Hawaiian Hula Dance Party
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Lola Matta of Providence, Rhode Island teaches a lesson in Polynesian dancing Monday during a "Hawaiian Hula Dance Party" at Essex Elementary School. The event, hosted by the T.O.H.P. Burnham Library to coincide with its Hawaiian-themed summer reading program, was presented by dancers from the Providence-based Polynesian Fusion. After learning about hula and other forms of Pacific island dancing, the children were invited to dance along with the instructors.