Here I am as a young girl / keiki experiencing hula for the first time.
Hula is a captivating way Hawaiians share stories. Stories of the marvels of nature, the Hawaiian gods and goddesses and of the many aspects of life. There are two forms of hula: ancient hula (kahiko) and modern hula (auana). This dance has evolved from the days of the reign of King Kalakaua in the 1870's until the present day, and brings out the differences in the rituals, customs, and traditions surrounding both the ancient and the modern dances.
After watching the swaying hips, graceful hand gestures, and seamless transitions I became hooked.
I believe the allure of hula has become especially important to the Hawaiians in that it furthers the appreciation, preservation and perpetuation of the Hawaiian language and culture.
Make your affair a more memorable one by hiring a hula dancer. Not only will this add fun, excitement and communal interaction, but it’s a surprise treat for the guests, and the effects are lasting.
Hula dancers are not limited to luaus, as they are appropriate for any joyful event, including birthday parties, engagement parties, bridal showers, weddings, children’s parties, baby showers, corporate events, etc. (But no bachelor parties)
Here’s what you can expect:
*Authentic look / authentic costume(s)
*2 Polynesian dances: The hip swaying Hula, sometimes danced with implements AND the fast shaking Tahitian, danced to rhythmic and energetic drum music
*Lively audience participation: Community fun where all who desire can learn hula steps and arm motions and get up and fa’ arapu (shake their groove thing)
Bring the feel of the islands to your next luau with a hula dancer.
The price for a solo dancer is $200.00. This cost is based upon the performance location being within 30 minutes from the dancer's home.
Photos from a recent Polynesian show:
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