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Bringing a Luau to Norwalk

Stepping Stones Celebrates Hawaiian Culture

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Norwalk, CT | Added on July 07, 2014 At 11:25 AM

Beauty, grace, and Hawaii are just some of the words that may come to mind when you think about dancing the hula.

But Stacey Ziegler of Dancin' in the City says the hula is much more than that.

"People think, oh, you're a hula dancer. You must wear a coconut bra and wear a skirt and you just sway. It's more than that."

Hula dancing is an ancient art that started in Hawaii as a form worship.

"We do more modern entertainment but we do keep to some tradition. There some songs that are prayers or "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," and a lot of our dances represent the story of the song," said Ziegler.

Stepping Stones Museum offers various cultural events throughout the year.

"It's important for kids to learn about different cultures because they can step outside of their own families and learn more about other people and how to interact with other people," said Stephanie Kadam, Stepping Stones' Family Programs Manager.

"Out of the mental part of it and the physical part of if which is great, I just think seeing the love that we share with our audience and connecting with our audience through our dance by telling a story with our hula dancing is great," added Ziegler.

For more information about the luau visit

You can experience the hula and Hawaiian culture during Hulapalooza at Stepping Stones Museum on Saturday, July 19th. 

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