Private Lessons and Group Classes
The River House at Glendale Shoals
In the beautiful area of the Glendale Shoals Waterfall
Register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More Info: 914-466-0015
"Ha'a Hula is the language of the heart - therefore, the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people"
Prospective students who wish to undertake the study of the ha'a hula should understand that it is held by many to be a serious endeavor, and that respect for Hawaiian cultural lifeways is appropriate, and will be appreciated. This focus on the Hawaiian cultural ways can be lost in teaching ha'a hula on the Mainland and to non-Island and non-Hawaiians, and not all students aspire to deep levels of knowledge and understanding. The Halau Hula Pu’uwai O Aloha offers several levels in studying Ha'a Hula. Prospective students should take careful consideration to which level of commitment they wish to make.
An Intro to Ha'a Hula Classes or Workshops
For the brand new student to learn the history of Hula as sacred dance, the basic Ha'a Hula steps, hand movements, the Hawaiian words and terminology used in Ha'a Hula and the basics of the Hawaiian culture, including Living the Aloha Spirit, to give them a foundation to move more easily into the ongoing Basic Classes more easily.
Basic Ha'a Hula Classes
These classes are available for students who wish to have the opportunity to begin to learn this sacred dance. The class introduces students to the basic ha'a hula steps, hand motions, Hawaiian language, chanting and songs. A basic understanding of the Hawaiian culture is shared as it pertains to the hulas being taught, including the concept of Living the Aloha Spirit, the foundation of everything that is Hawaiian. An Intro to Ha'a Hula Class or Workshop is a prerequisite to join the ongoing Basic Ha'a Hula Class. The Instructor has final approval on readiness for joining the Basic Class.
Additional classes and workshops in other aspects of the Hawaiian culture in relation to hula are also available (additional fee).
Level II (instructor approval required)
The Haumana Program
This is an opportunity, for those students interested, to commit to a more in depth study of the Hawaiian culture, language, ha'a hula and chant. It helps the student to embrace ha'a hula more fully with the sacredness that permeates it, as a path of spiritual development. (Basic Ha'a Hula training is a prerequisite for joining Level II. The length of basic ha'a hula training can be for a period of at least 6 months. The Instructor has final approval on readiness for entering Level II.)
Additional classes and workshops are required in Level II. These include:
- a monthly book study group
- chant classes
- more indepth teachings on the history, culture, language and the deeper meaning of the hulas being taught
Student Dance Troupe
There is a possibility for those students who have been studying ha'a hula for a minimum of 6 months, and when the Instructor feels the student is ready, to join the Student Dance Troupe class and share ha'a hula at venues such as: senior residences, private parties and luaus and festivals;
E komo mai kakou a me ka hula
Come Let's Dance
Dare to Dance, leave your embarrassment at home
An Introductory Workshop in Ha'a Hula the 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Heart of Aloha Center, 120 Emma Cudd Road, Spartanburg SC
Private Sessions are also available at the Heart of Aloha Center in Spartanburg or on Skype
You can also schedule a class or workshop for your private group as well.