Bring Colour and Excitement to your Event with Chinese Dancers for Hire
When you think of Chinese dance you may conjure up images of beautiful Chinese lion dancers performing a dramatic and entertaining lion dance at Chinese New Year, or you may think of graceful dancers with long sleeves swaying in time to the music. Chinese dance is extremely varied with a huge number of stunning performances for you to enjoy.
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If you want to make your event shine and bring some of the drama, colour, magic and grace of Chinese performers to your special day contact Hips Don't Lie to book our Chinese dance group.
With our talented and experienced dancers, you'll get so much more than just a show, you'll get a whole cultural experience, to wow you and your guests and leave you wanting more!
So call us now to book dance entertainment for your next celebration, party or event.
Chinese lion dancers for your special day
When people think of China and dancing, Chinese lion dancers are often the first thing that springs to mind. The lion dance is emblematic of the country, and culture, bringing luck and good fortune with every movement the Chinese lion dancers make.
With flashes of red and gold, undulating movements, a lively drum beat and Chinese music the lion dance is the ideal dance show for hire when you want to bring good luck to your special events. Whether you're hosting a birthday party or celebration, having a wedding or opening a new business Chinese lion dancers will be sure to get you off to a great start.
The lion dance teams at Hips Don't Lie have performed at many special events and Chinese New Year celebrations across Toronto so call us now to book Chinese lion dancers, and bring all the luck to your big day!
More than just the lion dance
There's so much more to Chinese entertainment and dancing than just lion dancers and it would be a shame to miss out on the many other beautiful traditional Chinese dances that are available, here in Toronto.
At Hips Don't Lie we are experts in various types of Chinese entertainment and dances including beautiful ribbon dances, fan dances and traditional Chinese folk dances, many of which tell beautiful stories through graceful movement.
Call our booking team today to discuss the full range of Chinese dance performances available for your event.
How to hire Chinese dancers
If you're planning a big event, getting the entertainment right is vital. Here are a few things to consider when looking for a Chinese dance performance for hire:
- What kind of event are you planning (wedding reception, party, corporate event etc)?
- Where in the schedule will the dance performance take place?
- What style of Chinese dance are you interested in?
- What kind of Chinese music do you want to accompany the dance?
- How long should your traditional Chinese performance last?
- How many dancers do you want to perform at your event?
- What is your event venue like and how big is the performance space?
- What is your budget?
To make your event into a true celebration get in touch with us today to discuss your unique performance needs and we'll discuss the types of dance available to you as well as the cost to hire Chinese dancers.
Toronto's top Chinese dancers
The dance team at Hips Don't Lie is among the most talented in both Toronto and even Canada, and is well known for turning events into fantastic celebrations with amazing shows.
All our dancers are professionally trained and have many years of experience dancing both in theatres and at events. When hiring new dancers we don't just look for a professional dancer with technical skill and ability. We also look for the magical spark that makes a dancer into a star, so you'll be guaranteed the show of a lifetime when we perform for you.
We have a long track record of providing the best dance shows in Toronto and have wowed audiences at weddings, parties, festivals, corporate events and much more.
Talk to us today to book the best dancers for your special day.
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Frequently asked questions
What are Chinese dancers called?
There is no one specific name for Chinese dancers, and the general term used is either "Chinese dancers" or "dancers from China." There are so many different styles and traditions of dance in China, so the dancers who specialize in these styles will have more specific names or titles. For example, performers of classical Chinese dance may be called classical Chinese dancers, and people who dance a particular style of folk dance might be called Chinese folk dancers or they might have a more specific name, related to the dance style itself.
Who performs the Chinese lion dance?
The Chinese lion dance is usually performed by a pair of two dancers, often during the Chinese New Year celebrations in small and major cities across China. They wear a lion costume, which is made of colourful fabric and decorated with intricate designs, usually involving a lot of red and gold. One of the dancers controls the lion's head and front legs, and the other controls the rear legs and tail. The dancers move the lion in a series of lively movements, accompanied by the beat of drums, cymbals, and gongs.
The dance is supposed to bring good fortune and luck with it and is most famously performed at Chinese New Year, to start the new year off with good luck. It's not just a new year dance though, and can also be danced at other festive occasions like weddings and business openings.
What are some famous Chinese dances?
China is a huge country with a rich cultural heritage and a diverse range of dance styles. Many popular traditional dances even go back thousands of years. Here are a few famous Chinese dances that you might have heard of:
- Classical Chinese dance
- Dragon Chinese dance
- Chinese Lion dance
- Chinese Ribbon dance
- Fan dance
- Chinese shuffle dance
These few dances just skim the surface of the huge number of amazing and beautiful dances that you will find in China today.
What is the Chinese dragon dance?
The Chinese dragon dance is very similar to the lion dance in that it is performed with a dramatic dragon costume or puppet and is supposed to bring good luck, especially during Chinese New Year. Dragon dancers differ from lion dancers in that they are puppeteers as well as dancers. The dragon is usually held on poles above the heads of the dancers, and a larger team of dancers is required to move the puppet, as compared with the lion dancers, where you only usually have two performers.
The length of the dragons' bodies is very symbolic. The longer the body the wealthier the client, as a longer body requires more materials to make it and more dancers to carry it. This means longer dragons are more lucky and prosperous than short ones.