Papa Hula a 'Olelo Hawai'i

Papa Hula a ‘Ōlelo Hawai'i

with Kumu Hula Collette Leimomi Akana of Hālau Hula O Nā Momi Makamae

Saturday 8-class workshop series

Mar 4*, Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 8, Apr 15, Apr 22, Apr 29

2:30 pm - 4 pm

$120 for series

If you enjoy hula or want to learn for the first time, come join us!  We will practice basic hand and feet motions and learn a hula together.  Dancers of all ages and level and ‘ohana are welcome.  Each class will cover hula and ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.  Haumāna (students) will practice reading, writing and speaking our Hawaiian language.  E a‘o kākou. 

This series is open to all ages, although keiki must be accompanied by an adult.  It is recommended that participants attend all eight sessions to get the most out of the course. No prior experience is necessary. 

Limited to 25 participants. 

*Unfortunately, Kumu Akana has found out that she is not available to teach on March 4.  SAT APR 29 has been added to the series.  Mahalo for your understanding. 

Collette Leimomi Akana is kumu hula of Hālau Hula O Nā Momi Makamae.  She ‘ūniki under Edward Kalāhiki, a graduate of Maiki Aiu Lake.  Kumu Akana started teaching Hawaiian at Windward and Kapi‘olani Community Colleges and is now at Kamehameha Middle School where she has taught Hawaiian Studies for 38 years. Author of Hānau Ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names and The O‘ahu Exploits of Kamapua‘a, she is currently working on her third book, Hānau Ka Makani: Hawaiian Wind Names