Late last year I had the great pleasure of taking dance classes from Francoise Schneiders of Byron Hula Hips. I first met this gorgeous woman when I lived in Sydney a decade ago and was delighted to discover that she too had moved to Byron with her family, and was teaching the art of Polynesian dance. The classes were held on a beautiful private property in the hinterland for a small group of women. I loved hand weaving the skirts pictured above we all wore for the final performance. Francoise is grace personified so if you ever get the chance to take a class, I highly recommend you do so. The way she moves her hips is utterly mesmerising!

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