Hula is a dance form usually done barefoot, using hands and feet moving in a rhythmic manner to Hawaiian music.
This form of movement increases strength, flexibility and gracefulness. It can be used for community building and timing, musicality and motor skills and coordination, spatial awareness, memory, cultural appreciation and positive thinking.
$10 suggested donation. First class listed in the series is offered for free.
Shanta Gabriel began studying hula and Hawaiian culture at the age of nine. She danced with a group and solo during class performances until she was 13 and moved with her family to the Philippines. On that ocean voyage from San Francisco to Manila she first landed in Hawaii and it was love at first sight. She made a commitment to herself to live in Hawaii but it was not until 1984 that she was able to move to the islands of Hawaii. Shanta lived there, studying Hawaiian culture, language, history, and dance until she moved to the mainland in 2007.
Monday, March 4 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Federated Church Parish House 45 South Summer Street, Edgartown, MA 02539