Title Testimonials | Gio Nam Mua Lan | Southern Wind Lion Dance | Orange County

Lion Dance dates back to more than two thousand years and is still being performed today. Some the various events in which a lion dance is performed include weddings, banquets, grand openings, festivals, parades and so much more, each with a unique and intricate story behind every performance. For instance, Gio Nam's wedding performances tells the story of the unification of two families while bringing good luck and longevity to all who witness the dance. For a grand opening, Gio Nam's performances focuses on the spreading of fortune and prosperity through the symbolic representation of blessing the business with Chang (greens/lettuce).

Whatever event you are planning to organize, we'll be sure to tailor to your lion dance needs!

From: Diana and Victor Chan, Wedding at Tivoli Too Laguna Beach March 25th, 2012
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During my search for a lion dance performance for my wedding, I emailed several dance troops to compare performances and what not. The main reason why I chose Gio Nam Lion Dance (Southern Wind Lion Dance) was because their coordinator was very meticulous and detail oriented. I wanted to know the overall significance of the particular dance and David went above and beyond, in terms of providing information. Our dance floor was also a bit small, but they were able to coordinate the dance very well, given the constraints. At first I wanted to see a demo of what would be happening on wedding day, but he assured me that a surprise would be best. I'm glad I left it as being a surprise, because my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance, as did all of my wedding guests. The troop got the crowd pumped and it was a very nice Vietnamese/Chinese touch to our very traditional, American-style wedding. I also wanted to support a student run group because I'm a UCI alum! If you are considering a lion dance at your wedding, then I would highly recommend it! The pictures turned out very vibrant and it's definitely something that you will remember for years to come. Gio Nam won't disappoint!


From: Han Kwak for Save our Chinatown Committee Banquet at Lotus Garden Restaurant in San Bernardino, on January 21st, 2012
Email: han[..]@yahoo.com

Hi Steve,

Sorry if things didn't go smoothly and about the tight performance space...

But everybody had a great time. I think you helped bring an energy that we haven't had before. Everyone said they loved your dance troupe's performance! We kept hearing high praise for booking your group! Hope you guys got plenty to eat and got back to Irvine safely.

Thanks again,

Han Kwak
Save Out Chinatown Committee

From: Kimberlee Gaw for Girl Scout Troop in Irvine January 20th, 2012
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i can't thank you enough for all the coordinating you're having to do. i didn't mean to overburden you with my request for the women on your team to perform, but you're correct, they would have more impact but hey, whomever's available, is fine too!!!

everyone is so excited!!!

thank you thank you thank you!!!!


From: Bonnie Lee for House Blessing in Newport Beach, CA and University Montessori Preschool in Irvine, CA in Jan. 2012
Email: b0nnie[..]@aol.com

You guys do a great job every year. Your team is dependable and professional. You should be very proud of how you run your group. The kids and adults look forward to it every year. Thank you again! Bonnie:)


From: Christine Huang for Albertsons Store, Irvine, CA on Jan. 10th, 2012
Email: Christine[..]@supervalu.com

Hi Louis,

The performance yesterday was great! I am so sorry we had to rush and end the performance early; but everyone enjoyed the show. (too bad i missed the photo-op)

We will definitely invited you back in the future and please let us know for any community partnership opportunity

Thank you
Christine Huang
Pharmacy District Manager

From: Van Bui for Wedding at the Marriot Suites in Anaheim on Jan. 7th, 2012
Email: vanbui[..]@yahoo.com

[David], I just wanted to say Thank You again for the Great performance your group did last night. Everyone enjoyed it soo much and it was such a nice surprise, not only for the Bride & Groom but to see the little kids faces.

I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you working with me with my small budget.

Sincerely Thank you

Van Bui

From: Jamie Reeder for Wedding at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim on July 31st, 2011
Email: jamie.reed[..]@gmail.com

Hi Steve,

Once again, you guys were amazing!!! So many people came up to us and told us how much fun they had. For many, this was their first time seeing a lion dance. Thank you again for another great performance!!!


From: Thuy Hoang for Wedding at the Grand Garden Restaurant in Westminster on January 8th, 2011
Email: tweety[..]@msn.com

Thank you for everything!
You guys were the high light of my reception ceremony and you were all so very accomadating and fabulous.

Hiep & Thuy

From: Sarina Love for Wedding at the Sheraton Hotel in Anaheim on October 2nd, 2010
Performance Picture | Gio Nam Mua Lan | Southern Wind Lion Dance | Orange County Email: sari[..]@sarinalove.com

The entertainment highlight of the evening was when the Lion Dancers came out. It was filled with excitement and a lot of amazing moments of awe. They really outdid themselves and I have a feeling everyone really enjoyed their performance! The kids loved them!

From: Jackie Tran for Goddard Preschool in Ladera Ranch on August 26th 2010
Email: jack[..]@goddard.occoxmail.com

Hi Louis,

Thank you for everything. Everyone was great! Hope to see you all next summer!

Thank you and have a great day!

From: Trinh Phan for (SCE-VA) Southern California Edison – Vietnamese Affiliation Fundraiser Banquet at Mon Cheri in Anaheim on January 28th, 2010
Performance Picture | Gio Nam Mua Lan | Southern Wind Lion Dance | Orange County Email: hanh-trinh[..]@sce.com

Hi Team,

Thanks for your performance at this year's 2011 banquet!! It was super fun to have you all around.


Trinh Phan

From: Natalie Platon for ARK Fun Day Performance for Foster Childen at UC Irvine on February 21st 2009
Email: nplaton[..]@yahoo.com

Dear Richie, Thank you so much for performing at ARK Fun Day. Every year your performance is always the children's favorite. I don't know if you noticed this, but after you mentioned how the lettuce brings good fortune, all the children started running towards the lettuce and picking it up. Even if that probably was unsanitary, it was so adorable.

I really appreciate how your group always performs for us every year, and I know for a fact the children appreciate it as well.

Thanks so much again.
Natalie Platon

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