ABOUT HĪ HĀ DANCE FITNESS
What happens when a vibrant Māori dance teacher and an award-winning children’s author join creative forces? Hī Hā is what happens!
Lleuarne Panoho and Sally Sutton get students moving, thinking and creating like never before! We know kids and we understand teachers – and we’ve listened to the call for fresh, fun, easy and meaningful ways to bring the arts and Te Ao Māori into today’s busy classrooms.
Hī Hā Dance Fitness is a revolutionary new educational programme designed for kids. We use dance as a springboard to explore core subjects such as reading, writing, drama, art and physical education, all while embracing Te Ao Māori. Emphasis is on culture, self-expression and creativity.
We’ve each seen how our work empowers kids. We’ve seen how they grow in self-confidence, pride, empathy and understanding. Together, we believe we can change lives. We’re passionate about helping tamariki to create fitter bodies, stronger minds and more powerful imaginations. Our programme makes this possible.