Melbourne's Oldest Lion Dance Team

The CMS Lion Dance team has been entertaining Melbourne with thrilling Chinese Lion Dancing performances since the 1940s. 

Find out more about Melbourne’s oldest and most experienced Lion Dancing team! Learn about the CMS Lion Dance performances & bookings and lion dance lessons!

Book a Lion Dance

The CMS Lion Dance team provides outstanding performances for all events, from birthdays & weddings, to business openings and multicultural events.

Learn to Lion Dance

Do you want to learn how to lion dance? People of all ages, backgrounds and abilities are welcome to enjoy the benefits and joy of Chinese Futsan Lion Dancing.

  • Culture
  • Fitness
  • Fun
  • Teamwork
  • Kung fu

Kids Lion Dancing

The CMS Lion Dance team has a dedicated kids training and learning program. Open to all ages from 10 and above!

  • Great team environment
  • Boost self-confidence
  • Suitable for all abilities and backgrounds
  • Experienced teachers and instructors

Upcoming Public Performances

Bendigo Easter Fair 2021

When: Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
Where:  Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VICTORIA

The CMS Lion team will have the honour of performing with other Victorian Lion Dance teams at the 2021 Bendigo Easter Fair. For more information and program highlights, visit https://www.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au/

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival – 2021

When: TBA. September 2021
Where: Chinatown Square, Cohen Place, Melbourne

CMS Lion will return again to person at the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival. 
Watch CMSLion’s 2019 performance here on Youtube:  https://youtu.be/TsQRLrG24hM

Australia Day Parade – 2022

When: Australia Day
Where: Starting from Swanston St, Melbourne CBD and finishing at The Shrine, St Kilda Rd.

Come celebrate the best of Chinese and Australian culture at the annual Australia Day Parade down Swanston St. CMS Lion have been the most prominent Chinese Lion Dance team participating in the event, showing the art and culture of the Chinese Lion Dance to Australian’s for decades.

Chinese New Year Eve – 2022

When: To be confirmed
Where: Melbourne Chinatown, Little Bourke St

CMS Lion kicks off the Melbourne Chinatown celebrations with roaming performances across Chinatown and Melbourne CBD. Performances start in the evening from 5pm.

Chinese New Year – 2022

When: To be confirmed
Where: Melbourne Chinatown, Little Bourke St

The CNY Celebrations continue, with numerous CMS Lion Dance teams performing ceremonies and dances throughout Melbourne Chinatown. Performances will begin from 5pm

BIG SUNDAY – Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebration 2022

When: To be confirmed
Where: Melbourne Chinatown (Little Bourke St) and CBD

THE BIGGEST Chinese New Year celebration in Melbourne kicks off 10am, Sunday at Chinatown Melbourne.

Watch the jaw-dropping lion dance parade down Little Bourke St.

Enjoy hours of Chinese Lion Dancing, kung-fu, fire crackers and performances at dozens of businesses across Chinatown and Melbourne.

The CMS Lion Dance team has four teams performing non-stop throughout the day. Come along and enjoy the sounds of the drum, cymbals, gong and FIRECRACKERS! Bring in the new year with good luck from the CMS lions!

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Chinese Masonic Society Lion Dance Team (CMSLion)
7-9 Waratah Pl
Melbourne VIC 3000

Melbourne’s oldest and most established lion dancing team available for wedding and event performances.