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Learn to Hula In Hawaii

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Hula was once a sacred ritual performed to honour gods, leaders and heros (mostly by men), but has over the years become more appreciated for its grace, storytelling and entertainment value. Every movement in hula has meaning, like a formal language of the body, undulating hands represent the ocean or palm trees telling traditional stories about the history of the Hawaiian islands.

Halau Hula are the hula schools, but many of Hawaii’s hotels and resorts will offer a one off lesson to give visitors a taste, if yours doesn‘t try Auntie Loha’s introduction classes: http://www.auntiealoha.com/nav-6/nav-2-6-3.htm.

If you’re not the graceful type you can learn to accompany dancers with chants or a traditional instrument, or appreciate this art from the outside by attending a performance, some of the best happen at the ‘Hula Olympics’ formally called the Merrie Monarch Festival on the island of Hilo.

Like all dance it takes a long time to master the hula, starting with the challenge of mastering the terminology, for a head start on your visit to Hawaii, have a look at the link below.

Terminology for hula basics.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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