Join us in 2023 for exciting hands-on workshops at Mānoa Heritage Center. All participants must pre-register for workshops. No refunds 3 days before class begins and no walk-ins.
8-Class Workshop Series
Saturdays – Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 8, Apr 15, Apr 22, Apr 29
2:30 – 4pm | $120 for series
Limited to 25 participants
If you enjoy hula or want to learn for the first time, come join us! We will practice basic hand and feet motions and learn a hula together. Dancers of all ages and levels and ‘ohana are welcome. Each class will cover hula and ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i. Haumāna (students) will practice reading, writing, and speaking our Hawaiian language. E aʻo kākou.
This series is open to all ages, although keiki must be accompanied by an adult. It is recommended that participants attend all eight sessions to get the most out of the course. No prior experience necessary.
About the Instructor
Collette Leimomi Akana is kumu hula of Hālau Hula O Nā Momi Makamae. She ʻūniki under Edward Kalāhiki, a graduate of Maiki Aiu Lake. Kumu Akana started teaching Hawaiian at Windward and Kapi‘olani Community Colleges and is now at Kamehameha Middle School where she has taught Hawaiian Studies for 38 years. Author of Hānau Ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names and The O‘ahu Exploits of Kamapua‘a, she is currently working on her third book, Hānau Ka Makani: Hawaiian Wind Names.