Y6 had a Hakka fun time

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 3:03pm

Over the past few weeks, the Year 6 classes have been taking part in a Maori tribe dance called the Hakka. In order to do the dance correctly, they had to show aggressive movements and a powerful posture. The Hakka is a war dance to show the opposition that they’re not afraid and usually stand together next to each other in unison. It involves stamping, shouting, bulging eyes and sticking your tongue out. To do the dance, you need a wide stance with slightly bent knees and strong arm motions. When the children had established that, they split off into their groups of six to conduct their own Hakka. They had to include their own moves to make the dance more unique and performed in front of their fellow classmates. Before the performance, the children had time to practise to ensure their moves correctly matched the tutorial and to make sure each other were in time. They truly had a Hakka fun time!

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