The United States Dragon & Lion Dance Federation (USDLDF) is proud to partner with the Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team (TDDT), of Austin, Texas, to present an outstanding opportunity for all lion dancers to learn more about the Fut San Style of Lion Dance and its martial roots.

This course will be taught by Grandmaster Lee Kam Wing of the Seven Star Praying Mantis style!

Grandmaster Lee will also be teaching an additional martial arts seminar for anyone interested in learning about the Seven Star Mantis style.

The Lion Dance Course is designed for practitioners of all skill levels to come together and learn more about the beautiful and robust style of Fut San lion dance. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Lion handling
  • Stepping
  • Head movements
  • Tail coordination
  • Drumming, including Seven Star Beat and Drum Flowering techniques
  • Coordination of drum, gong, and cymbals
  • Traditional Chengs used for businesses

This seminar will be hands on, and participants should expect to be active most of the time instead of sitting through lectures. To maximize the instruction and practice time for individuals attending this seminar, attendance is limited to a maximum of 50 participants. 

Dates & Times:
  • September 17th: 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM (check-in at 10:00 AM)
  • September 18th: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


  • University of Texas at Austin

Course Costs

Registration available up to July 31, 2022:

  • USDLDF Members: $150
  • Non-Members: $200

Note: Prices will increase by $50 for in person attendees on August 1st, 2022.

Note: This course is not an introduction to lion dance. Prior experience in the art is necessary to attend this event.

For more information and how to register please go directly to the Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team’s seminar page HERE

To go directly to the registration page please click HERE

Payment Instructions

Please submit your payment either by check or through PayPal.

For PayPal:

  • Uncheck the “Paying for goods or a service?” option.
  • If you do not uncheck that option, you will incur a PayPal processing fee of 3% plus 50¢. Please contact us for correct totals to avoid having to send multiple payments.

PayPal: https://paypal.me/tddtaustin

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COVID-19 Disclaimers

All attendees will be required to abide by local guidelines regarding wearing of face masks. In the event an individual does not wish to comply with local guidelines, they will be required to leave with no refund issued. Please note that currently all Covid restrictions have been lifted for the state of Texas.

Please contact info@tddt.org for any questions.

Refunds and Transfers

All sales are final and refunds will not be issued except in situations relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If an individual is unable to attend and wishes to transfer their registration to another individual, they will incur a $25 administrative fee.

Limited Liability

It is your responsibility to consult a physician before participating in this or any fitness program. You affirm that you have no known medical conditions that would restrict you from participating in the classes offered.

You understand and are aware that your participation in the classes involve risk. These risks may lead to tangible or intangible harm, and you agree that they may result not only from your own actions but also from the actions of others. With the knowledge and understanding of these risks, you choose, of your own will and volition, to continue participating in the class.

You agree to hold the Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team, United States Dragon & Lion Dance Federation, the seminar instructor(s), their assistants, and venues that the seminar is hosted at, and their representatives (hereafter known as “the Providers”) harmless from any damage, whether tangible or intangible, that may happen to you while participating in the classes offered.

You agree not to start any lawsuit or other court action against the Providers, nor will you join in any such proceeding, including any claim for money damages. You acknowledge and agree that you are entering a covenant not to sue the Providers in any capacity, including to hold the Providers liable for any injury, loss, or damage sustained by you or your property, even if it is due to the Providers’ negligence or omission. You also waive the right of any of your insurers to make any such claim.

Please contact info@tddt.org directly with any questions you may have on this incredible seminar opportunity.

We look forward to another great opportunity for our lion dance community to get together, make new friends, gain more knowledge, share experiences and grow in the arts we all love!


United States Dragon & Lion Dance Federation