Mark your calendars for the 2nd U.S.D.L.D.F. National Dragon & Lion Dance Championships being held in the beautiful city of Madison, Wisconsin during the weekend of June 28th-30th, 2019.Venue: Monona Terrace Convention Center Exhibit Hall A 1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703

The Competitions will be held throughout the weekend in Traditional Lion Dance (Saturday), Freestyle Lion Dance a.k.a. Jongs (Sunday morning), Drum Showcase (after Jongs event) and Dragon Dancing (Sunday afternoon).

The Rules and Regulations committee has finalized the set of rules for the 2nd Annual USDLDF National Championships. For the most part the rules have remained the same as the ones for the 1st Championship, with only minor alterations (e.g. Dragon Dance ring size). Updated 5/21/2019

You may download the rules and regulations through the following links:


This championship is open to all Dragon and Lion Dance teams regardless of style or affiliation. Keep in mind that we have a limited amount of slots for each category:

• Traditional Lion Dance Competition – 25 slots
• Freestyle Lion Dance Competition (Jongs) – 15 slots
• Drum Showcase – 15 slots
• Dragon Dance Competition – 8 slots

NOTE: USDLDF member schools receive a discount on registration. To register your school/group/team as a USDLDF Member School please follow the link:


Registration will open on January 8th 2019.

2019 Prize Amounts:

Traditional Lion Dance:

  • 1st Place – $1’000.00
  • 2nd Place – $700.00
  • 3rd Place – $300.00

Freestyle Lion Dance:

  • 1st Place – $1,500.00
  • 2nd Place – $1,000.00
  • 3rd Place – $500.00

Dragon Dance:

  • 1st Place – $1,500.00
  • 2nd Place – $1,000.00
  • 3rd Place – $500.00

Link to our Tournament Registration frequently asked questions page:


The official hotel for the tournament will be the Days Inn & Suites, located in Madison . The USDLDF negotiated a special rate of $90.00 per night (two queen beds) and $100.00 per night (one king size bed suite with a pull out sofa)  for all attending this event. To receive this exclusive rate you must make your reservations by 5/28/2019!

To make your reservation use code “CG0628”  and follow the link HERE

OR call the hotel directly:

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Madison
4402 Broadway Service Road
Madison, WI 53716
Phone: (608) 223-1800
Fax: (608) 223-1374

Check back often for updated information.

This will be another great opportunity for everyone in the Dragon and Lion Dance community to meet with friends old and new as well as network with masters, coaches and practitioners from all over! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to grow and expand you experience, knowledge and circle of friends!

Updated: 5/21/2019