At our Jubilee celebration I was performing in the Cook island group. My highlight was dancing with my friends in the Cook island group because I was representing a different culture from my own. I was very proud of myself.
It was a nerve wracking experience standing on the stage looking at all those eyes staring at us, it was so scary it made me a little nervous, my legs were shaking a little bit like a salt shaker. The music started and I began to move to the rhythm.
I began to move together with the group as one body. I gained my confidence and began to enjoy the dance. I did the best I could. I could see the big smile’s on my mum and auntie’s face, their smiles gave me encouragement and confidence, making me try the best as I could.