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By the numbers, we look forward to host the
first ever formal virtual solo competition in 2020!!!
What is HŌ’Ē TU’URA’A ‘ĀVAE Challenge? This is our exciting new addition for Heiva I San Francisco!
Simply put, HŌ’Ē TU’URA’A ‘ĀVAE (One Step) Challenge is a solo presentation using variations of only ONE basic step: Tamau or Fa’arapu throughout the entire routine. All of our Premier Soloists were given the option and 6 have chosen to do so. To illustrate, our own Katelyn demonstrates her solo rendition of the challenge for Tamau &Fa’arapu while dancing to IOTN’s drumming from Hawaii.
Thank you Kevin Kama.
Millie and her daughters were members of the Polynesian Dance Community since 1982. They belonged to early Polynesian groups that at the time were few and far between.
In addition, she and her talented family formed the group, Touch of Polynesia providing entertainment for the San Francisco Bay Area Community.
Under the direction of her daughters Jaemie and Remie, the Aranda Family later established the group Rahiti in South San Francisco, California and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Millie remains active conducting Polynesian dance classes as a service for her community.
Photo credit: Danny Tan
JOHN “BiggJohn” GAVIERES
Since 1988, John has been involved in various Polynesian activities and as emcee for events and competitions throughout Northern California. He is currently with the group, Da Island Way.
In addition, John is a member of the Latin Rock Band and Dakila.
John doesn’t seem to have an idle moment to spare as demand for his services remain constant.
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