years in his home country Singapore prior to starting his studies in Cambridge. It was his desire to further hone his craft and share his passion for this art form that drove him to set up a lion dance troupe in Cambridge. We follow the He Shan (Crane Mountain) school of lion dance, a form of traditional lion dance passed down through generations by word of mouth. We hope to further encourage Easterners and Westerners alike to learn and appreciate this age-old art form of Lion Dancing!

Join Us

CULDT is family. We are a member-oriented team of lion dancers. It doesn't matter who you are or where you are from. CULDT provides you with a supportive environment to learn about lion-dancing and percussion-playing. You don't have to be a Cambridge student to join, nor do you need any prior experience. We welcome everyone! Lion dancing is no easy feat but there is something for everyone! Many of our newest members take part in their maiden performance after only a few practice sessions. Apart from the thrill and satisfaction of performing in front of an audience, you can look forward to many other perks including free entry to various events (such as May Balls, parties and stage shows) as well as regular social events where we kick back, relax and reward ourselves with a sumptuous post-performance meal. To join us just sign up to our mailing list and come along to the next practice (you will receive an email about the time and venue). You don't have any obligation to stay or become a member, just turn up and see if you like us!

Hire Us

What better way to surprise your guests than with an energetic lion dance performance? Whether you are planning a themed college formal or hosting a private event, our lively lions are sure to surprise, excite and entertain! We accept requests for performances on an ongoing basis. A minimum of one month's notice is kindly requested. Book now by sending an email to liondance@cusu.cam.ac.uk with your name, the date of your event, and your preferred method of contact.

Contact Us

Our official email address is: liondance@cusu.cam.ac.uk

Alternatively, feel free to contact our committee members.

President: Jay Man (xw279@cam.ac.uk)

Coach: Ke Wei Foong (kwf22@cam.ac.uk)

Treasurer: Sifei Yin (sy333@cam.ac.uk)

Secretary: Jie Yi Ng (jyn23@cam.ac.uk)