Chinese New Year Feb 2016, saw the Eagle Claw Kung Fu School Lion Dance team of SiFu Dale come together again to perform for the Year of the Fire Monkey. Five of our Germany team members travelled to the UK from Herne. Christian Kubiak (Team leader from Germany), Mike, Zeliha, Krzysztof and Patrick joined their UK Lion dance classmates Keith Lam, Matt Smith and Matt Beddows to perform some exceptional Lion dances.
Starting on Saturday 6th February supporting Maidenhead Chinese Association, the team performed for the 11th year in Maidenhead High Street and were accompanied by UK Government Home Secretary RT Hon Theresa May and local town Mayor Eileen Quick.
Sunday lunchtime the team performed at Buckinghamshire Chinese Association and in the evening for two regular restaurants based in Buckinghamshire.
Monday and Tuesday saw our teams performing Lion Dance in the evenings for restaurants and business owners in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. During the daytime whilst Christian and his team were in the UK, they spent their time receiving Eagle Claw Kung Fu training at our school in Maidenhead.
Over the course of Chinese New Year, a very happy and enjoyable time was had by all. Hard work, lots of performing, and lots of training. All our long standing customers for Lion dance were delighted with the performances and have already booked the team again for Chinese New Year 2017.