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A dazzling Lunar New Year


Last updated 2/9/2022 at 12:23pm

Brian Soergel

A dragon reaches out to the crowd at Centennial Plaza as part of Lunar New Year Edmonds celebrations.

After watching his first lion dance performance at age 6 in Seattle, David Leong decided he wanted to become a lion dancer. Fifty years later, he's still dancing, while teaching generations of kids and adults about lion dancing and kung fu. Some of his students have been with him for 16 years.

On Saturday, he brought his long-held passion to south Snohomish County for two performances with his Northwest Kung Fu & Fitness team as part of the inaugural Lunar New Year Edmonds celebration.

South Snohomish County residents welcomed him and his crew with open arms.

"What a beautiful crowd. Wh...

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