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Formed in 1985 by a group of five undergraduates with a deep interest in this traditional art form, NUS Lion Dance is the oldest University-level lion dance troupe in Singapore.
Throughout more than three decades of its history, the group has gone through several changes in the style that it practices from the Foshan style of lion dancing and the Fohe style to its present Heshan style of lion dance introduced by Master Chan Siew Kee, a renowned exponent of the art.  With guidance from Master Chan, the group took part in not only institutional competitions, but also nationwide competitions. The troupe frequently receives invitations for numerous performances during the Lunar New Year festive season and throughout the year, both on and off campus and competes at local competitions
NUS Lion Dance is presently mentored by Master Hiew Yun Cheong, a vastly experienced lion dance performer and trainer, and the group aims to promote lion dance as a cultural form and to spread awareness and appreciation of art within NUS and beyond.

Lion Dance’s Key Past Events (External)

2006 Ngee Ann City National Lion Dance Championships
2007 Ngee Ann City National Lion Dance Championships
2013 Official opening of University Town, NUS
2016 Featured on local television programme, FirstLook Asia, Channel NewsAsia
2016 Opening of School of Continuing and Lifelong Education
2019 HERE! Arts Carnival 2019
2019 Peace and Prosperity Singapore participant (Largest Mass Lion Dance Display)
2021 NUS Open House (online, reused 2019 HERE! video)

Lion Dance’s Key Past Events (Internal)

2019 CNY Caiqing
2020 CNY Caiqing
2021 CNY Caiqing (Online)

Awards and Achievements

2004 Awarded Champion at the NTU Intervarsity Competition 2004
2004 Awarded 3rd Runner-up at the 10th Ngee Ann City National Lion Dance Championships 2004
2005 Awarded 1st Runner-up at the 11th Ngee Ann City National Lion Dance Championships 2005
2006 Awarded NUS Student Achievement Awards 2006 (Arts and Culture)

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