Snow can’t stop this Canadian woman from dancing Tahitian in frigid temperatures

Snow can’t stop this Canadian woman from dancing Tahitian in frigid temperatures
Rain or shine, it's fa'arapu time. (Snow included) (@KarisaHannah/Instagram)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Coping in the freezing cold, a woman in Canada posted a video that’s getting the attention of the Tahitian dancing community. Her inspiration? The Hawaiian islands.

Karisa-Hannah Carrasco’s video on Instagram shows her Tahitian dancing out in the snow in Montreal, Canada. She wore a tube top and pareo in temperatures around 36 degrees.

Carrasco told Hawaii News Now that it was all part of a social media challenge by expert Tahitian dancer Tehani Robinson. It’s called the Fa’arapu challenge.

Dancers are tasked with practicing their Fa’arapu, or rapid swinging of their hips.

While some of Carrasco’s fellow dancers at the Ma’ohi No Tanata Polynesian Dance School tackled the challenge from their warm living rooms, she thought it would be fun to get outdoors, even in the heavy snow.

And what better song to do it to than the music of Moana.

Carrasco said she quickly ran back inside once it was over.

The 36-year-old said her trips to Hawaii inspired her to take Tahitian lessons in the first place.

Carrasco added that she hopes her viral video shows everyone that the Polynesian culture is alive and well in Canada.

To watch the video, view it below or click here: https://bit.ly/2RHsKRH

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