INT./ ADV. KAIKAMĀHINE (Girls)
5-12 YRS OLD
INT./ ADV. WĀHINE
Please contact us directly regarding KĀNE (men) and KEIKIKĀNE (boys) classes, and private lessons.
KEIKI (boys & girls)
5-12 YRS OLD
MĀKUA (men & women)
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.
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 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.
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WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY FIRST CLASS?
Please bring any pāʻū (skirt) or pareo (sarong) for females and athletic shorts for males. If you do not have 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 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.