Lion Dance organizations from all over the world are joining together to bring Lion Dance to the next level through cooperation and international matches. The main purpose of this organization is for Lion Dance to be officially represented in the International community by acting as the International Federation (IF) for the sport. The World Lion Dance Federation, commonly known by the acronym WLDF , is the international governing body of association of Lion Dance. Its Headquarters is in United States of America. WLDF is responsible for the organization of Lion Dance in major international tournaments inlcuding the World Lion Dance Championship.
The WLDF was officially formed and established on 17th December 2019. from 12 countries members associations from USA, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Philippines, Chile, Cambodia, Vietnam, Venezuela, Mauritius and France. After the formation, the members agreed to set the WLDF office in Selangor, Malaysia.
WLDF’s supreme body is the WLDF board, an assembly made up of representatives from each affiliated member association. The Board assembles in ordinary session once every year and, additionally. Only the Board can pass changes to WLDF’s statutes. WLDF’s Board is the main decision-making body of the organization.
The continental confederations are provided for in WLDF’s statutes, and membership of a confederation is a prerequisite to WLDF membership:
- Pan American Lion Dance Federation
- Asian Lion Dance Federation
- European Lion Dance Federation
- Oceanian Lion Dance Federation
- African Lion Dance Federation
The WLDF Board is the supreme legislative body of WLDF. At the assembly decisions are made relating to WLDF’s governing statutes and their method of implication and application. The board approves the annual report, and decides on the acceptance of new national associations and holds elections.
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