High School Students Use Dance To Educate Peers On Culture

Charles City, Iowa – Yesterday at 11:16 am, the Charles City High School’s World Cultures Class put on a flash mob


That’s the Maori  people’s Haka  dance of New Zealand.  The students in the class learned the dance for two months before showing it to the school.  Aaron Montemayor is a junior.


Kaleb Osier performed as one of the Warriors in the dance and said this provided not only a unique experience for his classmates, but allowed the rest of the school to learn about a new culture.


The Haka is important to the heritage of the Maori people and has become an increasing symbol of New Zealand.  Ena David choreographed the dance and said the contrasting cultures between our nations created a challenge.



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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