Aloha! Hula dancers will take you to the Hawaiian Islands through song dance and audience participation. Basic hula dance moves, a Hawaiian song and some Hawaiian words will be taught. After the dance there will be a workshop on making colorful lei.
The workshop following the dance will be held by the very inventive PAC teacher Donna Ross. Ms. Ross has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and has taught children at Pelham Art Center for many years. She is a ceramicist, fine arts painter as well as a decorative, mural, and faux painter and restorer. In the workshop you will be making fun lei inspired necklaces. A lei is a garland or wreath. More loosely defined, a lei is any series of objects strung together with the intent to be worn. The most popular concept of lei in Hawaiian culture is a wreath of flowers presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection.