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Folk Arts Series: Hawaiian Hula Dancing

  • Dates: May 5, 2018
  • Location: Pelham Art Center
  • Address: 155 Fifth Avenue, Village of Pelham, NY 10803
  • Phone: (914) 738-2525
  • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Price: Free and open to all
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  • 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.