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Marshall Christian High School performed a Western-style biit dance Christmas Day at Uliga Protestant Church. Photo: Hilary Hosia.
Marshall Christian High School performed a Western-style biit dance Christmas Day at Uliga Protestant Church. Photo: Hilary Hosia.

HILARY HOSIA

Marshalls Christian High School has once again lived up to its reputation as one of the best entertainers in the religious community following their performance at the United Church of Christ Christmas Day celebration Monday.

The school, which is a boarding school couple of miles west of Laura village, earned its reputation for creative dance routines throughout the years. This year’s theme depicts a western-style choreography where the boys mimic the straddling of cows using hand towels as imaginary ropes.

Fun fact: the Marshallese word for biit is English for beat. The keyboard instrument controls the overall movement of the dancers through multiple beats.

Another fun fact: close to a decade ago, MCHS performed a Polynesian-style dance during the visit of Nitijela Speaker Kenneth Kedi. It was during this visit that Speaker Kedi endorsed the school as sons and daughters of Parliament. Since then, students from the school became part of Nitijela openings each year.

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