Waikiki, Hawaii, May 6, 2018.
A local dance troupe that performs acrobats, aerial acrobatics and other acrobatics in their backyard has found a new way to promote their hobby.
It all started with a friend of a friend, and the two quickly started talking about how to do acrobatically in their homes.
“I just thought, ‘That’s just what I love to do,’ ” said Chris Sisley, a Waikili native.
“That’s what I do, but I don’t get a lot of love.
I’m not that kind of guy.”
They started to look for a group of people who wanted to join in on the fun and started talking with neighbors and businesses.
They also began to meet other dancers, who encouraged them to come out to the backyard.
“They all just seemed really interested and really excited about it, and I just thought it was going to be a great opportunity to share this with everyone,” Sisler said.
“This is something that I love, and this is something I’m really excited to be able to do.”
So, Sisly and his fellow dancers began to create a group to go out and do acrobatically and teach others.
“It’s actually something we had planned for, and we thought that would be a good opportunity to have some people to come and participate in the group,” he said.
After months of planning and building, the Waikilis’ acrobating group has now taken off.
“We’re kind of a small, but very dedicated group of students, and they’ve been really supportive of the idea,” Sesley said.
They have a strong appreciation for the art of acrobatical dancing, and their goal is to share the art with others.
They recently started teaching a group called “The Acrobatic Sisters,” who also are working with other local organizations to teach other people the art.
“So this is our second year doing this, and it’s kind of been really fun and fun to be in a place that we haven’t been before,” Sisy said.
A group of about 20 dancers and acrobators is part of the group, and most of the members are students at the Waikaani College of Dance in Waikīkī.
“The students here are all really passionate about the acrobatic arts, and when they see someone like us, they’re very excited about the idea of doing something like this,” Sisi said.