Announcing: 2023 Fundamentals of Sar Ping Lion Arts Seminar!

The United States Dragon & Lion Dance Federation is happy to announce this exciting opportunity for our Lion Dance community!  September 1st through the 3rd in Houston, Texas, the USDLDF will be hosting a seminar teaching the fundamentals of the world-renowned Sar Ping Lion Art taught by expert masters of the style!


The course will be taught by Master Hiew Yun Cheong (Singapore) and Master Albert Fong Kong Yip (Malaysia). Both have extensive knowledge, experience and are 4th and 5th generation, respectively, disciples of the art. All participants will benefit from the lifetime experience these masters have in the world of Lion Dance. These two masters were hand-picked to teach this course by the 3rd Generation Inheritor of the Sar Ping (Lui Pai) Lion Arts Master Robin Chan Siew Kee.

This seminar is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of the art of Sar Ping lion dance.

While the course itself is specific to the Sar Ping style, the content will also be beneficial to lion dancers and coaches that simply want to learn more about this style or improve their understanding of the lion arts in general.

About the Instructors:

Master Hiew Yun Cheong

  • 4th Generation Direct Disciple of Sar Ping (Lui Pai) Lion Arts under Grandmaster Robin Chan Siew Kee.
  • Teacher and Head Coach for the National University of Singapore (NUS) Lion Dance Team.
  • Main Lecturer at the 1st World Sar Ping Federation’s (WSPF) International Conference (Singapore, 2016).





Master Albert Fong Kong Yip

  • 5th Generation Disciple of Sar Ping (Lui Pai) Lion Arts
  • Head Coach of Khuan Loke Lion Dance Academy
  • Secretary General at Malaysia Lion Dance Federation (MLDF)
  • Secretary General at Selangor Dragon & Lion Dance Sports Association 
  • Director of Dragon & Lion Dance at Wushu Kuala Lumpur






– Foundational stances.
– Basic beats and rhythms for drum, gong and cymbals.
– Understanding the essential dance steps.
– Improving dancers’ postures during performances.
– Harmonizing the lion steps with the musical beats of the style.

These topics will be covered in both theory and practice and the focus will be on teaching participants the basics of the art. The seminar is for all levels, however prior basic experience and knowledge in the art of lion dance is necessary to attend this event.


Vien Thong Buddhist Temple
17355 Groschke Rd,
Houston, TX 77084


  • Friday, September 1st: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 2nd: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm*
  • Sunday, September 3rd: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm*


  • Saturday and Sunday times are subject to change.
  • There will be small brakes during practice as well as lunch breaks on both Saturday and Sunday.


Course Cost:

Early Bird registration on or before July 31st (11:59 pm on July 31st)

  • $200 for members
  • $250 for non-members

Registration on or after August 1st

  • $225 for members
  • $275 for non-members

NOTE: Space is limited to 80 participants

Cost includes:

  • Seminar T-shirt
  • Course materials


  • Materials will all be in English as well as the language the course will be taught in.
  • If you sign up 10 attendees, one additional attendee may attend free of charge.
  • To be guaranteed a free event t-shirt, please register by August 7, 2023.

Video Policy: No full video recordings will be allowed. Short clips, that are less than 1 minute in duration, are fine for use in content creation and social media purposes.

Official Hotel:

Best Western Plus Houston Energy Corridor
1000 Highway 6 N
Houston, Texas 77079

We have secured a great rate for the attendees at the hotel where the course will be held of $76.00 (+tax & fees) per night, with breakfast included!

The link for the discounted reservations is HERE

NOTE: This course is open to all, USDLDF members and non-members alike are encouraged to participate.


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