The dance called Hula is particular to the Hawaiian people. There are similar dances in islands throughout the Pacific, however the hula is unique. In ancient times the dance, performed by men, was really a practice of our own Hawaiian martial arts. Many myths & legends surround the beginnings of hula by women and you can be sure that this more gentle tradition that we now practice began as an expression of love. The ancient, kahiko, hula was danced only to the percussion instruments. A deep resonance that effects the audience as well as the dancers. The modern, auwana hula began when ships from distant lands came with their strange looking and sounding instruments to the thrill and delight of us all. We quickly adapted the music to our dancing and modern hula was born.
We offer individualized hula instruction, along with "talk story" for 1 to 100 people. You will learn one complete hula, laugh alot, receive a CD of the music and written instructions so that you can continue to "practice" and enjoy for many years to come.
We invite your inquiries and reservations. Mahalo nui loa.