Columbia University Lion Dance (CULD) is a student-run group founded in the fall of 2000 with the help of
the Columbia University Chinese Students Club (CSC) in New York City. Ever since our debut at CSC’s Lunar
Gala in the spring of 2001, the largest culture and fashion show on campus, our membership and popularity
have steadily been on the rise. Our style of lion dancing was first shaped by Tony Chuy’s Northern Mantis
School and carries influences of Hung Gar and Southern Mantis foundations from contributions by our more
In 2009, Columbia University Lion Dance became recognized at Columbia by ABC (Activities Board at Columbia). We are open to all, and no experience is necessary! We will teach you everything from techniques and tricks to history and customs, and we provide all equipment. We perform all over New York City as well as at Columbia for all sorts of occasions: campus events, corporate events, charity events, weddings, birthday parties, Chinese New Year events, you name it! We practice hard, have fun, and we bring you a slice of traditional Chinese culture.
Practices for the Fall semester of 2022 will be held Sunday from 3-5PM and Wednesday from 8-10PM. Please feel free to come by or send us an email if you have any questions or concerns at [email protected]
If you are looking to book a show, please email us with the date and location of the performance. You
can check out our calendar here for dates that are available.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions or concerns!