In my culture, Respect is a major factor when presenting yourself In Front of the elders. Polynesian culture is all about family no matter what. Polynesian includes Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii, Guam, New Zealand, etc. In my case coming from the Samoan culture, I grew up knowing to respect those in high power, always being about family, loving the food, and dancing is my passion. Polynesian dancing includes the dances from every Polynesia island, from the graceful dances if Samoa, to the exotic hip shaking of Tahiti. I am now part of a family dance group called Manaia Dance Company, I am one of the professional dancers in the group. It does rank from beginners, intermediate, to advanced, and the professional group of dancers who participate in booked payed shows. Dancing is something that I grew up with as a lifestyle and have grown to love over the years, it did take time but with the help of my cousins I am able to perform in front of thousands of people without feeling any sense of nervousness. I am blessed to represent my culture and my group because that is what I have prepared as a young woman to do.