We offer every client

The Imperial Way


The Imperial Way is our standard in providing you world-class entertainment in modern and traditional lion dancing. We craft every performance to personally fit your needs and to exceed expectations. With our accountability and commitment to you, the Imperial Lion Dance Team offers a grand entertainment that will make an astounding impression on your event and to your guests.

Explore Greatness

Composed of its dynamic history and rich traditions, lion dancing is a preservation of art for the Asian culture. The Imperial Lion Dance Team recognize and value the fundamentals of lion dance, to preserve its art and culture, as we explore the style of lion dancing to expose it to a new level.

Addicted to Success

The Imperial Lion never sleeps – to us, success is limitless. With every growth, every expectation is raised to a higher standard. The end is boundless. The Imperial Lion Dance Team continues to chase the Imperial Way.

OUR HISTORY

ESTABLISHED IN 2002

2002

Formerly known as "Nhu Thanh Lion Dance Team" was established

2008

Developed into "Hok San" style of lion dancing & drums

2012

Head Coach Hung Nguyen led the team in winning their first 1st place trophy at the 2012 New England Lion Dance Competition

2014

The team began to practice on benches

Won 1st place in the 2014 New England Lion Dance Competition

2015

                   

Head Coach Hung Nguyen stepped down as head coach to transition to Owner and President appointing Hung Ngo as the next Head Coach

Hung Nguyen appoints Hieu Nguyen as General Manager of the Imperial Lion Dance Team

The team began to bring their skills to high poles (jongs)

Won 1st in the 2015 New England Lion Dance Competition

2016

Rebranded into "The Imperial Lion Dance Team"

Won 1st place in the 2016 New England Lion Dance Competition

Imperial competes in their 1st out of state competition at the Colorado Lion Dance Competition
6th Place (Deserved Score: 8.71, Final Score: 7.71)

2017

Head Coach Hung Nguyen stepped down as head coach and is now the President & General Manager of the team

GM Hung Nguyen appointed Hung Ngo as the new head coach of the team

Performed High Poles for MGM National Harbor Casino's Lunar New Year Celebration in Washington D.C.

2018

Performed High Poles for MGM National Harbor Casino's Lunar New Year Celebration in Washington D.C

GM Hung Nguyen stepped down as General Manager and appointed Hieu Nguyen as the new General Manager of the team

Imperial competes in the 1st USDLDF National Lion Dance Traditional Championship
14th place (Deserved Score: 9.06, Final Score: 7.56)

2019

Performed High Poles for MGM National Harbor Casino's Lunar New Year Celebration in Washington D.C

GM Hieu Nguyen steps down as General Manager and appoints Thien Hoang as the new General Manager

Imperial sends 2 teams to compete in the 2nd USDLDF National Lion Dance Traditional Championship
Team A, 1st Place (Deserved Score: 9.03, Final Score: 9.03)
Team B, 8th Place (Deserved Score: 8.91, Final Score: 8.91)

2020

Imperial completes the Lunar New Year season and then suspends all operations due to the Coronavirus outbreak

2021

Imperial reinstates operations and members as of August

Head Coach Hung Ngo steps down as Head Coach after 7 years of service

Owner and president Hung Nguyen appoints James Nguyen as the next Head Coach

2022

Imperial performs for MGM for the first time since the Coronavirus pandemic

Coaches Leon Ly and Peter Le obtain certification for USDLDF Lion Dance Judging

GM Thien Hoang steps down as General Manager after three years of service

Owner and Presiedent Hung Nguyen appoints James Nguyen as the next General Mananger

2023

Imperial competes in the 3rd USDLDF National Lion Dance Traditional Championship
2nd Place (Deserved Score: 9.03, Final Score: 9.03)