Welcome to ACA Lion Dance

We are a Chinese lion dance team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) affiliated with the Association of Chinese Americans (ACA) student organization. Founded in 2001 originally as an aspect for ACA's Chinese American Culture Night (CACN), the continued growth of the team allows us to entertain and perform at many locales and celebrations in the Los Angeles area.

In addition to collegiate performances such as UCLA's Chinese American Culture Night and southern California's Chinese Heritage Festival, we perform at various venues and events, ranging from Lunar New Year celebrations, weddings, grand openings, blessings, parades, cultural celebrations, and birthday parties! If you interested, please email us at for a quote, or use the form on our contact page. Please feel free to have a look around and follow us on social media!

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The Pride

We fondly refer to our members as The Pride. The lunar cycle for the next school year is the Year of the Dog, and we are always looking to expand our family!


The art of lion dance has a unique history, from which stems the traditions of today.

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Contact Us

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Our Values


Our love for lion dance grows deeper every day driving us to excel and strive for the highest, always finding room for improvement.


We look to the past as a foundation for our future, finding inspiration through our history, tradition, and customs.


The memories we share and the bonds we make allow us to work successfully as a team. We critique and learn from each other. We are a family.


We honor the strength, wisdom, and knowledge of lion dancers, past and present. We continue to dance so their legacy may live on to inspire anew.