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DANCE THEATRE FROLICS FOR FUNDS FOR HAWAII TRIP

By Lisa Stratton
UW-RF University Communications

DEC. 2, 2005--Pineapples, leis and beautiful beaches, here they come. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls' Dance Theatre is presenting a Hawaiian Hula Night in order to raise money to participate in a Hawaiian immersion program in January 2006.

The event will be held on Dec. 6 and 13 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the UW-RF Dance Studio (Room 10) in Karges Center.

Both nights will feature a hula rehearsal, a question-and-answer session, and the opportunity to participate in a basic hula. Hand-made leis and baked goods will also be for sale.  

Money raised during the Hawaiian festivities will be used to help members of UW-RF Dance Theatre to take part in a program conducted by Kumu Hula Rich Pedrina of the school of Hula 'O Napunaheleonapu on the island of O`ahu.

Students will be completely immersed into the Hawaiian culture for five days in January through classes in technique, sacred chanting, language, history and cultural traditions of both traditional and modern hula dances.  

This event is open to the public and includes a free-will donation.   For more information contact Professor Karla Zhe at karla.k.zhe@uwrf.edu or at 715-425-3131.

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