Through storytelling, song, and dance the snow college community was treated to a paradise tour of the pacific islands this past Saturday night at Snow College’s Annual Polynesian Club Luau.
Starting with a dinner at the GSC, serving: rice, chop suey, macaroni salad, kalua pig, and BBQ chicken. Dane Howe, commenting on the Luau said, “The dinner is the best part…so good!”
The festivities then moved to the Eccles Center to enjoy a show presenting many dances from different islands of Polynesia. Mele Ohana, a women’s hula from Hawaii, Mako Fakafiefia from Tonga, Jungle Otes of Tahiti, the men’s Haka from New Zealand, Fiji’s war club “Raude”, and Samoa’s couples dance “Agi maia se matagi” just to name a few.
VP and Treasurer George Ngatuvai said that “the Polynesian club put in two and a half hours per day, for four days a week, since the second week of January. And then the week of the luau was even more time.”. With detail put in everything from the dress to the props, these dances were choreographed by students in the club.