On October 4th and 5th, HAHPERD proudly hosted dance instructor Christy Lane for a Saturday workshop at Mililani High School then at the 2014 Children and Youth Day (CYD) held at the Hawaii State Capitol on Sunday. Participants in both sessions described Christy as "amazing," "fun," "unbelievable," and "energetic." At both events, Christy taught a variety of line dances that started off so easy that even the most chorophobic (fear of dancing) attendees were still able to learn and keep up. Christy just has a way of breaking down a dance into just a few simple steps and make it fun. As everyone became comfortable, Christy would then encourage some creative movement or show a little twist that the more daring could add to jazz it up a little. Popular line dances like the Electric Slide, the Wobble, as well as country line dances, folk dances, and ballroom dances were all part of the program.
HAHPERD would like to thank Alexis Zoder who helped organize the CYD event, Yvette Ikari for organizing the Dare to Dance event, the University of Hawaii KRS professors and students for your time and support, Mililani High School, Christy Lane, and all the volunteers who came out to help at both events.
Did you miss out and weren't able to catch Christy Lane? You're in luck as Christy has agreed to return to Hawaii in the spring as part of our annual 2015 HAHPERD Hawaii State PE & Health Conference. Stay tuned to hahperd.org for more details!