Resorts World Cruises & Tao One Ltd 天富宫 presented the world’s first-ever Lion Dance Competition at sea earlier this year from 19-22 March 2023! There were troupes from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam that participated in this competition. 9 troupes braced through the strong wind to compete in the Freestyle High Poles at the pool deck on the first day, while 19 troupes competed in the Traditional Lion Dance at the Zodiac Theatre on the second day.
WTS Travel is honored to have been a part of this event as the prize sponsors and was able to witness true sportsmanship between the competitors with their perseverance in the face of challenging conditions out at sea. Every team showcased unforgettable performances! As the prize sponsors for this event, we gave out cash prizes to the top three teams of the two events – Freestyle High Poles and Traditional Lion Dance. The first place was awarded $3000, second place $2000 and the third place received $1000. This is on top of the trophies and individual medals given to the members of the winning teams.
At the award ceremony, it was also announced that they will continue to hold this International Lion Dance competition. In fact, we can look forward to this event happening along with a Dragon Dance championship next year. We can’t wait to do it all again next year!