Our Mission

Listen to this NPR segment featuring the troupe (by Hansi Lo Wang, January 2014)



Traditionally, because lion and dragon dance require discipline, skill and mastery and represent a symbol of power, courage and justice, it was denied to women. The Gund Kwok Asian Women Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe was created to achieve the following goals:
To give Asian women the opportunity to learn and perform a traditional Chinese martial art form that has not been performed by women.

  • To challenge women to realize their physical potential and achieve excellence in a supportive environment.
  • To empower Asian women to break through traditional stereotypes and limited roles.
  • To build teamwork cooperation among Asian women from diverse communities.
  • To contribute back to the community by donating surplus funds to projects that focus on empowering Asian women and girls.