Skills shared in special dance lesson

By Giz Visser-Heydon
Dance Teacher

Last week we were very lucky to have two of our Kapa Haka leaders helping in Year 10 Dance.

Isabella Drummond and Caitlin Jenkins (both Year 12, pictured left) came to share their wealth of knowledge in Māori dance.

Isabella and Caitlin were both heavily involved in preparing the Westlake Girls Kapa Haka group, Te Rerenga Wāna, for their Polyfest performance, but still managed to make time to share their passion with the younger students.

It is wonderful to have such strong role models share their talent and inspire our younger dancers. The students and I enjoyed our lesson and were reminded just how challenging Poi movements are.

We enjoy exploring different dance genres and styles and learning about cultural protocols in different dances.