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Practice Place and Time (Fall 2016)

Thursdays: 7:10 to 10 PM at Giedt Hall Rm 1003
Mondays (optional): 6:10 to 8 PM at ARC Pavilion 

Golden Turtle Lion Dance Association is an on-campus student organization dedicated to the performing art of traditional Chinese lion dancing. GTLDA practices the southern style of Hok San.

Founded in 2009 by Matthew Nguyen, GTLDA has grown from a single member to a strong, friendly club where people are free to come and learn or just hang out with the members.

A typical performance consists of a lion, a drummer, and several cymballers. Each lion consists of two "players," a head and a tail. The head holds the actual lion head and the tail makes up the body of the lion.

As of the summer of 2017, the club has disbanded and no longer holds practices or performances. 


  • 2011- 2nd Place at DDR
  • 2012- 3rd Place at DDR
  • 2013- 2nd Place at DDR
  • 2014- 1st Place at DDR
  • 2015 - 2nd Place at DDR