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EVENT DESCRIPTION                 [ Event #25250 Pageviews: 2322 ]

Energetic Modern Japanese Dance for Teens and Kids


Your child will learn an energetic modern Japanese dance called Yosakoi (Yo-sah-koi) which means, “Good World Has Come.”

It is an annual dance festival originated in the instructor Akari's hometown, Kochi, Japan after the Second World War to encourage the town’s spiritual and economic recovery. Yosakoi united people and generated new hope.

Today, 15,000 dancers from all walks of life dance for four consecutive days in the month of August. Each dance group can have up to 150 dancers and can have its own music, choreography, and costume. The whole town becomes a festival venue. Akari grew up being a part of the festival.

Click here to see videos and photos of Yosakoi dance.

Click here to learn about the instructor. 


This is an Ongoing Event occurring on Friday of every week.

Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Cost: $10

Categories: Child Event, Classes / Seminars / Lectures, Cultural / Ethnic, Dancing, Fitness / Yoga / Bodywork, Teen Event


Location Specifics: Crossroads Youth Center in Haiku


Contact: Akari Ueoka   Phone: 808-280-5729

Email:   Website: https://www.akaridance.com/classes-workshops/

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