‘Ar­riba’ for Latin car­ni­val

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By MATTHEW DAL­LAS

Salsa, Zumba, mari­achi and other fun-to-say at­trac­tions can be found in Plim­mer­ton this Satur­day as St Theresa’s School fam­i­lies and staff un­leash their in­ner Latino.

It is host­ing a Salsa Car­ni­val, where reg­u­lar gala ac­tiv­i­ties will rub shoul­ders with the more ex­otic charms.

Ruth Munro and her dance stu­dents will per­form as Salsa Ad­dic­tion, Latu Toomaga will run a Zumba demon­stra­tion, and Mex­i­can per­cus­sion­ist Car­los Navae will strike a red hot Latin beat with Son Clave. Car­ni­val rev­ellers can ex­pect to be ex­posed to rumba, cumbia, merengue and cha cha cha.

Car­ni­val co- or­di­na­tor Jan Han­non says the school’s an­nual gala typ­i­cally takes its lead from the top­ics stu­dents are be­ing taught in the class­room – last year’s had an Ir­ish theme.

The Span­ish in­flu­ence should en­sure a bright, colour­ful af­fair, with many of the games and food stalls flavoured with Latin spice. Chil­dren can win to­kens from many of the sideshows which can be ex­changed for prizes at a Mex­i­can Ar­cade.

There will also be a climb­ing wall, a a fly-around-the-world game that sports a $250 prize, and a healthy se­lec­tion of raf­fles and auc­tions. A kapa haka group and Dances­tars per­form­ers will also take to the stage.

Money raised will go to­wards re­lo­cat­ing and re­sourc­ing the school li­brary.

St Theresa’s Salsa Car­ni­val, 11am to 2pm, March 24, in the school grounds, James Street, Plim­mer­ton.

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