Kuhi no ka lima, hele no ka maka – Where the hands move, there let the eyes follow
Hula is an expression of prose and poetry, a dramatization and immortalization of the Hawaiian aho (lifeline), in which the aka ‘uhane (spiritual essence) is always given recognition. It is a lifestyle: At the heart of hula is the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation for Hawaiian culture in language, medicine, science, art, philosophy, and religion.
E Komo Mai
We welcome you to join us and experience traditional Hawaiian dance, music, and culture!
Open enrollment is offered throughout the year during introductory hula workshops and regular practice sessions; see our Event Calendar for upcoming workshop dates.
Practice sessions are held twice a week on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
Hula workshops and regular practice sessions are held in Grass Valley at the Rhythms Fitness Studio off Colfax Highway.
Pre-registration to participate in hula workshops is required for all new students.
To pre-register, contact Carole Puanani Ching at (916) 834-0887 or email email@example.com
- Introductory Hula Workshop, $20 per new student
- Monthly fees $65 per student
- Nā wāhine (women and girls) – Pa’u (Hawaiian skirt). New haumana wāhine will be loaned a practice pa’u until they can make their own.
- Hālau t-shirt – both nā wāhine and nā kāne (men and boys) should wear their halau t-shirts to regular practice unless otherwise advised. New nā haumana can wear a comfortable shirt of their choice until they purchase a hālau t-shirt.
- Nā wāhine with long hair – hair should be worn in a ponytail or bun with flower adornment placed on the left.
- Nā kāne – T-shirts (halau or other) must be worn at all times with shorts or long pants in solid colors.
As a traditional hālau hula, nā haumana are expected to:
- Follow hula protocol approved by Kumu Pilialoha.
- Adhere to the hālau dress code.
- Learn basic hula steps.
- Learn both hula ‘auana (contemporary hula usually danced to music) and hula kāhiko(traditional hula usually danced to chants).
- Learn ōlelo Hawai’i (Hawaiian language).
- Adhere to local health advisories related to the infectious diseases.