Introduction to Hawaiian Hula
Mondays 8:30pm – 9:30pm
New Session: May 02nd to June 20th
In this 8-week course weʻll train our hands, legs, and minds, building a foundational knowledge of the steps and meaning behind the two main types of hula we dance today- hula kahiko, the indigenous form of our dance featuring mele (songs) and ʻoli (chants) grounded in the history and folklore that has sprung from our ʻāina (land) for centuries, and hula ʻauana, the form of hula that has evolved over the years as migration to the islands has brought so many different cultural backgrounds together to form the ʻohana we know today. Weʻll focus on the connection between our minds, hearts, and bodies to the lands we know and love, and of which we are all a part. Incorporating language, culture, and history study into an intense cardio and lower body-focused workout, weʻll build muscle, confidence, and a greater appreciation of the world around us in every class.
Hula Dance Instructor
Kendall began studying Hawaiian hula over 12 years ago in Phoenix, AZ where she was born and raised. Of Native Hawaiian descent and great-great-granddaughter to Kumu Hula Rose Joshua, she began dancing for the chance to connect with her own roots but soon found a passion unlike any other she had in her life. Read more…