Lions dance down the street during Lunar New Year. They are not real lions. They are dancers in colorful costumes.
A lion is usually made up of two dancers. One dancer controls the head. The other controls the tail. The dance takes a lot of skill. It combines martial arts and acrobatics.
Lion dances were mostly done by boys. Now they are performed by both boys and girls. Ananda Tang-Lee is a lion dancer in California. She says anyone can perform. “You have to have confidence that you can do it,” she says.