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Loyal followers have made a Maui dance class for older adults a hit

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                                Frank Hook instructed some moves in front of the class while his wife, Sandy, right, watched. The couple has been hosting and teaching dance classes at the MACC for the past 14 years.

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    Frank Hook instructed some moves in front of the class while his wife, Sandy, right, watched. The couple has been hosting and teaching dance classes at the MACC for the past 14 years.

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                                Liz Ashley, 59, left, and Gail Ainsworth, 74, participated in an Advance Your Dance Maui class held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in November.

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    Liz Ashley, 59, left, and Gail Ainsworth, 74, participated in an Advance Your Dance Maui class held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in November.

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                                Verna Kamakana is spun by her boyfriend, Milam Pender, during class. The couple says they first met at a class.

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    Verna Kamakana is spun by her boyfriend, Milam Pender, during class. The couple says they first met at a class.

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                                Colleen Mitsuya and Robert Canha, center, are seen in a mirror while dancing.

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    Colleen Mitsuya and Robert Canha, center, are seen in a mirror while dancing.

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                                Dancers change their shoes after class at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

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    Dancers change their shoes after class at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

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                                Sandy Rogers, 83, dances with Art Sumabat, 92. Sumabat is the oldest dancer in the class.

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    Sandy Rogers, 83, dances with Art Sumabat, 92. Sumabat is the oldest dancer in the class.

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                                Joni, 62, and Eric Roberts, 64, dance the cha-cha at an Advance Your Dance Maui class. The married couple met at the class in 2011.

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    Joni, 62, and Eric Roberts, 64, dance the cha-cha at an Advance Your Dance Maui class. The married couple met at the class in 2011.

In its 14th year, Advance Your Dance Maui has become a hot spot for the mature crowd with a loyal following. Read more

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