Lighting up the fun

Wednesday December 12, 2018 Written by Published in Local
Gaye Whitta (standing left) and Jackie Tuara–Newnham (kneeling right) with excited kids lit up with lights for the LED Tropical Christmas night. 18121034 Gaye Whitta (standing left) and Jackie Tuara–Newnham (kneeling right) with excited kids lit up with lights for the LED Tropical Christmas night. 18121034

A spectacular LED (light-emitting diode) light show with music and entertainment for the Tropical Christmas event proved popular with the audience last Saturday night.

 

Held at the National Auditorium, various artists performed several routines that delighted the children and had parents joining them on the dance floor.

The Avarua CICC, Phoebe Happ, Ruby Newport, Manava Ora o Te Ivi Maori with dance instructor Jackie Tuara-Newnham and Apii Avarua’s Year 5 class with a dance routine themed on not polluting our lagoon with trash, are some of the shows exhibited on the night.

The intermediate students dominated the exciting Dance Off competitions, receiving roars and cheers from the youngsters.

Jackie Rongo one of the organisers says it was a fun, family event that encouraged all ages to come out and dance. 

“The highlight of the night was when the kids had to bring their parents up to the stage to dance.”

Jackie Tuara–Newnham says it was a fantastic night of wonderful dance and music for the whole family. 

“It was so amazing to see the absolute joy on the children’s faces when they got up to dance on a stage that was lit up like a real concert stage, and we do have some fantastic young dancers on this island.

“Seeing parents just dancing and having so much fun with their children, was just beautiful.

“This is absolutely what the Christmas spirit is about, spending quality time with family, parents with their children sharing joy, love and happiness through music and dance,” says Tuara.    

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