Dance students learn Haka at workshop in Bury St Edmunds

Lorraine Theobald teaches the Haka and tribal dances in Nowton Park.
Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Lorraine Theobald teaches the Haka and tribal dances in Nowton Park. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

The traditional war cry of New Zealand was just one of two world dances taught at a multicultural workshop in Bury St Edmunds at the weekend.

Lorraine Theobald teaches the Haka and tribal dances in Nowton Park.
Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Lorraine Theobald teaches the Haka and tribal dances in Nowton Park. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

The free event, held in Nowton Park on Sunday, August 6, saw people try their hand at the famous Maori Haka as well as Indian dance in two hour-long sessions.

The group of parents and children spent half an hour working on the Haka before turning their attention to Indian dance Reflections.

Lorraine Theobald, teacher, said: “It was delightful. It was such a real treat to work in such a beautiful outdoor space.

“It was a small group but a lovely group of people of all ages. I also had a family originally from Bangladesh and the dad was able to play the drums so we had some live music.

“It was a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere and thanks go to the West Suffolk councils for organising the event.”

For more information on multicultural dance workshops, click here.

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