World Champion Lion Dancers

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Yup, you heard it. There is a world championship for Lion Dancing. It is a big deal to have a lion dance performance during Chinese Year. Even bigger, if you can see the world champions, which we did on Saturday. They are from Jahor, Malaysia and they performed at a condo near ours. Sally and I went to check them out and I am happy to say it was worth it.

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The group was made up of about 20 boys and teenagers. Here is one of the lion dancers in costume, minus the upper portion of his costume.

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Together with his partner, they would run up and down these very small platforms high in the air.

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The highest platform was about 8 feet in the air and both of them had to land on it, turn around and then head back. It was pretty incredible.

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At the end of the routine, we were standing in the right place as Sally was able to get face-to-face with one of the lions.

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