Hālau Hula O Nā Pua O Hawai'i Nei
"Hula is the language of the heart, therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people." ~King David Kalākaua
2022-2023 CLASS SCHEDULE, DESCRIPTIONS, TUITION
Papa Melia/Beginner Women
This is an introductory class for those who have little or no hula experience. This class teaches basic knowledge of hula, such as steps, hand motions, and chanting. Age 10+ years
Papa Mokihana/Intermediate Women
This class is for women with some hula experience. Dancers are expected to know the basic steps and knowledge of hula. Age 18+ years
Papa Lehua/Advanced Women
Dancers in this class are required to have higher hula skills. Dancers are expected to be able to learn at a fast pace and dance in unison. Kumu's recommendation is required to register for this class. Ages 18+ years
Papa Pikake/Gracious Ladies
This class is for women with some hula experience. The dancers are expected to know the basic steps and knowledge. Those who are age 50 years and up have opportunities to dance in hula competitions in both the US Mainland and Hawaii.
This class is open for all men ages 12+ years regardless of prior hula experience.
Papa Laua'e/Intermediate - Advanced Girls
This class is for girls ages 10 to 18 who know basic hula steps and motions. Advanced dancers occasionally perform locally and have the opportunity to compete in hula competitions.
Papa Naupaka/Beginning Girls & Boys
This class is for beginner girls & boys ages 5 - 9. The kids learn the basic steps and hand motions of hula through Hawaiian chants and songs.
Papa Lā'ī/Intermediate Boys
This class is for boys ages 8 to 14. The boys learn the basic steps and hand motions of hula through Hawaiian chants and songs.