POLYNESIAN DANCE AND CRAFTS AT THE BONITA-SUNNYSIDE LIBRARY
July 27, 2012
Last year's Polynesian Dance and Craft event
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The community room at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Rd, will be transformed into an island paradise on Saturday, August 25 at 12 p.m. People of all ages are invited to visit the library and celebrate Polynesian culture with dance lessons, craft, and themed refreshments. The Mountain Sisters & Friends will be playing ukulele to enhance the aloha spirit. All five senses will be engaged!
"The San Diego County Library aims to inform, educate, inspire, and entertain our patrons, and this program should fulfill all of these goals," said Branch Manager Hildie Kraus. "It's a great way to learn some new dance steps and find out about other cultures while having fun."
The event last year attracted an enthusiastic and diverse crowd, and featured a variety of performers.
Hula was once strictly used for rituals and ceremonies, but today it is largely associated with entertainment. Leanne Monzon Abalos, dance instructor at Veterans Elementary School, will teach the Hula and demonstrate dances from New Zealand and Tahiti. Abalos has studied Polynesian dance for twenty years, and learned to Hula and do Maori dances (New Zealand) at age six.
"It is my love and passion to teach culture through dance, from Hawaii to Tahiti," said Abalos.
For more information on the Polynesian Dance and Craft event at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library, contact branch staff at (619) 475-4642.