Photo: Young lion dancers in the ancient town of Qiantong

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

Young lion dancers practice their lion dance routines at the ancient town of Qiantong in Ningbo city, east China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 22, 2022. /CGTN

The lion dance, one of the most popular folk dances in China, has a history of over a thousand years and is included in a list of intangible cultural heritages. Young lion dancers from the ancient city of Qiantong in Ningbo, Zhejiang, have managed to carry on this tradition by practicing three times a week as an extracurricular activity after school.

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