Being a haumāna hula (hula student) involves more then just the dance. Here are the things you can expect to learn in hula class.
The 5 letters that comprise the word "ALOHA" refer to the meanings and expressions in emobodied in the those words.
She is our revered goddess of hula & nature. All haumāna hula learn about Laka and this oli (chant) to acknowledge her awesomeness.
Hula can be described as the physical elaboration of 'ōlelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian language). Therefore itʻs helpful to have a general understanding of Hawaiian. If you have been given a note book or have one of your own, take notes whenever possible.
Exercise! Strength, stamina, coordination and timing are crucial parts of hula. They are developed thru vigorous physical conditioning.
Nā kaʻina wāwae kumu
We extensively concentrate on the basic movements of hula. Being masterful at basics is the key to beautiful hula.
Hula is the language of the heart, and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.
Hula is the culmination of learning and practice.