Benito School Students and Staff were pleased and fortunate to have the Hoop Dancing Artist, Alicia Taylor with us for the week of October 23—27th. Alicia is born and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba. She has been an early childhood educator for eight years and is currently studying for her Bachelor of Social Work. Her passion for community building has helped Alicia realize her ability to teach using the gifts of Mother Nature. Alicia learned hoop dancing at a young age and the dance has given her an appreciation of culture, pride, respect for the land and all its people, courage, health, a positive self-identity, and the ability to make good choices. She feels it is her obligation to pass on the opportunities hoop dancing offers with others. Alicia has been teaching hoop dancing to children for the last ten years and many of her students continue to dance and teach today.
Students participated in lessons throughout the week and held a performance for family, friends and community members on Friday, October 27th at 2:30 p.m.
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