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Thread #57461   Message #1030308
Posted By: Roger the Skiffler
06-Oct-03 - 04:09 AM
Thread Name: info Lumi sticks
Subject: RE: info Lumi sticks
I'm sure I saw a similar women's stick dance among the folk dances in the Cook Islands so Polynesian/Maori sounds right. BUT... the other cultures might have all learned it from each other at an international Guide/Girl Scout Jamboree, perhaps invented by Olave Baden Powell in UK!! Poi Poi (tiny ball on end of string) where the balls are twirled (NOW, NOW, 'Spaw...No comments!)is definitely Polynesian/Maori.