USDLDF Lion & Dragon Dance Coach Course 2019 Announced!

The USDLDF is proud to present the first Lion & Dragon Dance Coach Seminar, to be held April 19th through the 21st in Houston, Texas.

The course will be taught by Master Jeffrey Tan (Wen Yang Sports Association – Singapore) and Master Joseph Low Han Long (Wei Yong Athletic Association – Singapore), both are certified coaches and members of the International Dragon & Lion Dance Federation and multiple award winning coaches in the arts!

The USDLDF Lion Dance Coach Course is designed to prepare instructors and team leaders, of all levels, to become efficient and effective competition level coaches in order to prepare their teams for competitions in the US and abroad. The course will cover foundational knowledge in a variety of topics including:

About the Instructors:

Master Jeffrey Tan

IDLDF Executive Committee Member
IDLDF Vice-Chairman of Judging Sub-Committee
Head Coach of Wen Yang Sports Association – Singapore

Master Joseph Low Han Long

IDLDF Technical Sub-Committee Member
Head Coach of Wei Yong Athletic Association – Singapore


  • Proper conduct of a lion dance coach.
  • Organization structure.
  • Motivation and leadership.
  • Communication methods.
  • How to keep all members on the team equally focused.


  • Selection of athletes for various positions.
  • Correct posture for lion head and lion tail as well as how to correct poor posture.
  • How to see errors made by the student and how to correct them.
  • Different training methods for different levels (e.g. entry level, basic level, intermediate level, advanced level).
  • How to train and correct drummers, cymbals and gong.
  • Choosing the correct equipment to maximize your routine.
  • Planning and designing a lion dance routine – From the initial concept idea, to training progression to the execution of the final completed routine.
  • Method of training — Muscle recovery, stamina training, basic techniques, short training, endurance training, etc.

These topics will be covered in both theory and practice and the focus will be on teaching coaches how to teach. This course will not be teaching people how to lion dance, prior experience in these arts is necessary to attend this event.


  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have previous experience in leading and teaching a lion dance team.

NOTE: This course is open to all, USDLDF members and non-members alike are encouraged to participate. Limited seating event, we will only have 40 slots open for attendees.

***Filming will not be allowed, but quick stories and snaps will be ok***


  • USLDFD Members: $200.00
  • Non- Members: $250.00

Link for course registration is HERE


Duc Dinh Center
11810 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, Texas 77072

We have secured a great rate for the attendees at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn Houston Westbelt of $79.00 per night!


Hilton Garden Inn Houston Westbelt
6855 W Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston, Texas 77072

Hotel Rates:

Must book hotel by April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 17:
$99.00 – no breakfast included *
Thursday, April 18th through Monday, April 22nd:
$79.00 – no breakfast included *

To receive this great room rate make sure to use the group reservation code: USDLDF

NOTE: to use the promo code, click the “More options” button and enter “USDLDF” into the “Group coupon” field.

Link for hotel reservation is HERE

*Breakfast info:
Special $5.00 rate for hot, full, made-to-order breakfast buffet, served daily. Original price $12.95!
Ask the front desk for breakfast coupons at check-in, you will be charged only if you use it.