Hula Classes

E komo mai! Welcome to Ka Lehua I Milia Hula Halau!

NEW HAUMANA:

  1. We accept new students all year round, however be informed that at least 6 months of class attendance are required prior to any scheduled performance.
  2. Please print, fill out and bring the registration form & policies prior to your first class, this is a requirement and it is your pass to class.
  3. No observers are allowed in class. No exceptions.
  4. All new haumana are required to bring a folder (pocket folder or three ring binder) for handouts on lyrics, ‘olelo and so on.
  5. Our halau requires a uniform that consists of a pa’u (sacred dance skirt) and a halau shirt. Attire must be purchased within one month of joining the halau. Complete uniform must be worn to every class. This develops discipline, commitment and responsibility.

TUITION:

1 class/week $50 per month

2 classes/week $95 per month

3 classes/week $140 per month

Drop-in per class per student $18

Tuition fees apply to an individual student, siblings and mother/daughter only. Friends and extended family do not apply for discount.

ALL tuition must be paid on or before the first of the new month. A $15 late fee will be charged if paid on the 2nd of the month or later. All fees must be paid in order to attend class.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Cash, Venmo or Zelle. Checks and Credit Card payments are not accepted.

PRIVATE LESSONS

$60 per hour for current students. $100 per hour for new students. $150 per hour for groups. For specific songs contact us for a quote.

SCHEDULE

Mondays 7-8pm Adult Beginner Hula (13+)

Tuesdays 7-8pm Adult Intermediate Hula *By invitation or audition only

Wednesdays 5:45-6:45pm Girls Beginner Hula (5-12yo)

Saturdays 10:15-11:15am Girls Beginner Hula (5-12yo)

Saturdays 11:30-12:30pm Girls Intermediate Hula (7+) *By invitation or audition only

PERFORMANCES

If you plan to perform at our events, you may only miss one class every month. Consistency is the key for success. Performing is great fun and a wonderful experience, however it is also a high honor and commitment to your classmates, your kumu and yourself. Your discipline and dedication contributes to the skill, grace and beauty of your group. You must know well all the choreographies to perform. Too many missed classes will require private lessons or solo audition.

PA’U PROTOCOL (uniform skirt)

A pa’u is not just a piece of fabric, it is not a Halloween costume, and it is not streetwear. A pa’u is a sacred garment that represents the hula path of discipline, humbleness and a pono lifestyle. It must only be worn during hula class. A pa’u must be put on from the head down to the waist and pulled up towards the head to be taken off. A pa’u must not be thrown on the floor, crumbled and must always be clean and ironed.

HANDOUTS PROTOCOL

A handout given by your kumu is not just a piece of paper, it represents the knowledge that has been gifted to your kumu, and the knowledge that has been gifted to those before your kumu, and this sacred gift is now handed down to you, treat it with respect and appreciation. It is your responsibility to read it, study it and keep it organized.

PERFORMANCE ATTIRE PROTOCOL

Performance attire must be worn only during performances, it is not a Halloween costume or streetwear. It is your responsibility to have your full performance attire ready the night before performance. To you, you might be “only missing one thing” but to the whole halau you will be the reason of not looking even and professional. Please note that it is not your kumu’s responsibility to solve your attire problems on the day of performance, and that she does not carry extra attires in case that you didn’t bring yours.

PONO LIFESTYLE

Being a haumana in a halau means more than just looking pretty in a hula attire, it is a whole spiritual journey of acceptance, humbleness, discipline and commitment. A pono lifestyle means harmony with your environment, with all living beings and nature, and with yourself. It means to be conscious of your behavior, understand and respect the value in each human being regarding if you like them or not, acceptance of other people backgrounds, and personalities, but instead embracing every person with compassion, kindness and unconditional love. Hula path is not easy, but greatly rewarding!