2021-2022 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 12+ 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 55 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 Middle & High School Girls
This class is for girls in 6th to 12th grades who know basic hula steps and motions. Advanced dancers occasionally perform locally and have the opportunity to compete in hula competitions.
Papa Awapuhi/Intermediate-Advanced Girls
This class is for girls in K-5th grades. The girls learn more advanced hula. The dancers are required to be able to focus and pay good attention to the lessons. Advanced dancers have the opportunity to perform locally and to compete in hula competitions. Intermediate dancers may be asked to do so as well depending on skill level. Kumu's recommendation is required to register for this class.
Papa Lokelani/Beginning Girls
This class is for girls in K-5th grades. The girls learn the basic steps and hand motions of hula through Hawaiian chants and songs.
Papa Lā'ī/Beginning-Intermediate Boys
This class is for boys in K-5th grades. The boys learn the basic steps and hand motions of hula through Hawaiian chants and songs.
Papa Liko/Preschool Children
8 classes in a session. Children age 3 to 5 years old will be introduced to basic Hawaiian language, along with some hula motions and beats. Class size is limited.