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Dance Basic Hawaiian Hula

Hilo, United States

Experience hosted by Aya & Shawn

60 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

Participants learn the basic steps and hand motion of hula dance.
Hula dance has been the language of Hawaii, which did not have written language until the end of the 18th Century.
Every movements has its own meanings.
It's fun to know the choreography of natural elements like flower, wind, tree, and aloha(love). You'll learn basic hula steps like kaholo, hela, ami, uwehe, leleuwehe that are the good excercises for your body and You'll also learn the cultural aspects at the same time.

By the end of the lesson, you'll be dancing the first verse of the most famous song of Hawaii with understand of what poetic Hawaiian lyrics describe.
Other things to note
Lesson Hour is 1 hour.
Participants learn the basic steps and hand motion of hula dance.
Hula dance has been the language of Hawaii, which did not have written language until the end of the 18th Century.
Every movements has its own meanings.
It's fun to know the choreography of natural elements like flower, wind, tree, and aloha(love). You'll learn basic hula steps like kaholo, hela, ami, uwehe, leleuwehe that are the good excercises for your body and…

Aya & Shawn's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled Water
  • Equipment
    Pau Skirt
From $72
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Aya & Shawn

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 199 Reviews
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I started dancing hula when I was 16 years old.
After moving to Hawaii, I attended Hawaii Community College to attain Hawaiian Studies with an associate degree of Hula Dance. This degree exists only one place in this world, in Hilo Hawaii, where I live now.
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Where you'll be

We will conduct Hula Dance Exercise lesson in our yard with lots of tropical plants and flowers. There are fruit trees like papaya, mango, pinapple, and guava. MinshukuHilo is an BnB with many travelers from all over the world so It’s a special place to see and experience.
Joan
March 2020
Aya was awesome! She's so sweet and kind :) I really appreciated her taking the time to teach and being patient with me learning the steps. Her music choice was great too, love the songs! Definitely must take the class if you're in Hilo visiting or wanting to learn how to do the Hula!
Aya was awesome! She's so sweet and kind :) I really appreciated her taking the time to teach and being patient with me learning the steps. Her music choice was great too, love the…
Jennifer
March 2020
It was great! Aya was amazing going through all the steps and breaking it down for both my 9 year old and myself. Super sweet woman and great story teller and instructor on the topics!
Nathan
March 2020
My wife and daughter both participated in the hula dance class. After only one hour they did a performance that made me think they had been doing it for years! It was a fantastic experience for all of us!
Celine
March 2020
It was a great opportunity to learn the traditional Hula dance here in Hawaii! Aya was a wonderful teacher!! Thank you so much for sharing& teaching Hula 🙏🏽
Cedric
March 2020
Ma conjointe et ma fille ont suivi le cours de danse Hula et ont beaucoup aimé. C’était très original et facile à apprendre, même pour ma fille de 5 ans, grâce aux instructions détaillées de Aya. Je recommande fortement cette activité!
Beatrice
February 2020
We had so much fun to learn the Hawaiian dancing. We can absolutely recommend the lesson with Aya. She did a great job and created a customized lesson for us. Thanks!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Clothes you are comfortable working with and Smile!:)