Our hula classes include instruction in 

HULA KAHIKO (ancient hula) and HULA ʻAUANA (modern hula).

KHOI is now OPEN for in-person classes as of 6/17/20. We are accepting limited enrollment at this time to adhere to San Diego Countyʻs COVID19 reopening guidelines and maintain a safe environment for our haumāna. Please contact us directly before enrolling in classes to ensure space is available... MAHALO!

*Foundations class is not a required to enroll in this class

 

7:30-8:30pm

MĀKUAHINE

• Women 35+ YRS
• Int/Advanced skill level

7:30-8:30pm

MĀKUAHINE

• Women 35+ YRS
• Int/Advanced skill level

Tuesdays

6:30-7:30pm

* FOUNDATIONS

• Women & Men 13+ yrs

• Pre-requisite class for all new haumana

7:30-8:30pm

KĀNE

• Men 13+ yrs

• All skill levels

* Foundations classes will teach basic footwork, names of steps, introductory ʻoli and protocol. All students will begin in the foundations class until placed in a class by the discretion of the director.

Wednesdays

5:15-6:15pm

* KEIKI FOUNDATIONS  

• Girls & boys 5-12 yrs

• Beginning skill level

6:30-7:30pm

KEIKIKĀNE 

• Boys 5-12 yrs

•All skill levels

7:35-8:35pm

BEG./INT. WĀHINE

• Women 

• Beg/Int skill level

Thursdays

9:00-10:00am

KŪPUNA  

• Women 55+ yrs

• All skill levels 

• Foundations class is not required to enroll in this class

6:15-7:15pm 

KAIKAMĀHINE

• Girls 5-12 yrs

• Int/Advanced skill level

7:30-8:30pm

ADV. WĀHINE  

• Women 

• Advanced skill level

HULA KAHIKO

In its simplest terms, hula kahiko can be described as hula accompanied by chanting and traditional instruments, such as the ipu heke or pahu. Mele (songs) are pre-contact era and others were composed in the 19th century. 

HULA ʻAUANA

Hula ʻauana is often defined by the accompaniment of contemporary instruments, such as the ʻukulele and guitar. Mele are not chanted, but sung melodiously and lole (clothing) reflect Western influence. 

FAQ'S

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY FIRST CLASS?

Please wear a comfortable t-shirt and leggings/athletic shorts. Bring a pāʻū (skirt) or pareo (sarong) if you have one. If you do not own a pāʻū or pareo, we will provide loaners until you are able to purchase one. You will also want to bring a bottle of water, hand towel, and baby wipes (as we dance barefoot).

WHAT IS THE COST OF TUITION?

Please contact us directly for tuition rates. It is our belief that finances should not prohibit cultural learning, so tuition is kept at a reasonable rate. Discounts will apply for additional family members living in the same household.

WHAT IF I AM AN EXPERIENCED DANCER?

Every school/hālau has a unique style and traditions. The foundations class is required for all new students to become accustomed to KHOI. As an experienced dancer you may progress more quickly and placed in a class sooner.

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