Hula teacher Ku’ulei Silva Johnson, left, laughs with Beverly Ponikvar, right, while leading her students through a number at her home in the Mead area Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Johnson directs Halau Hula O Ku’ulei and the group performs at area retirement centers and community events.
Aug. 23, 2012 in Washington Voices on Page S1
The dancers shimmied and swayed, their graceful movements framed by a backdrop of palm trees and a fiery sun. Sweet sounds of ukulele music floated through the air. The only …