Six others joined Courtney and Hannah Kostka at the inaugural class on Monday, January 11. The class is the brainchild of Carolyn Morinishi. The classes are free and will run Mondays and Wednesdays in January, March, and May. All ages are welcome to participate in the classes.
Carolyn grew up in Kapaa and now resides most of the year, with her husband Ron, in Southern California where they are members at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Los Angeles.
The first class offered the opportunity to learn some basic dances. The class also featured Carolyn sharing a liturgical dance set to "Silent Night." It is one of the many liturgical dances that Carolyn has choreographed, taught, and performed at St. Mary's. "They all seem excited to have a dance like that at All Saints," said Carolyn. She is hoping to offer a liturgical dance at a Christmas service and other church services and events.
Mahalo to Carolyn for sharing her gift of Japanese Dance with her Kauai Church 'Ohana. For more information on the class, click here.