We have many years of experience in performing for a variety of functions. Outside of the Chinese New Year period, the lion dance team have performed for:
- Corporate functions (product launches, Chinese themed events)
- Birthday parties
- New business blessings
- House blessings
- Cultural performances for schools
- Community events / festivals / parades
- Restaurant functions
We can tailor all performances to suit the occasion or venue. When booking us for a weekday daytime performance, please bear in mind that our performers either work or attend school or university and we may not be always available.
A standard one-lion dance performance involves two performers under the lion in full lion costume, a drummer, gong and cymbals players. The number of performers involved may range from 5 for a one-lion performance to 11 for a two-lion and Buddha show. Speak to us about the best type of performance for your event.
We are licensed with WorkSafe and insured to light Chinese firecrackers for performances. Let us know if you require firecrackers as part of the lion dance performance. We have available 3 metres (with head roll) and 6 metres(with head roll) strings of firecrackers. A clearance of 5 metres from point of firing is the minimum WorkSafe requirement. Please allow a minimum of two weeks notice for the handling of paperwork for permits and notifications for WorkSafe, MFB and the local city council.
Hand held confetti cannons are optional extras to add to a performance. We have multicoloured confetti or red hearts metallic confetti cannons for weddings. Speak to us to get confetti to match your theme colours. Please note, we do not clean up confetti after a performance, so check with the venue first. If you have any other indoor pyrotechnics requirements, please let us know.
We have the first pair of 'Double Happiness' lions in Australia. The lions have the Chinese character for 'Double Happiness' on the front and back of the head. The red/gold colours of the lions is representative of traditional Chinese wedding colours of the bride and groom.
A wedding performance (space permitting) is best performed with two lions to represent 'Double-Double Happiness'. Speak to us about your wedding requirements and we can tailor a performance to suit.
If you are interested in sponsoring a lion with your logo design on the lion, please contact us. The benefits for a sponsor includes free advertising on our website, dotting ceremony for the sponsor on the first performance and advertising on the lion when we perform at various events during the year. Sponsored lions are quite popular in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Geelong Fireworks has kindly sponsored our first lion.
Hong De Dragon Dance
We will be ready to perform a 9-person dragon towards the end of 2013 in preparation for Chinese New Year 2014. This dragon is luminous and will illuminate under UV light in a darkened venue. The dragon chases a pearl during its dance and is accompanied by traditional Chinese music consisting of a drum, cymbals and gongs.
Hong De on YouTube
Some of our recent performances on Youtube can be viewed from our Video Gallery page.
Crown Casino Complex
For functions at Crown Casino, most of our performers have completed Crown Contractor OH&S induction courses.
Speak to us about your specific requirements. We aim to entertain and are eager to try anything new and challenging!