At the Culture Event we recently attended, I saw several hula performances. I decided then that I wanted to learn to hula dance! One of the luncheon ladies is a dancer and she introduced me to her group last week. She said she had a practice skirt I could have. I was sure it wouldn’t fit, but the elastic waist stretches quite a lot. I think I look like a big yellow balloon among these tiny Japanese women. I attended the first lesson last week and let me tell you, it is a lot harder than it looks. Knees bent, stomach in, shoulders don’t move, hips move, arm at 45 degree angle. That’s just the beginning. I’m already looking forward to the next class.