OSW Dance Crew is a youth based multicultural dance crew based in Redcliffe Qld and is led by Metui and Kara Latu. They meet together weekly to practise dance and fire twirling and to encourage each other in faith and life. They regularly contribute to the wider community by performing in schools, Aboriginal and islander festivals, community events and spontaneous outreaches around the city and beyond! Our other dance crew is based in Kaparoko village, PNG and is lead by a team of Papua New Guinea nationals. They have a focus on reaching out to surrounding villages and working alongside the local United Church.
Both teams are colourful, expressive and exciting to watch and are having an impact in their communities.
We love to support local schools in any way we can and this includes dancing or speaking at school events; participating in lunch time programs; serving alongside staff and community volunteers on local chaplaincy committees; or by running 6 to 8 week school programs. Our newest school program is called POW (Power of Words) and has been written by one of youth workers, Danielle Pritchard.
Ohana is the Hawaiin word for family but in a broader sense includes all those we share life with and learn from. It is an inclusive term that means no-one should be left behind. Our Ohana group is made up of women from the nations and we meet together weekly to share food, recipes, life and faith. Everybody is important and our heart for this group is particularly for women who may be newcomers to our city and want to meet new friends and improve their english, or for us who just love good food, great company and learning from one another!