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. Practicing 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 (visitor), coming into 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. Halau is a place for learning.
Let`s have fun in learning and practicing Hula and Aloha.
Class times are listed below.
NEW CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT:
Thursdays: 6:15- 7:15pm
Pikake (Keiki Class)
Wednesdays: 6:15- 7:00 PM
Beginning hula class for the very young , ages 6 yrs old & up.
- 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
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. Wish we had a indoor waiting area but we don`t. The patio will be open when weather permits.
Puakenikeni (Keiki Class)
Saturdays: 10:00-10:45 AM
Beginning hula class for the very young , ages 6 yrs old & up
Same as above
Elelani (KEIKI Class)
Fridays: 6:00-7:00 PM
Intermediate classes for children ages 10-15 yrs old.
- Emphasis on proper basics
- 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
PUa lei (Open enrollment)
Tuesdays: 7:00- 8:00 PM
Class for adults ages 18 and up.
Wednesdays: 7:30-8:30 PM
(BY INVITATION ONLY)
Class for adults ages 18 and up
Lehua Lei - Intermediate II /AdvanceD
( BY INVITATION ONLY)
Mondays and Thursdays 7:30-8:30 PM