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"Hula is the language of the heart, and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people"
King David Rex Kalākaua
There are 2 settings for learning hula, the first is at a workshop, the other is in a hālau hula.
Workshop hula is tailored to the advanced hula dancer for an advanced or novel experience, or to acquire new repertoire in limited time and with limited responsibility. A workshop hula course often cover the highlights and translation of the mele hula, along with the foot movements and corresponding hand gestures. You just follow along as best you can. Often participants of all ages and levels of experience populate a hula workshop and because of this, many hula are dummied down to give the best experience to the overall majority. The kumu hula or instructor as well as the participant of a hula workshop both suffer the same time restraints and it’s difficult to get one-on-one assistance when there’s a class full of people anxious to move on.
Hālau hula is all together a different experience, although the outcome is to learn the hula. The physicality of hula with its many intricacies are but one aspect of hālau hula. This setting mentors you into becoming a "hula dancer” with the potential skills and knowledge of movement, timing, control and coordination. This is built by repetitious physical routines. The intellectual aspect of hula often involves spiritual awareness of ones self in connection to nature and the world around you. The mentorship of the hālau hula setting can be very tedious, but the outcome proves for a more masterful hula dancer. It takes time, dedication and determination to achieve self-mastery, but once self-mastery is achieved all hula becomes easy.
Want a head start in hula or do some Hawaiian fusion fitness? FYI, itʻs easy to customize your workouts with DIY.
See HBOD Hula videos here for free or on YouTube. Get an idea of the pre-hula basic workouts (ikaika kino).
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