in Melbourne!


The CMS Lion Dance team is pleased to announce a special “Introduction to Lion Dancing” trial classes for new members during March, 2024.

The CMS Lion Dance classes are open to ALL GENDERS and ABILITIES. CMS Lion is proud to have one of the most diverse spread of genders, age and demographics in Australia.

Youth (Age 10 to 17)
Special trial classes for all youth from ages 10 years to 18 years old (usually 13 years+). CMS Lion will introduce the basics of lion dancing including stances, movement, music and teamwork during these fun & interactive Sunday classes.

Adults (Age 18 to 60)
Adult classes is open to ALL AGES and abilities from 18 years onwards. We even encourage parents of younger members to come and participate. CMS Lion has a very diverse team, with active members well into their 60s and older! 

It’s never too late to start with lion dancing, with many members starting in theirs, 20s, 30s and 40s at CMS Lion.

Q: How do I sign up?
Send a WhatsApp message to Zhen on 0459999888 (, with your (or your child’s) Name and Age.

Q: When and where is the lion dance training?


  • Sunday 3rd March, 10am to 12pm 
  • Sunday 10th March, 10am to 12pm
  • Sunday 17th March, 10am to 12pm
  • Sunday 24th March, 10am to 12pm
  • Easter Weekend – No Classes
  • Sunday 7th April – 10am to 12pm
  • Sunday 14th of April – 10am to 12pm
  • Sunday 21st of April – 10am to 12pm
  • Sunday 28th of April – 10am to 12pm
  • We recommend attending all or as many sessions as possible
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before, as we start on time.
Meet at Chinese Masonic Society, Level 3, 7-9 Waratah Place, Melbourne, 3000 (Chinatown)

Q: What do I bring?
Where comfortable exercise clothing and footwear. Some training will take place outdoors, so bring a hat if sunny.

Q: I’ve never done lion dance or martial arts before, can I train?
Absolutely! All CMS members have started with little to no experience before. Dedication to training builds experience and lets members grow individually.

Q: What is a ‘trial’ and ‘intake’?
Our intake/trial classes are a way to introduce lion dancing to new members, but also for the CMS Lion Dance team to assess new members for suitability for ongoing training and membership. CMS Lion Dance is a volunteer run organisation, as such, resources are limited and we can only take in a few members each year.

CMS membership is open to those who are disciplined, respectful, reliable, show a true passion for the art and team players. Members who continue training are expected to be available to train most Sundays throughout the year, and help with performances & duties required by the team.

The CMS team leaders & trainers will have an open and respectful chat with all new members/parents to discuss their suitability.

Q: I am/my child is shy, would this be suitable?
Yes! Many members have started as shy & introverted individuals, and grown to be confident team players and performers over time.

Q: Are there any fees involved?
Our classes and training are free. CMS is a community based, volunteer run team.

If accepted for ongoing training, members are expected to assist in the successfully running of the club, which may involved attending performances and shows, cleaning, and general duties.


CMS Lion Dance welcomes people of all ages, backgrounds, gender and ability to take part in the amazing art of Chinese Lion Dance.

If you are in Melbourne and have always wanted to learn the art of Lion Dancing, get in touch and drop by for a free lion dance lesson. Absolutely zero experience is required!

Learn and develop your

Kids/Youth Lion Dance Training

Let your kids have fun and train in a supportive team environment. Youth members make friends for life and develop confidence in themselves.

When: 11am, Sundays
Where: Level 3, 7-9 Waratah Place,
Chinatown, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Ages 13 to 18 welcome! 

Contact the team at or SMS/WhatsApp Zhen on 0459 999 888 for more information.

Adults Lion Dance Training

Have fun and train with the CMS Adults class. The super friendly environment is open to all!

When: 10:00am Sundays
Where: Level 3, 7-9 Waratah Place,
Chinatown, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

All welcome. No experience is required!

Contact the team at or SMS/WhatsApp Zhen on 0459 999 888 for more information.

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.