National Dragon & Lion Dance Judges Course and Certification Exam

$450.00 $399.00

Friday 8/4 – Sunday 8/6, 2017
Denver, CO

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The United States Dragon & Lion Dance Federation (USDLDF) will be hosting the very first USDLDF Judge’s Training Course and Certification Exam this August in Denver, Colorado. This course is designed to teach, train and prepare the first class of officially certified USDLDF Judges within the US.

Certified judges are a fundamental part of the growth and stability of any sport. Through qualified and efficient competition administration, expertise in the proper evaluation of performances and proper enforcement of the rules and regulations that oversee this sport, certified judges will help foster growth and development of the art of Dragon and Lion Dance within the United States.

This course is designed to enrich and extend the knowledge of current Dragon and Lion Dance Instructors, and Assistant Instructors, in all the details of sport competition as defined by the International Dragon & Lion Dance Federation (IDLDF). The course will cover the IDLDF rules and regulations governing Southern Lion Dance & Dragon Dance as a sport.

NOTE: Space is limited to 35 participants


Register and pay on or before June 30th – $399.00

Register and pay on or after July 1st – $450.00

NOTE: As the USDLDF’s first event this is a special price being made available for all.

Administered by:

Master Kok Hong Hooi

  • Technical Committee Member for International Dragon & Lion Dance Federation (IDLDF)
  • Co-Founder and Director of Malaysia Dragon & Lion Dance Federation
  • Deputy Director of Selangor & WP Dragon & Lion Dance Federation
  • Founder and Head Coach of Choy Lee Fatt Nan Sheng Sport Association

Master Albert Fong Kong Yip

  • Certified Judge – International Dragon & Lion Dance Federation
  • Deputy Director of Dragon & Lion Dance Selangor & FT Dragon and Lion Dance Federation
  • Deputy President of Malaysia Khuan Loke Dragon & Lion Dance Association
  • Chief Instructor of Malaysia Khuan Loke Dragon & Lion Dance Association


  • Official USDLDF Judge Certification (valid for 2 years), upon successful completion of the exam
  • Course materials
  • Exam cost
  • Certificate of participation
  • Official USDLDF Polo Shirt (1)
  • Inauguration Banquet Dinner Ticket (1)

NOTE: Course and materials will all be in English


  • Must be at least 21 years old for certification
  • Must be a Dragon or Lion Dance Trainer or Assistant Trainer

NOTE: Candidates 18 and over may audit the course for the purpose of self-enrichment but are only able to receive certification if they are 21 years of age AND pass the final exam.

Dates & Times:

  • Friday, August 4th – 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 5th – 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 6th – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

NOTE: There will be a one hour lunch break each day and a one hour dinner break on Friday and Saturday.


  • Marriott at Gateway Park – Denver International Airport
  • 16455 E. 40th Circle  Aurora, CO
  • Salon C


  • $109.00 Guestroom rate (per night)
  • Complimentary basic WIFI in guestrooms
  • Complimentary Overnight Self-parking a savings of $10 per car per day*
  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle
  • On-site Restaurant, Bar and a Starbucks
  • Steps away from the Light Rail line, be in Downtown Denver in 30 Minutes.
  • Walking distance to restaurants including Ted’s Montana Grill, Applebee’s, Uno’s Pizzeria, Urban Sombrero and Outback Steakhouse

* the hotel reservation link states that it’s paid parking but the USDLDF group gets it for free

ATTENTION – For hotel guestroom reservations you must:

  • Click here to book your room under the group rate of $109.00 per night
  • This room rate will be available on the following dates: Wednesday 8/2, Thursday 8/3, Friday 8/4, Saturday 8/5 and Sunday 8/6
  • If you need to extend the stay you may contact the hotel directly at 1-303-371-4333
  • You must make your reservation on or before 3:00 pm, Friday, July 14 (cutoff date) to receive this rate

Additional information

Dates June 26, 2017 to June 26, 2017