Reveal the Next Great Lion
“MGM Lion Dance Championship－Junior Lion Dance Training Program” is back with a roar! As the creator of the epic MGM Lion Dance Championship, we developed the junior training program to broaden the appeal of this legendary dance while nurturing a future generation of skilled performers.
This year, the Junior Lion Dance Training Program will once again provide kids with a fun-filled way to spend their summer holidays. The program, which will run from July 1 to August 17, has been specially designed for local children between the ages of 5 and 8 years. These budding champions will have the privilege of being coached by the award-winning lion dance master, Mr. Mak Chi Leong from Hong Wai Dragon & Lion Dance Association Macau.
For over 7 weeks, Master Mak will help his students discover their potential and develop their knowledge about this traditional dance. He will also teach them how to use the different props and instruments, perform fundamental choreography and steps, while cultivating a sense of initiative, self-discipline, and team spirit. The program will conclude with a graduation ceremony and public performance in August 22 for the little masters to show the world that they are ready to be the next great lion.
Mr. Mak Chi Leong, Chief Coach
- Master Mak is the Founder of Hong Wai Dragon & Lion Dance Association Macau, the Chief Coach of the Dragon and Lion Dances Department, a world class dragon and lion dance coach, and a dragon and lion dance judge of the Wushu General Association of Macau. He joined Jianhua Sports Association in 1993 to learn martial arts and lion dancing, and subsequently acquired in-depth knowledge of dragon and lion dance. He has almost 20 years of experience in teaching lion dance, and has organized numerous dragon and lion dance teams to compete in local and overseas competitions, with great success