Classes 

Hula is much more than a dance.

It is about learning and practicing social graces and common courtesies. It is about discipline, respect, kindness, humility, sharing, caring, unity, consideration, patience and, above all, gratitude -- we practice this ALOHA inside and outside of the classroom.

Haumana (student) must come to class prepared:  wear appropriate clothing, make sure hair is combed and pulled back away from the face, remove any or all jewelry that makes distracting noise, no chewing gum, listening ears, quiet during class time. Make sure to address teacher by "Auntie" as a sign of respect.

For all, haumana and malihini (visitors) coming into the Halau (school), please remove your shoes and place neatly on shoe rack or against the wall and have consideration and respect for the space and people in it. Our halau is a place for learning.

Let's have fun in learning and practicing Hula and Aloha.

Auntie Gloria


Class Offerings and Schedule

Most of our classes offer ongoing registration, though timing of start may be subject to upcoming performance schedules. Please contact us for placement recommendation or to try a class.

ADULT CLASSES

*NEW CLASS OFFERING* - MEN'S CLASS

Thursdays: 6:15-7:15 pm

Men -- come join us and see there are many beneficial aspects to hula dancing! It is truly a great way to learn new skills, and to develop a new understanding of physical and inner strength. By attending classes regularly an individual can develop long term friendships, build confidence and poise, and help our effort to preserve the culture of Hawaii by learning its roots and history.

PUa lei (BEGINNER/MIXED LEVELS, AGES 18+) 

Tuesdays: 7:00- 8:00 PM

Lehua Lei (Intermediate II/AdvanceD, AGES 18+)

Mondays and Thursdays: 7:30-9:00 PM    by Invitation only

Pua AWAPUHI (BY INVITATION ONLY, AGES 18+)

Wednesdays: 7:30-8:30 PM

 

Keiki (CHILDREN'S) Classes

New keiki will be evaluated to make sure they are able to participate without distraction. Parents are to drop-off  and pick-up their keiki on time. Wear comfortable clothing - no party dresses or jewelry. Good manners and good attitude are very important. Make sure hair is combed and pulled back away from face.  Unfortunately, we do not have an indoor waiting area, but the halau patio will be open when weather permits.

MAMANE (CO-ED EARLY BEGINNER keiki class, AGES 5-6)

Saturdays: 11:15- 12 noon

  • Learn basic hula steps

  • Learn basic hula motions

  • Learn dance hula noho style (sitting down)

  • Learn basic hawaiian words

  • Learn focus and discipline of the dance

  • Learn about Hawai`i, its people and the culture through stories and other activities

Puakenikeni ( Keiki Class, ages 8+)

Saturdays: 10:00-11:00 AM

  • Focus basic hula steps

  • Focus basic hula motions

  • Learn dance hula noho style (sitting down)

  • Learn basic hawaiian words

  • Focus on the discipline of the dance

  • Learn about Hawai`i, its people and the culture through stories and other activities

Pikake (Keiki Class, Ages 10+)

Wednesdays:  6:15- 7:00 PM  

  • Focus basic hula steps

  • Focus basic hula motions

  • Learn dance hula noho style (sitting down)

  • Learn basic hawaiian words

  • Focus on the discipline of the dance

  • Learn about Hawai`i, its people and the culture through stories and other activities

Elelani (INTERMEDIATE KEIKI Class, AGES 12-15)

Fridays: 6:00-7:00 PM

  • Emphasis on hula steps, choreography, dance formations

  • Coordination of hand motions and footwork

  • Proper posture

  • Work on strengthening their voices, confidence, and language skills through chanting

  • Incorporate the use of hula instruments into their dance

  • Regular attendance required