Hula school (halau) and pupu ori (Tahitian dance group)
Aloha pumehana kakou! (Warmest aloha, everyone)
Come learn from a real islandgirl for a genuine cultural
experience and for a good workout, too! I am originally from Hawai'i
and now make my home in Newport News. I am a kumu ("teacher") and
ra'atira ("teacher" or "director"). I teach all ages and all levels via
my Kinderhula and Polynesian Dance Studio divisions. We are also home
to Hula Divas and Noelani's Royal Polynesian Revue which are premier
hula lu'au entertainment groups in Virginia, owned and operated by a
part Native Hawaiian wahine.
We are always enrolling new students into our halau (hula
school) and pupu ori (Tahitian dance group). I am proud to be Virginia's Ambassador
of Aloha and honored to perpetuate Polynesian culture through
culturally accurate education and hula. We provide opportunities for
students of all ages to develop the aloha spirit and help foster
Polynesian values and traditions in their daily lives. All experience
levels, ethnicities, and ages are welcome. We are proud to be a
multicultural hula halau and pupu ori.
For Hawaiian hula, I teach both hula kahiko and hula auana,
various styles of ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance), Maori, and dances from
the Cook, Tokelau, and Tuamotu Islands. No experience necessary. A great
way to learn authentic dances of the islands and have fun and exercise,
too! I am also available for private classes and choreography
Benefits of Polynesian dancing at 'Ohana Arts & Hula Studio:
- good cardio and toning workout - gentle on the muscles and joints
- body posture, alignment, and control - great for the back and core muscles
- builds self-confidence with dance practice and performances
- personalized instruction
- encouraging, family, non-competitive atmosphere
- perpetuating, honoring, and preserving Polynesian culture
- share the aloha spirit and the Polynesian culture
- learn and perpetuate dances that were passed down from generation to generation
- be a part of our hula 'ohana (family)
- be able to share the beautiful dances of the islands at community festivals and events
- lots and lots of fun!
Classes offered via our Polynesian Dance Studio division:
- Kinderhula (ages 2 to 5)
- Kinderhula (ages 6 to 17)
- Teens and Adults
- Baby Hula (infants, keiki, and opio with caregiver)
- Hula classes are
$40 per month per 'ohana (family). $50 costume fee for all new
students. Open enrollment for the first week of every month.
is subject to change. Minimum of 2 students or class will be cancelled.
Pre-registration is required. Registration is not confirmed until form
is completed and submitted and full payment is made. No refunds, but
payment may be applied to another class or workshop.
We perform at many public events as a way of giving back to our
community and sharing the aloha spirit. My haumana (student/s) have an
opportunity to become members of our professional hula dance teams as
they become more skilled.
I also offer authentic hula/ Polynesian dancing and lu'au
(pa'ina) entertainment, kids' parties, and other special events
involving hula and/or the Polynesian culture. I offer various
performance packages or I can customize our entertainment for you. We
also offer Hampton Roads' first and only fresh flower lei greetings,
hula grams, and lei grams and a variety of entertainment packages,
including specialized shows for nursing homes, luaus and parties, and
Virginia's own Noelani's Royal Polynesian Revue!
Please email me at classes @ ohana arts studio . com (no spaces)
for more information. You can also find us on Facebook. I look forward
to meeting you!