The Chung Wah Society Lion Dance Troupe made a very special visit to our Primary School and Year 8 Mandarin class to talk to our students about the upcoming Chinese New Year and the purpose of lion dance.
Traditionally, the Lion Dance is performed as a symbol of auspiciousness to mark key dates such as Chinese New Year or the opening of a new business. The lions are believed to chase away negative energies and scare away evil spirits. The Lion Dance can be performed as a blessing or a performance.
Our students were treated to a special lion dance performance and most were very excited, putting the lion costume on and played a few beats of the drum, gong and cymbal after the performance as a hands-on activity.
It was a fantastic morning for the students (and staff!) who loved the interactive fun-filled visit and insight into Chinese culture.