(Closed) Lion dance, how did it work out for you?

posted 10 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I had my lion dance troupe perform right after my hubby and I were introduced.  so we were standing front and center as the lions came in.  Ours lasted for about 10-15 minutes. It won’t drag on if the lion dance is good and does a real routine.  I have seen some on youtube where troupes do perform for a long time, and it becomes boring after a few minutes because they’re not doing anything special or exciting.  My troupe was not that interactive with the audience, but they had a routine they practiced that told a story.  So people paid attention. 

 As for the costs, I tell brides this all the time.  It seems like a lot of money, but you have to remember what you’re paying for.  A typical lion dance troupe performing with 2 lions will have at least 4 lion dancers, a buddha, drummer, gong player, and cymbalists.  That’s at least 8-10 people who travel to your wedding with their equipment.  Troupes practice their routine before they come to your wedding.  The money does not actually go to individual members who voluntarily have joined the lion dance troupe.  Money goes towards equipment, maintenance, gas, rent for practice space, etc. 

I’m a little biased, but it’s a good investment.  It’s wonderful to have lions perform for your wedding to give you many blessings for a happy marriage.  

 By the way, my troupe performed for Mrs. Toucan’s wedding last year.  You can check it out on her page.

Good luck!

Post # 4
6 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

How much did you pay for the lion dance?

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